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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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1,269 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,269
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 55
Gots: 85 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Fully juicy in its citrus character with the pleasantly sharp, biting edges of tart fruit and bitterness, Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale traces its roots to Victory’s Ranch series, a unique and comprehensive study of hops in which Brewmasters experimented with different hop varieties to showcase a range of flavor profiles and celebrate the nuances and distinctions in the resulting series’ recipes.

Mosaic hops and Hop #483 (Azacca)

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 10-30-2013)
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rawfish

California

3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours light, bright corn yellow and fairly hazy. Smooth pour nets a finger high head, stark white, tight bubbles with good retention and lacing.

Pale malt is balancing providing a bit of sweetness to a large hop profile that is way different than anything I've previously experience. Perfume strength and floral, the hops are tropical and "stinky" mangoes and passionfruit, nectarine, citrus and papaya compost, garlic and onion greens. Super pungent, the combined aroma of Lagunitas Sucks and Stone Enjoy By turned up to 11.

Tight pale malt lacks the balance needed to handle the hops, a slight bready edge but that's it for the malt. Grassy, herbaceous and once again wildly pungent hops, alot of the tropical notes in the nose are lost leaving some faint mango, citrus peel and onion/garlic. Medium bitterness that exudes the pungent onion juice in the finish. Crazy IPA.

Moderate body with active carbonation. Alcohol is well managed. Bitterness leaves a drying finish despite the bothersome aftertaste.

As different as IPA can be, I get to use the onion, garlic and perhaps even the cat pee/ ammonia descriptors for hops for the first time in my book. Aroma of this beer is intense and complex, overall a tropical/herbaceous beer that is well brewed but should also come with a disclaimer. My body was not ready.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 06:33:31 | More by rawfish
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wafers

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-21-2014 02:57:34 | More by wafers
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andthevolcano

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-21-2014 02:35:47 | More by andthevolcano
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-20-2014 22:23:20 | More by paulys55
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ThrewRedButter

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

03-19-2014 23:37:31 | More by ThrewRedButter
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +18.2%

03-19-2014 23:34:24 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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WallyHop

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-19-2014 22:22:17 | More by WallyHop
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monkeybeerbelly

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-19-2014 21:01:10 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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dunix

Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-19-2014 18:23:31 | More by dunix
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IAMTEAMPONY

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -29.1%

03-19-2014 17:04:30 | More by IAMTEAMPONY
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blue-dream

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

03-19-2014 11:35:59 | More by blue-dream
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rpetroni

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

03-19-2014 11:34:07 | More by rpetroni
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Freddytopper

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-19-2014 04:42:07 | More by Freddytopper
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-19-2014 04:11:54 | More by Fettpopps
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jman005

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-19-2014 01:47:25 | More by jman005
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gordo7

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-18-2014 21:32:54 | More by gordo7
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

03-18-2014 01:25:31 | More by ZachKelly
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bsm80x

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-17-2014 18:37:50 | More by bsm80x
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-17-2014 11:12:33 | More by Shandycan
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter

A: A nice straw colored body with decent lacing and only a pencil head. Lots of effervescent bubbles.

S: This smells really good. Lots of floral citrus notes here. Very interesting smell here I can't quite place. I get some onion notes here but not in a bad way.

T: Interesting hop notes here. I can't really place the flavor. It really tastes like it smells. The hops in here are really weird. It comes across as a mellow citrus that is slightly floral. I don't get a lot of pine here, but it is kind of its own flavor. This is delicious in its own way. Even the malts here are different. It almost comes across as a hoppy lager (an imperial version of Citra Mantra).

M: A fair amount of carbonation here that is pretty prickly, but mellows out as it warms up a bit.

O: This is delicious but odd and different. I don't know how to classify this, but it really tastes like an Imperial version of a hopped up lager.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 05:39:44 | More by gillagorilla
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-16-2014 23:03:48 | More by oriolesfan4
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Mizahri

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-16-2014 19:11:34 | More by Mizahri
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BeerBuddy2122

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-16-2014 17:41:42 | More by BeerBuddy2122
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von_kaiser

Connecticut

4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm torn between this and the wolf. Head to head, which ever I have first spoils the other. This is a great dbl ipa. Bitter as all hell which i prefer. Barely any sweet maltiness which could help (just a little). Would def have again and again and again...

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 01:43:44 | More by von_kaiser
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-16-2014 01:12:50 | More by kbuzz
Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,269 ratings.