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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,325
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 66
Gots: 99 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Bolivian22, Apr 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

ccurrid, Apr 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Duffman79, Apr 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -23%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ImFlyerThanYou, Apr 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

BGsWo22, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Giantspace, Apr 07, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My thanks to my good friend JohnParadee for this bottle.
Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours a nice straw color with one finger of frothy white head with nice lacing.
Smells hoppy, floral, some citrus.
Taste is delicious! Lemon zest, hoppiness, mild malt backbone. Incredibly crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. A perfect beer for a warm summer day.
Overall, this is a flavorful and refreshing DIPA. Really liked it a lot.

BoldRulerVT, Apr 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

mcrago, Apr 06, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at several places around Houston, and just recently got a growler from Premium Draught.

A: Pours a lightly hazed yellow/orange color. A well formed, tightly packed white head rises to two fingers. Rings of lace are left behind.
S: Lightly herbal, green tea like up front. Dank, but with a big juicy hop aroma that is great. Pineapple, mango, orange rind. Maybe a bit of sweetness in the middle, with a lingering but enjoyable bitterness.
T: Herbal and floral with a peppery spice up front. Then the juicy fruits take over, which is great. Pineapple is big along with orange rind. The hop flavor is certainly pungent. Though very flavorful. Just a hint of sweetness hides in the background. A huge hop bomb with a ton of flavor and character. Not just late addition bitterness.
M/D: A medium to full body. A great effervescent bite, that is dry for the most part. So crisp and clean. Really enjoyable to drink. This will be gone in no time.

Tons of hop flavor and character. Not just bitterness, which I don't enjoy. This is really well made and enjoyable. Outside of a small tasting, I have not had Dirtwolf but this is impressive enough. Which should be expected with Victory.

champ103, Apr 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

77apm, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

BillBarker, Apr 05, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a brandy snifter

A - Pale pilsen color. A foamy white head that lingered on the sides of the glass even as the head subsided. Appearance more similar with IPLs than IPAs.

S - Unique is the best word. Earthy and herbal, with hints of onion, fresh flowers, and grass.

T - The overwhelming taste for me was pineapple. Some mandarin orange, as well. The onion and garlic flavors in this beer are the strongest of any ale I have ever tried. The malt character is pleasantly clean and sweet, with no roastiness at all. A bitter aftertaste lingers on the tongue.

M - Thick, bready, and viscous.

O - Definitely a one-of-a-kind brew. The beer has a lot going for it, some of which I liked, some of which I did not. The pineapple and onion are a bit too strong for my taste. However, it is refreshing to see a great brewery experiment with some left-of-center American hops. Certainly worth trying once.

hail_seitan, Apr 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Supra97, Apr 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

kell50, Apr 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

tweezer159, Apr 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Spiral517, Apr 01, 2014
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RobertJBeer, Apr 01, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- pours a very pale straw color with a small sudsy white head that retains long after the pour, lots of tiny sediment particles floating around

S- floral and grassy hops with a small kick of citrus, pretty clean malt bill with just a touch of bread and a hint of booze

T- flavor is dominated by floral hops up front, some grassy notes with a hint of citrus, clean malt adds just a bit of sweetness, while allowing the floral hop to showcase. Dry finish with more floral and minty hops

M- medium body with moderate carbonation, foamy-yet-prickly mouthfeel leads to a dry and crisp finish with some booze at the end

O- a nice showcase of floral hops that's pretty drinkable for the ABV

Treyliff, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Stu_Grimson, Apr 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

SocalKicks, Mar 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,325 ratings.