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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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94
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1,292 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,292
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 54
Gots: 94 | 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 -11.3%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Rubalaca

California

3/5  rDev -29.1%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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creepinjeeper

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

03-24-2014 11:30:23 | More by DeutschesBier
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rflips86

California

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

03-23-2014 21:26:27 | More by rflips86
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-23-2014 14:06:35 | More by mobrockman
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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New York

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Yeroc

Pennsylvania

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hikeeba

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

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BigJim5021

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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tstinz01

Pennsylvania

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Wm_Howard_Taft


5/5  rDev +18.2%

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Nebraska

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rawfish

California

3.78/5  rDev -10.6%

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.

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,292 ratings.