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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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314 Reviews
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Reviews: 314
Hads: 2,107
Avg: 4.19
pDev: 25.54%
Wants: 114
Gots: 384 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

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

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dwagner003 on 10-30-2013

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)
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Reviews: 314 | Hads: 2,107
Photo of dbrauneis
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy pale yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and light to moderate pale golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy white head that reduces to a couple of small medium thick patches and a thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass.

S: Moderate aromas of tropical/mango and tropical/pineapple hops along with lighter aromas of pine and citrus/lemon hops. There is a light aroma of slightly sweet grainy malts and a touch of cat piss.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sweet grainy malts with a touch of caramel. That is quickly overtaken by moderate to strong flavors of tropical/mango and tropical/pineapple hops along with a light flavor of citrus/lemon and pine hops. Hints of cat piss and a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Relatively crisp.

O: Strangely for a beer that I describe as having a light cat piss smell and taste, this is actually a pretty enjoyable beer that really grows on you. Nice amounts of complexity and the alcohol is pretty well hidden considering the strength.

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Photo of TheBrewo
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

We crack a pair, pouring into our oversized tasting snifters. It glows the color of pale goldenrod straw. A rough pour produces a two finger head of creamy, soapy foam of whipped egg white hues. This retains well, leaving precise ledges of lacing around the glass. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be quite light. The nose gives mosaics to the maximum, with syrupy fruitiness and spice of hoppy freshness, along with a background of pale and clean wheaty base grain, soft bubblegum esters, freshly crushed white grape juice, lemon and grapefruit flesh, powdered sweet tarts candies, pineapple fruitiness, clay, mineral water, burnt leathers, and sticky sweet boozy fumes. With warmth comes a bit of a toast to the grain, vanilla wafers, and black pepper, along with deepened complexity of the hops to include more specific varietals of grapefruits, florals, blueberry, and mango fruitiness. Our first impression is that the flavoring is great, with a dirty, organic, down-home authenticity that reminds us fondly of Hill Farmstead. As we sip, the taste begins with bright honey sweetness, chalky pales, lime and lemon rind citrics, intensely fruity and spicy hops, twiggy resins, passion fruit, Muscat grape, and mango fruitiness, clay, and sweet tangerine juiciness. The middle peaks with a flash of white sugar and peppermint bark sweetness before bubbling into the bitter half of the beer, with a sting of alcohol, bitter spicy and floral hoppiness, grassy graininess, sharp plastics, tart citric rind, lemon seed, black pepper, and lightly singed caramel. The end comes with herbal and spicy hoppiness, sweet notes of pear, peach, and nectarine fruitiness, green grass, dugout dustiness, bitter boozy fumes, earthy grit of mineral and stone, clean ale yeastiness, lemon juiciness, lactic sourness, and lingering notes of white sugar sweetness. The aftertaste breathes of lightly and massively grapefruity hops, dewy moss, gravel, chlorine chemical bite, sweet honey, dried pine bark, pale and pilsner graininess, envelope adhesives, coconut and corn husk dryness, lemon balm, and a curious depth of spicy rye graininess. The body is medium, with a soft thickness around the edges. Carbonation is lightly medium. Slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pop are all decent, with the mouth left fully cooled, coated, and satiated. There is light astringent slickness across the hard palate, but no real dryness otherwise. The abv is appropriate and nicely warming, and drinkability is as a clean and light sipper.

Overall, the best thing about this beer is really a tossup between its aroma and its flavoring. The nose is fresh and full of that glorious mosaic fruitiness, but it mixes with this down-to-earth grit that makes it memorable. The sip, on the other hand, gives you this explosive yet tamable flavoring that again, showcases the uniqueness of the hops, but also shows how interesting you can make the base of the beer as well. Having tried both the R and the S tester batches of this beer over the past couple years it has been interesting watching and being present for this final product’s genesis. While they are each different recipes, they demonstrate the type of heartiness that can go into a DIPA without making it overly dark, overly caramel, or overly heavy. Although they went with the mosaic hop, something that might be a bit unconventional, they still execute a highly commercial beer with wide appeal. They also keep it juicy and tough enough for someone looking for something a bit more complex to dissect. This is a fantastic beer across all categories, except for maybe feel which is a bit ambiguous at times. Either way, this beer, especially since it is following Dirtwolf, is further evidence of the great things that Victory is doing with hops these day.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Mportnoy for this extra!

A- A somewhat hazy pale golden body. Light comes through slightly, but there is not much in the way of visibility. Foamy white head sits on top and dissipates slightly. Foamy lacing coats the sides of the glass.

S- Lots of tropical fruit aromas come through. Hints of mango, papaya, pineapple and grapefruit all come through. Really nice fruity hop aromas.

T- All of the tropical fruits come through in the flavor too. Lots of fruity flavors, hints of pine, lots of bitterness, very hoppy.

M- Crisp and clean, medium carbonation, very drinkable for a 9% beer. Very nice.

O- Between this and Dirtwolf, Victory is nailing IIPAs. Lots of great tropical fruit flavors from the hops.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Tipples. Can't see the date but I assume relatively fresh. Pours clear and golden with a giant fluffy white head. Sweet aroma of lemon peel, dankness, honey, pale malts, funky grass. This almost has a farmhouse/brett aroma but then the hops really take over. Flavor is sweet lemony hops with some light pine and lots of grassiness, very light sweetness from the malts in the background. Very smooth and low to medium bitter for the style. Medium mouthfeel, resinous, but surprisingly light for a double IPA! Hard to believe this is 9%. Could be dangerous. Very nice brew.

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Photo of joeseppy
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale cloudy yellow pour with a nominal white wispy head that disappears to a scant.

Aroma really throwing me off here. A very spicy sharp tartness tickles the nose. Picking up on cider vinegar and extremely mild tropical fruit. If this were sold as a sour this would score higher for me.

Bitter hop leaf with mild pineapple and mango. A mild dankness with low key sweetness. Some wine quality resembling the buttery taste of a Chardonnay. I would also add that champagne comes to mind as well.

Crisp and clean. Bubbly like champagne. As this warms up it becomes creamier.

I learn, for me, this needs to come up in temperature to fully appreciate the complexity this quaff has to offer. Also noting that the higher abv is undetectable yet fully felt. One of the more stranger brews for me, pretty darn close to Le Terroir which also had the same intriguing power. Smells like a fine sour yet tastes in the form of sparkling wine with IPA features. This four pack will knock you on your ass. Would I buy more?-why yes I would! Definitely worth a go!

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Photo of Damian
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Cambridge Wine & Spirits, Cambridge, MA
Enjoy by May 24 2014
Served in a snifter

The beer poured a super bright, pale straw yellow with a touch of haze. Definitely the lightest colored double IPA I have ever seen. An inch-tall, tight, bubbly, bone white cap of foam topped the liquid. Streaks of drippy, sticky lacing coated the glass. Once settled, the thick, pockmarked lacing looked almost Brussels-like. Very impressive.

The nose was incredibly unique and dynamic. Super catty initially. Fruity and semi-sweet. Lemony and crisp. Some lime notes came through as well. This reminded me a bit of an alcoholic version of 7-Up. The hops also displayed some dank, weed-like qualities. Tropical fruits came out as the beer sat. Passionfruit and guava were most apparent. Overall, really interesting and quite different from any other hop-forward beer I have encountered.

Catty, lemony hops came through strong in the flavor profile as well. Crisp with sweet, candy coated orange and grapefruit notes. Lots of ripe, juicy, fruity notes as well. A generic tropical fruitiness was apparent. The finish was quite hoppy and contained hints of grapefruit peel. At 9% ABV, this beer hid its alcohol strength remarkably well.

While the beer was lighter bodied for the style, the mouthfeel was still solid. Silky smooth, frothy and supple on the palate. A finely beaded, zippy effervescence gave the liquid a pillowy softness.

Victory's DirtWolf double IPA was respectable, but this beer truly brakes new ground in the world of double IPAs. The combination of Mosaic and Azacca hops gave this beer a color, an aroma and a flavor profile that was like no other I have come across. Kudos to the folks at Victory for not merely resting on their laurels. I really look forward to their future experimental releases, as well as to the Azacca hop variety being utilized by Victory and other breweries as well.

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Photo of rdilauro
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Without a doubt, I gave this one a 4 across the board.
This was your typical lighter colored beer, with just a hint of an orange hue. That hoppy aroma, of grapefruit, citrus and more was present, but not as much as you get in some of your real hoppy beers.
The first taste was light and extremely refreshing. I can feel a nice balance of malt, not heavy and the hops. But the most interesting aspect of this beer was that it was so very drinkable and as I describe some beers as 'chuggable'
I was very surprised when I saw that this was a 9% abv. I could not detect any alcohol or boozy taste. Instead, crisp, clean , dry and waiting for the next one.

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Photo of Flopjack
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into snifter

Appearance - Golden color, very transparent, 1 finger white head settles quickly leaving a ring around the glass, some active carbonation.

Smell - Sweet tropical fruits. Mango, pineapple, kiwi, white grape, almost no alcohol what so ever.

Taste - Not what I had expected. Sweet on the palate but not getting the sweet tropical fruit flavors that we're in the nose. Mild mango and maybe slight orange citrus at the beginning hard to say, not getting much in the middle maybe a slight spiciness, ends with an earthy grain flavor which is again very mild.

Mouthfeel - Carbonation is on the lighter side but still very refreshing. Medium body.

Overall - Sorry fellas but this one left me a bit dissapointed. I loved hop wallop and I'm sad I never reviewed one, but that beer turned me on to victory. Having hop ranch and it being such a hyped up beer I thought I would have gotten more flavor!!! Make your own choices, but I don't know that I will seek this out again.

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Photo of koutkid41
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Hints of mango, pineapple, and malty sweetness.
T: Alot of pineapple, mango, and has some tart to it.
O: I really enjoy this beer, not a touch of alcohol on the tongue and enjoyed the sweetness of it but not overwhelming. Really wish this was a year-round offering.

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Photo of stonermouse
4.69/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into my new favorite glass, the Newburyport Brewing can-shaped glass.

Pours pale yellow, a little dirty with some floaties, just how I like my big IPAs. The color has a near-glow to it, very pretty.

Aroma is a mix of fruits, fresh and past-ripe, like a fruit stand. More melon than anything, but very pleasant.

Spectacular flavor with this one. This is the first bottled brew that I've had that captures some of Hill Farmstead's magical IPA combination of super pale brews that mix equal parts earthiness, grassiness, citrus, and bitterness. This really tastes like a HF collab. A wonderfully clean yet complex beer, which features biting orange and mango on a bed of grass and dandylion bitterness.

The mouthfeel is nice, yet a touch suprisingly sweet and sticky. Still nice.

Wow, blown away by this beer. I haven't partaken in Victory's beers enough lately, methinks. I'll dive on this beer whenever it's available.

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Photo of plaid75
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured clear brassy hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured pine and grapefruit with a sweet pale malt.

The taste consisted if an upfront piney hop with a pale sweetness and faint ester.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side of the style.

Overall a tasty and very quaffable DIPA.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Victory Brewing in Downingtown, PA. The appearance is somewhat deceptive given its golden hue and champagne characteristic. Plenty of lace and solid retention. The smell is an amazing orchestra of tropical notes, pronounced mainly by lemon zest, banana chips, mango and orange rind. Hints of pineapple as it wanes. Yummy. The taste follows the nose, but is so deceptively smooth that the 9.0 abv is almost laughable. Side note: It has been bottled and, although I will never testify in person, I may have consumed 7 or 8 in one sitting while watching this year's NFL playoffs. Don't judge. This one goes down smooth with a bit of prickliness to remind you that it's hop-centric, but never overbearing to the point of outwearing its welcome; a sheer pleasure to drink. Like Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan on top of the Empire State Building, Victory Brewing Company is taking craft beer to new heights! I want this one on repeat.

God Bless America.

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Photo of ZagZagg
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into Pint Glass

A: Warm golden hue, light amber with a one and a half to two finer head. Mild carbonation flutters up into the milky white head. Retention is fickle and initial lacing seems minimal. Fairly translucent with little viscous character, faint haziness – perhaps from a bit of sediment

S: White grape, bright summery fruits, highly floral, Nose is filled with a tart bitter sweetness that reminds me of Welch’s white grape juice. There is a certain relaxed spiciness that chases the hop presence and fades to a pungent yet enticing sourness

T: Wow, very floral, following the nose strongly. Reminiscent of Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay in its tart/sour initial blast of flavor. Never seems to get quite bitter, but does pack a garden style sweetness that has a pleasant earthiness. The fruity tart has to be tropical fruits with light but crisp citrus. No real boozy warmth, but teaming with esters that penetrate the back of the throat. I can smell this beer regardless if it’s in front of my face, in my mouth, or going down my throat.

M: Light to medium bodied with noticeable but tame carbonation. After taste lends toward the dry side. Leaves a lingering sugary sweetness imparted from the florals and the fruits.

O: Easy to drink and smells lovely. Quite the sipper, not something I’m drinking quickly – Seems great for apps at a cocktail/family party. Another delicious offering from Victory, although I want to take a spin to D-Town and sample some that’s freshly squeezed at the brewery. A go to brew for a quiet/low-key affair.

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Photo of ejimhof
3.33/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: very light golden color with long lasting head and lots of lacing.

Smell: hoppy and floral but not overwhelming.

Taste: can definitely taste the alcohol right from the start and a slight bitterness but again not overwheming.

Mouthfeel: slightly dry.

Overall: to me this seems like a Prima Pils with more hops and higher alcohol rather than a DIPA not a bad beer but not to style.

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Photo of gatornation
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- pours a clear yellow color with white 2 finger head that settles slowly leaving behingd some lacing
S-tropical juicy fruit hops some malts
T- tropical sweet floral hops a touch of pine with sweet candy malts a touch of baked bread
M-sweet with just a kiss of pine bitterness ABV no where detected
O- this is the easiest drinking 2IPA ive ever had its sweet and tropical delicious

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a golden straw yellow color with 2 fingers of head that slowly fades down to a nice cap

S: Lots of floral hop notes with some citrus and a hint of pine. Malts come through nicely, along with a hint of the alcohol

T: Follows the nose, with the citrus notes popping out a bit more. The hops are mostly floral with a good dose of grapefruit and orange. Malts balance very nicely, with a restrained sweetness holding back the bitterness well. Alcohol comes through lightly in the finish

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Dangerously easy to drink, especially with the lighter mouthfeel. Extremely well balanced and too easy to put down. Definitely another winner from Victory

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a sticky white head.

The aroma is lovely sweet fruity hops. Peach, mango, orange, pineapple, white grape.

Sharp grapefruit bitterness takes hold with some pale bready malt. Underlying soft tropical flavor.

Smooth carbonation and medium bodied.

Never looked to Victory for IPA's but between this and Dirtwolf I am.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, think I paid $2.99. Color was yellow, clear, sticky lacing. Aroma was ammonia and cat pee, super hoppy bits of pine and earth, still not my favorite hop profile but not bad and certainly extra hoppy. Flavor was mostly hops, earthy, but if pine, lots of hops. This actually his the alcohol quite well for 9%.

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Photo of Givemebeer
3.56/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: straw golden - the color of a typical tripel. Slightly hazy, 2 inch white head forms and attractive lacing is left.

S: loads of grapefruit on the nose.

T: grapefruit with definite pine undertones. Finishes off dry and fairly bitter. Abv hidden quite well this is a drinkable beer.

M: a medium bodied beer

O: this is a very good DIPA but definitely not on the elite level that I feel dirtwolf is on. Perhaps it's just my preference in taste in ipas. Anyways, definitely try it

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pale darker gold with heavy bubbles on the body creating a thick white head that rises to about a finger's length. Settles after a sip with no lacing.

Smell: Strong hops and pine scent, you would think you were inhaling a forest. Sounds harsh but in reality makes you want to crave the beer even more.

Taste: Nice complex sweet and bitter grapefruit. Smoother and definitely more citrus feeling than other IPAs and DIPAs with the right hit of hops, very delish.

Mouth: Smooth to the point that feels like toasted wheat bread at the end. Sticks very well

Overall: Very good beer but still not a replacement for one of it's predecessor's Hop Wallop which I greatly miss. Would I buy this again, yes...most definitely. Grab a glass and enjoy. Salud!

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Photo of schwemjw
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear mute pale orange. A small one finger bright white head that left fairly quickly but provided excellent lacing.

S: Very floral up front with a big bite of citrus. Some grapefruit and orange are there but also wilted flowers and a hint of spice and onion. An underlying bready malt is also present. Pretty complex yet very inviting.

T: Stop the presses! that is amazing. Mango and passionfruit with a citus bomb. Lemon peel, sweet orange and a character that reminds me of agave nectar. Tart grapefruit and a pungent floral flavor. Orange marmalade and preserves with a tease of sweet and tart pineapple. a finish of pine and lemon grass completes this massive, fantastic flavor.

M: Not much carbonation to speak of but a surprisingly light body. Very easy to drink. A slightly dry, floral pine finish.

O: This beer is fantastic. complex yet inviting. easy to drink but every sip brings something new. Victory has a real winner here. Awesome stuff. I'll be sure to pick up more! /96

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Photo of JMScowcroft
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Victory Brewing Company - Hop Ranch, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Clear filtered pale golden with a massive soapy head. Tons and tons of sticky lacing.

Smell - Citrus grapefruit mango, lemon and a touch of sweet.

Taste - Definitely a minimal malt presence here. Mango hops up front followed by a lemony squeeze.

Mouthfeel - Lighter bodied, crisp and refreshing with carbonation complementing just right. Great drinkability. Not boozy at all.

Overall - This is a warm sunny day IIPA that hits like a lemonade or even a hoppy Belgian white. Great Mosiac showcase and great beer.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 01/18/14 notes. Had this on tap at The Jeffrey in NYC. $8 for a 14oz pour.

a - Pours a somewhat clear orange-amber color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, tropical fruits, fruity malts, grapefruit, bread, and grains. Nice nose, lots of citrus hops up front in the nose.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, citrus hops, lemon, grapefruit, bready malts, wheat, grains. Taste is good but much sweeter than the nose and less hoppy. Good taste.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Light bitterness but not too much.

o - Overall a good DIPA for sure, but after hearing about it and seeing the review on BA I was a bit disappointed. Great smell and a very good beer, but I think Dirtwolf is much better and would stick with that next time.

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Photo of threeviews
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle (Best By: 05/21/14) into a 13oz 'popperings hommel bier' 13oz globe

A- Pours a hazy, golden orange with substantial 'floaties' in suspension. Although not nucleated, a steady stream of bubbles eminate from the bottom of the glass. A white, sea-foam head crowns the offering which dissapates to a thin film which maintains for the duration of the glass.

S- Absolutely complex. Although not brewed with either, the aroma reminds me of Anchorage's Galaxy White IPA (a single hopped beer brewed (and dry-hopped) with Galaxy Hops and bottled with Brettanomyces). The more I focus, I get aromas of white grapefruit rind, orange marmelade, vegitale notes (onion, garlic)...perhaps courtesy of the yeast, peppery spice, hints of ripe tropical fruit (pineapple, mango, honeydew). Although you might be turned off by this description, it works really well and reminds me of an oak-aged Chardonnay wine. Very unique and equally as inviting.

T- Like its appearance, I did not expect much of a malt backbone...and was not disappointed. The light malt backbone exists nothing more than to provide a stage for the hops. The entirety of Hop Ranch's aroma is displayed in the flavor. Grapefruit and orange citrus followed by onion/galric notes and finishes with a lingering vegitale (onion/garlic) spiciness. Again, do not be turned off, as this is one unique and full-flavored DIPAs.

M- Ample carbonation and conservative malt bill makes for a light body. The hops make for a long and spicy finish. Agressive, but far from numbing on the palate. For a DIPA, it titivates the palate perfectly

O- An equisite culmination to a bunch of research. This Imperial IPA delivers a well-needed and absolutely unique flavor to the world of Imperial IPA's. You cannot equate this with any other DIPA on the market and it deserves top honors. Since it reminds me so much of a Brett-infused beer (see above), it is amazing to see how hops can mimmick that flavor profile. Furthermore, the price (~$10.50 4-Pack) is an absolute bargain which makes it all-the-more attractive. I know Victory is not available to everyone, but those who get Victory beers and love a great DIPA with caracteristics which you have yet to experience, do yourself a favor and grab yourself a 4-Pack

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Photo of ksimons
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-a bright golden yellow with two fingers worth of rocky head that sticks to the glass

S-pale malt, fruity sweetness, and citrus hops

T-lots of grapefruit and lemon, bready pale malt, and a good sweet finish

M-medium body, spicy carbonation

Overall very easy to drink and at a great price. Another great new beer from Victory.

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Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 314 ratings.