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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,950
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 100
Gots: 311 | FT: 4
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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NumberNone
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mdfabio18
4.71/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of golf_sierra
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice big DIPA, nice aroma, good hoppy bitterness, not as citrusy as I usually prefer.
Body is a little thin and well carbed so it drinks easy. Alcohol well covered with good depth of flavor.

Photo of jfstilling
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NHbeerfishing
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grittybrews
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dicers
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cantal
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hipHOPSanonymous
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arvidkoval
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden yellow hue, head was short lived, lots of floaties from bottle conditioning. Smells of lemon, peach, pine and a pungent herbally dankness! Tasty hop flavors of lemon and peach with a grapefruit peel bitter finish that is on the dry side. Good feel here. Almost creamy? This is a yummy DIPA here.

Photo of CHickman
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours almost clear gold color with a little sediment floating around and bubbles racing up to a nice 1 finger off white foamy head that faded faster than I would have expected since the nose is so pungent, but it did leave impressive foamy rings as it went down.

Smells of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel and citrus hops to start, with a mix of gingerbread, light caramel, pepper, funky yeast, candied sugar, fruity candy and a buttered biscuit. Some pine cone whiffs and light spices trail the initial waves, and there seems to be some tea leaf, floral hops or weed like aroma that mixes with the fruity citrus sweetness and makes for a fine nose.

Tastes like fresh juicy citrus hops with strong grapefruit, lemon and tangerine, followed by piney hops, floral hops, other tropical fruit like pineapple and mango, graham cracker, light spices like pepper, tea leaf and cinnamon, honey or syrup sweetness and then light toasted grains. There is just enough balance from the malts to give these tasty hops something to rest on, but man these hops are tasty and hide the ABV perfectly.

Mouthfeel is smooth and slick, with a medium chewy body, average carbonation and a slightly bitter finish that is sweet like an orange juice with hints of pepper and graham cracker. There is some weight to the brew, but it works well for an DIPA.

Overall a very tasty beer and another winner from Victory. This is like a fresh hop harvest IPA released in the middle of winter, which is a real treat.

Photo of cchrink
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matthew607
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beermomma1
3.33/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge citrus notes and a bold mouth mosaic hops are subtle

Photo of Cory_Brown
3.74/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BillyGam
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kdz1111
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Miket13
4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ctruskey
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

golden like color with fluffy white head and some yeast residue, smells of hops and yeast, tastes very clean and has a nice hoppy kick to it, slight carbonation…a very good IPA

Photo of JOrtiz
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyB
3.72/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,950 ratings.