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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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1,272 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,272
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 54
Gots: 87 | 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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Ratings: 1,272 | Reviews: 210 | Display Reviews Only:
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-30-2014 01:34:44 | More by GiantMidget
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The_Drunken_Sniper

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-28-2014 22:11:47 | More by The_Drunken_Sniper
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle best by 24 May 2014 at 42 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of citrus, closest to lemon
Head average (4.5 cm), white, creamy with rocks, very slowly diminishing fading to a to 1 -2 mm layer
Lacing poor: partial rings with small to medium bubbles, stalactites
Body light yellow, hazy
Flavor begins with a light lemony taste, slowly fading through sweetness to a light astringency. No alcohol, no diacetyl, no malt. No aftertaste is noted.
Palate light to medium, watery, carbonation lively.

This is the last bottle from the case I bought in Jan, 2014, and somehow I’ve neglected to review it. IMHO this is a much better beer than Dirtwolf, certainly having more flavor and a less noticeable hop profile. This could easily be a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 19:34:25 | More by Ozzylizard
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carmike813

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-27-2014 18:34:33 | More by carmike813
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BeerRunner

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-26-2014 03:34:12 | More by BeerRunner
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chasmandocharles

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-25-2014 22:51:05 | More by chasmandocharles
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adamhand

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-25-2014 01:29:44 | More by adamhand
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DCocco86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-24-2014 01:44:58 | More by DCocco86
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richardwood76

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-19-2014 21:53:58 | More by richardwood76
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jdwilliamson79

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

05-19-2014 15:56:21 | More by jdwilliamson79
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ctwybeerguy

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-19-2014 08:32:40 | More by ctwybeerguy
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swedishmailman

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-19-2014 00:49:11 | More by swedishmailman
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-18-2014 13:54:54 | More by Kubrickx
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D-18V

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-16-2014 14:45:29 | More by D-18V
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Beer4B

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

05-16-2014 12:52:44 | More by Beer4B
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sahd-1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-16-2014 03:25:05 | More by sahd-1
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-14-2014 23:22:56 | More by AngusOg
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jan_acker

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-14-2014 13:34:52 | More by jan_acker
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-13-2014 14:25:43 | More by smartassboiler
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MNPikey

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-11-2014 02:24:24 | More by MNPikey
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a small layer. It is a pale yellow color with a little haziness and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Tropical, floral, piney, resin, pungent, grassy, pilsner, and pale malts.

Taste: Wow!!! What a tasty brew. Everything I smelled came out on the palate. Nice mild bitterness and the alcohol is not even noticeable.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, tingly, light to medium bodied, a little chewy, and so tasty.

Overall: I have had this several times and I think it gets better. So delicious and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2014 03:32:49 | More by Flounder57
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WiserBud

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-07-2014 23:52:08 | More by WiserBud
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wstitzel

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-06-2014 23:20:45 | More by wstitzel
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fellowrs

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-06-2014 22:15:59 | More by fellowrs
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-06-2014 13:38:25 | More by MikeWard
Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,272 ratings.