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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: 101
Gots: 310 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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

A: Tangerine orange, medium haze, with a good suspension of micro-effervesce moving about. Creamy, milky eggshell white head is lasting with a thick single band of lace around the glass. An ipa that still has the (p)ale in it i see, always a good thing to see.

S: Nose was sweet, wet and fresh with a burst of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and citrus. Soft flowery hop leaves with a hint of old country time lemonade. Good awareness level.

T: Flavor was dry citrus peel, flowery bitterness, some dry orange peel with a sweet squeeze of wet grapefruit. Dry grain base, almost a hint of pilsner like quality, straw, with a leave of dry lemon alcohol on the finish. Solid bitterness level, nice mixture of hop complexity.

M: Mouthful had a tight feel of carbonation, frothy textured with a light to medium body weight.

O: Overall solid level of bitterness, yet incredibly drinkable. Pale, dry, with a fresh wet touch on the nose, and at 9.0%abv it drinks more appropiately like a 7.0% at best. Great summer time quencer or a spring hopped beer worthy of multiples and case/keg purchase. Another great addition to thier hop series in conjunction with Dirt wolf which was my latest wow beer, at wow price. Keep'm coming victory.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle purchased at Connecticut Ave. Wine and Liquors in NW D.C. in late 1/14, unknown bottling date but "Enjoy By May 24, 2014" stamped on the bottle, poured into my NEBCO Gandhi-Bot glass and drank while reviewing over an hour.

A - 3/3 - golden-yellow coloration, high clarity for style but some haze present, initial frothy white head that settles into a subtle glass lacing after several minutes; moderate alcohol legs; moderate carbonation that reagitates on the swirl

S: 9/12 - some really unique aromas - blueberry, strawberry, pineapple, melon, pepper and dandelions; some pilsner breadiness; just more muted that I'd like

T: 17/20 - on the anterior tongue, there's very little bitterness that is immediately replaced by fruit notes that closely follow the nose; there's a pils biscuity malt on the back of the tongue; finishes dry, which invites subsequent sips; little detectable alcohol

M: 5/5 - moderate body, mild hop oils coating the tongue, some alcohol fullness

O: 9/10 - with DirtWolf already in the can, Victory knocks another DIPA out of the park; the mixture of Mosaic and Azacca on top of a pils base creates a really unique flavor profile that would be excellent for a hop Summer day; additionally, this has to be among the most highly drinkable DIPAs on the planet - I feel like I could finish a 4 pack in only a few hours; highly recommended with a reasonable price tag for the quality

TOTAL - 43/50

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this isn't my favorite dipa but it wasn't bad. big sweet citrus and some funk, kind of off. the flavor doesn't provide all that, mostly the aroma. flavor has boozey and bitter. can't really give this an A because I preferred hop wallop which was an A- for me.

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