Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,464
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 79
Gots: 149 | FT: 6
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:
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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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Photo of ArrogantB
3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
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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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Givemebeer
3.55/5  rDev -15.9%
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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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,464 ratings.