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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,269
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 55
Gots: 85 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

01-14-2014 18:37:14 | More by Davepoolesque
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-14-2014 17:37:01 | More by Dhamma73
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

01-14-2014 17:02:17 | More by comfortablynirm
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extra

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-14-2014 16:10:24 | More by extra
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-14-2014 13:27:50 | More by BlueFeetAndBeer
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jaltland

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-14-2014 05:54:02 | More by jaltland
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djgustafson

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-14-2014 05:32:33 | More by djgustafson
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y2jrock60

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hazy light yellow with a trace amount of sediment floating throughout. The head fades quickly and leaves little lacing.

S- Very pungent and grassy. Hints of fuit in the background.

T- Floral, citrus, blueberry, and fruity. It starts off sweet but the bitterness makes it finish dry. The hops are the show case of this beer, the malt base is borderline pilsner.

M- Medium to thick bodied with a moderate carbonation.

O- Very delicious, lives up to the hype. Its definitely new and deliciou.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 02:58:00 | More by y2jrock60
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thedifferencemaker

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

01-14-2014 02:50:45 | More by thedifferencemaker
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pwoody11

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-14-2014 01:36:02 | More by pwoody11
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Mulder531

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-13-2014 23:51:16 | More by Mulder531
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DrRambis

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Apperannce - pale golden straw with a slight haze, white 1 finger head

Smell - berry, citus, restrained grass - nothing overwhelming

Taste - assertive bitterness, pine, light bread, with tart grapefruit and white grape juice flavors, herbal hoppiness

Mouthfeel - very thin (considering 9% abv and dipa style), slightly sticky and very astringent, very unique

Overall Impressions - strongly reccomend, very easy drinking while still assaulting the palate with hops, has nice fruity notes that complement the earthiness of the hops. Very clean taste. Much prefered over dirtwolf, which it will be invariably compared to.

Served from 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Enjoy by may 24 2014

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 23:05:54 | More by DrRambis
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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ThirstySavage

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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jbwimer

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a 4-pack from Whole Foods. This is the last of it, so I thought I might as well review it. Here we go!

A- 12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Slowly poured straight into the glass. Massive head of about 3-4 fingers is white as snow. Really good retention with a good amount of lacing left on the glass. This beer a vibrant, golden-straw color. Very transluscent. Reminds of a pilsner. Can't remember drinking an IPA with the same coloration.

S- Very unconventional for an IPA... There's a certain funk to it that I'm not accustomed to. Not unpleasant, just different. There are notes of tropical fruit. However, the aroma is very dry, though. Looks similar to a pilsner, but also smells somewhat like one, as well. Not sure I'm a huge fan. It isn't a bad aroma, by any means, just not what I'm looking for in an IPA.

T- Taste is about as good as the nose. Again, not what I'm used to in an IPA, and I can't decide if that's a good thing or not. Light tropical fruits, but also very dry. Malt is hardly noticeable with this beer. What's even more odd is that I'm not getting much hop-bitterness. There is some, but it's not too noticeable. This beer is very perplexing. What I do enjoy is how well the alcohol is hidden. I get none of it on the palette.

M- Love the mouthfeel. I know that for sure. This beer is very light, almost drinking like a session IPA. Very crisp and refreshing. If I tried this blind, I would have NEVER guessed it weighs in at 9%.

O- The jury is out on this one. I can't decide how I feel about it. I definitely can't say I don't like it. It is just very unlike the majority of IPAs I have had... And I've had a lot. I'm gonna have to buy another 4-pack so I can make a solid determination regarding this beer. It is enjoyable, but for an imperial IPA, I just don't get it... My head hurts now. Time for a nap.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 18:09:37 | More by jbwimer
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ChrisMyhre

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Pennsylvania

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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-13-2014 13:20:02 | More by mythaeus
Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,269 ratings.