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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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1,294 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,294
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 56
Gots: 94 | 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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Justin_Neff

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +7.1%

A: Pours a translucent apricot orange colored body. Produces a big, fluffy, bright white, dense head. The lacing is nice, leaving almost a full, sticky, covering of the glass as it slowly slides away.

S: The smell is all juicy, exotic fruits and strong hops. Mango, Pineapple, Apricots, Oranges, Grapefruit. The smell is incredible.

T: Follows the nose. Loads of exotic fruits - mangos and papayas. Finishes with an orange-juice like sweetness, with just a small, quick, bittering bite at the finish. Not overly complex without seemingly even a hint of malt presence, but the hop dominance is awesome.

M: Medium-Full body. Prickly. Heavy carbonation. Crisp. Clean. Dangerously deceptive. The booze is incredibly hidden.

O: I had high expectations after trying dirt wolf, but I think this one is even better. This is a hop head's delight. Pretty much one dimensional with the hops stealing the show, but wow it's a great showing. Hopefully I can find more, because I'd love to house a case of this stuff.

01-15-2014 02:23:27 | More by Justin_Neff
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mattcrill

Ohio

4.53/5  rDev +7.1%

Aroma: Many have used the term "fruit juicy" to describe the aroma and I'd be inclined to agree. But I also get a sparkling white grape juice aroma as well. Probably one of the most unique hop aromas I've ever experienced. The aromas are definitely in the "citrus spectrum" but unlike any other American hop I've experienced. Clean fermentation character. No esters or malt character. Can't get past the sparkling white grape juice aroma. Wonderful.

Appearance: Slightly cloudy golden pour with a low thin white head. Laces the snifter wonderfully. No effervescence noted.

Flavor: More sparkling white grape juice. Light lemon lime citrus character. No malt base that I can detect. Balance is bitter. Finish is bone dry.

Mouthfeel: Light, spritzy with high carbonation. No heat, astringency, or creaminess noted.

Overall impression: One of the most unique Double IPA's I've ever had. I loved it. Seems very dry and thin for a double IPA but the unique aroma and flavor are lovely. Glad to try it.

01-05-2014 21:23:00 | More by mattcrill
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +7.1%

A - laces the glass nicely - hazy yellow orange - tight bubbles
S - hop smell is great, with squeezed grapefruit peal
T - has the thick hop flavor with bitter citrus that is complex and great
M - heavy mouthfeel that is so great in Imperial IPAs
O - I really like this one Victory is brewing up some great new beers

01-01-2014 23:03:08 | More by Brushkanna
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.51/5  rDev +6.6%

12oz bottle poured into a tulip pint.

Appearance
Golden straw with 1 finger of white head. Excellent clarity with low carbonation. You can see some light oils floating about.

Nose
Peach, dank, pineapple, lime and candy sugar.

Taste
Peach, pineapple and lime. Dank floral characteristics. Lighter notes of lemon and tangerine. Candy sugar backbone with touches of honey.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, smooth and juicy.

Overall
Huge hoppiness with a moderately low bitterness. Peach, tropical fruits and dank florals. Easily the best beer I've had from Victory.

01-02-2014 14:49:08 | More by justintcoons
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thegodfather2701

North Carolina

4.51/5  rDev +6.6%

A-Poured into a snifter-pours a bright sunshine yellow with a bright white head that dissipates quickly leaving only some slight lacing

S-It does not have a very strong nose-but consisted primarily of citrus notes. To me the nose was the weakest aspect of this beer.

T-It has a great balance between citrus and tropical hop flavors with citrus getting a slight edge. It is very flavorful and to me is reminiscent of Hop Slam and Stone Best Buy. It is very hoppy and has a much stronger hop presence than Sucks. It is very delicious and hoppy. You can't really notice the alcohol.

M-creamy and slightly syrupy

D-dangerously drinkable-I drank 2 and could have drank at least another but I split the four pack with my father-in-law

Overall, this beer exceeded my expectations and is honestly one to seek out

01-06-2014 11:50:15 | More by thegodfather2701
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-18-2014 19:26:21 | More by TTripp725
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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megamass

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-29-2013 17:01:04 | More by KolbMarley
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Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Ptzy13

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,294 ratings.