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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,311
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 56
Gots: 98 | 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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BillBarker, Apr 05, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev -5.5%

Poured from bottle into a brandy snifter

A - Pale pilsen color. A foamy white head that lingered on the sides of the glass even as the head subsided. Appearance more similar with IPLs than IPAs.

S - Unique is the best word. Earthy and herbal, with hints of onion, fresh flowers, and grass.

T - The overwhelming taste for me was pineapple. Some mandarin orange, as well. The onion and garlic flavors in this beer are the strongest of any ale I have ever tried. The malt character is pleasantly clean and sweet, with no roastiness at all. A bitter aftertaste lingers on the tongue.

M - Thick, bready, and viscous.

O - Definitely a one-of-a-kind brew. The beer has a lot going for it, some of which I liked, some of which I did not. The pineapple and onion are a bit too strong for my taste. However, it is refreshing to see a great brewery experiment with some left-of-center American hops. Certainly worth trying once.

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A- pours a very pale straw color with a small sudsy white head that retains long after the pour, lots of tiny sediment particles floating around

S- floral and grassy hops with a small kick of citrus, pretty clean malt bill with just a touch of bread and a hint of booze

T- flavor is dominated by floral hops up front, some grassy notes with a hint of citrus, clean malt adds just a bit of sweetness, while allowing the floral hop to showcase. Dry finish with more floral and minty hops

M- medium body with moderate carbonation, foamy-yet-prickly mouthfeel leads to a dry and crisp finish with some booze at the end

O- a nice showcase of floral hops that's pretty drinkable for the ABV

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Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,311 ratings.