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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,344
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 71
Gots: 103 | 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:
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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Ratings: 1,344 | Reviews: 210 | Display Reviews Only:
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

akttr, Feb 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

xk6m6m5x, Sep 01, 2014
3/5  rDev -28.9%

IAMTEAMPONY, Mar 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

Rubalaca, Mar 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

Nichols33, Aug 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

HelpMeBloody, Jan 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

CSpoons, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.06/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Slight chill haze on a pale yellowish wheat gold. Head is bright-white and fluffy. Drops to a clingy web of a cap with sheets and sticky notches of lacing.

Smell: Juicy, fruity sweetness. More tropical than anything. Mango, pineapple, and some tangerine. Slightly herbal with a push of bitterness. Malts are pale, light, and vaguely sweet. Some toasted elements. Warming pushes some juicier orange. Nicely floral as well.

Taste: Sweeter than the nose. Big juicy fruitiness runs the gamut. Orange, tangerine, mango, pineapple, apple and pear. Some building earthy and herbal hop notes. Malts offer some hints at balance, but it's minimal. Lightly sweet, a touch bready. Pale malts. A bit mealy with something akin to Juicy Fruit on the finish. Some bready notes. A little rough around the edges. Fresh citrus.

Mouthfeel: Slick medium body. Slightly dry with a moderate carbonation.

Overall: Lukewarm Ranch

The hop profile feels a little muddled over a malt profile that doesn't really mesh. Feels a bit off overall.

Goblinmunkey7, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of MS22
3.15/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overall an OK offering from Victory.

Poured way lighter than I was expecting, golden in color. A huge surprise for a beer billed as a 9.0% DIPA.

Smell was solid, the best part by far. Grapefruit, mango, pine , light bready smell on the backbone.

Taste was straight pine. Nothing else. Just pine and a little resin with malt on the end. Very disappointing as I was really expecting this to blow me away based on the reviews I read.

I'm starting to think there are way too many inflated reviews to believe them any longer....

MS22, Jan 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

77apm, Apr 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

rpetroni, Mar 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

RayOhioFelton, Jan 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

Carpentiere, Jan 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

Flight317, Mar 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

Beer4B, May 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

hikeeba, Mar 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

westlaunboy, Apr 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

fredmugs, Feb 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

Jakep2021, Feb 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

rflips86, Mar 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

KAF, Mar 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

jfcaa193, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of ejimhof
3.28/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: very light golden color with long lasting head and lots of lacing.

Smell: hoppy and floral but not overwhelming.

Taste: can definitely taste the alcohol right from the start and a slight bitterness but again not overwheming.

Mouthfeel: slightly dry.

Overall: to me this seems like a Prima Pils with more hops and higher alcohol rather than a DIPA not a bad beer but not to style.

ejimhof, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of Nlawrence301
3.4/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not exactly what I was expecting after reading other reviews, and loving dirtwolf. It wasn't bad by any means, but far from outstanding. Lots of tropical fruit in this beer, but there was something strange I couldn't quite put my finger on. Almost reminded me of a fruity champagne or carbonated Chardonnay. I will say for 9% abv this beer was very light. Over all decent. But far from great.

Nlawrence301, Feb 05, 2014
Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,344 ratings.