Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company
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3.06/5 rDev -27.7%
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.
01-12-2014 21:55:24 | More by Goblinmunkey7
3.15/5 rDev -25.5%
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....
01-27-2014 04:09:28 | More by MS22
3.28/5 rDev -22.5%
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.
01-23-2014 23:34:51 | More by ejimhof
3.4/5 rDev -19.6%
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.
02-05-2014 21:38:11 | More by Nlawrence301
Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,300 ratings.