1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Hop RanchHop Ranch

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,950 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,950
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 100
Gots: 311 | 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:
Beer added by: dwagner003 on 10-30-2013

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: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,950 | Reviews: 325 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Photo of hikeeba
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Photo of westlaunboy
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Photo of fredmugs
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Photo of rflips86
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Photo of jfcaa193
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Photo of ZachDow7
3.26/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Good beer, not as good as past years releases though

Photo of RiverCityBeerGuy
3.27/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very nice - lighter than expected color/mouthfeel. Pine and citrus. Nice beer.

Photo of GlassOfHops
3.31/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Did not like anything about this beer to be honest.

Photo of Beermomma1
3.33/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge citrus notes and a bold mouth mosaic hops are subtle

Photo of ejimhof
3.33/5  rDev -21.1%
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.

Photo of breadwinner
3.36/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very fresh bottle that just missed the mark entirely. Aroma was all over the place, none of it a good place though. Almost sour malt, the hop combo just not pleasant at all, partly for its weakness as much as its poor accord. Palate wasn't much better, some astringent hoppiness, extremely little actual hop flavor, overly full malt feel. Bad batch? Perhaps, as freshness wasn't an issue. Needless to say, highly doubt I'll revisit.

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.4/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrianQuinn
3.4/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nlawrence301
3.42/5  rDev -19%
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.

Photo of Beacon30
3.43/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of njtmayhem
3.45/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer looks like a pils and smells like one too just with some mild pine to liven it up. The taste is good but the flavors come off artificial, not very appealing. The best thing about this beer is the mouth feel, for 9% its light and actually refreshing.

Photo of cljohnson1001
3.45/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.45/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.48/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bishopdc0
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of earlholman
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,950 ratings.