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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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1,317 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,317
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 58
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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
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wildwm, Apr 20, 2014
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Ultimate, Apr 19, 2014
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kniles38, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

hockeypuck, Apr 18, 2014
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dreis, Apr 18, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the brightest IIPA sun golden yellow brews I've seen thus far. Greatly compliments the current setting (late spring, outside, sunny) I am in. Definite eye candy.

Smell is equally as inviting as its appearance. Subtle citrus fruit, prairie wheat, and gorgeous floral notes.

No surprise here, taste is the perfect ending to a beautiful beginning (the pour). Definitely not a hop bomb as I was expecting, due to the name, but delicious either way.

Mouthfeel is not quite what I look for in an IIPA, which is a mouthful of hops. This brew is an outstanding showing of hop vs. malt balance, but when I buy an IIPA I want a full on hop bomb, call me crazy.

Overall this is a glorious and incredibly tasty brew. 4 packs of these don't usually last more than a week here on the shelves in Chicago, so I'm glad to pick this up when I can.

larryarms847, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

randylangford, Apr 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

afsdan, Apr 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Pencible, Apr 15, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a light yellow comparable to a pils. strong lacing and visible sediments in unfiltered. 50% transparency.
s: a very strong tropical fruit on the nose. Pineapple, pepper greens, mango, and a little dank smell.
T: pineapple, orange, pepper, lime, coriander, musty and wheat profile. Some battering hops but not the pine/grass profile common.
M: medium-heavy with some lingering on the tongue similar to a lighter wheat with a unique crispness. Drinkable but a little heavy for my preference.
O: a unique and tropical DIPA that is worth a pack to try. Victory has added another quality IPA to their library

SavvyStudent, Apr 15, 2014
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Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,317 ratings.