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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,310
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
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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Photo of MattyG85
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice.

Appearance: Pours a bright and hazy yellowish golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of white head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A bright and juicy tropical hop forward aroma with hints of citrus fruit and pils malt. Upfront tropical juicy citrus hop presence with hints of orange, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, and melon. Earthy and floral hop hints of grass and slight pine. Solid bready Pils malt backing with hints of biscuit, grains, straw, cracker, and yeast. Juicy but actually fairly balanced. A pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a crisp and juicy tropical hop driven taste with notes of citrus and earthy hops along with a Pils malt backing. Big taste of tropical and citrus hops upfront with notes of mango, orange peel, pineapple, lemon, grapefruit, and melon. Floral and earthy hops with notes of grass and spicy pine. Solid Pils malt presence with notes of grains, straw, biscuit, cracker, and yeast. A very solid juicy and nicely bitter taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and slightly spicy with a drying finish. Alcohol is hidden well.

Overall: A very solid take on an Imperial IPA. Big tropical fruit presence with a solid Pils Malt presence. Its almost like Prima Pils on Steroids.

MattyG85, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of baybum
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

baybum, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of Lukass
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Lukass, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of gatornation
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%

A- pours a clear yellow color with white 2 finger head that settles slowly leaving behingd some lacing
S-tropical juicy fruit hops some malts
T- tropical sweet floral hops a touch of pine with sweet candy malts a touch of baked bread
M-sweet with just a kiss of pine bitterness ABV no where detected
O- this is the easiest drinking 2IPA ive ever had its sweet and tropical delicious

gatornation, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of AndrewMichael
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

AndrewMichael, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Onenote81
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Onenote81, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of justintcoons
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%

12oz bottle poured into a tulip pint.

Golden straw with 1 finger of white head. Excellent clarity with low carbonation. You can see some light oils floating about.

Peach, dank, pineapple, lime and candy sugar.

Peach, pineapple and lime. Dank floral characteristics. Lighter notes of lemon and tangerine. Candy sugar backbone with touches of honey.

Medium-light bodied, smooth and juicy.

Huge hoppiness with a moderately low bitterness. Peach, tropical fruits and dank florals. Easily the best beer I've had from Victory.

justintcoons, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of WeisGuy
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

WeisGuy, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of bmwats
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into DH IPA glass.

A: Light golden hue. Pours a 2 finger, foamy, white head. Continually rising effervescence. Settles slowly. Thick lacing.

S: Italian bread, pine, citrus, and a little butterscotch.

T: Hops, yeast, tons of lemon citrus.

M: Crisp and syrupy thick. Heavy carbonation. Biting finish.

D: Sip due to character.

Atmosphere is really nice. Light hue, large foamy head, lots of effervescence, thick lacing. Nose is bready and piney, with plenty of citrus and bit of sweet buttery tone. Hops, yeast, and strong citrus notes. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

bmwats, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of mpayne5
4/5  rDev -5.4%

mpayne5, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

doremite, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of I_BYE_MI_BEER
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of PatGreer
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

PatGreer, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of buzzy
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

buzzy, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Mantooth
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured at the Pizza Peel in Charlotte, NC.

This is a citrus bomb and then some. Pours a light orange, clear as a bell - looks like a lager almost. Minimal head and viscous lacing throughout. The nose and taste are fantastic, loads of citrus... each sip delivers something different. It's bright and shiny upfront and finishes with an oil slick of hops. This is a damn good double ipa that hopefully will be brewed again. Grab it if you get a chance, you'll be glad you did. Think I'll have another. Oh, almost forgot to mention, the 9% alcohol is very well masked. Be careful.

Mantooth, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of GABrew
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

GABrew, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of ummswimmin
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

ummswimmin, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of trevorpost
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

trevorpost, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Rollzroyce21, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of DerekMorgan
4/5  rDev -5.4%

DerekMorgan, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of JeffTheJuice
5/5  rDev +18.2%

JeffTheJuice, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

CaptDavyJones, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of dogfishandi
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%

12 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a tulip. No freshness info? Wtf?

Pours out a lot paler in color than most DIPAs. Light golden to straw yellow in color with quite a bit of chunky sediment, left most of the big chunks in the bottle. Big 2 fingers of thick soapy white head. Thick sticky lacing and some very good dense, rocky head retention.

A big lemony, juicy citrus hop aroma, very nice. Orange, tangerine, Somewhat tropical, kiwi comes to mind. Hints of mint and smarties/ sweet tart candy. Somewhat dank as well.

For me the flavor is not quite as complex as the aroma, still delicious. Big juicy tropical and citrus fruits, sweet, almost candied citrus, pungently earthy. No real taste of alcohol but it is a bit warming after the sip. The pilsner malt adds just the right amount of sticky sweetness to the beer.

Not overly bitter for a DIPA, but there is a lingering hoppy mouthfeel. Drinks way too easily considering the ABV.

Excellent IPA from victory. Very unique. I'm loving these recent IPAs they've been pumping out, hope to see more soon as there right up there with some of the best from the west coast. I'm having a hard time choosing a favorite between this and dirtwolf.

dogfishandi, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of papat444
3.91/5  rDev -7.6%

Poured from a 12oz bottle, enjoy by May 24, 2014.

The head on this ale is excellent, whipped stark white foam and very voluminous above a yellow gold body. Flavor is very creamy mixed with some bitter hop flavor and lush citrus fruit. Good but a bit tame for my tastes.

papat444, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of Oakenator
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Oakenator, Dec 22, 2013
Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,310 ratings.