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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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1,347 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,347
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

iL0VEbeer, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of beerthulhu
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Tangerine orange, medium haze, with a good suspension of micro-effervesce moving about. Creamy, milky eggshell white head is lasting with a thick single band of lace around the glass. An ipa that still has the (p)ale in it i see, always a good thing to see.

S: Nose was sweet, wet and fresh with a burst of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and citrus. Soft flowery hop leaves with a hint of old country time lemonade. Good awareness level.

T: Flavor was dry citrus peel, flowery bitterness, some dry orange peel with a sweet squeeze of wet grapefruit. Dry grain base, almost a hint of pilsner like quality, straw, with a leave of dry lemon alcohol on the finish. Solid bitterness level, nice mixture of hop complexity.

M: Mouthful had a tight feel of carbonation, frothy textured with a light to medium body weight.

O: Overall solid level of bitterness, yet incredibly drinkable. Pale, dry, with a fresh wet touch on the nose, and at 9.0%abv it drinks more appropiately like a 7.0% at best. Great summer time quencer or a spring hopped beer worthy of multiples and case/keg purchase. Another great addition to thier hop series in conjunction with Dirt wolf which was my latest wow beer, at wow price. Keep'm coming victory.

beerthulhu, Mar 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

ShanePB, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Zaphog, Jan 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

PEIhop, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, golden-yellow coloring with a thin, foamy, low profile, bright white head and a ton of carbonation throughout the body. There's some sediment floating throughout, too. Aromas of dank and pungent hops, wet and heavy, with grassy notes, heavy cedar notes, moss, clove and pepper spicing, and a hint of rich apricot sweetness. Very unique nose for the style. Flavors are smooth and balanced forward, with a solid toffee and biscuit backbone supporting a mild bitterness in the background, a heavy dose of wood, moss, and pitch in the forefront, and highlights of citrus fruit and spices. Very heavy and very different. Wow. The body is smooth, and kept very light by the carbonation levels. The aftertaste is surprisingly light, with more of the tart citrus and fruity sweetness coming through, and only hints of grass and forest characteristics. The finish is smooth, light, and slightly crisp, with a hint of dryness across the palate. Heavy, but damn tasty. This is a good beer.

GarthDanielson, Feb 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Cynic-ale, Jan 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

atrocity, Apr 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Rhettroactive, Jan 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

tobelerone, Jan 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

HuskyinPDX, Feb 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

chippo33, Jan 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

TheSevenDuffs, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Brad007
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a whitish-gold color with a one-finger head into my glass. It puts the “pale” in IPA.

Floral, grassy with a touch of pine in the nose. You probably wouldn’t be able to tell that it’s a DIPA just by the aroma.

Again, very clean and full of floral notes and the right touch of pine. Could pass for a lawnmower beer if it wasn’t high in ABV. Makes me long for the spring.

Lingering floral and grassy notes. Good dose of bitterness at the back of the throat.

One of the cleanest DIPAs I’ve had in recently memory. It’s deceptive so remember to sip, not chug. I should have taken my own advice. Heh.

Brad007, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

TurdFurgison, Feb 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

vfgccp, Jan 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

jrallen34, Jan 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

claspada, Jan 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Lare453, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of DrDemento456
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Living in PA I am not sure why I can't find this. No singles, four packs, or sadly cases. I ended up picking up a single from Vintage Estate for $2.79
A - Unlike Dirtwolf this one has no orange/brown hue. Straight up yellow with a hazy unfiltered look with little yeast particles. Head is pretty sweet a 1/2 inch that sticks around and makes for great lacing.
S - Not very bitter or strong smelling as Dirtwolf this one is more timid and sweet pineapple/mango hops in nature. No ethanol smell means at least its very balanced.
T - Fruity and somewhat spicy hops which tingle the tongue with touch of ethanol on the finish. It is very enjoyable and balanced with mango and citrus hops.
M - A pretty enjoyable beer drinks with a medium body despite the high octane ABV. Goes down smooth.

Overall even though the aroma could be a bit more pungent this is one great DIPA. Very balanced with sweeter, fruitier hop notes and a well hidden ABV. My only complaint is being a PA resident and not finding any of this or Dirt wolf. Shame.

DrDemento456, Jan 16, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -14%

Duff27, Feb 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

IPAchris, Dec 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

tectactoe, Feb 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ZEB89, Feb 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Durge, May 02, 2014
Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,347 ratings.