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Hop Ranch - Victory Brewing Company

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1,295 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,295
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 57
Gots: 95 | 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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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-18-2014 01:12:49 | More by PEIhop
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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.

02-19-2014 02:39:41 | More by GarthDanielson
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Brad007

Vermont

4.63/5  rDev +9.5%

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.

01-12-2014 23:00:18 | More by Brad007
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-28-2014 07:02:22 | More by HuskyinPDX
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

02-07-2014 01:08:09 | More by TurdFurgison
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-12-2014 02:17:27 | More by tobelerone
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

12-28-2013 15:32:31 | More by ShanePB
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-15-2014 23:57:44 | More by Rhettroactive
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

01-05-2014 03:20:41 | More by jrallen34
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-20-2014 20:59:33 | More by iL0VEbeer
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-16-2014 20:02:29 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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chippo33

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-12-2014 09:17:45 | More by chippo33
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

03-09-2014 22:33:50 | More by KAF
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-07-2014 23:31:42 | More by Cynic-ale
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

01-16-2014 01:22:25 | More by DrDemento456
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vfgccp

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-10-2014 00:27:54 | More by vfgccp
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claspada

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-25-2014 00:16:04 | More by claspada
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atrocity

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

04-30-2014 19:21:10 | More by atrocity
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Duff27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

02-26-2014 02:23:01 | More by Duff27
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champ103

Texas

4.31/5  rDev +1.9%

On tap at several places around Houston, and just recently got a growler from Premium Draught.

A: Pours a lightly hazed yellow/orange color. A well formed, tightly packed white head rises to two fingers. Rings of lace are left behind.
S: Lightly herbal, green tea like up front. Dank, but with a big juicy hop aroma that is great. Pineapple, mango, orange rind. Maybe a bit of sweetness in the middle, with a lingering but enjoyable bitterness.
T: Herbal and floral with a peppery spice up front. Then the juicy fruits take over, which is great. Pineapple is big along with orange rind. The hop flavor is certainly pungent. Though very flavorful. Just a hint of sweetness hides in the background. A huge hop bomb with a ton of flavor and character. Not just late addition bitterness.
M/D: A medium to full body. A great effervescent bite, that is dry for the most part. So crisp and clean. Really enjoyable to drink. This will be gone in no time.

Tons of hop flavor and character. Not just bitterness, which I don't enjoy. This is really well made and enjoyable. Outside of a small tasting, I have not had Dirtwolf but this is impressive enough. Which should be expected with Victory.

04-06-2014 18:19:45 | More by champ103
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Durge

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-02-2014 14:24:03 | More by Durge
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cjgator3

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

02-21-2014 02:26:35 | More by cjgator3
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-29-2013 17:26:05 | More by KevinGordon
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aasher

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-02-2014 04:51:02 | More by aasher
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Lare453

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-01-2014 04:37:28 | More by Lare453
Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,295 ratings.