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Ranch S IPA - Victory Brewing Company

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Ranch S IPA
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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 7.59%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mfunk9786 on 12-16-2011)
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

JZ77, Aug 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

rolltide8425, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a stemmed 10-oz. glass at Henlopen City Oyster House in Rehoboth Beach, Del.

A: Poured a clean, clear, copper amber color with a one-finger head of white foam which held nicely and left some good lacing on the glass.

S: Very herbal and citrusy, filled with aromatic hops. Possibly Amarillo or Centennial, but very lush and fruity.

T: Well-defined caramel malt flavor up front with a quick segue to herbal, bright and fruity hops. A floral, grassy flavor leads to a somewhat spicy and resinous hop finish that kicks with some boozy heat and bitterness.

M: Medium-full bodied DIPA with a good, clean, spicy feel and finish with some lingering booze and hop resin.

O: A clear attempt at Victory to get into the aromatic DIPA market. The smell on this thing was very fresh, citrusy, bitter and pleasant, but the brew itself was a treat to taste as well. The 9% ABV was masked pretty well and there was enough malty, sweet balance to keep it from wrecking my palate.

Gambrinus1184, Jul 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

agriff401, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of lpotter
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

lpotter, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of jbaker67
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

jbaker67, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of rtepiak
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

suprise find in texas at the common table.

Suprisingly brisk with a light orange color and white head. Orange nose, simcoe bittering giving it a wonderful balance of walnut, resin woody bitter and a nice balance of lemon and floral note. Summer ready as a decadence. Citra nose of bright sweeter citrus. Sets any inbetweens as grapefruit with the mind minerality. Great.

rtepiak, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of Mounty4Life
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears as lager copper color with thick white head that sticks to glass. Transparent but darker towards top, head hangs around for a lil bit. Sticky lacing that faded quite nicely! Nose is nice and hoppy but slight alcohol present that sneaks past you in taste. Taste of hops that linger and in a good way. Pretty much only way you know its 9% is the after affects. Mouthfeel is solid but missing something can't put together. Wana drink this like a Reggie ipa when should be heady. Overall I will revisit, and if your hop head gets better and resonates like 2ipa should. It does its job this beer.!!

Mounty4Life, Jun 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

notdriving, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of Mark5252
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Mark5252, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of beerman999999
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

beerman999999, Jun 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

tedho21, Jun 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

johnbifulco, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Flowing a brilliant copper pale color with off white foaming head forming thick... in a pint glass what's going on here. Big hop aroma caramelized alcohol notes hints of grass/fruit/citrus notes. Flavor is big sugary with lightly toasted malts, it's actually quite nice...a real hoppy beer from Victory representing west coast hops and big malt flavor without canceling each other out. Moderate carbonation flowing thick sticky hop oils and malt sugars holding the body together, clearly evident fullness to the whole experience. Overall very tasty Victory hopped up experience.

WVbeergeek, May 24, 2012
Photo of pearljam118
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

pearljam118, May 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

antoines15, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Teleweizen2
3.1/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - pours a bright golden color. Thin frothy white foam on top. dissipated quickly. a touch of lacing on the glass.

S - the aroma is strong with hops, mostly bitter citrus/orange peel notes, but there is an underlying lemony solvent note. notes of doughy malts underneath.

T - bready malt profile up front. snappy citric hops enter quickly. bitter orange peel is very prominent along with notes of lemon pith, but there is an underlying soapy note that detracts from the smoother flavors.

M - crisp texture. medium bodied and medium carb.

O - an ok DIPA. i like the malt profile and the crisp texture but that soapy note reallly didn't do it for me.

Teleweizen2, Apr 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

iambobbyclark, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a lightly hazed orange hue. Beautiful head. Head is frothy and retains very respectably. Quite an attractive brew.

S-A pleasant but not very intense nose. Quite citrusy and floral. Not too bold with the pine. Nice balance brought forth by bready and caramel malt. Would like a bit more 'oomph' but its still fairly aromatic.

T-quite like the nose but has a bit more zing to it. Sweetness balanced and slightly enveloped by perfumey floral hops and bright tangy citrus. Moderate bitterness and the alcohol content is masked very nicely.

M-Creamy with a medium build. Carbonation is mellow and the bitterness is moderate. ABV masked so well.

O/D-Overall this was a pleasant brew that had nice flavors but lacked the overwhelming hoppiness I am constantly looking for. Easily worth the $5 fill. A nice glass.

VelvetExtract, Mar 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

DaveHack, Mar 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

mikem0487, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of taez555
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Horseshoe Pub in Hudson MA.

Poured a clear orange body with a white head.

Nose is piney and hoppy, but not over the top.

Taste is medium bodied and actually pretty light on the tongue. Very clean tasting and doesn't even remotely hint at 9%abv. Piney and malty,but not over the top. Not warming at all until you get to the end of a few dozen sips. Bitterness is there, but very mellow.

What a deceiving beer. Something this big should knock you out, but it doesn't taste like its more than 5%. VERY dangerous beer.

taez555, Mar 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

jwat, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of schnell
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stopped at Victory last weekend and they had Ranch S on tap. My brother goes there often and hadn't seen it on the menu before. I had a draught and liked it enough to pick up a Growler to takeback home to OH. It was not as bitey as I would expect from a double IPA, but that only made it more dangerous at 9 ABV

schnell, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of Gavage
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark orange in color with a 2" head. Nice lace develops during the session.

Smell: floral hops, grapefruit, orange, and some caramel is very pleasant on the nose.

Taste: caramel, grass, some biscuit, loads of grapefruit, and a hearty bitterness is wrapped in a soft alcohol tone.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp throughout with a long dry finish. Aftertaste last a while on the tongue.

Overall: this was a surprise seeing this on tap, and it did not disappoint. Great flavor and aroma, it really hits the spot.

Gavage, Jan 31, 2012
Ranch S IPA from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.