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Ranch S IPA - Victory Brewing Company

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Ranch S IPA
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BA SCORE
88
very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 7.87%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mfunk9786 on 12-16-2011)
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2012 22:15:47 | More by Gambrinus1184
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agriff401

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-13-2012 17:14:53 | More by agriff401
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lpotter

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-05-2012 21:30:42 | More by lpotter
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-04-2012 11:35:50 | More by jbaker67
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rtepiak

Poland

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2012 02:40:28 | More by rtepiak
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Mounty4Life

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
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.!!

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2012 00:32:05 | More by Mounty4Life
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notdriving

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-18-2012 02:57:15 | More by notdriving
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-12-2012 02:33:39 | More by Mark5252
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beerman999999

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-09-2012 02:13:28 | More by beerman999999
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-03-2012 17:49:02 | More by tedho21
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johnbifulco


3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

06-02-2012 00:21:48 | More by johnbifulco
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2012 02:35:09 | More by WVbeergeek
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-15-2012 23:29:40 | More by pearljam118
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antoines15

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

04-15-2012 22:49:59 | More by antoines15
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev -21.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2012 14:42:41 | More by Teleweizen2
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iambobbyclark

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-14-2012 01:36:50 | More by iambobbyclark
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2012 21:16:40 | More by VelvetExtract
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-27-2012 23:00:02 | More by DaveHack
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mikem0487

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-25-2012 23:28:13 | More by mikem0487
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taez555

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2012 16:32:20 | More by taez555
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jwat

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-10-2012 03:34:25 | More by jwat
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schnell

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
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

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2012 02:51:34 | More by schnell
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2012 12:39:45 | More by Gavage
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-30-2012 06:27:13 | More by RobertColianni
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beef13

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-27-2012 15:35:17 | More by beef13
Ranch S IPA from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.