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Ranch R Double IPA - Victory Brewing Company

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Ranch R Double IPA
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

171 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | 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: Kegatron on 02-20-2012)
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Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

redfox405, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of thedoubler55
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A golden brown color that is transparent, a nice one finger off white head at the top that does not leave to much lacing.

S: Lots of citrus and pine notes on this one and a slight hint of caramel and honey.

T: The taste is pleasant but not of the best IPA's I have had. Lots of citrus notes and grassy notes as well. A good balance of hops and malts.

M: Medium bodied and good amount of carbonation.

O: This is probably one of the best Victory brews that I have had, I believe that they have a big potential but they havent lived up to it yet.

thedoubler55, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

VaTechPhilly, Aug 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

rprinz22, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Alewife Baltimore, 3/3/12.

A-Pours a clear golden honey with a thin foamy off white head and good lacing.

S-Citrusy with big amarillo hop notes and a good malty backbone.

T-Citrusy hops and caramel malt, a bit boozy.

M-Medium bodied, quite wamr.

O-A very solid DIPA, quite flavorful.

HV

sholland119, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of corby112
3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden orange color with yellowish hues and a half finger white head that quickly settles into thin ring.  Spotty lacing.  

Sweet citrus hop aroma balanced by earthy grass notes, tropical fruit and pale malts.  Hints of orange peel, grapefruit and mango as well as some biscuit, graham cracker, grass and pine.

On the fuller end of medium-bodied with a decent balance of dry/bitter and sweet fruit notes.  Hints of earthy grass and pine provide a nice balance to the sweet fruit and booze.  Citrus/orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple and mango with earthy/soily pine, biscuit and graham cracker.  A bit hot/boozy in the finish.  ABV could be masked a bit better but it's still decently drinkable.  

corby112, Jul 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

reyna311, Jul 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Chugs13, Jul 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

kjkinsey, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of 57md
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a light copper with less than a finger of head. The head dissipates rather quickly, but manages to leave some lacing behind anyway. The nose is a total pine forest. This is a very hop forward offering without a doubt. Citrus notes are upfront as well along with a milder malty flavor. A fairly distinct hop bitterness on the finish.

This is a stellar effort from a great PA brewery that knows how to do hops right! I was bummed when I found out that this would not be available in bottles.

57md, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of argock
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a Shaker pint glass at Michael's Bistro (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Honey golden with 1/2-finger off-white foamy head with decent retention and some lace figures.

S: Major grapefruit attack with some pinesap and resiny hoppiness. The grapefruit character is like grapefruit peel or pith. The maltiness seems like straight pale malt.

T: The grapefruit barrage is unrelenting in this beer with heavy pithiness that borders on but doesn't quite cross into astringency. There is a good dose of pine and resin. I wish the malt component added a little more -- this is not a balanced DIPA. The malt component is straight pale with maybe a slight dash of Munich for a little nutty character, but if there was ever a beer that cried out for a little more Munich or some light crystal character, this is it. The pithy grapefruit gets to be a bit much towards the end.

M: Medium body with nice dry finish and even carbonation.

O: I liked this beer, but an entire pint is a tall order unless you really love grapefruit peel. I like DIPAs that are more balanced but still tend towards hoppy, and this falls way on the hoppy side. Not bad, but not great.

argock, Jul 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

mendvicdog, Jul 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

TXhomebrewer, Jul 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

timwardjr, Jul 12, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this the week after Victory had visited Goodnight Irene's in NJ at Irene's.

A golden orange clear ale with a creamy head and fine lace.

The nose has clear peach aroma and traces of pear. A little hint of caramely melts in the background. 

This one is sticky and phenolic.  The peach is there in the front and the finish is a hoppy grapefruit rind.

It has a medium body with fine carbonation.

KMcG, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of MrBeerExpert
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light golden and brilliantly clear. Thin white head with decent retention and low lacing.

S: Extremely aromatic citrus with a touch of catty pine. Fantastic!

T: Very well balanced. Not cloyingly sweet like many other Double IPAs. Lingering bitterness on the palate.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slick mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O: Another victory for Victory. They almost never disappoint, but this a particularly fine offering.

MrBeerExpert, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of OWSLEY069
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clean orange-ish to yellow color with a small white head. In the aroma, a dry grapefruit citrus hop. In the taste, dry grapefruit like hops and a small sweetness in the end. A small hop bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry, grapefruit hop in the aftertaste. Big grapefruit hops all day!

OWSLEY069, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ranch R Double IPA
Victory Brewing Company
Style: American Double / Imperial IPA
ABV: 9.00 %

LOOK: Clear bright golden color. Soapy foam forms and leaves lace down the glass. Appears well carbonated and perfectly clear.

SMELL: Earthy and herbal aromas of hops, candi sugar, malt sweetness, biscuits, and bread. Inviting but definitely letting it be known that this beer will be very hoppy.

TASTE: Semi sweet pale malts and an aggressive amount of dirty, earthy hops. The hop flavor draws in resin, sticky herb, pine, grapefruit rind, dry wood, and herbal notes. Very, very bitter, with a sharp hop bite. Somewhat mild malt sweetness is overcome by strong hops. A bitter beer with a mean streak.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated, semi dry finish. Big sticky hop flavors linger.

OVERALL: A very aggressive, bitter, astringent ipa. This particular hop variety used is a supreme bittering hop. Biting and earthy, this will quench only the true hop lover.

Stinkypuss, Jul 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

2dogbrew, Jul 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

baybum, Jun 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

IdrinkGas, Jun 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

DreaminBeer, Jun 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

H0rnedFr0gs, Jun 15, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap served in a pint glass

A - Golden amber with 1 finger white head with good retention and good lacing

S - Grapefruit, apricot, a touch of pine, caramel malt.

T - Follows the nose, big hop presence with nice malt caramel note, just a bit too much alcohol present.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, chewy.

O - Good, but the hops or malt needs turned up in comparison to the etoh.

williamjbauer, Jun 13, 2012
Ranch R Double IPA from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.