Ranch Double IPA 369 Hop Edition - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
4.43/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Ranch Double IPA 369 Hop Edition
Victory Brewing Company
Style: American Double / Imperial IPA
ABV: 8.70 %
LOOK: Deep copper colored brew exhibiting a fine clarity. An inch of head forms, leaving some sparse lacing on the glass. Appears like a solid pale ale.
SMELL: Piney, resinous hops, herbal, sappy nose. Some malt sweetness lingers in the background. Smells like all things hoppy and prosperous.
TASTE: Pale, honey like malt character upfront with a crisp hop bite. Bright, citrusy, semi-tropical hop also showing some big herbal and pine notes. Enamel stripping bitterness. Alcohol is present but the flavors are undeniable. A damn tasty, well made double IPA with a west coast flavor.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium to full bodied, well carbonated and smooth. Crisp, drying hop bite. Spot on for the style and very nicely rounded ale.
OVERALL: Using an experimental, American grown hop, this ale highlights the strain with a west coast finesse. Possessing a trademark distinct strong hop tone that many Victory products contain, along with some unexpected fruit notes. Simply getting the best of this hop, which is a very tasty variety. Easily a great Double IPA, and hopefully soon to be a regular offering.
Serving type: on-tap
06-07-2012 01:32:29 | More by Stinkypuss
4.26/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at World of Beer Raleigh
A - orange with a huge white, thick, foamy head that has great retention
S - hugely flower like a bouquet of flowers
T - light malt presence, spicy, herbal, peppery, floral, well hidden ABV
M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated
This is a nice beer. It's immensely hoppy and showcases layers of hop flavors. The ABV was also completely masked which made this dangerously drinkable. It was definitely a great drinking experience.
Serving type: on-tap
02-17-2013 00:21:24 | More by tdm168
Ranch Double IPA 369 Hop Edition from Victory Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.