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Ranch Double IPA - Victory Brewing Company

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Ranch Double IPA
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Oakenator on 09-09-2012)
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Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

02-14-2013 15:44:03 | More by Sammy
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3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Pours a clear golden orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid citrus hop presence that is slightly better in the taste.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2013 02:38:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-10-2013 00:29:29 | More by djrn2
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-30-2013 02:23:54 | More by acurtis
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-24-2013 21:22:38 | More by Texasfan549
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North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a growler filled at Consumers in Orchard Park.Poured a brilliant copper witha sticky cloud-like slightly off white head,a full ring of lace behind was left behind.Intense sticky hops in the nosse,alot of tropical fruit mixed in with pine resin,sweet alcohol a big caramel malt as well.A burst of fruity hops at first sip with the hop flavor profile more fruity and floral than bitter,sweet stinging alcohol stnds up well to the hops,caramel sweetness is noticable.A big fruity hop attack,a great DIPA wich isn't to sweet.

Serving type: growler

10-01-2012 13:05:50 | More by oberon
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-25-2013 00:01:28 | More by nickfl
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Rhode Island

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 4/26/2013 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and very hoppy.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, strong kick, very good representation of style, this is a really good DIPA to drink for a long time.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2013 01:00:27 | More by TheManiacalOne
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ the VBC. Copper with a rich bright-white head. Sudsy retention with rich sticky lacing. Smells fresh and herbal with some floral and pine accents mixed in as well. Underneath, bitter grapefruit mingles with some lighter tropical flavors while a sweet graininess sits along the back. Alcohol adds some beef in the nose. The taste is herbal and tropical, which melds with the sweet grains of the malt. An aggressive streak of green bitterness and resins stretch down the middle of the profile and into the finish. The feel is medium to fuller with some sharpness on tongue and then more of a slick creaminess underneath. Some alcohol warmth is present but it mostly serves to elevate the strength of the hops. This is solid DIPA with a good balance of flavors that I would expect for the style and a relatively accessible body for 9%. Worth a look.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2013 20:28:55 | More by Kegatron
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West Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-04-2013 05:15:24 | More by WVbeergeek
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New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 09/12/13 notes. On tap at Rattle n Hum in NYC.

a - Pours a hazy medium orange color with two inch of medium white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for a while.

s - Smells of citrus hops, pine hops, grapefruit, fruity malts, lemon, and floral hops. Nice and hoppy, very nice nose.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, fruity malts, pine hops, grapefruit, lemon zest, tropical fruits, and floral notes. More pine than the taste and a lot of hops, but no bitterness.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. No bitterness, pretty easy to drink DIPA.

o - Overall I thought this was a really good DIPA. There are a lot of citrus hops to it and no bitterness at all. Easy to drink and something I would definitely want to have again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2013 17:05:21 | More by mdfb79
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-20-2013 06:06:47 | More by mendvicdog
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-30-2013 19:42:37 | More by InspectorBob
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-03-2013 00:09:40 | More by DrunkinYogi
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3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Victory Ranch DIPA

The standard ranch beer from victory, other variations exist as well.

Pours a perfectly crystal clear gold. Aroma of piney, resinous hops. In the taste, mild grapefruit and pine notes. Muted tropical fruit with faint pineapple juice. Some sweet pale malts and a pronounced bitterness. No hint of alcohol. Medium body and moderately carbonated. Overall this is a top notch IpA , a blend of independently grown hops that really make the ranch series. Solid just like all victory products.

Serving type: growler

12-03-2012 00:20:53 | More by Stinkypuss
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14%

09-10-2013 01:10:00 | More by chinchill
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-27-2013 15:50:02 | More by drummermattie02
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

05-14-2013 12:22:44 | More by xnicknj
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-22-2013 22:25:58 | More by ROGUE16
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3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ranch is a bright coppery shade of orange, clear but for a little chill haze and the darkness keeping a whole lot of light from passing through. The off-white head is about half a finger tall, displays good retention, and drops spotty lacing.
The aroma provides some juicy citrus as well as pith, along with a sort of perfumey and earthy mixture backed up by caramel malts that allow the hops to take over. Some slightly sweeter, more mellow tropical fruit hints linger underneath.
The flavor is deep and layered pretty nicely. It starts juicy on the tongue with citrus and the malt then giving way to earthy, floral, perfumey and raw, stem/leaf bitterness. Some resin comes in there too, but it doesn't dry it out or add too much pith to it. It's sort of rustic but clean.
The feel is also clean, bright and lively in a medium body. Crispness is consistent all the way through, and it's pretty nicely smooth to boot.

Serving type: growler

10-22-2013 20:30:57 | More by Brenden
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4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

draft at the brewpub

Served in a standard shaker pint, Ranch R is a deep copper amber in color with a glass-filling head that leaves heavy lace. The nose upfront bring primarily rich, oily citrus and juicy tropical aromas on a moderate caramel body. On the palate, hop flavors run through the range of grapefruit, tropicals, and herbs applied to a moderately sweet, pleasant caramel malt body. Moderate, satisfying body with a midrange carbonation, and a little slickness on the back end. It’s a big, complex IPA with a wonderfully resinous, oily, and juicy hop combination that makes for a great time. Was impressed and pleased to stumble across this tap.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2013 03:57:06 | More by blackie
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-14-2013 19:19:17 | More by Boone757
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New Hampshire

4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I thought I had had this bier last June when I visited, but it turns out it was thr Ranch R version. So, upon visiting Victory this June, I got a growler of this for home, after having a few pints at the Brewpub.... Only $10 for a swing-top growler? Come to Papa!!

Out into the 'Zebo on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon... Filled an imperial pint glass with round 1.... It is clear, with widely scattered carbo. Color is a medium goldenand the head, whilie initially healthy, has ebbed to a fine layer. It is fluffy and white, with A-1 lacing. Aroma has some sweetish fruit mixed in with some distinct rindyness. It is quite smooth going down, and the body is medium-plus, bordering on being chewy.

It has some subtle toasty maltiness, soon followed by lightly sweet apricot notes with a hint of pineapple. Hoppyness is all over the palate, with grapefruit, rindyness, and a hint of resiny action. Love the sweet/bitter combo in this one; nicely balanced, and the ABV is well hidden. This is 9.00%? Really.... Gots to be careful.... I had tried this side-by-side with the Liberty Bell DIPA, and found this a smidge better, due to the sweetness. Lovely bier, indeed!! Prosit!!

4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5


Serving type: growler

06-15-2013 17:54:54 | More by Bierman9
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-13-2013 23:39:57 | More by IPAchris
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4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a golden-copper color with a nice one finger just off white head. The head fades over a moderate amount of time to leave a good level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is strongest of a bread, tropical fruits of mango and papaya and some citrus hop aromas of tangerine and grapefruit. Mixed with these smells are notes of caramel sweetness and a hint of a pine hop aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a nice bready taste and a moderately strong dose of tangerine, mango and some peach. These flavors are a base for which hop flavors come and go upon. In the start there is a sweeter citrus hop flavor of a more tangerine, orange and grapefruit nature. As the taste advances to the middle this citrus hop flavor grows stronger and hits it apex. When this occurs, a pine and light floral hop flavor come to the tongue. These flavors grow stronger at the expense of the citrus hop, but they never quite overpower it. In the end, as a very light alcohol flavor creeps onto the tongue, a smoother and moderately hopped flavor (with the hop being a nice blend of citrus, pine and floral) is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average to just above average in its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that was very average. Not bad for the style and in keeping with its drinkability. The thicker body was nice for the hop flavors and smoothness while the slightly higher carbonation suited the sweeter fruit flavors nicely as well as made this 9% brew quite easy to drink.

Overall-A pretty smooth and easy drinking double IPA. None of the flavors are too potent and all of them meld together quite well.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2013 01:16:42 | More by Darkmagus82
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Ranch Double IPA from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.