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Ranch Double IPA - Victory Brewing Company

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295 Ratings
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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Oakenator on 09-09-2012)
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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

Sammy, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

djrn2, Aug 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

zestar, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

acurtis, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Texasfan549, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of oberon
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.

oberon, Oct 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

WVbeergeek, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
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.

TheManiacalOne, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

nickfl, Jul 25, 2013
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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.

Kegatron, Feb 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

mendvicdog, Jan 20, 2013
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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.

mdfb79, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

InspectorBob, Oct 30, 2013
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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.

Stinkypuss, Dec 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

chinchill, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Boone757, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

drummermattie02, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Griffith, Feb 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

xnicknj, May 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

IPAchris, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of Brenden
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.

Brenden, Oct 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

ROGUE16, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

BMart, Oct 28, 2014
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Ranch Double IPA from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.