Hop Ranch | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fully juicy in its citrus character with the pleasantly sharp, biting edges of tart fruit and bitterness, Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale traces its roots to Victory’s Ranch series, a unique and comprehensive study of hops in which Brewmasters experimented with different hop varieties to showcase a range of flavor profiles and celebrate the nuances and distinctions in the resulting series’ recipes.

Mosaic hops and Hop #483 (Azacca)

Added by dwagner003 on 10-30-2013

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2,424
Reviews:
380
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.12%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

"Hop Ranch" harkens back to the Victory "Ranch" Series that allowed brewers to experiment with a variety of hops; in the case of this beauty: Azaca, Germinate and Mosiac. Poured into a tulip glass by the steady hand of DC Tap House's finest server, this brew boasts a translucent copper body, with few carbonation bubbles. Ther is a substantial head of chunky froth that brings out a gummy lacing, which deteriorates as the langorous quaff is pursued. There is a pleasant nose of orange slices with subtle whiffs of bubblegum and butter; the palate is dusted with grapefruit and malty motes.

Thers is a chalky bite in the mouthfeel that proceeds to a dry finish with some citrus tanginess. Yet, there is a smoothness that belies the heavy alcohol structure.

Another winner from an American brewing icon. Great beer; thy name is Victory.

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Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.15 out of 5 based on 2,424 ratings.
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