Hop Ranch | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BEER INFO

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 StoutSnob40 on 10-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,176
Reviews:
385
Ratings:
2,433
pDev:
10.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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126
Gots:
541
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2
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

#2 - 12 oz. bottle with Enjoy By date of 24-May-15
Poured into stemless wine glass on 7-Jan-15

#1 - 12 oz. pour off tap @ Friendly Ice House (San Antonio, TX) on 16-Apr-14

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

appearance; straw, quite clear, lots of evident carbonation, pours a thick, creamy white head that retains very well.

smell; citrus, resin, hint of malt

tatse; lemon zest, grapefruit, slight hoppy bitterness, slight malty sweetness

mouthfeel; light/ medium body, crisp, slightly dry in the finish, medium carbonation.

overall; a very tasty, crisp, very drinkable IPA, would definitely buy again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle, enjoy by May 24, 2014.

The head on this ale is excellent, whipped stark white foam and very voluminous above a yellow gold body. Flavor is very creamy mixed with some bitter hop flavor and lush citrus fruit. Good but a bit tame for my tastes.

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Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 2,433 ratings
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