Hop Ranch | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Hop RanchHop Ranch

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States

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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Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
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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Photo of Domvan
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of JWalterWeatherman
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MrBuckHigh
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Arrowhuntr
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of CCHopHead
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of SteveB24
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
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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Photo of mta11c
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of papat444
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
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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Photo of randeezy74
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of guido19
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Cruick
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of markgugs
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of wildwm
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of larryarms847
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the brightest IIPA sun golden yellow brews I've seen thus far. Greatly compliments the current setting (late spring, outside, sunny) I am in. Definite eye candy.

Smell is equally as inviting as its appearance. Subtle citrus fruit, prairie wheat, and gorgeous floral notes.

No surprise here, taste is the perfect ending to a beautiful beginning (the pour). Definitely not a hop bomb as I was expecting, due to the name, but delicious either way.

Mouthfeel is not quite what I look for in an IIPA, which is a mouthful of hops. This brew is an outstanding showing of hop vs. malt balance, but when I buy an IIPA I want a full on hop bomb, call me crazy.

Overall this is a glorious and incredibly tasty brew. 4 packs of these don't usually last more than a week here on the shelves in Chicago, so I'm glad to pick this up when I can.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of SavvyStudent
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a light yellow comparable to a pils. strong lacing and visible sediments in unfiltered. 50% transparency.
s: a very strong tropical fruit on the nose. Pineapple, pepper greens, mango, and a little dank smell.
T: pineapple, orange, pepper, lime, coriander, musty and wheat profile. Some battering hops but not the pine/grass profile common.
M: medium-heavy with some lingering on the tongue similar to a lighter wheat with a unique crispness. Drinkable but a little heavy for my preference.
O: a unique and tropical DIPA that is worth a pack to try. Victory has added another quality IPA to their library

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Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.15 out of 5 based on 2,428 ratings.
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