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 dwagner003 on 10-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,428
Reviews:
384
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.12%
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
541
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Ian_B
2.59/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I don't know what was wrong for me with this one. Normally LOVE Mosaic, but this hit nothing pleasing in terms of smell, taste, feel, etc. Had to post a review for this to go through, no wonder the average pDev is so high.

I would avoid this one. Dirtwolf is way better.

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Photo of JakeForest
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RancidAggro
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cycle69
4.84/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beacon30
3.43/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeM417
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSupremeAJ
4.9/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of davegray
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated enjoy by 24 May 2015

Look - Light honey in color with a beautiful fluffy white head. Slightly hazy, with yeast and proteins in suspension. Very good head retention and lacing. 4.5 paws.

Smell - Not especially aromatic, but noticeably fresh. Slight vanilla, and mystery flavor fruit snack. Orange marmalade. Nothing comes through full throttle, but pleasing enough. 4 paws.

Taste - Bitter at the front. Orange peel mixed with pine and white wine. Bitterness is there, but not overpowering, lingers very slightly and pleasantly. Slightly sweet on the finish, with a carbonic tingle and coating of alcohol. 4 paws.

Feel - Very light. If not for the burn of alcohol you may not know it was there at all. The light mouthfeel contributes to a drinkability that makes this very dangerous at 9%. 4.5 paws.

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Photo of tappangordo
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nctide
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkDeming
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pleasantly surprised by this beer. 9.0% but not boozy at all. Nice citrusy hop character, and a beautiful golden color. Smell is a bit "meh," especially given the potent hops. A smooth, tasty beer that I will definitely get again.

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Photo of okcommuter
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buzzedup
4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of psweendogg
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coorsy
3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of earlholman
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Amstaffs
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JuliusPepperwood
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaswilson2
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by: 5/24/15.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and slight earth aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet citrus fruit and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of charrel
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Falcone
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mackeyse
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of briandaube
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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