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:
#1,240
Reviews:
386
Ratings:
2,436
pDev:
10.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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127
Gots:
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Ratings: 2,436 |  Reviews: 386
Photo of DOCRW
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chimneysweep
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wolverine48092
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy yellow, with a thin white head.

Smell: Sweeter notes like corn, mild pine notes.

Mouthfeel/ Taste: Smooth light bodied. Taste of bitter hops/pine. With a sweeter finish.

Overall: This one was ok. Not my first choice.

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Photo of pixote
3.39/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

- Nice fluffy head
- No nose
- Fruity taste. Pinapple.
- Expecting more hop profile.

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Photo of rsquared59
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnBradSC
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.66/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy by date of May 07, 2016

Appearance - Pours hazy and golden yellow in color with some sediment floating around the glass. The head is off-white and peaks at about a finger's width. Fair retention, then dissipates to reveal a thin, broken layer of suds across the surface. Thin, web-like lacing coats the glass in sections.

Smell - Bright, citrusy aroma with near equal floral character.

Taste - Follows the nose. Orange, tangerine and a touch of grapefruit met by a strong floral presence. The malt is mostly hidden, lending a generic, white bread to the profile. The finish is mostly floral with a touch of astringency from the alcohol.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with low to fair carbonation. Fairly smooth with a drying finish.

Overall - Decent, but too much floral character for my tastes, giving it a near soap or perfume-like tone. I'm glad to have tried it, but I don't think I'd give this one another go.

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Photo of jebrew
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrob22278
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PhilMiller
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bdilly
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ironman84
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mthomp081
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DR7Sauder
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent, smooth, citrus IPA

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Photo of SanFranJake
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vlaminck
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mvanaskie13
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a mason jar: color is straw, transparent, head is bright white, fine bubble size/texture, some lacing.

Smell is fresh, floral, and bitter - nothing to pin point or detract from the beer, i.e. solid.

Taste is similarly fresh, floral and bitter - different than the other most recent victory DIPA (dirtwolf) with a cleaner, simpler hop profile and just a touch less malt presence. Not bad just different.

Mouthfeel is very good for the strength and bitterness of the ale, nice carbonation level - nothing to detract.

Overall, a very very good beer - but maybe a bit neutral for the style - either way i would drink again.

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Photo of Lorihall1
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hilgart1
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 2,436 ratings