Hop Ranch | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Hop RanchHop Ranch
BA SCORE
4.19/5
2,432 Ratings
Hop RanchHop Ranch
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:
#1,135
Reviews:
385
Ratings:
2,432
pDev:
10.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
541
Trade:
2
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Photo of ljkelly2171
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aszatk01
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjd722
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JPowell712
3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BrokenEdge
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Probably the best DIPA I've had yet. Can't really fairly comment on the look of the head, since I had this on tap and it was overpoured...beer almost up to the rim. The body is slightly darker than straw and transparent, certainly doesn't look very distinctive. Smell is earthy, floral, and with some faint citrus. Taste has more floral notes, grapefruit, orange, some breadiness, and cantaloupe. Not quite as fruit forward as the label says it will be, but I liked it for what it is. It's rich and full flavored. Feel is sticky and sweet initially with the hop bitterness coming in midway through, leaving a super dry finish. I didn't detect any alcohol at any point.

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Photo of 81tillinfinity
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zayzay1
3.57/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Peppery flavor

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3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
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3.77/5  rDev -10%
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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.91/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nitty703
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DinoBlueShoes
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bb_hagen
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobTheKnob
3.72/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Hop Ranch from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 2,432 ratings
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