Ranch C Philly Beer Week | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JTSbeerislife on 07-19-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at City Tap House, Philly, PA

Served in a tulip glass, a slightly hazy golden-amber color with a small white head that receded to a ringlet, leaving a bit of patchy lacing on the glass. Showboating Citra and Simcoe, the aroma is markedly hop-driven, pine resin and plenty of citrus and tropical fruit scents. More of the same in the taste, hops and lots of them, citrus zest and pith, pineapple, oily pine, appropriate amount of bready malts in the background make for a medium-bodied ale that's slightly chewy. Moderate carbonation, slight alcohol burn. Very nice overall.

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3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft at City Tap House in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a slightly cloudy copper color with golden amber edges and a one finger white foam head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Dank resinous hop aroma with hints of earthy pine and citrus/tropical fruit sweetness coutered by grainy pale malts. Some grassy pine needle followed by hints of mango, orange peel, grapefruit and pineapple. Subtle bread, biscuit and graham cracker.

Medium bodies with a complex hop profile but it doesn't quite live up to the aroma. Some dry, earthy bitterness up front with spicy, grassy pine needle countered by hints of grapefruit and orange peel. The tropical/citrus fruit notes were very prominent in the nose but don't come across as strong in the flavor. Pale malt backbone with hints of biscuit and caramel leading into a dry finish.

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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz Growler from Beverage World. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours clear golden amber with a two finger white head that leaves tons of spotty, drippy, clingy lacing and holds a really nice cap.

Potent aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, pineapple, grapefruit, a bit dank and resinous, a touch floral and piney, mostly tropical and citrusy though. I do pick up a little of that Simcoe cat pee deliciousness as well. Very good strength.

Flavor is full of hop oils, citrus, grapefruit rind, fruity, tropical, moves to a strong caramel malt backbone in the middle offering up some sweetness, but that is needed to balance against the good bitterness on the finish. There’s some alcohol there at the end as well. Caramel malt picks up more and more as it warms.

Mouthfeel is medium/full bodied, creamy, good carbonation.

Excellent aroma, pretty good flavor too. I believe this is brewed with Citra and Simcoe and it shows, particularly the Citra. A bit more malty and sweet than what I typically care for in a DIPA, but there is enough hops there to back it up.

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3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Birdsall house in Peekskill NY

Pours a nice warm shade of copper infused amber and can boast nice fine webs of lacing.

Sniff is of piney hops and some citric fruit

This is a pretty bitter DIPA with more lime then pineapple,
Some honey and bready malts add to the complexity. But mostly this is an aggressively hopped brew that powers over the palate with citric hoppy goodness. Hop heads defiantly give this one a try if you get the chance

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at the Fridge.

12 oz pour into a German Becker.

Pours a nice creamy, ½” thick, off white head which has very good retention. The lace is excellent, sticky, and coats the side of the glass.
A medium amber color tops off this classic looking beautiful Ale. Picture perfect. Superb lace.

The aroma hits you with a distinct, powerful, floral, herbal and resiny hop character with distinct citrus, grapefruit, pineapple smells and a hint of pine. Wow!
This is followed by distinct, rich, toasty malt. Ale yeast is present. Complex!
The second glass had even more distinct pine.

Crisp, bitter, delicious entry on the palate of very distinct hops, spicy resin and citrus and grapefruit follows. Delicious and exceptionally enjoyable.

Very long finish of bitter hops and rich malt. The hop oils linger forever. The malt hangs but eventually has to surrender to the amazing hop profile.

What a perfectly balanced and delicious DIPA. A powerful distinct hop presence but balanced with rich malts. Excellent. Complex.
Just flat out delicious! Highly recommended and worth searching for.

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Ranch C Philly Beer Week from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 8 ratings