Ranch Double IPA
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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IPA - Imperial
4.1 | pDev: 10.98%
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 318 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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JohnnyK from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%

Jan 04, 2014
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Not sure which hop is used in this one (it wasn't advertised). I imagine it can vary wildly depending on the hop.

It's a fairly robust copper color with a thick white head that leaves lacing in the glass. Aroma is syrup, caramel, pine and grapefruit. Taste starts up front with a nice sweet and bitter punch. Goes into a very strong piney flavor with a background of caramel sweetness and some grapefruit and other citrus in the background. Transitions into a very raw, harsh bitterness with onion notes--more tasty than it sounds, especially with the malt sweetness to back it up. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with robust carbonation and a lingering mouth-coating resinousness.

Overall, a decent DIPA. Very heavy on the piney notes with a bit of rough hop bitterness and lingering pine resin in there too. That's something I like in an IPA. It's a bit darker and more caramel-centered than I like, but that's an east coast DIPA for you. Not very balanced in hop notes, but since it's meant to showcase a single hop, that's to be expected. Interesting enough, drinkable, and for the price (10.99 for a growler), it's a good find for the price.

Oct 03, 2013
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ranch is a bright coppery shade of orange, clear but for a little chill haze and the darkness keeping a whole lot of light from passing through. The off-white head is about half a finger tall, displays good retention, and drops spotty lacing.
The aroma provides some juicy citrus as well as pith, along with a sort of perfumey and earthy mixture backed up by caramel malts that allow the hops to take over. Some slightly sweeter, more mellow tropical fruit hints linger underneath.
The flavor is deep and layered pretty nicely. It starts juicy on the tongue with citrus and the malt then giving way to earthy, floral, perfumey and raw, stem/leaf bitterness. Some resin comes in there too, but it doesn't dry it out or add too much pith to it. It's sort of rustic but clean.
The feel is also clean, bright and lively in a medium body. Crispness is consistent all the way through, and it's pretty nicely smooth to boot.

Oct 22, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with a BB May 2015 date stamp.
Slightly hazy golden-amber body topped by a durable and creamy white head. Outstanding lacing with a near full coat sticking to the glass.
Aroma: strong hops with hints of pineapple and citrus.
Flavor: Seemed a bit too hopped for me at first sip, like many DIPAs, but I quickly adjusted to what now seemed like a rather well balanced flavor with only moderate bitterness. Still, will not appeal to people who are not fond of hops. Very good complexity with clear notes of tropical and citrus fruits, most notably the tropical fruits.

Sep 10, 2013
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Ranch Double IPA from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 318 ratings