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Ranch Double IPA | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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4.07/5
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317 Ratings
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: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Oakenator on 09-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
317
pDev:
11.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Pours a clear golden orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid citrus hop presence that is slightly better in the taste.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 4/26/2013 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and very hoppy.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, strong kick, very good representation of style, this is a really good DIPA to drink for a long time.

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4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a growler filled at Consumers in Orchard Park.Poured a brilliant copper witha sticky cloud-like slightly off white head,a full ring of lace behind was left behind.Intense sticky hops in the nosse,alot of tropical fruit mixed in with pine resin,sweet alcohol a big caramel malt as well.A burst of fruity hops at first sip with the hop flavor profile more fruity and floral than bitter,sweet stinging alcohol stnds up well to the hops,caramel sweetness is noticable.A big fruity hop attack,a great DIPA wich isn't to sweet.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

On tap @ the VBC. Copper with a rich bright-white head. Sudsy retention with rich sticky lacing. Smells fresh and herbal with some floral and pine accents mixed in as well. Underneath, bitter grapefruit mingles with some lighter tropical flavors while a sweet graininess sits along the back. Alcohol adds some beef in the nose. The taste is herbal and tropical, which melds with the sweet grains of the malt. An aggressive streak of green bitterness and resins stretch down the middle of the profile and into the finish. The feel is medium to fuller with some sharpness on tongue and then more of a slick creaminess underneath. Some alcohol warmth is present but it mostly serves to elevate the strength of the hops. This is solid DIPA with a good balance of flavors that I would expect for the style and a relatively accessible body for 9%. Worth a look.

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3.35/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

From 09/12/13 notes. On tap at Rattle n Hum in NYC.

a - Pours a hazy medium orange color with two inch of medium white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for a while.

s - Smells of citrus hops, pine hops, grapefruit, fruity malts, lemon, and floral hops. Nice and hoppy, very nice nose.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, fruity malts, pine hops, grapefruit, lemon zest, tropical fruits, and floral notes. More pine than the taste and a lot of hops, but no bitterness.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. No bitterness, pretty easy to drink DIPA.

o - Overall I thought this was a really good DIPA. There are a lot of citrus hops to it and no bitterness at all. Easy to drink and something I would definitely want to have again.

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4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was enjoyed on tap served chilled in a pint.

The color is deep golden amber with light haze and white head.
The smell is great with a nice aroma from the hops!
to be continued

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at some random Ruby Tuesday's on my way back to Rochester. Don't quite remember where. Why would Ruby Tuesday of all places have this on tap? Don't care, it was awesome.

Pours a golden orange color with a little bit of haze. One inch head, good lacing down the glass.

Smells like citrus fruits, big and juicy!

The taste is pretty similar. Orange, grapefruit, pineapple, with some pine needles and resin, and a good lingering bitterness that sticks to your tongue. Not much malt character that I can pick up.

Pretty crisp, dry mouthfeel, only a bit sticky and sweet at time. Well carbonated and very drinkable.

A nice find, glad I could have it. The forerunner to Victory's great new IPAs.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Ranch Double IPA from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 317 ratings
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