Ranch Double IPA | 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: Rotating

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Added by Oakenator on 09-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
317
Reviews:
28
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
22
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0
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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2/5  rDev -51.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.68/5  rDev -10%
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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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of thedoubler55
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is a dark amber color, that is transparent, a little off white head at the top that leaves some lacing around the glass.

S: The nose is filled with tropical citrus fruit, some sweet hops also, and a bit of caramel on the tail end as well.

T: The taste is exactly like the nose, lots of citrus and bitterness from the hops, the bitterness is not what I was expecting from a DIPA, a sweet taste at the end.

M: Smooth, medium bodied, not a lot of carbonation.

O: A tasty beer, but I was expecting a lot more from this brew, very subtle for a DIPA, was a lot sweeter than anything else, but not bad, Refreshing.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

32 oz. growler filled a few days ago, but unopened, poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours a rather pale washed-out lemon-lime. One-finger head of rather loose, fluffy just-off-white foam dissipates quickly, leaving a sheen of lace and bubbles across the surface. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is a luminescent golden orange and almost clear, with a touch of bubbles rising from the bottom center. Lots of legs on the glass when drinking, suggesting a richness of malts that don't get translated to the mouthfeel.

S - Citrus and pine. Wet, mulch-like notes in the background, almost like a barnyard. Very lightly toasted malts with hints of orange and light caramel. As it warms, tropical fruit sugars assert themselves a bit more.

T - Freshly cut grapefruit, which plants itself on the center of the tongue and stays. Rougher, woody hops follow. Orange Jolly Rancher in the background emerges after the hops parade, along with some tropical fruit notes like pineapple. Wheat bread lightly toasted serves as the base. Not a trace of alcohol in the taste profile - the ABV is completely hidden. Orange/grapefruit becomes a bit bitter on the backend, like zest or rind.

M - Somewhat fizzy, but lightly carbonated. Moderately thin structure, and almost a bit watery as it warms. Finish is rather clean from the hop dominance and lingers somewhat, featuring the bitter side of the fruit notes.

O - The rough, woody edges of this beer along with its thinness suggest what a Saison specialty house would brew if it needed to produce a double IPA. The ABV is completely hidden, and only shows up after a couple of glasses when you're wondering where that buzz came from. Seems like a pretty straight-forward Imperial IPA that doesn't really have any quality that makes it stand out from the crowd to this non-hophead. Worth a taste if this style is your thing, but it's not a selection I'll be looking for.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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Ranch Double IPA from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.09 out of 5 based on 317 ratings.
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