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Ranch Double IPA | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States

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.

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Ratings: 317 |  Reviews: 28
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

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4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Palm snifter at the Local Miami.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/4 inch beige head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and plentiful surface foam. Crystally, resilient lacing slowly slides down the glass.

S- Dank, musty hop aroma with some sweet-smelling malt backing it up well. Pungent, with a small amount of alcohol fume given the ABV.

T- Herbal, grassy hop flavor with a moderate-heavy bitterness and a decent malt backbone. Traces of wood, particularly cedar, are a surprise but certainly welcome. Definitely an earthy IPA.

M- Sharp, slightly bitey. Medium carbonation and a body that's a bit on the full side.

O- A fantastic IPA that I'm glad I got the chance to try since, apparently, it's a bit rare.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery

A-light amber with a sticky light cream colored head

S-actually just a clean and wonderful scent of hops with a touch of vanilla. Good strength

T-comes in with a great bitter flavor of hops, vanilla, and clementine. Ooo the bitterness reall sticks to the tongue in a happy way. After-taste is similar with more citrus. Bitterness lasts awhile.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a dry finish

O-this is an awesome DIPA. The flavors and the bitterness are all there and are of high quality. I wish they'd bottle this because it's something I'd recommend everyone to try!.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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