Release Mighty Things DIPA by Victory

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by guinness77, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. guinness77

    guinness77 Savant (914) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Surprised to see no thread about this...I had one last night and I was thoroughly impressed. Best Victory IPA I've had in ages.
     
  2. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (586) Mar 28, 2009 California
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    Must not be hazy enough.
     
  3. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,262) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Want to try it, supposidly replaces Hop Ranch...which was very good.

    Edit: It's not even on draft at any Victory locations. What's up with that??
     
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  4. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (4,987) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I posted about it in the Southeastern PA thread, since I wasn't sure if this was a widespread release or not. Victory was pretty slim on the details. Not clear whether it's a one-off, a new seasonal, or new year round, etc.

     
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  5. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (4,987) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    And no info on their website either:
    http://www.victorybeer.com/beers/
     
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  6. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,262) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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  7. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (17,939) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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  8. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Poo-Bah (1,682) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina
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    I’d love to try this
     
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  9. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,387) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    A few people have reviewed this one already
     
  10. RJD422

    RJD422 Initiate (127) Aug 23, 2007 Pennsylvania

    I just grabbed a sixer, looking forward to trying it.
     
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  11. ecpho

    ecpho Aspirant (213) Mar 28, 2011 New York

    Wheat, oats and pilsner malt - sounds too dry for me.
    I'd try it if I saw it though.
     
  12. Abstractual

    Abstractual Initiate (136) Mar 6, 2015 New York
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    Same dry hop as Hop Ranch then? Basically Hop Ranch+ wheat.
     
  13. guinness77

    guinness77 Savant (914) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    I got a single bottle at a shop in Manhattan on Tuesday and I got a 6-pack on Long Island yesterday.
     
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  14. rotsaruch

    rotsaruch Aspirant (292) Jun 18, 2002 Pennsylvania

    No your wrong. It's been at all brewpubs since last Friday. Here's my recent quote in the Southeastern PA thread from my sampling of the beer on Monday (11/27/17):

    "Had it on draft at the D'town brewpub. It tastes like a "want-to-be" Hop Ranch. The version I had was unfiltered and was listed at 8.3% abv for a DIPA. While I was there, I tried to confirm it's status (i.e. seasonal, special or replacement), but no knew the answer. It was tasty....very citric with a pleasant finish or very quaffable."
     
  15. Starkbier

    Starkbier Initiate (168) Sep 19, 2002 Maryland

    From the Victory webpage:

    Seasonally available in 2017 in 12 oz. 6 packs in Victory Taprooms and throughout Victory's distribution.
     
  16. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,573) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    It sure sounds like Mighty Things is very similar to what was Hop Ranch. Is there a reason why this new brand of Mighty Things is being produced vs. just producing Hop Ranch again as a winter seasonal release? Was Hop Ranch not selling well?

    For some reason I am getting the impression of the marketing technique of "new and improved" Tide detergent.:thinking_face:

    Cheers!
     
  17. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (692) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Pass......while I did complain that Victory did not innovate and had the same portfolio forever I have to say since they sold themselves I am more than disappointed. So many new beers and so many are not good. Their prices on new releases are quite high$. The core , and they are good but feel a bit off from pre sale is also too expensive$ for what they are but I think most local PA brewers are too high$ vs other states locals.

    I would guess this is close to a $13-14 six if not more based on dirt wolf prices.

    I will stick with shape of hops for $8.99-$9.99 for 16oz cans.



    Enjoy
     
  18. RJD422

    RJD422 Initiate (127) Aug 23, 2007 Pennsylvania

    I paid $11.49 for the sixer.
     
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  19. smutty33

    smutty33 Defender (643) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    I must try this. Dry/crisp with a killer hop bill?

    Count me in. Haven't seen it in S. CT. yet though.
     
  20. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,262) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Rich, then tell Victory to get their act together and update their website pages. I looked at all 3 locations, no mention of it at all on the draft lists.

    Edit:Guess they updated everything last night or this morning. It's listed now but wasn't yesterday.
     
  21. phillyale

    phillyale Initiate (30) Jan 7, 2015 Pennsylvania
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    drinking one now, and it reminds me a lot of what I remember Hop Ranch tasting like. Very good, will definitely pick up another sixer. This is wild speculation, but I wonder if with the merger with Southern Tier and maybe a wider distribution area, there was a conflict with the Hop Ranch name?
     
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  22. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,573) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    It would be interesting to hear from the Victory folks who participated in this thread with an answer to this.

    Cheers!
     
  23. tzieser

    tzieser Savant (930) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    I disagree but to each their own. Can't wait to try this
     
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  24. smutty33

    smutty33 Defender (643) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Drinking this now and loving it. The azacca compliments the citra and mosaic perfectly imo. Beautiful aroma w/ a dry crisp citrusy finish. Right in my wheelhouse, well done Victory!

    $12.99 / 6pk.
     
  25. rotsaruch

    rotsaruch Aspirant (292) Jun 18, 2002 Pennsylvania

    Keith, I feel your angst concerning Victory's pattern of "letting the small, but important things" (like routine and accurate updates of draft beer lists on their website) fall through the cracks in the floor! A classic, but timely example was last nite at the D'town brewpub, when I ordered my Hip Czech pils. The lovely lady serving the beer tells me I know how much you like your pilsners, we just tapped a dry-hopped version of the Braumeister pilsner! I said really, I don't see on the current tap list display. Then I asked her what hop was used to dry hop it; was it the same varietal hop used to brew it? She said she didn't know either....very sad response! It was tasty with a nice hop bite to it and exceedingly dry finish. I will find out the hop that was used. My bet it was one of the experimental German hops.

    But this has been Victory's modus operandi prior to and since their acquisition; the poor dissemination of important, basic beer-related information is either slow or non-existent without need to ask routine questions or make inquiries to brewing staff or management. It's frustrating at times and really, I believe, affects their overall credibility at times.
     
  26. BeerBobber

    BeerBobber Zealot (551) Nov 23, 2015 Nevada

    Sounds like a very tasty double IPA! Have to look for that one out our way! Thanks for posting this heads up on what looks like another hit for Victory.
     
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  27. Starkbier

    Starkbier Initiate (168) Sep 19, 2002 Maryland

    My guess is that the market demands new products to retain interest and tap handles. It also allows the brewery to experiment with different hopping techniques and rates/mixes. We all want new treats all the time, witness the long noted difficulty with flagship sales. So it goes.
     
  28. Starkbier

    Starkbier Initiate (168) Sep 19, 2002 Maryland

    I disagree too. Sour Monkey is doing very well. Homegrown is unique. Now Mighty Things seems to have some interest and Java Cask has done well. Meanwhile I drink the same amount of Braumeister, Helles and Prima as ever and these are as good as ever. YMMV.

    As for pricing, there are constant demands on increases of raw material costs that all breweries deal with. Most brewers do not price in a vacuum, we compare closely to the competition. I know draft keg costs at Victory are very reasonable, when I compare with retail cost of kegs at Total Wine in Maryland it blows my mind you can get a 1/2 BBl of Braumeister or Prima for about $130.
     
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  29. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,573) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    #29 JackHorzempa, Dec 2, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2017
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  30. EvilMidnightBomber

    EvilMidnightBomber Initiate (172) Feb 12, 2015 Wisconsin
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    One of my local breweries has had an IPA called 'Dare Mighty Things' out for a while now, it's one of the most popular new beers in our area. That ad from Victory raised a few eyebrows around here. Wonder how long until someone gets sued over this. Pretty sure we get Victory beers here, though I've never had any personally.
    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/42318/281471/
     
  31. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,573) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Hmm, maybe it is time to make some popcorn.:wink:

    Dilly dilly!:grin:

    Cheers!
     
  32. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (4,987) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Can't be that widely distributed, it only has 24 ratings in 6 months.
     
  33. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,380) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I'm in the middle of one myself, and am really digging it. It's got a similar tropical/dank/orange peel flavor as the Hop Ranch, but the feel is different, drier and kind of satiny. Great job, especially at the price. I will be getting more, no doubt.
     
  34. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,262) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Where can you find bottles? Regular places?
     
  35. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,380) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I don't think it's hit my regular NJ spots yet. NY has it, though, that's where I happened to stumble upon the ones I picked up today. The store is more of a craft beer specialist, although I couldn't say if that matters at this point. I'm kinda hoping it will be readily available if it's the 'new' Hop Ranch.
     
  36. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (270) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Wegman's KOP had two cases left on the floor and it was selling quickly, $11.49 for the sixer, not a bad price. I have always preferred Hop Ranch to Dirt Wolf and this beer sounds pretty good. I passed for now but I'll try it sometime I'm sure.
     
  37. guinness77

    guinness77 Savant (914) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    I gotta say...anything I've drank recently with Azacca hops added I have absolutely loved.
     
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  38. InsuranceGuy

    InsuranceGuy Aspirant (276) Nov 9, 2011 Delaware
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    Had this over the weekend and I really, really like it. Highly recommended.
     
  39. Starkbier

    Starkbier Initiate (168) Sep 19, 2002 Maryland

    What that shows is over half the money is earned after it ships from the brewery dock.

    Hence there are big cost pressures on everything inside the brewery, and one of the variables is ingredients and energy costs. Then insurance and raises (the demand for brewers is intense, and poaching is bad these days...). Cheers.
     
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  40. CSpoons

    CSpoons Aspirant (214) Nov 13, 2012 Maryland
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    Had this on-tap recently, wasn't blown away. I'll be curious to have it from a bottle.