MrDick (350) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
If you want hops, you got ’em. A hop forward DIPA from Victory. Clean and crisp without a lot of malt. Pine and resin. I’m a lumberjack and I’m ok! Could hold up to any west coast style DIPA.
MadRobin (2174) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2013 On tap at Frisco’s Grille & Taproom in Columbia, MD. Chalkboard listed this beer as Victory R . Nevertheless, Ranch S is probably the same as Victory Ranch (Columbia), since both are hopped with Columbia hops.
Clear, red-orange copper with amble head and beautiful fine lacing.
Aroma of pine and citrus hops with a little sweet caramel hops at the finish.
Taste Is very well balanced with sweet malt taking the lead but immediately matched by strong orange citrus and grads hop flavors. This is a very malty IPA, yet with no shortage hops. Mmm.
Medium bodied brew with mid to high carbonation. Phenomenally smooth, mouthfeel. Mouthfeel is so nice, I forget to pay attention to the taste.
No hint that this is a 9% brew. All too easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good, even very good, but not extraordinary in a very crowded class. Amber, not clear, good head and good lacing. Nose of American hops and sweet malts. Taste of American hops and sweet malts, in balance and in moderation. Nobody does an imperial IPA in balance and in moderation any more.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
perfect copper color. nice white head. sticky hop aroma. piny and citrusy. tiny resinous sweet beginning in the taste followed by a nice smooth bitterness. no hint of alcohol, but the finish lets you know its there. very good. yes, very good.
thirdeye11 (5671) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) deep amber, ring of offwhite bubbles. Nose is rich and full of candied citrus. A bit dank, floral, and creeping of onion. Taste is syrupy, bitter grapefruit but almost balanced by the sweetness, pine and a bitter finish. Body is thick and syrupy. Too much of most everything.
BVery (7233) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Rich orange pour with a clingy head. Sharp pine hop nose and taste. Good balance. Good stuff.
mansquito (3754) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rustico, Ballston tap ($7): Pours a light copper colour with a white head. Aroma is pine, resin, lots of grapefruit, and a small malt backbone. Taste is hop forward of course. Sweetness easily outweighed by the heavy bitterness. Body is very pleasant. Although this is nothing really novel, this is nothing short of an excellent IIPA. Victory!
mar (4971) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the saucer in ft worth. Crisp amber pour with a cream head. Fresh hops, nice fruits, florals, and smooth. Great on the palate, very light, no alcohol, smooth hop notes, florals, excellent.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. A hoppy bitter IIPA of a high quality. Burnt orange pour with a little white head, medium sticky palate, and a pine hop bitter scent with a whips of sweet citrus. The taste is hay hop up front, some pine, then a little sweet citrus, some grapefruit in the middle, and a big bitter hop finish. Impressive.
---Rated via Beer Buddy by stoneagerad
Nickls (1901) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Murky rust dark orange with nice light tan lacing. Dank, herbal, catty and grapefruit. Onion, garlic and dank earth take over in the flavor. Too much onion for me in the taste. Medium body. Just ok
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone