shrubber85 (9287) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Tangerine/orange hops aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet tangerine and moderate pine/orange peel flavor. Nice balance.
kimjongill (207) - - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap. Orange pour. Taste and aroma are dominated by the centennial hop. Good malt balance. Great entry into the ranch catalogue.
BarleyandVine (56) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft .. Nice thick head. Amazing floral, hoppy aroma. Cascade and centennial? Served in a sniffer. Firm malt backbone the does a good job balancing the hop flavor.
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Light, clear amber with frothy off-white head / Mild nose of pine, citrus, and caramel / Medium body, fat with low carbonation, sweet and lightly syrupy somewhat dominating the bitterness / Muddy flavors of spun sugar, orange zest, grapefruit, and caramel / On the clumsy side.
DocLock (8678) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours medium copper with off-white head and spare lace. Nose was caramel malt, resiny hops, and tropical citrus. Tasted caramel malty, with a big tropical fruit flavoir, piney notes, and some black peppery flavor.
Earlier Rating: 4/9/2012 Total Score: 4
Draft at Blue Dog Lansdale. Pours deep copper with a finger of off-white head that goes away quickly. Nose is great; a lot of tangerine, pineapple, black pepper. Tastes very tropical citric, with a solid malt bill and the hops and fruit taking center stage. I’d really like to horizontal this with the Hop Wallop and compare/contrast.
JFGrind (1925) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden, medium bodied 2XIPA, with an earthy aroma and moderate bitterness. Flavor is a straight on hop bomb, a bit too one dimensional for my palate.
burg326 (4809) - Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Brandon Brass Tap poured a golden color witj aromas of citrus, tropical fruit, floral notes and a touch of honey. Flavors are the same, light bitterness in the aftertaste a nice DIPA.
PhillyCraft (4270) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Capones, pours a amber with medium sized white head. Aromas were mostly malt, grapefruit, caramel, and pine. Taste was similiar with a more peppery hop profile, light malt. Medium bodied ipa from Victory. Not bad.
vtafro (5087) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Copper pour with beige head. Citrus and fresh herbal hop aromas. Flavor comes with more of a sweet tone, light herbal hop tones.
phaleslu (7825) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at BrewRiver. Just labeled "Victory Ranch Double IPA" and the bartenders had no idea that more than one of these existed. Looks like a lot of other people are having the same problem. They just got the keg this past week, so I’m assuming it’s the second batch. Pours a deep golden color with a centimeter of white head that settles into a ring. Aroma of juicy citrus and tropical fruits, sweet malts, herbs, honey, and pine resin. Flavor is the same but comes together better. Medium-bodied, with a citrusy, resinous, juicy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good DIPA.