Victory Ranch R Double IPA

On Sunday, I ended up at Twin Light Tap House in Highlands with my sister. They had a lot of limited brews on tap, and this started my day of beer tasting. I haven’t had a brew from Victory in a little while, but I definitely have a soft spot for them. I also went to the brewery awhile ago and enjoyed the beers that I had there. Right after I went, they stopped giving tours of the brewery to maximize production.

ABV: 9%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: From what I overheard at the bar, this beer is the first in a series from Victory to test market a new IPA.

Random: Twin Light had a crazy impressive beer list.

This brew poured with a one finger, cream-white head that dissipated slowly and left a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The head wasn’t as thick as I’m used to for a Double IPA, but hey, if it tastes good, it won’t bother me. The nose was definitely pine and a bit of grapefruit. It smelled yummy! The taste started with pine, but had a bit of bite to it. Some notes of lemon also followed this up, then some grass. The booze was crazy hidden. After each sip, I got some caramel malt to balance this bad boy out. The body was a bit syrupy, but altogether pleasant with low carbonation. The finish had a bit of pine. Wow, this was a really nice DIPA. I would love to see Victory bottle this one. I definitely liked this one better than Victory Hop Wallop.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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