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Victory Hop Ranch Imperial IPA Clone HomeBrew Recipe

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Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: Imperial IPA
Target ABV: 9.0%
Target IBUs: 95
Recipe Type:
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Posted February 27, 2014 by


All Grain Imperial IPA Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for an Imperial IPA, similar to Victory Hop Ranch. Pale gold colored with aromas of mango, red berries, tropical fruit, and light citrus. Medium-bodied with bold fruity hop flavors and light malt sweetness. Dry finish with high hop bitterness. Brewed with Azacca and Mosaic hops.



19 lbs Pilsner 2-Row Malt


1 oz. Azacca 15%a, 60 minutes

1 oz. Azacca 15%a, 30 minutes

1 oz. Mosaic 13%a, 15 minutes

1 oz. Azacca 6%a, 15 minutes

YeastWLP001 California Yeast or Wyeast 1056 American Ale

Dry-Hop: 1 oz. Mosaic, 1 oz. Azacca


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 152 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Ferment at 63-68 degrees.

Rack to keg or secondary and age for 6-8 weeks. Dry-hop for the last 7 days.


    When you say dry hop for the last 7 days do you mean the last 7 days before keging? Or 7 days after fermentation is over?



    Any chance that you might have a decent conversion for an extract version of this? VHR is my favorite beer of 2014 hands down and I would love to brew up something reasonably close to it.


    • Avatar of Crafted Pours

      Something similar to below should work for an extract version:

      10 lbs high quality liquid Pilsen Malt Extract (Maillard or Briess)
      Do a full boil for 60 minutes starting with about 6 gallons of water.
      Follow the same hopping schedule for the boil and dry-hopping as above.

      The Azacca and Mosaic hops really stand out in this beer and are crucial to making a good clone. The malt bill is very simple, Victory uses 100% Pilsner Malt which gives the beer a lighter body than many Imperial IPAs.




        Awesome, thanks! Im looking forward to giving it a go. Did you use a starter?


        • Avatar of Crafted Pours

          We did use a starter from the liquid yeast made with 4 cups of medium strength wort. Helps kick off fermentation much quicker in high gravity beers.



    Jason H

    Incredible fruity hop flavor with a smooth bitter finish.


  4. Avatar of Clam Bake

    This looks good. Azacca hops are great and pair very nicely with Mosaic.


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