DirtWolf | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
HOPS: Citra, Chinook, Mosaic, Simcoe
MALTS: Pilsner, Ligh Caramel Malt, Dextrose
Flavor: Citrus, pine, resin, tropical fruit, loaded hop nose from heavy Mosaic and Simcoe dry-hopping. Full bodied with hop bitterness and resinous hop flavor. Leaves a lasting impression. Citra: heavy citrus aroma, fruity flavor; Chinook: grapefruit, resinous pine; Simcoe: dry, piney; and Mosaic: earthy and mildly floral, with notes of sweet citrus and spice.

Added by aengleman on 09-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,607
Reviews:
856
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
9.13%
 
 
Wants:
338
Gots:
2,017
For Trade:
33
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Photo of DK454
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chackman151
4.66/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MouldyCrow
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of slhuggy
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dmezzy
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Tastes good. Gets ya twisted. I felt hungover fairly easily after drinking it but, could have been related to something else. Pretty good overall

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Photo of ckaire69
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kewharton
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bill68
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle
L: Color about what I would expect for DIPA nice white lacing on pour
S: Good citrus mango smell notes
T: Balanced for style, nice bitterness but not overdone...... very well done
F: about what I would expect from the style for DIPA, not too boozy, alcohol is well hidden-but there... does not compete or nullify the hops bitterness
O: This is one of my go to IPA's Love this one. Does not get all the acclaim that Victory's Hop Devil IPA seems to receive, but in my opinion DirtWolf is clearly superior

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1.08/5  rDev -74.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

My father likes it, IPA, little bitter, 8.5% something like that.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TimberSwanson
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.12/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a golden / yellow color; head was about a finger’s worth that died at a nice pace; adequate foamy lacing; smell is pure bitter piney / resinous hops showcasing a nice citrusy sweet background; the taste is an absolutely almost perfectly balanced citrusy bittersweet flavor; superb bittersweet aftertaste that fades into a dry finish; not as heavy as I expected on the palate good and bitter as I like my DIPA’s; overall - a very well done DIPA that I would have again.

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Photo of Lbtnhops
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It doesn't get any better.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jfitzbrew
4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of monkist
4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RMW66
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dillinger
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vetbidder
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Quickly receeding head on this golden see through brew. This beer has a strong scent of citrus and pine. Good flavor translation with sweet citrus with tropical flavors and slightly bitter pine edge. Less than average carbonation and a sticky feel on this wolf. The slightest heat on the finish. This is a good brew here !

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4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NastyNorseman
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Outstanding display of hop reduction going on here. Thick bodied double IPA that will put hair on your chest. Smells of nice hops potpourri and citrus pith. Taste is overwhelming lupulin and hops cone medley. Coats the pallate with a oily hop slickness.

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3.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.27 out of 5 based on 6,607 ratings.
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