DirtWolf | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

DirtWolfDirtWolf
BA SCORE
94.6%
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4.28 w/ 6,632 ratings
DirtWolfDirtWolf
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
Ranking:
#592
Reviews:
862
Ratings:
6,632
Liked:
6,277
Avg:
4.28/5
pDev:
9.11%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
344
Gots:
2,024
Trade:
33
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of eldoctorador
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Craigkarnowski
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GoochVa
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BubbaGuppy
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This DIPA has always been a favorite.
Taste is great, and (I know) it can be enjoyed out of the bottle.
It satisfies, but it opens the door to a night of mischief.
Highly recommended.

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Photo of mcthfg
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wmcgar01
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ah! DIPA!

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Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shortbox81
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Oktoberfest
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bs22fly
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Manthon
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.87/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into tulip, then poured second into a goblet from a bottle that said enjoy by Oct. 2017 so still fresh, not sure when it was bottled and,1st time I ever seen this in a store and in goblet tasted better:

Look is golden orange with a bubbly head that dissipates to thin lacing that slightly stains the glass.

Smell is boozy with slight earthy, spicy hoppiness and passion fruit

Feel is on thin side despite 8.7% abv that finishes with a piney hop kick that lays itself on the tongue which makes this beer dangerously drinkable and bit dry in finish

Taste is pine, bread, simcoe, mosaic, caramel, melon, cantaloupe, malt, mango, alcohol is well hidden in the flavor

Overall there are better IPAs out there but this would be perfect to getting a night started. Down 4 of these and you'll be off to a great night that you'll need a friend to explain to you on the next day. This is super smooth for an IPA and is sickening how drinkable they made an 8.7% abv beer to be. After demolishing one you want to grab another.

Also as other reviewers pointed out this beer most likely will result in a hangover. I woke up with a hangover from just drinking 2 and i drink high abv beers all the time and don't typically get hangovers for I don't tend to drink more than 2. Makes me believe this beer has a high sugar intake that would be the main cause to it. Nevertheless beer tastes good.

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Photo of moreandfaster1987
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured into a tumbler it had about a half inch head. fairly light in color with lacing sticking to the glass on every sip. smells of sweeter tropical fruit and grapefruit with a little bit of pine thrown in for good measure. mouth feel is on the medium to lighter side. In all a very good beer that isn't as bitter as I would like but easily one of the best ipas coming out of Pennsylvania. great beer that I would recommend to anyone who likes ipas

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this is Victory's best beer. Storm King still a formidable challenger though, being former champion and all. Pours a hearty golden color, 1/3" white head on the top. Aroma smacks of dry hopping, they really nailed this, has all the proprietary aroma hops like Mosaic and Citra.

Standard hop bearers like Simcoe & Chinook provide the bittering. They got away from using excessive caramel like malts like they did in Hop Wallop and that other hoppy beer of theirs (I forget the name). This is a light Golden Promise(?) like affair, just pale, lightly toasted malt that lets the hops shine. Equal parts citrus, tropical and pine. Any use of caramel is well restrained. Price is good, availability is good, alcohol well hidden. Sure, you could stand in line for hours at a time and spend $5 a can on something comparable. But don't you have more of a life than that? Grab a 4 or 6 of this from the gas station and go chat up some honeys, not neckbeards in line.

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Photo of BeerTastesNice
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer is shocking smooth and refreshing. High velocity flavors of grapefruit smack your throat upon taking a pull from the chilled glass bottle's neck. I recommended this beer to be paired with grilled meats and marijuana cigarettes.

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Photo of Philcassella
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BergBeer
3.77/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of _nickg_
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blackrobe
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richardsonc91
4.79/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 94.6% out of 100 with 6,632 ratings
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