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:
6,590
Reviews:
853
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
9.13%
 
 
Wants:
334
Gots:
2,006
For Trade:
33
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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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Photo of harrisjohnson
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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Photo of Fireman_RK
3.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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

On tap at Capital Ale House poured into a large tulip.

Appearance- A clear bright goldish color with over a finger of white head. Really nice lacing around most of the glass.

Smell- Piney hops and some citrus notes. A little more alcohol coming through than I expected.

Taste- A mix of grapefruit, pineapple, and melons meet a dank pine hop. The malt was present and a nice bitterness for the finish.

Mouthfeel- A nice thickness with medium carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall- A great double IPA with a good mix of citrus and piney hops notes. Solid beer

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4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JonB25
4.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ead73
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of Virby44
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevehuber13
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tcboulder
4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cjmunyan
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gamblebc
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rhinis23
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Patlee3324
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of daliandragon
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So, I've seen this in beer stores coast to coast for years and am psyched to finally be giving this beast its due. Pale in color with lots of carbonation and limited head and almost no lace. Nose is grassy with citrus and medicine with booze lingering in the background.

Serious hops and pine in the flavor, but withering bitterness is not brutal and the alcohol is likewise under control. Balance is nil but that kind of goes with the territory. Serious lemon and medicine flavors dominate. Texture is thick but doesn't completely mask the octane. A little simplistic, but delivers on its promises.

Personally, I could go for a little more nuance, but Dirtwolf makes no apologies, and I can respect that.

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3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.27 out of 5 based on 6,590 ratings.
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