DirtWolf | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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:
#1,077
Reviews:
878
Ratings:
6,729
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
353
Gots:
2,081
Trade:
34
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Photo of drh88
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nitty703
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of geryeb624
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of newcastlemike
3.55/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grovejr20
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.97/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of southerner2
2.27/5  rDev -47%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Look: Yellowish golden, a lot of effervescence going on, small head
Smell: Citrus, not much to speak of
Taste: Crisp, almost woodsy
Feel: Biting
Overall: Starts out pleasant then abruptly turns bitingly bitter. Not a fan

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Photo of Ronl12
3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of PDinunzi
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paul-G
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bella1956
3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.87/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Hazy golden color with effervescent bubbles; finger-width head
Smell: Anodyne, hoppy aroma; not over-powering or particularly strong
Taste: Crisp and piney; aftertaste of a bitter, citrus tang
Feel: Surprised at how carbonated it is; well-bodied and sits on the palate smoothly
Overall: Drinkable and inoffensive, though maybe a little too "tangy"

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Photo of Almighty1
3.38/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hop forward and boozy. Enjoyable but missing something. That’s just my opinion.

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

Photo of ogman
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zbelair
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavetotheB
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Victory is a very nice brewer, and this is a great example of their handiwork. Great aroma, solid taste, well disguised alcohol content. If you see it, gab it and enjoy.

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Photo of mickey72
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fantastic smell, overflowing head. This beer pales by comparison to its predecessor - Hop Wallop in both taste and smoothness. It is a very good IPA and is of very good value for the ABV, but it simply takes a back seat to both the legendary Hop Wallop and Hop Ranch (also now defunct). If this beer was available in cans I might buy it once in a while, but it simply lacks the taste of Hop Wallop. Whereas Hop Wallop and Hop Ranch were case-worthy, Dirtwolf simply is lacking the qualities of these other superior beers. When will Victory come to their senses and start brewing fantastic beers again?

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 6,729 ratings