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:
333
Gots:
2,006
For Trade:
33
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Photo of jkermitj
3.56/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StevenH
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of alawhorne
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth taste and well balanced hoppiness. Nice fruity taste.

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Photo of runeatdrink
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MacMalt
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this on draught in a bar. 16 oz. pour served in a pint glass. It pours a crystal clear, golden color with a milk-white head and minimal lacing. It smells of melon, pineapple, grapefruit, pine needles, floral hops, and a whiff of vanilla. The first taste sensation is sweet melon and caramel on the tip of the tongue but it is quickly overwhelmed by the resinous Mosaic and Simcoe hops. It finishes biting and bitter and leaves a strong, bitter aftertaste. Yet, the sweet, malty opening and the hoppy, bitter finish blend seamlessly. This ale is medium-bodied with lively carbonation, and its 8.7% ABV gives it a nice kick. Overall, this DIPA is well-balanced and very tasty. And it proves that a DIPA doesn't have to be turbid to be really satisfying. Well done!

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Photo of speedlimit7
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours clear golden color with thick white head, sticky lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - Lots of citrus grapefruit and orange a hint of pineapple. Slight hop pine aroma as well.

Taste - Wow very tasty, lots of citrus more than the nose showed. Orange, pineapple, mango and grapefruit. There are also sweet caramel and some malts in there as well. The flavor is super balanced.

Feel - Medium bodied well carbonated, just a touch of dry finish and no sign of the alcohol, slightly slick feel.

Overall - A very well done DIPA, the citrus and hop/pine is very well balanced.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Timc32
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ejsheaffer
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A great full flavored DIPA with a strong bite on the finish

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours golden with about an inch of head. The aroma is very hoppy but without being intense. Taste is very bitter upfront, with some balancing maltiness toward the end. Medium body. Not the most complex of DIPAs but overall a very enjoyable example of the style.

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Photo of Babalu614
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ujsplace
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at PJ Ryan's in Phoenixville.

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Photo of Thomash-houston
4.64/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fuhrsd
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the growler, the last of the keg pours a deep golden color with a modest head. Malt and citrus hops in the nose. The mouth gets the hop notes without getting unpleasantly bitter. Feels good!

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Photo of SebastianMandeville
3.86/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mothmanscott
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear deep gold producing 2 fingers of somewhat lasting, frothy, white head that leaves chunky blotches, motes & wisps of lacing. Aroma is pungent grapefruit pith, pine & floral notes, moderate vegetable & onion notes backed by subdued toast, caramel & a little biscuit malts. Taste is hugely hoppy! Oily pineapple, orange zests, pine needles & resin. Spicy, peppery & pungent. The vegetable & onion notes are still present but greatly subdued from what they are in the nose. Malts provide cane syrup & caramel tones. Alcohol spice is prominent. Huge hop bite & bitterness from start through aftertaste. Floral tones & hints of dark tea in the finish. This brew is exquisitely bitter with complex hoppiness. Mouthfeel exhibits moderately heavy body & carbonation, is prickly with spice, dry, slightly chewy, pungent, & mildly astringent. Alcohol is well hidden in terms of taste & warmth but seems to be a major component of the spicy character.

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Photo of al2913
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Awesome dbl ipa

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Photo of WesWes
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a beautiful gold color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid pale and carapils malt aroma along with a stiff hop aroma. The taste is excellent. It's a smooth beer with loads of hop character. The malt bill provides adequate balance, but it's definitely a hop bomb. The mouthfeel is good. It's a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a terrific DIPA. It's often a go to beer for me when I'm looking for a good hoppy DIPA.

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