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:
6,630
Reviews:
862
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
9.13%
 
 
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344
Gots:
2,022
For Trade:
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a goldish-orange with a big white foam head that dissipates quickly. A small amount of lacing around the edges.

Lots of citrus hops in the aroma. Bursting with grapefruit, lemon, and orange. A little bit of sweetness going along with the cirrus. Nose finishes up with a burst of pine that is very strong.

The taste follows the nose. Lots of hops right up front, followed by the same bursting grapefruit and a hint of the lemon, with a touch of mango and possibly peach. A little bit of bitterness in the finish. Piney resin comes with the aftertaste. For such a hoppy beer, this is shockingly easy to drink.

Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. The pine causes a bit of a resinous quality, making it a bit sticky going down.

Overall, this is a fantastic DIPA, once of my favorites so far. Despite the hoppiness, it is incredibly easy to drink, which could make it dangerous.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Finally got some of this after reading a lot of good things about it on this site. It's always great when something lives up to the hype. This is the best DIPA I've had.
A: Pours golden with a hint of orange, little head that goes away quickly
S: Citrusy. Agree with others that the smell is the weakest part of this beer, but so what, because --
T: If you like your big hoppy IPAs on the fruity side as opposed to the piney side, then I don't know how you could improve on this beer. Bells Two Hearted is no longer my favorite IPA.
M: Again, don't know how to improve on this. Huge hop blast but just the right amount of bitter with no soapy ending.
O: As above. If Heady Topper or Pliny the Either are better than this then bring em on.

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.27 out of 5 based on 6,630 ratings.
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