DirtWolf | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

6,641 Ratings

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

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

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of JPowell712
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This to me is the perfect Double IPA. It pours a great golden color with a creamy white head. The smell is of beautiful hops and much of them. The taste is hoppy, citrusy, piney, earthy, and smooth. The mouthfeel is sticky and leaves you wanting more. This is about as good as it gets for me. Victory nailed it with this one! I love this and would recommend it to anyone!

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Wavymitch
4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow very impressive. Pours great and just golden orange color with off white head. Great taste but not overwhelming but has that crisp IPA bite. Huge citrusy blast upfront but perfect malt balance at the end. Very well balanced. I would recommend this to anyone.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of blackcompg
4.77/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - ours 2 fingers of creamy off-white eggshell head, color of the body is a slightly hazed golden yellow, leaves very nice foam lacing after each sip.

Smell - Really nice nose here, citrus and tropical hops abound, especially red grapefruit, mango and papaya

Taste - Exactly like the nose, just a burst of citrus grapefruit and semi-sweet mango and papaya, some peach here too, a natural citrus and tropical sweetness are perfectly present, no "carmel" flavors here, this quickly transitions to citrus pith, a touch of pine, and then lightly bitter/drying peach pits finish things off, leaving wonderful pockets of citrus and tropical notes in the mouth corners - just fantastic. The alcohol is non-existent - perfectly hidden, slight alcohol warmth near the end of the bottle.

Mouthfeel - This is about a medium mouthfeel strictly from the fullness of flavor here, not heavy in the least, juicy and yet fresh and crisp. Carb is just about medium and smooth, but still provides plenty of bright effervescence across the tongue, and tingles the sides and back of the tongue with cleansing bright edges, great mouthfeel here.

Overall - This is darned near a perfect DIPA. These are the flavors I enjoy most in this style, bright citrus and tropical notes, a natural sweetness that is held perfectly in check by the hops, a wonderful transition to citrus pith and then finishing with the natural bitter dryness of stone fruit pits, leaving traces of the citrus and tropical flavors between sips. Victory has hit a home run here, right out of the park. A Must Try.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Having loved Hop Devil and Hop Wallop, I was looking forward to Dirt Wolf from the great brewers of Victory. Poured into a craft pint for review.

Appearance: a bright amber with a beautiful white head; nice lacing.

Smell: without getting too technical, this smells good! Hints of spice/pine, melon/citrus. I could smell this all day! A cologne???

Taste: Nice! Big citrus followed by the smoothest bitterness; then sweet; then warming alcohol. Wow! Did I say this was complex? You wouldn't really guess this was 8.7 A.B.V. until you find yourself falling down after drinking 2-3. Hint: bring a responsible friend with you when imbibing or else you WILL enjoy too many of these. The drinkability is off the charts!

Mouthfeel: What do you think of when you think of 8.7 A.B.V.? Nope, it's an easy drinking, light (er) DIPA.

Drinkability: see above. Victory gives a wallop to their West Coast brethren with Dirt Wolf. This is a DIPA that makes me happy to live on the East Coast. Thanks Victory!

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 6,641 ratings
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