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
Ranking:
#600
Reviews:
869
Ratings:
6,677
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
347
Gots:
2,049
Trade:
33
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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pours a hazy medium to dark golden amber with a fine two finger slightly off-white head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus hops with hints of pine, apple family and light tropical fruit. Flavor very nicely integrated pale malt supporting flavorful citrus, piney and slightly dank hops, very herbal and fresh tasting with a lingering citrus rind, piney and herbal hop bitterness. Medium bodied with pleasant light creaminess. Not as intensely hop bitter as the aroma suggests, but the depth of flavor is remarkable. Little flavor from the malt, but it adds body and a supports the fruit and hop flavors very well. Probably a not absolutley fresh bottle, having travelled across country and into Washington's Byzantine distribution system, but still top notch. I will make this a top priority next time I'm in the east to drink fresh. Excellent hop flavored IPA.

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Photo of canonguy14
4/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of JayQue
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid DIPA. Good strong hoppy bitterness with some balancing biscuity malt.

Pours a light copper color with a big frothy white head. Head retention is very good. Strong patches of lacing on the glass.

Aroma is piney and citrus malt. Very strong and inviting.

Tastes good. Strong bitterness, mostly citrus hops but with some oily piney hops presence as well. There is some dry, biscuity malt balance as well.

A solid DIPA, plenty bitter with strong flavor.

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Photo of HopsSlayer
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Oliver_Twist
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this beer on tap at Victory before it was named Dirt Wolf. I really liked it then and still enjoy this brew very much. It has intense hop flavors of orange, tangerine and grapefruit. Nicely balanced bitterness, hop flavor, hop aroma and alcohol. I really like this beer.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 6,677 ratings
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