DirtWolf | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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4.28 w/ 6,630 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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Ratings: 6,630 |  Reviews: 862
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4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

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4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a. Yellow side of golden and clear.

s. Citrus and Hoppity Hop hops.

t. Hops a plenty. Hops drive the front and the back end of this beer. This is a quality double IPA.

M. Nice carbonation and good feel

o. Outstanding beer from Victory. Will revisit this often.

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4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

In Laurel Ms.
Wow is this good.

Pours a light pale orange with an abundant white sticky head that has superior retention and great side glass laceing.
Aroma: There is a lot here, Spicey hops, pine, citrus of oranges and lemson.
Taste: Pungent notes of citrus! Grapefruit joins the lemons and oranges and malts enter with some toastyness not noted in the aroma.
Creamy, smooth yet tart with a real dry finish.
This is awfully good beer, not in my favorite style but in its (this) style it is perhaps the best I have ever had.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of threeviews
4.67/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Pours a hazy golden orange (noticeable sediment floating about) topped with a single finger's worth of a white, frothy head. (4.0)

S- The aroma is quite spectacular: earthy pine/spice, sweet tropical fruit (pineapple, melon, peach), and citrus (orange, tangerine, grapefruit) all fight for dominance...for those familiar with Sierra Nevada's profile (especially Torpedo and Hoptimum), Victory's use of whole-cone hops makes for an absolutely unique experience to all other IPA/DIPA's on the market. (5.0)

T- A malt sweetness is perceived for an instant followed by a profile that is equal parts tropical, citrus and pine. All flavors are all wiped clean by the residual bitterness from the hops. The finish is an amalgam of grapefruit rind and piney bitterness.(4.75)

M- Carbonation is to style and it finishes absolutely dry. The malt backbone does nothing but support the hop flavor and aroma. The calculated 8.7% ABV goes absolutely undetectable. (4.75)

O- Being a fan of Hop Wallop, I was a bit incredulous with its retiring in favor of a new DIPA recipe. However, I am pleased to say that Victory Brewing Co. have outdone themselves with DirtWolf. Being that Sierra Nevada is one of the few other craft breweries to use whole-cone hops exclusively, whole-cones have a personality all unto themselves and Victory's offerings (along with their yeast strain) possess a unique aroma and flavor that is altogether difficult to describe. (4.75)

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

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4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 94.7% out of 100 with 6,630 ratings
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