DirtWolf | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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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: 6,692 |  Reviews: 872
Photo of drtth
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a slightly hazy dark golden color with a 1/2" white head that recedes slowly leaving lots of lacing on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates lots of scattered patches and legs of lacing.

The aroma is full of herbal hops with some citrus and pine resin.

The flavors are much the same as the aromas, with the pine, citrus and herbal hops. The malt backbone provides a bit of sweetness to smooth out the bitterness from the hops.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and crisp with the moderate but active carbonation. The medium length finish begins as the flavors all begin to fade while leaving behind the dry hop bitterness to close out the show.

Definitely a drinkable DIPA which I'll be having again. The combination of hops and malts are interesting and complex leading me to think its worth getting several bottles to further explore this beer.

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Photo of halo3one
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into a pilsner glass.

A - Golden, inch of froth

S - Grapefruit, piny

T - Citrus fruit, piny, grassy

M - Medium bodied, smooth, good carbonation

O - Great, readily available IPA. A good surprise from Victory. Great all around summer beer. Would recommend.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into snifter glass.

Pours with a 3cm eggshell head, then fades to a light film.

Smell is pleasant, with the hoppiness that should be there, along with citrusy aromas. Hints of mango, grapefruit, perhaps orange. Definitely a preview of good things to come.

Taste is wonderfully balanced and gets down to business. Bittersweet and somewhat phiny at the starting line, then citrus flavors emerge in the middle. Finishes nice and bitter with bread notes.

Moderate carbonation and a finish that sticks with you. Dry at the end, but still nice. Alcohol is not really noticed. Overall a very nice double IPA; look forward to enjoying again.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours two fingers of head on a clear medium straw colored body.
The aroma is bright tropical fruits: mango, pineapple, with some lemon and grapefruit mixed in. Nice.
The taste carries the same tropical fruits, bitter sweet with the grapefruit bitterness. It's nicely balanced.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Awesomely balanced and tasty.

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 6,692 ratings