DirtWolf | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

6,643 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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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Thepleasantimbiber
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Just off-white head forms and dissipates quickly, leaving slight lacing around the upper rim of the glass. Beautiful light orange color, slightly cloudy. Nose is strong citrus, with a bit of pine and a twinge of sharp bitterness. Taste follows, bright orange and lemon flavors balanced by a bitter kick at the end. All flavors are very smooth, this one's a bit lower on the sweet/malty scale in favor of the hop blast. Light and pleasant mouthfeel. Overall, a great DIPA, not quiet on level with the very top tier, but for the availability and price this is one of the best value beers available. Thanks Victory, for making something so great so incredibly accessible.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of MikeWard
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into standard pint glass. Enjoy by August 2014.

Poured a hazy yellow with a small white head and good coloration. Excellent rings of lacing.

Aroma was of sweet citrus hops.

This beer truly tastes awesome, citrus hops punch through, leaving a delicious wash over the tongue, with a nice bitter finish.

Mouth is above medium

This is a beer that absolutely matches it's hype. Didn't have a chance to do a side by side with a fresh Nugget Nectar, but that's a challenge top throw down next winter. I reccommedn this beer to well, everyone. It's that good.

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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

A- Pleasant white foam head, crystal clear yellowish gold, nice lively effervescence.

S- Slightly boozy citrus is present.

T- This has pleasant bitterness to the point of a slight mouth drying effect. The IPA citrus sweetness is present as well.

M- Slight puckering from the bitterness, dryness left behind tempts the next sip. As it warms the flavor rounds out nicely.

O- This is an enjoyable DIPA, I don't think it stands above the other high end DIPA's but it certainly doesn't sink below either. I would definitely buy this again.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of EveningCordial
4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh bottle into snifter.

A- Lots of head here, two fingers tall, bright white and frothy. Light orange with a little yellow hue. good amount of lacing that sticks around for the length of the fill.

S- Doesn't leave too much room for improvement here. Super hopped nose with grapefruit, orange, and other citrus up front. Thought there was a little pine and grass lingering in the background.

T- Juicy with a kick in the face of hops. Definitely a firm tasting DIPA, but I like them like this. The citrus taste up front doesn't really give way to much of anything else but a little hidden alcohol and a bit of dryness. Hollow on the malts for the most part, like I feel a good DIPA should be.

M- Light bodied for the most part, but you cant help but sense the strong hops which might make it feel a little heavier than it actually is.

O- Great job here. Packs a hop punch and is up there with my favorite super-hopped ales. Price and availability make this a staple next to our milk and eggs in the fridge. I think Victory hit a home run if you're looking for a strong IIPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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

This is one that I've heard great things about from my hop-head friends but haven't tried before this. I'll admit Victory has been a bit off my radar before this and I haven't had one of their beers in a couple of years, so this was a good time to try them again.

Aroma: Crazy orange, mango that reminds me of Citra hops but with the classic cat-urine aroma of Simcoe. Some light spice and sugar sweetness as well.

Appearance: Golden color with a slight haze to it. A fine white head is present and fades slowly.

Flavor: A somewhat tart orange-juice like character up front. Some malt is present, but hidden by strong orange peel and lemon flavors. There is a long dry borderline astringent finish to this beer. The balance is very bitter. Not a lot of alcohol warming in this one compared to some.

Overall: There is a lot of orange in this one! More bitter than expected from the sweeter aroma and rode the line on astringency for me. A very powerful and flavorful brew from Victory.

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 6,643 ratings
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