DirtWolf | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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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 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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4/5  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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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 6,686 ratings