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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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rbuchli
4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent offering. I don't understand the low scores from people who admit they are not in to hops - why on earth did you buy/try this. Victory continues to wow the hops crowd - now I hope they get Hop Wallop back on the shelf along with this wonderful brew!!

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

Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 12oz bottle with a BB of July 2014. Purchased recently from the Brewdog webshop. The label describes it as a 'tribute to hops' - I keep hearing about this beer and have been looking forward to trying it.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A hazy golden-amber hue with fine sediment and medium carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before settling as a thick surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of overwhelmingly fruity hops with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, pine, tropical fruits, subtle white grape and grass/hay. Underpinned by light malt and earthy yeast. An amazing hop avalanche.

Tastes of intensely fruity aromatic hops with a powerful bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, pine resin, dank weed, tropical fruit, white grape, light malt, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Highly attenuated, followed by a potent bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with pleasant carbonation and good body. Hop oils stimulate the palate. Pretty astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops, fruity notes and mild earthy yeast.

Wow - a hop tsunami that engulfs the senses! Impressive. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour possess a heady mélange of fruity aromatic hops, intense bitterness and subtle malt. Lovely body - nicely judged on all counts. While the malt and yeast are subdued they balance the hops perfectly. A sterling effort and a hophead's delight - if you love hops then this is well worth seeking out.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Phigg1102
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 bottle into a tulip. Slight white head that dissipates fairly quick. Golden orange to straw in color with touches of pink grapefruit mixed in. Citrus for sure in the aroma, lots of grapefruit and even a touch of pineapple and lime. Citrus comes through again in the taste with a hop bitterness that doesn't really kick you in the teeth or leave you wanting. Not a whole lot of maltiness, but just enough to smooth it out a touch. I was quite surprised by the creaminess of the feel here, looked like it would have a lighter body. Awesome DIPA!

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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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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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 6,716 ratings