DirtWolf | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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4.28 w/ 6,632 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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4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a cloudy medium gold with a big creamy white head. The head has good retention and leave some sticky lacing throughout the beer. The aroma is lighter but it has nice distinct floral, citrus and pine notes balanced against a slight malt sweetness. The taste is similar but just a little more robust. But it has all the same dimensions as the aroma. The mouthfeel is also lighter for such a hoppy style but its not watery. There is a slight bite from the hops on the finish. It's a lighter flavored but not lacking DIPA.

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4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy pale orange color with good vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Super awesome lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Tropical, citrus, floral, resiny pine, toasted, bready,and pale malts.

Taste: Wow. Tastes better than it smells. All around good and happy to see it tasted great on separate occasions.

Mouthfeel: Super smooth, refreshing, tingly bitterness, a little booze, medium carbonation, and medium bodied.

Overall: Pretty awesome DIPA. Enjoyed on draft several times now. Figured it was time to review.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.34/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Light yellow is not my favorite color for beer. It had little to no head or Belgian lace.

The good strong spicy hop smell and taste is my favorite part and for its poor appearance it had some body to back it up. I'd however expect more from a double IPA.

Mouthfeel is also more then I expected.

For the high bitter hop crowd I would recommend this offering.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle at 41 F poured into a pilsner glass. 8784 a3b 0346 is the bottle code.

Pours yellow with a very slight bronze tint, medium-large sized pale head with strong retention. Lots and lots of active carbonation. Smell is nice. Smells fresh, juicy and citrusy. Slight honey or honeysuckle.

Taste is a brief flash of brilliant honeysuckle sweetness with a long, dry bitter finish, with a slight breadiness throughout. Pine bitterness, grapefruit rind. Not much f he juiciness from the smell.

Mouthfeel is dry and smooth. This is a very good beer.

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 94.6% out of 100 with 6,632 ratings
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