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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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

a: hazy mixture of bright yellow & orange. i think the haze is chill - the beer does look fairly clear. 2 finger white sticky looking head

s: tropical fruit bomb. mango, pineapple, sweet lemons & oranges, apricots, passionfruit, strawberry seeds. a real nice sweet caramel malt backbone with something like a hint of vanilla

t: wow, talk about smooth. so balanced - mango, pineapple, and passionfruit burst onto your tongue right away. immediately followed by a silky, creamy caramel malts that still manages to be light on the tongue. goes back again to those juicy sweet tropical fruits that just pop in your mouth. at the end of the tongue is a nice green grassy flavor with a hint of sweet lemongrass that helps to balance out the sweetness. finally is just the smoothest bitterness that comes from a nice piney flavor

m: its a medium mouthfeel that feels silky in your mouth. there is a nice level of carbonation in here as well that leads some of the mouthfeel

o: well i'm definitely glad i finally found this. this is fruity and sweet and malty and has just the right amount of bitterness - amazing harmonization. this is definitely a competitor with the big boys, and i would take this as a substitute to Elder if i needed to

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Been waiting to try this one. Single from Whole Foods. Hop Wallop was one of my first DIPAs and while my tastes have come a long way since then, that beer (and this brewery, in particular) has a special place in my mind. The neck states 01/06/2014 - not sure how far back this beer was brewed.

Pouring a mildly hazy orange amber with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and lacing, this is a beautiful DIPA. The nose is bright, pungent and hoppy. Alcohol is noticeable as well. The hop character is bright and fruity, with a blend of grapefruit, orange peel, a touch of soap, all complementing the mild cane sugar sweetness that's present as well. Some peach and mango are present.

The palate opens with a moderate sweetness, simple in nature with sugar and honey and (thankfully) minimal caramel flavors. Along with this is a moderate hop flavor - honey, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, peach, and, unlike the palate, some candied citrus - are all present. Bitterness is moderate and thoroughly enjoyable, mildly resiny, moderately oily and quite nice. The sweetness is surprising - this has the sweetness I expect from a good triple IPA (Notorious?) but the hop character of a good DIPA. Carbonation is a little bit on the high side, but all told, this is a solid DIPA that I will likely buy again, especially if I see it fresh.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at D&T in Houston.

A: Pours a clear golden/orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retention and lace.
S: Bitter and resinous pine sap up front. A fairly soapy aroma as well. Lingering bitterness in the nose.
T: Bitter, resiny pine sap. Soapy and oily with a lingering bitterness that just does not go away. I can't really get much else.
M/D: A full body with moderate carbonation. Though this has a big oily and soapy consistency. Big alcohol, and not much else to counter the large and lingering bitterness. Not something I really care to finish.

Pretty much everything I don't like in a DIPA, and pretty much the opposite of Hop Ranch. Not something I particularly enjoy. Maybe self proclaimed hop heads mileage varies.

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 6,658 ratings
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