DirtWolf | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#612
Reviews:
871
Ratings:
6,684
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
348
Gots:
2,052
Trade:
33
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4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hard to read the print on bottle, but I'm quite certain this was fresh. This beer improves considerably- even more so than other DIPA's I know- with warming, almost to room temp. A lovely hop aroma that stays true on the palate- some tropical fruit, blended with bouquet of flowers, herbs and spices. A splendid beer, on the cusp of the very best in this style, for me.

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

Nice pour that is cloudy with nutrient floaties everywhere with modest lacing.

Aroma is of grapefruit rind and tangerine. Sweet malt with hop sensation and some pine.

Rich flavours of grapefruit juice, malt and pine resins.

Mouthfeel being medium with some creaminess to it.

Another fine DIPA. Reminds me of Hi-Res which I absolutely loved, maybe not as sweet. These are in cuuurushable territory.

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4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (Enjoy by Jul 06 2014) poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a hazy, peachy colored body with a thick finger of densely foamed white head with good staying power. Several minutes passes by before the head recedes to leave a thick collar and foamy lacing on the glass.

S - Very fresh grapefruit aroma that dominates the entire aroma. Very much like fresh squeezed juice with a touch of sugary sweetness added to it. Also getting traces of oranges and hints of grassiness too. Not much else, but I don't feel like I am missing out on anything either.

T - Definitely a big citrusy grapefruit flesh and also the rind here, but not as dominant as in the aroma. Apricots, a bit of booze, medium hop bitterness that is clean and crisp, low level sweet malty-ness. Low level earthy flavors too.

M - Medium body with a medium high lively carbonation. Combination of malt sweetness and earthy-ness at the base underneath a bitter grapefruit hoppiness. Clean, pretty dry finish with lingering citrus bitterness.

O - Very good, but not amazing DIPA. Too many other good ones out there to get too excited about this one. Solid, well made and highly enjoyable, but just not wowing me either. I had high expectations on this one - can't say I am really disappointed, but didn't live up either. I would easily get this again, but wouldn't go crazy looking for it.

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 6,684 ratings