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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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Philousa
3.81/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy straw color with a thin white head that clings to the edges and doesn't quite cover the surface in patchy bubbles. The color looks like a saison, while the head reminds me more of a pale ale. Lacing is lacking, with the bubbles falling back into the drink. Slippery instead of sticky. Lots of pine with lemon and grapefruit, some pitch, and a hint of sweet fruit like apricot. Flavor is surprisingly sweet, but not close to cloying. Like a Mexican sweet bread made with darker flour and a kiss of lemon. The back end is smooth but decidedly bitter with the citrus and pine playing their part. Finish is very dry, drying the mouth, and the body is rock solid. This is a very good double IPA more in line with the West Coast style where the hops really shine and the malt gets out of the way. This goes the Lagunitas route with the sweet malt, making it a showcase, but not the main event. I wouldn't mind having this more regularly and I'm glad Victory is back in the Bay Area.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.86/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I got a single bottle of this from my brother in law...

A nice, solid DIPA but I have had better DIPAs. The taste was fairly clean and crisp and the hops were not over-powering as they can be in some imperial IPAs. The smell was a little off-putting and the nose almost had a spoiled or infected scent. Overall though, a very good brew!

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz to a snifter, enjoy by July 20

Pours a cloudy golden orange with a finger of white head. Mild carbonation stemming from the sides, good lacing and retention. Not too bad looking

Smells of a really floral citrus, grapefruit with hints of mango and tangerine along with mild notes of pine. For the malts we have a sweet bready caramel and finish with a splash of alcohol, really solid on the nose

Taste translates well, the citrus on the hops not being as floral. Again strong tangerine and mango upfront, followed by some grapefruit, lemon, and a hint of pine. Malts also are consistent, sweet and carmely and finishing with a little booze

Feel is a medium body with a nice dry finish. Alcohol is concealed pretty well, very drinkable

Overall this is an excellent beer. Victory: please distribute to Nevada

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4.87/5  rDev +13.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into tulip.

A: Pours hazy marmalade-orange with 2 fingers off-white head.

S: Smell is faint. Orange, lemon, and grain.

T: Lots of orange, some grapefruit, resinous pine, and a light malty finish. Slight bitterness. No trace of alcohol.

M: Smooth, creamy, and clean. Moderate carbonation.

O: A nice citrus bomb. The smell I found a bit lacking, but the taste is superb. Impressive beer for the price!

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 6,710 ratings