DirtWolf | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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:
#1,077
Reviews:
878
Ratings:
6,729
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
353
Gots:
2,081
Trade:
34
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Photo of mbjb0720
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of insouciantx
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of anomalousclouds
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.53/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.31/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CreekFJohnson
3.84/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duncian
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt3719
3.3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ned57
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpaceBeagle
3.66/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sb17
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of VoxRationis
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 12oz (354 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; not production information evident.
A: Pours a slightly hazy, amber color with a one half inch head, low retention, but decent lacing.
S: Fruity with aromas of grapefruit, lemon, and pineapple as well as some pine.
T: Follows nose but caramel malt component more notable. Alcohol content noticeable. Bitterness light but evident early and throughout.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: A very drinkable and enjoyable EC DIPA.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.09/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lampro
3.44/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice IPA. Drinks easily, in spite of the high ABV.

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Photo of claminat420
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

new years eve 2017 beer

12oz bottle poured heavily into my sierra Nevada spiegelau ipa glass. bottle marked enjoy by 09 JAN 2018 1141 P

Appearance- a transparent golden color with a head that's the slightest bit off white. nice lacing.

Aroma- hoppy, grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple with a tiny bit of pine. not too shabby.

Flavor- like the aroma but with some caramel malt. nice. the alcohol is easily detectable but nothing overly crazy. bitterness is there and hangs for a bit.

Mouthfeel- medium with the slightest bit of heaviness in the body. really good carbonation.

Drinkability- easily will purchase this again.

Overall- any hophead out there needs to try this beer. i'm not a huge fan of the tropical ipa's out there but this one isn't strongly in that category. real hop forward beer. only thing negative is the abv that is really noticeable but like I stated it's nothing too crazy.

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Photo of JoeKC
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent start, great fruity finish.
My "go to" beer.

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Photo of Jcobb429
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keeling
3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jtadams69
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Urmomjon16
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenHoppy
3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Feel is on thin side but alcohol is well hidden that makes this dangerously drinkable with flavors of malt, bread, citrus, melon, mango, and cantaloupe but is way sweet which must mean it has some hefty dose of sugar because something about this causes a horrible hangover headache even when consuming just 1. For this reason I'll never seek it out again.

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Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JCklinger
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 6,729 ratings