DirtWolf | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

DirtWolfDirtWolf
BA SCORE
94.7%
Liked This Beer
4.28 w/ 6,630 Ratings
DirtWolfDirtWolf
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:
#586
Reviews:
862
Ratings:
6,630
Liked:
6,276
Avg:
4.28/5
pDev:
9.11%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
344
Gots:
2,023
Trade:
33
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,630 |  Reviews: 862
Photo of blissfulNemo
3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Timc32
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ejsheaffer
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A great full flavored DIPA with a strong bite on the finish

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours golden with about an inch of head. The aroma is very hoppy but without being intense. Taste is very bitter upfront, with some balancing maltiness toward the end. Medium body. Not the most complex of DIPAs but overall a very enjoyable example of the style.

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Photo of Babalu614
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ujsplace
4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at PJ Ryan's in Phoenixville.

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Photo of Thomash-houston
4.64/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fuhrsd
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the growler, the last of the keg pours a deep golden color with a modest head. Malt and citrus hops in the nose. The mouth gets the hop notes without getting unpleasantly bitter. Feels good!

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

Photo of mothmanscott
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear deep gold producing 2 fingers of somewhat lasting, frothy, white head that leaves chunky blotches, motes & wisps of lacing. Aroma is pungent grapefruit pith, pine & floral notes, moderate vegetable & onion notes backed by subdued toast, caramel & a little biscuit malts. Taste is hugely hoppy! Oily pineapple, orange zests, pine needles & resin. Spicy, peppery & pungent. The vegetable & onion notes are still present but greatly subdued from what they are in the nose. Malts provide cane syrup & caramel tones. Alcohol spice is prominent. Huge hop bite & bitterness from start through aftertaste. Floral tones & hints of dark tea in the finish. This brew is exquisitely bitter with complex hoppiness. Mouthfeel exhibits moderately heavy body & carbonation, is prickly with spice, dry, slightly chewy, pungent, & mildly astringent. Alcohol is well hidden in terms of taste & warmth but seems to be a major component of the spicy character.

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Photo of al2913
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beermerica
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Awesome dbl ipa

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

The beer pours a beautiful gold color with a thick frothy white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid pale and carapils malt aroma along with a stiff hop aroma. The taste is excellent. It's a smooth beer with loads of hop character. The malt bill provides adequate balance, but it's definitely a hop bomb. The mouthfeel is good. It's a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a terrific DIPA. It's often a go to beer for me when I'm looking for a good hoppy DIPA.

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Photo of Havack
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Found at Hemingway's, Melbourne, Fl 02/02/17

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Photo of godawgs
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nininik12
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLK7299
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fee
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Lighter than most double IPAs, but a very good one. Good hop present without being too bitter or overwhelming. There's a citrus taste you can also smell, but it's not too much. Smooth mouthfeel. A good beer, not a great one.

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Photo of Alphakitty
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fisherbray
3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wuthrichj15
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Doesn't look like a double IPS. It really pours pretty light in color and I didn't get a huge head. But I did not pour aggressively. But then I took a smell, my goodness what an aroma. Hops, hops and more hops. Some nice citrus notes in there as well. Taste was nice and bitter, good amount of hop bite. Solid DIPA, wish there was more complexity. But it went down easy.

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Photo of gphelps70
3.76/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 94.7% out of 100 with 6,630 ratings
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