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
Ratings:
6,600
Reviews:
855
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
9.13%
 
 
Wants:
336
Gots:
2,010
For Trade:
33
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Photo of fevremartin
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of captainkrad
3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spencermacko
3.39/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zai
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of q33jeff
2.6/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

**
10/17/2013
Aroma. Is very floral. Slight lemon lime. .. taste is same,but a little pissy...like ghost yellow color.. small white head. Good kick. Alcohol is present late. A touch Warming. Not a fan of the hop mix used in this; must be the simcoe that ruins it.
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Photo of smi69
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of haines710
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bonis
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Amazing dank aroma. Taste not quite as good.

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spewdog
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I told the friendly storekeeper at Beer Table that Resin was my favorite DIPA (or is it a triple?. He didn't have Resin but suggested DirtWorlf. I chilled it in an ice bucket for 20 minutes and poured it into a Schott Pure water glass. Here's my review:

L: A pretty golden color that brings to mind the white wines of Savoie. A thin lace of foam reminds you that its beer, not wine.

S: Smells like hops. What more can I say?

T: This is no Resin. It's more bitter and less refined. Maybe the comparison is not fair but Resin is the king of IPAs in my world view. That said, it's not a bad DIPA and I like buying American.

F: The mouthfeel is lovely. No complaints.

O: This will get the job done but it's not a world beating DIPA.

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Photo of srfou
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RichieRich1812
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bjlynch83
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beertunes
3.22/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Finally getting a chance to tick this. Enjoy by date 12/5/16. 12oz bottle into 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy deep yellow color, with about 1/2 inch of white head that had light-moderate retention and light lace.

The aroma did have an aspect of musty dirt, close to the dictionary definition of dank in fact. Hop forward, with a light malt scent in the background. Taste was the same musty, earthy, mildly funky.

Body was light-medium, with a mostly dry finish. Drinkability was a bit of a chore, due to the basement dank. Overall, I didn't miss anything with initial hype this beer received. Go ahead and tick it if you haven't, but you haven't missed anything.

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Photo of AmishLightning
4.79/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This packs a hop punch without the grass clippings taste of other DIPAs. Even solid all the way in Chicago

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Photo of Jcarriglio
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerMe8
3.51/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jacob17
3.82/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Summerteeth
3.39/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebooyakid
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brew_ski
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

DirtWolf brewed by Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown, with an ABV of 8.70% This brew pours out a deep golden amber color with a small white head. The smell of DirtWolf is rich with hops, grains and malts. There is also a rich sweetness in the smell of this IPA. This double IPA has the look and smell of most IPA's on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste, it is bold with Hoppy goodness. Then the brew smooths out with grains and malts. There is a lot going on in DirtWolf. Victory DirtWolf also has a nice amount of lacing to it. The hops are bold and rich but not overpowering. DirtWolf has a real nice balance to it, this brew goes down nice and smooth. It is really hard to pick up on the 8.70% ABV in this brew. I can't get over how smooth this brew is. The mouth feel of DirtWolf is bold , hoppie,rich, clean, and refreshing. If you are a fan of hops look this one up. Overall I'm giving DirtWolf a 4.50 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown, did a real nice job with this Double IPA.

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Photo of SiepJones
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.27 out of 5 based on 6,600 ratings.
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