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:
#638
Reviews:
876
Ratings:
6,715
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
353
Gots:
2,070
Trade:
33
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Ratings: 6,715 |  Reviews: 876
Photo of Kettle1
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdamSchmehl
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Dirtwolf got me hooked on DIPAs before I even liked beer. Despite the name, this is a delicious and refreshing beer that will make you fall in love with hops.

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Photo of Adam1993
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tjcamm
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Eammon1920
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ale_addin
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GlennWB
4.63/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Well balanced. Not too hoppy and not too malty

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Photo of Jjmj51
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eldoctorador
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Craigkarnowski
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GoochVa
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BubbaGuppy
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This DIPA has always been a favorite.
Taste is great, and (I know) it can be enjoyed out of the bottle.
It satisfies, but it opens the door to a night of mischief.
Highly recommended.

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

Photo of wmcgar01
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ah! DIPA!

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Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shortbox81
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bs22fly
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Manthon
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.87/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into tulip, then poured second into a goblet from a bottle that said enjoy by Oct. 2017 so still fresh, not sure when it was bottled and,1st time I ever seen this in a store and in goblet tasted better:

Look is golden orange with a bubbly head that dissipates to thin lacing that slightly stains the glass.

Smell is boozy with slight earthy, spicy hoppiness and passion fruit

Feel is on thin side despite 8.7% abv that finishes with a piney hop kick that lays itself on the tongue which makes this beer dangerously drinkable and bit dry in finish

Taste is pine, bread, simcoe, mosaic, caramel, melon, cantaloupe, malt, mango, alcohol is well hidden in the flavor

Overall there are better IPAs out there but this would be perfect to getting a night started. Down 4 of these and you'll be off to a great night that you'll need a friend to explain to you on the next day. This is super smooth for an IPA and is sickening how drinkable they made an 8.7% abv beer to be. After demolishing one you want to grab another.

Also as other reviewers pointed out this beer most likely will result in a hangover. I woke up with a hangover from just drinking 2 and i drink high abv beers all the time and don't typically get hangovers for I don't tend to drink more than 2. Makes me believe this beer has a high sugar intake that would be the main cause to it. Nevertheless beer tastes good.

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 6,715 ratings