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:
#610
Reviews:
871
Ratings:
6,687
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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347
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2,053
Trade:
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Photo of HattedClassic
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours some light, white, creamy head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is a hazy orange with some brown notes. Lots of lacing on the glass. The beer has some very strong hop notes. The notes consist of orange and an earthy smell with a bit of tarty apple. The earthy smell is a bit strong and curls the nose a little bit but is certainly bearable and gives the beer a fairly unique aroma that isn't found in other hops. No real malt backbone to detect. The beer taste is somewhat similar to the smell. The taste has the orange notes and earthy taste from the smell but the orange/grapefruit notes are stronger than the pungent taste. The flavor reminds me a little of an orange creamsicle. There also appears to be a slight malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with very little carbonation. The feel is creamy. Overall, a fairly unique DIPA and worth getting at least once.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

12 oz. bottle, with enjoy by date July 05, 2014 printed in tiny print on the bottleneck. It's been a while since I've last had anything from Victory Brewing Co., but I've been wanting to try this beer for a while, so imagine my delight when I found these at the local beer store. Expectations are high based on this beer's excellent ratings.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours two fluffy soapy fingers of off-white head on top of a beautiful light yellow-orange colored body. Some nice sediment floating in the glass.

S - Smell is very nice, also. Lots of bright fresh citrus hop presence from the four hop varieties: grapefruit, pine, orange, some cat piss acidity, a bit of soapiness, lots of florals, and then nice honeyed biscuit malt presence to balance things out.

T - Taste is of delicious fresh citrus juiciness: bitter grapefruit, juicy oranges, mango, & lemons. Very nicely balanced with the honeyed biscuit malt, creaminess, and subtle alcohol warmth on the finish.

M - Feel is perfectly bitter, with the addition of some sticky citrus lingering. Very smooth, creamy, and light drinking, with perfect carbonation.

Overall, an excellent DIPA from Victory. Perfectly smooth, creamy, balanced, and highly drinkable at 8.70% abv. A likely contender for repeat drinking; very glad to be seeing four packs of this in my area now finally, especially at $9.99 a piece.

Victory DirtWolf ---4/5.

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Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -29.9%

Photo of AD17
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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

Photo of dleiner
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of vermilcj
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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

355ml bottle bought from The Corkscrew, Lucan

Poured a nice rich clear golden colour. Slightly off white head with hints of copper poured pretty loose and fizzy then faded almost instantly to light wispy coating with thickish edging... very light carbonation... some patchy lacing...

Aroma - Big blast of juicy tart fruits (melons, pears, lemons) followed by quite a surprising amount of sweet caramel malts, strong piney resin and citrus hopiness, faint tobacco, quite rubbery, honey, cut wet grass / hay...

Taste - Tons of piney and grassy bitterness up front, juicy tart fruits (grapefruit, lemons, pears, bitter oranges), nice caramel malts and notes of floral honey balance out the hops, quite herbal, metallic, earthy tobacco notes, faint salty notes, quite perfumed...

M&D - Fairly smooth with a little oiliness in the background then some sharpness comes through... full bodied... pretty damn drinkable for a nearly 9% beer as the alcohol is very well hidden

Overall - A supremely good DIPA - big, bold and full of flavour but very well balanced... recommended..

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Photo of IckyT2012
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Satchboogie
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Molson2000
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JakerLou
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Beaver13
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden orange with a big frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is lots of piney, resiny, sweet fruity hops.

The flavor is watery bready malts up front with some sweet citrus and tropical fruits and a big piney resiny hop finish with a nice profile. It is a bit harsh in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and watery.

Overall, I really like the hop profile. It's just a bit watery up front washing out some of the flavor - which keeps it from being outstanding.

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

Photo of Jamison85
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of DaPan
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of notchucknorris
3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazed golden color with a one finger, smooth cream colored head. Ridiculous lacing down the glass with each sip.

S: Hints of mango, pine, menthol, musty and earthy hops and a touch of caramel malt. Not the hop bomb smell that I was expecting, but it's not bad at all. Wish it was a touch more assertive.

T: Opens with pine and floral hop notes with a drawl of pine sap across the palate. Mint, caramel malt notes, sticky floral hop resin and another smattering of pine on the finish. Mouthfeel is a touch heavy, but the crisp carbonation keeps it from getting too much so. Good, but I don't think this is top tier.

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Photo of muskiesman
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of reebtaerG
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-LIght yellow/gold color with a nice off-white head
S-great aroma of pine and citrus grapefruit
T-flavor are the same but not as intense as the smell
M-the bitterness is well balanced with the grapefruit which makes quite smooth
A wonderful IIPA victory has produced to replace Hop Wallop

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Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of calcnerd
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of shoegueuze
4/5  rDev -6.5%

DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 6,687 ratings