DirtWolf | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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

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

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Photo of dleiner
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 crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured from the tap into a snifter. The appearance is a clear golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is full of hops and citrus with some pine tossed in for good measure. The flavor matches the aroma to a T. Has a nice hop bitterness finish.

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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 muskiesman
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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 shoegueuze
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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

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

Photo of DaPan
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of tommyguz
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of buckyp
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Masters
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Photo of Jamison85
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 sirsteve42
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of ncelauro
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of dexterk1
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Photo of HardyA
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 6,657 ratings
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