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 Nunya
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -29.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of justintcoons
3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance (4.25/5)
Yellow / gold with 1 finger of off-white head. Slightly hazy with low carbonation and good retention.

Nose (4.25/5)
Passion fruit, mango, pineapple, pine, and florals.

Taste (3.5/5)
Fragrant florals, passion fruit, dried pine needles, and grapefruit zest. Hints of sweaty pineapple. Very thin table sugar-esque backbone with hints of toast and Aspirin. Finishes with pine resin and lighter notes of onion.

Mouthfeel (3.75/5)
Medium bodied, oily, crisp, bitter, and dry.

Overall (3.75/5)
Potent, floral, and dry. The bitterness exceeds my personal preference.


On-tap poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance (4/5)
Golden with a short white head that leaves behind some nice, tight lacing. Excellent clarity with low carbonation.

Nose (3.5/5)
Florals, pine, apricot, grapefruit and sugar.

Taste (3.25/5)
Thin sugary backbone akin to table sugar with light notes of breadiness. The flavor is dominated by fragrant florals and pine sap. Good amount of grapefruit zest and pine needles. Inklings of nondescript tropical fruits. Pretty heavy on the bitterness.

Mouthfeel (4.25/5)
Medium bodied, oily, slick, bitter and dry.

Overall (3.5/5)
Too bitter for my personal taste. Fans of Ruination and Hoptimum will really enjoy this one. I'd much rather prefer Hop Wollap to DirtWolf.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Beaver13
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of kell50
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a 12oz bottle into a snifter. Huge thanks to QCBrewer for the single.

A- Pours a copper, golden color with a two finger white head. Beer creates nice lacing as it goes down the glass.

S- Huge hoppy aroma. Big pine, resin, tropical fruits (mango, pineapple, orange), and slightly grassy. I'm also picking up some onion hop dankness- which typically means FRESH.

T- Big dank hops, punchy and fresh, although not as big as the nose led me to believe. Crisp citrus and tropical fruits, resin and piney bitter hops in the finish, and a nice malt backbone that gives this beer a pleasant balance.

M- A very smooth, crisp IIPA. Medium body that's quite drinkable. The alcohol isn't too noticeable upfront, but present on the finish.

O- Victory has created an awesome IIPA. Four packs of this goes for only $7.99 which is a killer price. I had quite high expectations for this beer, and Victory truly delivered.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.27 out of 5 based on 6,590 ratings.
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