DirtWolf | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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

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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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of macrosmatic
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Weyerbacher pint glass.

A: Nice bright gold, lightly hazy, with lots of small bubble visible carbonation and a finger's worth of white head.

S: Bright tropical fruits, melon, with less dank, resin and citrus hops with a light cracker malt underneath.

T: Tropical fruits, mango and pineapple, and melon, with some dankness over the lightly sweet cracker malt. A restrained bitterness in the hang, especially for style.

M: Light body for style but not at all watery. Low alcohol presence, and quite a bit of carbonation sensation.

O: Wow, I'm really happy with this one. Very good, especially for a shelf IIPA that comes in a four-pack. Really well-done, and I anticipate this one making frequent appearances in the refrigerator. Recommended for sure.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 12oz bottle with a BB of July 2014. Purchased recently from the Brewdog webshop. The label describes it as a 'tribute to hops' - I keep hearing about this beer and have been looking forward to trying it.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A hazy golden-amber hue with fine sediment and medium carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before settling as a thick surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of overwhelmingly fruity hops with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, pine, tropical fruits, subtle white grape and grass/hay. Underpinned by light malt and earthy yeast. An amazing hop avalanche.

Tastes of intensely fruity aromatic hops with a powerful bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, pine resin, dank weed, tropical fruit, white grape, light malt, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Highly attenuated, followed by a potent bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with pleasant carbonation and good body. Hop oils stimulate the palate. Pretty astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops, fruity notes and mild earthy yeast.

Wow - a hop tsunami that engulfs the senses! Impressive. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour possess a heady mélange of fruity aromatic hops, intense bitterness and subtle malt. Lovely body - nicely judged on all counts. While the malt and yeast are subdued they balance the hops perfectly. A sterling effort and a hophead's delight - if you love hops then this is well worth seeking out.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Easily an inch thick head of tightly woven white foam. Somewhat hazy golden yellow hue. Brussels lacing. Pungent aroma of citrus hops greets my nose. Mouth is a bit thick and slightly chalky,but pretty easy going for a DIPA. The front of the palate is an intense burst of citrus hop bitterness and and nice hop burn on the fade. Don't get me wrong,there is a light malt backbone,but this is a hop bomb.

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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 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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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 6,704 ratings