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:
#637
Reviews:
875
Ratings:
6,713
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
353
Gots:
2,068
Trade:
33
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Photo of Mantooth
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured on draft at Sammy's, in Belmont North Cackalacky. Pours a light gold color, looks like a pils. Nice frothy white head and superglue sticky lacing. Big citrus bomb in the nose and the taste follows the nose - it always knows! Piney citrus IPA that you should definitely try. Well carbed and creamy. Nice beer.

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Photo of Prost76
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 liquorpig
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sgttibbs
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of garymuchow
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by May (8?) 2014, so I am under the wire, so to speak.
Poured into SN IPA glass.
Pleasing hop aroma. Complex and interesting. Just a touch of hop oil, but not enough to distract (this glass seemed to have more than my previous bottles, but I'm giving the benefit of the doubt on scoring).
Huge head that prevented descanting whole bottle into glass. Golden amber and rather clear.
Well balanced DIPA. No excess increases drinkability a lot. Still hop forward with taste and clinging bitterness and even a little puckering when it closes. Still a notable firm malt with clean pale malt flavors and only touches of additional flavors. Not too sweet.
Nice moderate to slightly bigger body. Carbonated well.
This is as good of a drinking DIPA around. Can certainly do more than 1 and only the alcohol will be the issue. I suppose 3 could lead to a hop hangover, but in the right circumstances I may take a chance on that.

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Photo of Chucker17
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jfcaa193
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hootie159
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of jsh420
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of dsshuck
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of avisong
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of DaPan
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of jophish17
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of paresis
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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 dexterk1
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of ElGallo
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of suckaj
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Reagan1984
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Domvan
4.75/5  rDev +11%

DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 6,713 ratings