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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2856
Reviews: 460
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.41%


Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed using whole flower Chinook, Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops.

(Beer added by: aengleman on 09-27-2013)
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 01/2014. This was only bottled maybe 3 weeks ago.

A: Pours a nice clear amber. Good sized fluffy light tan head. Head fades slowly with good retention. Fairly thick chunks of lacing everywhere.

S: Pungent and sweet tropical fruits. Orange, mango, tangerine, pineapple primarily I'd say. Maybe a touch of spicy pine when swirled?

T: Yup, more tropical fruits. Sharp, pungent, bright tropical fruits. Pretty much everything mentioned in the aroma but with a substantial pine element and the trademark dank/garlicy character of citra as well. Nice sweet caramel malt to back it up. Not overly bitter, oddly enough. Just huge and delicious hop flavor. I keep waiting for the big wave of bitterness in the finish but it's surprisingly mild.

M: Medium bodied, smooth.

O: One hell of a DIPA. Really showcases citra (I assume) in a big, big way without it being an unbalanced mess. Surprisingly drinkable too. No easy task. Well done, Victory.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 03:19:30 | More by Dope
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AgentMunky

California

3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a DFH signature glass.

A: Hazy auburn gold. Loose, offwhite head. Murky.

S: Smooth and sweet. Fruity. The lack of any astringency or bitterness prepares me for an older and/or underhopped (hah) beer. Hint of earthiness.

T/M: Pleasantly mellowed, but obviously faded from its prime. Robust mouthfeel, hint of sparkle at the edges, but mostly a mishmash of half-spiced herbs, grapefruit, mango, pine, and pineapple.

O: Has potential, but didn't wow me. Could be old beer over here in California, could be that none of Victory's super-hoppy beers have been to my taste.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 06:09:04 | More by AgentMunky
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jsunj

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-18-2014 05:23:09 | More by jsunj
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Sanchezrox23

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-18-2014 05:14:09 | More by Sanchezrox23
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ZionNation

Arizona

2.59/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.5

wow, I have been a fan of the Victory beers from way back in the day when I lived in DC. Moved to AZ ten years ago and could not get it until recently. when it came available a few months ago, I immediately picked up some of the Prima Pils and it lives up to my memory and remains a great pilsner. being a huge IPA and double and imperial IPA guy, I was really excited when I noticed DirtWolf at Total Wine. I got a growler and brought it home to paired with some rare seared sushi grade salmon and kale salad. dinner was great, but in short the DirtWolf was a drain pour, a waste of $6.99 IMO. it wasn't like the keg was bad, maybe it was, but rather this beer seemed to have the hop profile, but it seems like a one dimensional beer, no backbone to speak of, flat tasting yet with seeming plenty of carbonation. vinegar like. just kind of a cheap IPA. I would probably buy a 12oz bottle one time to try it again to see if I had a bad batch or if I just wasn't in the mood, but from the growler experience this stuff is not good. I dumped it.

Serving type: growler

04-18-2014 04:40:36 | More by ZionNation
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-18-2014 04:32:26 | More by zestar
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Sellersjf19


4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-18-2014 03:24:12 | More by Sellersjf19
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TGanyone

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-18-2014 03:10:46 | More by TGanyone
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Sensaray

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks is slightly hazed deep golden with white head. If I look real close there are some floaties
Vibrant array of citrusy fruity hops I can smell before I put my nose to the glass. Sense of OJ, peach, alcohol is there.
Hops hop out at me in the taste, then hops also. This is a glass of hops. Building bitter finish with a decent peak but not too high. Resiny, piney, juicy citrus
Mouthfeel is decent, nothing to note. Slight spice but not really.
This seems to just be a standard, good vibrant sorta dipa. Would probably enjoy on a nice day

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 00:09:51 | More by Sensaray
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raydas

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-17-2014 23:17:16 | More by raydas
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JohnW58

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11%

04-17-2014 23:09:43 | More by JohnW58
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-17-2014 22:17:04 | More by aqualung23
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Gumstump

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11%

04-17-2014 15:51:03 | More by Gumstump
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eelyj

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-17-2014 15:47:05 | More by eelyj
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-17-2014 14:53:09 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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pauljunk

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

04-17-2014 13:48:51 | More by pauljunk
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Kramerwtmf

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

04-17-2014 04:49:55 | More by Kramerwtmf
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Storm21

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-17-2014 04:05:48 | More by Storm21
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meehandennis

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-17-2014 01:33:12 | More by meehandennis
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-17-2014 01:04:55 | More by randylangford
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Strigoimuzik

Puerto Rico

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-17-2014 00:27:11 | More by Strigoimuzik
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

04-16-2014 23:56:29 | More by Karibourgeois
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Heady978

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-16-2014 22:16:31 | More by Heady978
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basickness

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.8%

04-16-2014 19:59:29 | More by basickness
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mhind52

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-16-2014 19:00:13 | More by mhind52
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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,856 ratings.