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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2941
Reviews: 473
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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Good beer! Among the top IPAs.. Great label on the beer.. Victory is pretty consistent at brewing good beers.. I think this was one of there best.. Nice hoppy citrus taste.. Well deserving in being one of the top 250 beer list..If this beer is available at the liquor store it would be hard to pass up on..

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A: Hazy, golden yellow body with a beige head (approx. 1/2"). Pretty good lacing. Yeast cells and debris visible throughout the beer, notably at the bottom. Definitely an impressive-looking beer.

S: Very sweet smelling with a pervasive fruity aroma; combination of pineapple, passion fruit, mandarin orange, and grapefruit. Additional hints of pine resin, sweet hoppy malt, and a musky/woody aroma. The aroma of the hops is definitely present.

T: Flavor starts off with exactly what the nose picked up: citrus combined with an undertone of earthiness that balances out the sweetness. It finishes strong with a bitterness one would expect with high quality hops. When one thinks of a DIPA, this epitomizes what a quality brew should emulate.

M: A little more than medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Goes down very smooth and despite the alcohol content, there is minimal tingling.

O: This beer is dangerously drinkable. While 8.7% ABV isn't monumentally high, I would have hazarded a guess of roughly 6% ABV (or less) based on what I could taste and feel. While I think this beer may be a tad overrated, it is absolutely a quality DIPA that stands above many of my personal favorites. I would highly recommend this brew to anyone who enjoys DIPAs.

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A-A murky but semi see through Honey Orange color with a nice finger and a half of off white head. Lots of lacing. Some yeast hanging out on the bottom of the glass. Great looking beer.

S- Lush Peach and mango. Pineapple, Citrus, Very tropical but its not a blast of fragrance its very subtle but certainly there.

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,941 ratings.