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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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4,675 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,675
Reviews: 606
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 182
Gots: 754 | FT: 33
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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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
Photo of GuinnessAtRogerWilco
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams 'perfect pint' glass.

AP: Light to medium golden colour, slightly hazy as I can see the blurred distorted images of my fingers through the glass. Poured a 3/4" fluffy white head that took a while to finally fizzle down to a lacing and dusting across the surface. Nothing really compelling about the appearance, almost looks like a Pilsner.
AR: Bready malt, biscuit, light toasted grains. Fresh green pine needles. Soft notes of citrus and tropical fruits like pink grapefruit, tangerine. clementine, pineapple and mango. There's also a faint flowery herbal scent like jasmine or lavender.
T: That is a very clean crisp and somewhat dry DIPA. Very easy drinking and almost evaporates off your palate. Flavours are caramel, bready and biscuit malts, light grains with a soft green pine note and pink grapefruit and bitter orange. I'm not getting the tropical fruit notes I got from the nose, however. Very well balanced between the malts and the hops.
M: Mild carbonation, slightly creamy texture, medium body but only just (body seems a bit light for a DIPA), as mentioned above a fairly dry finish that seems to almost evaporate from your palate.
OV: A very good DIPA. Pros for me were the dry finish, the easy drinkability and the harmonious balance between the malt and hops. Cons were the body and that the flavour lacked all the aspects in the aroma. This goes down too easy for a DIPA.

GuinnessAtRogerWilco, Oct 05, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of 8BaconBits
4/5  rDev -6.8%

On tap.

Was okay for a double IPA. Didn't pack a lot of flavor to me. Super high ABV.

8BaconBits, Wednesday at 02:52 AM
Photo of oberon
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had a growler filled at Premier Gourmet this weekend....I love that place.Poured into an impy nonic a clear light to medium golden with a great looking blooming white head that left two multiple rings of lace as it settled into a frothy mass.Pine and grapefruit along with sugary sweetness in the nose,there is drunken fruit element to it.Fresh citric hops greet the taste buds that melds into a grassiness and then into a sweet dough caramel base,a sugary alcohol element is there but doesn't overpower the hops.I like it,top 5....not sure,but it kicks ass.

oberon, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of don1481
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into Mr. Pint.

Appearance: A hazy, mostly translucent yellow with brisk bubbling action and a white head that leaves a little bit of lacing on the side of the glass as it slowly dies down.

Smell: Holy complex nose, Batman! Citrus, hops, pine, grass, grapefruit all just take their turn in blasting out for my enjoyment.

Taste: Very much reflects the nose. Nice, complex - and distinct - flavors centered around citrus, pine, grass, and hops hit pretty good.

Mouthfeel: Pretty crisp. A little bit of the pine lingers as an aftertaste.

Overall: Well, then. $9.45 for a 4 pack well spent!

don1481, Mar 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

aszatk01, Oct 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

tectactoe, Jan 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

OhioBobcat, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of MadScientist
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: A light colored DIPA that is a deep golden beer with good clarity. The white head is quick to fade into a thin cap of soapy bubbles.

S: A strong citrus hops aroma that mostly has notes of grapefruit, pine, some pineapple and a fair amount of an herbal character. There is a light malt a sweetness and a low alcohol sweetness.

T: An aggressive hops bitterness and a very strong citrus hop flavors. The hop flavors are a lemon/lime, pine, some mango and little citrus zest. There is just enough malt for support and nothing more making for a very bitter balance. The finish is off-dry with a lingering, citrus hops flavor and bitterness. There is some herbal qualities to the hop flavor that is more apparent towards the finish.

M: A medium bodied beer with a light creaminess and a strong level of carbonation.

O: A very well crafted Double IPA that brings a ton of American citrus hops to the party. The entire focus and balance of the beer is out towards showcasing the hops.

MadScientist, Oct 14, 2013
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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,675 ratings.