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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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4,016 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,016
Reviews: 559
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 141
Gots: 502 | FT: 32
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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GuinnessAtRogerWilco

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 03:13:12 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a goldish-orange with a big white foam head that dissipates quickly. A small amount of lacing around the edges.

Lots of citrus hops in the aroma. Bursting with grapefruit, lemon, and orange. A little bit of sweetness going along with the cirrus. Nose finishes up with a burst of pine that is very strong.

The taste follows the nose. Lots of hops right up front, followed by the same bursting grapefruit and a hint of the lemon, with a touch of mango and possibly peach. A little bit of bitterness in the finish. Piney resin comes with the aftertaste. For such a hoppy beer, this is shockingly easy to drink.

Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. The pine causes a bit of a resinous quality, making it a bit sticky going down.

Overall, this is a fantastic DIPA, once of my favorites so far. Despite the hoppiness, it is incredibly easy to drink, which could make it dangerous.

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A: Pours golden with a hint of orange, little head that goes away quickly
S: Citrusy. Agree with others that the smell is the weakest part of this beer, but so what, because --
T: If you like your big hoppy IPAs on the fruity side as opposed to the piney side, then I don't know how you could improve on this beer. Bells Two Hearted is no longer my favorite IPA.
M: Again, don't know how to improve on this. Huge hop blast but just the right amount of bitter with no soapy ending.
O: As above. If Heady Topper or Pliny the Either are better than this then bring em on.

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,016 ratings.