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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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2,839 Ratings
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Ratings: 2839
Reviews: 457
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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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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S - Moderate tropical fruit and pine.

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,839 ratings.