DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,027 | Reviews: 559 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JimsArcade:
4.71/5 rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Visual: Paler than I was expecting, it's mostly clear and straw-colored. Lacing is coarse and sticky.
Olfactory: Orange- and grapefruit-peel dominate with a hint of fresh-cut grass. The room was filled with the aroma quickly, and a very pleasant one at that.
Gustatory: Citrus-peel, grapefruit and papaya burst on the palate. The malt is there only to keep the hops in check and provide a nice, subtle counter-balance to the brew. In a rare feat, this beer is consistent from start-to-finish (whereas most good beers--for me--tend to improve as they reach the bottom of the glass).
Like most of Victory's stronger (in flavor) offerings, there is a robustness to the mouthfeel. Their beers of this ilk do not have any kind of subtlety in this department, and DirtWolf is no exception. (I assume this is mostly a product of the yeast strains they use for these types of beers.) Still it's fitting for a beer like this.
This is the best beer Victory has created in over 5 years (almost taking the title away from WildDevil for me). If this beer matched WildDevil's exquisite mouthfeel, I would declare this the best beer they have ever produced. Still, this is a borderline world-class IIPA. The fact that I will be able to easily obtain this almost anywhere will spoil me. I may no longer feel the need to go out of my way to obtain the slightly better but much rarer IIPA's on the market anymore. Bravo, Victory!
Serving type: bottle
10-10-2013 03:53:46 | More by JimsArcade
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4.41/5 rDev +3%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 02:48:20 | More by majorbase2
DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,027 ratings.