DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,355 | Reviews: 576 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JimsArcade:
4.71/5 rDev +9.8%
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!
10-10-2013 03:53:46 | More by JimsArcade
More User Reviews:
4.23/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
09-29-2013 22:05:47 | More by oberon
4.21/5 rDev -1.9%
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!
03-22-2014 02:29:04 | More by don1481
4.15/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
10-14-2013 22:44:48 | More by MadScientist
DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,355 ratings.