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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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95
world-class

4,895 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,895
Reviews: 620
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 189
Gots: 817 | 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 JimsArcade:
Photo of 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).

Tactual:
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.

Total:
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!

JimsArcade, Oct 10, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of 8BaconBits
4/5  rDev -6.5%

On tap.

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

8BaconBits, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of oberon
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
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 -1.6%
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 +5.1%

aszatk01, Oct 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

tectactoe, Jan 13, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +7.5%

HopKing14, Sep 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

OhioBobcat, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of MadScientist
4.15/5  rDev -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 4,895 ratings.