DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2,427 | Reviews: 405 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by MattyBones:
4.75/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This thing has been selling out like crazy with a lot of hype behind it. 2 distributors told me that they have had both Pliny and Heady and this is far superior. Well, I have had both and was finally able to get my hands on a 4pack!
Appearance: Pores a nice golden color. Similar to Pliny, but a tad lighter with a nice 2 finger head with a little sediment floating around.
Smell: HOPS and Citrus!!! All types of citrus exploding from this guy. I'm picking up tangerine, grapefruit, a little lime and some tropical fruits.
Taste: HOP FOWARD explosion for sure!!! The hops kick hard with a citrus taste almost identical to the nose. Citrus and tropical fruit, but it is very balanced.
Mouthfeel: Slick, juicy feel to it as the hops and flavors explode in your mouth. Not very oily or resinous to where it leaves some damage behind on your palate, but the flavors definitely stick around. Has a beautiful aftertaste.
Overall: An extremely solid, delicious, well balanced Double IPA with a hop forward attack, a great blend of flavors with almost no alcohol presence in the taste though it is there. It is a great double IPA. Is it better or close to Pliny or Heady? No, definitely not, but it is solid and if those beers are damn near impossible to get for you like they are for me, this is a solid replacement.
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2013 20:04:34 | More by MattyBones
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4.21/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz Bottle from Total Wine Palm Desert CA for $3
Appearance - Amber colour with an average size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Malts, hops, grapefruit, apricots
Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, grapefruit, and hops. There is also some resin and apricot/peach.
Overall - A way above average DIPA. Lots of vibrant flavours and yet still somewhat balanced. Perhaps a little sweet, but hey, it's a DIPA.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2014 00:19:26 | More by spinrsx
DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,427 ratings.