DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by MattyBones:
4.75/5 rDev +11%
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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4.46/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12 oz. bottle with an enjoy by date of October 14, 2014. Pours into a Stone tulip a brilliant medium-gold with a huge, frothy, rocky white head. The head lasts about 3-4 minutes before settling into a crown with thick chunks of lacing spread around the rim of the tulip.
Nose is huge, hoppy, and smells like it Victory brewed this on the opposite coast. Massive citrus aromas: grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple. Dank resin and floral aromas are also evident. Almost a slight garlicy smell, which is a little strange since there's apparently no Summit in the recipe. Slight hint of spice, particularly chive.
Flavor is very juicy. Tons of tropical fruits, followed by floral and resiny flavors. Just a slight hint of caramel and honey malts, and a spicy finish. Very little bitterness for the style. Slight alcohol warmth, but you can barely taste it.
Medium bodied with a low-medium level of carbonation. Very easy on the palate; dry, refreshing even.
This is a wonderful DIPA. Definitely hop-dominant, but a very well-selected blend of hops gives it a very complex flavor and bouquet. Excellent all around and relatively low ABV for the style. Victory rarely disappoints, and it has produced another winner with DirtWolf.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 02:19:41 | More by Phocion
DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,850 ratings.