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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,444
Reviews: 582
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 174
Gots: 660 | FT: 32
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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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

4.61/5  rDev +7.5%

Bottle reads "Enjoy by February 5, 2014." Poured into a pint glass.

DirtWolf Double IPA has one of the most beautiful appearances of a DIPA that I have ever seen. Massive foamy white head that crowns over the top of the pint glass like a sno-cone. Very slowly recedes after minutes to stack and compact at about a finger thick. Lacing is all over the glass, coating it like drifts in a winter snowstorm. The liquid underneath is a brilliant golden color, with near perfect clarity and showing a robust amount of carbonation. Could not possibly look better constructed.

Aromatic hops abound with DirtWolf, giving off pungent floral notes, delicate citrus aromas, and a little hint of German malts underneath. It smells incredible, and I'm convinced that this hop profile is a unique mix of very different varietals. (Just took a peek at Victory's webpage and they list Citra, Chinook, Simcoe, and Mosaic as the hop blend)

The first sip has an incredibly soft texture on the palate, delivering a well-balanced body filled with bitter hops and sweet malts. The alcohol is noticeable, but plays a supporting role in the complexity of the malt sweetness. The hops add a lot here, with a dry, biting bitterness, along with some citrus (grapefruit, sweet and tangy) and pine in the finish. As the pint goes on, the sweetness develops some more, with a juicy citrus quality and reminiscent of ripened mango.

This is a supremely well put together beer, and for Victory to just nail the DIPA category like this shows what they are capable of when they want to create something new. I am a fan of theirs in general, and this may be one of my favorites that they have come out with. One problem is the alcohol content, I couldn't drink many of these in a sitting. One is plenty! But if it is ever on tap somewhere, I know what my one beer for the night will be. Very solid example of the style for a very decent price too!

11-06-2013 00:44:08 | More by MusicaleMike
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oberon

North Carolina

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
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don1481

Wisconsin

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
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New York

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
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,444 ratings.