DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by Nugganooch:
4.4/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle to my FW snifter glass
A: Dirt Wolf has a lightly tarnished golden amber color. Mostly clear body with a touch of hop haze. Topped with a thin layer of choppy off-white suds. Not the best showing of head retention but it will do. Some minor etchings of stick and lace noted clinging to the glass after every sip.
S: Big pine and spice on the nose. Touch of spiced grapefruit, pineapple flesh, and dank weed. Very green with a resinous pungency. Not much malt character coming through in the aromas at all. Some clean mineral water. Very bright and hoppy. Really nice.
T: Hop damn! This one has a super resinous and puckering bitterness to it. It’s piney like Pliny with some dank herbal weeds, juicy peach-mango notes, and more spicy grapefruit. Faint touch of toasted caramel malts on the backend but otherwise it’s not all that apparent. The alcohol is quite well balanced with only a mere whisper at the finish. Very impressive and me likey. Resinous and danky but with a fairly clean retreat prepping you for that next gulp.
M. Medium amount of fullness to it and even a notch towards being on the lighter side of things. Even level of spritzy carb. Sticky and resinous with a nice drying pucker and crisp finish. Clean overall with some mild hop residue and sticky sugars lingering about.
D: A very well constructed classicly west coast style DIPA. Reminds me quite a bit like Pliny only just a smidge sharper on the palate. Goes down just as easily however. I was never to big on Hop Wallop but I am definitely on board with the Wolf.
Will be my snoogens for sure.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2014 23:41:53 | More by Nugganooch
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4.41/5 rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a goldish-orange with a big white foam head that dissipates quickly. A small amount of lacing around the edges.
Lots of citrus hops in the aroma. Bursting with grapefruit, lemon, and orange. A little bit of sweetness going along with the cirrus. Nose finishes up with a burst of pine that is very strong.
The taste follows the nose. Lots of hops right up front, followed by the same bursting grapefruit and a hint of the lemon, with a touch of mango and possibly peach. A little bit of bitterness in the finish. Piney resin comes with the aftertaste. For such a hoppy beer, this is shockingly easy to drink.
Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. The pine causes a bit of a resinous quality, making it a bit sticky going down.
Overall, this is a fantastic DIPA, once of my favorites so far. Despite the hoppiness, it is incredibly easy to drink, which could make it dangerous.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 02:48:20 | More by majorbase2
DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,034 ratings.