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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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2,862 Ratings
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Ratings: 2862
Reviews: 460
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.41%


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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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12-oz bottle to tulip, best by 5/24/2014, consumed 2/4/2014.

A: liquid gold, hewing closer to straw than to orange. 1-finger white head dissipates quickly, leaving moderate amount of spiderweb lacing.

S: ton of tropical fruit. guava, papaya, and, dare i say, strawberry pez candy. mild grassy notes - i thought there'd be a more earthy character (being "dirtwolf" and all), but i'm cool with the aroma on this

T: similar to otwoa - grassy hop bitterness (less powerful though), leading to juicy fruit malt sweetness. metallic note and a slight alcohol burn on the tail end.

M: dry finish. low carbonation, relatively speaking

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 02:18:44 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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ConradKenney

Maryland

3/5  rDev -29.9%

04-18-2014 20:44:22 | More by ConradKenney
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

04-18-2014 16:49:54 | More by shawlaqua
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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BrentLinkin

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-18-2014 14:15:08 | More by BrentLinkin
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AgentMunky

California

3.8/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a DFH signature glass.

A: Hazy auburn gold. Loose, offwhite head. Murky.

S: Smooth and sweet. Fruity. The lack of any astringency or bitterness prepares me for an older and/or underhopped (hah) beer. Hint of earthiness.

T/M: Pleasantly mellowed, but obviously faded from its prime. Robust mouthfeel, hint of sparkle at the edges, but mostly a mishmash of half-spiced herbs, grapefruit, mango, pine, and pineapple.

O: Has potential, but didn't wow me. Could be old beer over here in California, could be that none of Victory's super-hoppy beers have been to my taste.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 06:09:04 | More by AgentMunky
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jsunj

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-18-2014 05:23:09 | More by jsunj
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Sanchezrox23

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-18-2014 05:14:09 | More by Sanchezrox23
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ZionNation

Arizona

2.59/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.5

wow, I have been a fan of the Victory beers from way back in the day when I lived in DC. Moved to AZ ten years ago and could not get it until recently. when it came available a few months ago, I immediately picked up some of the Prima Pils and it lives up to my memory and remains a great pilsner. being a huge IPA and double and imperial IPA guy, I was really excited when I noticed DirtWolf at Total Wine. I got a growler and brought it home to paired with some rare seared sushi grade salmon and kale salad. dinner was great, but in short the DirtWolf was a drain pour, a waste of $6.99 IMO. it wasn't like the keg was bad, maybe it was, but rather this beer seemed to have the hop profile, but it seems like a one dimensional beer, no backbone to speak of, flat tasting yet with seeming plenty of carbonation. vinegar like. just kind of a cheap IPA. I would probably buy a 12oz bottle one time to try it again to see if I had a bad batch or if I just wasn't in the mood, but from the growler experience this stuff is not good. I dumped it.

Serving type: growler

04-18-2014 04:40:36 | More by ZionNation
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California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks is slightly hazed deep golden with white head. If I look real close there are some floaties
Vibrant array of citrusy fruity hops I can smell before I put my nose to the glass. Sense of OJ, peach, alcohol is there.
Hops hop out at me in the taste, then hops also. This is a glass of hops. Building bitter finish with a decent peak but not too high. Resiny, piney, juicy citrus
Mouthfeel is decent, nothing to note. Slight spice but not really.
This seems to just be a standard, good vibrant sorta dipa. Would probably enjoy on a nice day

Serving type: bottle

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,862 ratings.