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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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4,022 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,022
Reviews: 559
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 143
Gots: 508 | 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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brewskis

Indiana

4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy bright orange color with a finger head that goes away quickly and leaves some nice lacing. Lots of carbonation. Smells of dank pine, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, marmalade, floral, light breadiness, and some carmel. Taste is filled with tons of pine and grapefruit. Beginning brings wet pine, grapefruit, and mango. The middle brings bready malts, carmel, as well as more grapefruit and pine that is not as intense as before. The finish turns to more of a tropical fruit like papaya or guava, as well as a sweeter grapefruit and mango. Not much breadiness like before, but do get sweet carmel to somewhat balance the onslaught of hops on the finish. The resinous pine comes back and adds a west coast style dryness to the beer. Multiple hop flavors linger on the palate. High medium body with an oily and sticky mouthfeel. Get tons of juicy citrus and tropical fruits from the citra and mosaic, yet you also get lots of spicy pine and grapefruit from the simcoe and chinook. Glad this is year round.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 19:18:01 | More by brewskis
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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.

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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.

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A: Pours golden with a hint of orange, little head that goes away quickly
S: Citrusy. Agree with others that the smell is the weakest part of this beer, but so what, because --
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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,022 ratings.