DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by cjoc83:
4.51/5 rDev +5.1%
Finally got around to picking up a 4-pack of this at my local Wegmans for $9.99.
A - Pours a golden straw color with a creamy, bright white 3 finger head that hangs around for a while before receding to a cap. Creamy lines of lace after every sip.
S - Pungent! Just tons of bright, clean citrus... Peach, underripe mango, pineapple, grapefruit rind. I mean this thing just smells juicy as all get out. Some slight sweet caramel malts are detectable, but the hops are the star here.
T - Some semi-bitter grapefruit rind at the front of the tongue quickly gives way to big, sweet citrus and tropical fruits... More mango, peach, orange, and pineapple. This brew really packs in a lot of juicy hop flavor, start to finish. The finish hits you with some moderate bitterness, with a lingering sweet pineapple flavor. Just delicious.
M - Medium bodied with a dry finish. Some lingering bitterness and sweet fruit. Some very slight alcohol warmth, but super easy drinking for a double IPA. Creamy, moderate carbonation.
O - Victory really surprised me with this one (hell, I think it surprised the whole BA community). Easily makes my top 5 list of double IPAs, and that ain't an easy list to make. World class for sure. Just an explosion of bright, clean citrus and tropical fruit without bitterness overkill. I'm pretty damn stoked I live 15 minutes from the brewery right now!
10-16-2013 02:33:42 | More by cjoc83
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,453 ratings.