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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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2,884 Ratings
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Ratings: 2884
Reviews: 465
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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csrbv

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-12-2014 19:21:52 | More by csrbv
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udubdawg

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-20-2014 15:03:32 | More by udubdawg
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Stella chalice.

Pours a hazy grapefruit color with a full finger of fluffy white foam. Aroma is full of pungent earthy hops, with a nice bit of citrus as well.

First sip is a big rush a ruddy hop flavor - I do feel like this is a mix of earthy German hops and citrusy American hops. There is enough malt sweetness to give this beer a nice body, but any malt flavor is far outshadowed by the assertive hop profile. As I drink, the beer leaves beautiful lacing on the glass.

This beer looks great, smells great, and tastes great! Another winner from Victory!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 03:28:49 | More by FickleBeast
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ralerwen

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-20-2014 02:24:48 | More by ralerwen
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Clean golden with bright highlights and a 2 finger white head that doesn't stick around too long. Terrific lacing.

S- Pineapple, mango, apricot. Sweet pale malt base of honey and caramel. Pungent aroma.

T- Impressive hop profile gives a jolt to the tastebuds from the moment it hits the tongue. A sweet, biscuity malt base kicks in at just the right moment to balance things out. A touch of booze adds some depth.

M- Mid body, refreshing, crisp drinkability.

O- A true "wow" beer. Quite simply one of my top 5 IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 02:19:02 | More by Bosoxfan20
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jdhops

Tennessee

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

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy medium orange. Lots of bubbles. Short but thick creamy head that retains nicely. Clumpy lacing.

S: Lemon, pineapple, peach. Much more citrusy than piney.

T: Smooth up front, then a big piney hop kick, followed by a drying bitterness. Alcohol pretty well hidden. Lots of hop flavor on the back end.

M: Medium mouthfeel. More carbonation than expected. Slight stickiness late.

O: A very nice DIPA. Interesting - but not a negative - that the piney taste didn't follow the citrus aroma. The very hop-centric finish is an explosive contrast to the easy beginning, and makes this a memorable brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 01:48:33 | More by jdhops
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TheSixthRing

California

4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours hazy and golden in color with a white, 2 finger head. Good retention, resulting in a thin layer of surface suds. A fine, consistent web of lacing sticks nicely around the glass.

Smell - A tropical bouquet: Grapefruit and orange with light floral notes, pineapple and peach fruitiness. Subtle hints of bread or caramel.

Taste - Follows the nose, as red grapefruit and light pineapple twang attack. Juicy fruit character, with hints of orange and peach. Touches on some sweet bready maltiness, but hidden far beneath the massive weight of the hop profile. Finish is citrus pith with floral essence and a hint of pine.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full in body with a light syrupy feel and a moderate, slightly tingly carbonation. Decently smooth. Goes down well for such a big beer.

Overall - If you're looking for a IIPA with a massive tropical hop punch, do not pass this up. Not much of a noticeable malt backbone, but does well without it. One I will surely explore again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 00:43:26 | More by TheSixthRing
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avisong

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-19-2014 23:13:00 | More by avisong
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hopswap1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-19-2014 20:11:29 | More by hopswap1
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brewlover517

Michigan

5/5  rDev +16.8%

04-19-2014 20:00:03 | More by brewlover517
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dnb128

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-19-2014 19:07:16 | More by dnb128
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Artjsantos

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-19-2014 18:57:15 | More by Artjsantos
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CLaBarre

Iowa

4/5  rDev -6.5%

04-19-2014 18:56:32 | More by CLaBarre
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Magery

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.5%

04-19-2014 18:51:41 | More by Magery
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Ultimate

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-19-2014 17:31:05 | More by Ultimate
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Jeremy_H

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-19-2014 13:20:17 | More by Jeremy_H
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-19-2014 06:18:54 | More by SkinniePost
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BobsledTM

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-19-2014 03:08:34 | More by BobsledTM
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mabermud

Washington

3.05/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I heard about this beer numerous times and bought a single bottle to try out. I was disappointed.

A - This beer doesn't look very appetizing.
S - The smell was decent. Subdued pine smell.
T - The beer has a hint of soy sauce taste and an odd finish. A little sour at the end.
M - Not memorable
O - I would not buy or drink this beer again unless it's free.

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Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 02:59:27 | More by mabermud
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craft_shannie

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.5%

04-19-2014 02:39:42 | More by craft_shannie
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Jackz29

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-19-2014 02:21:51 | More by Jackz29
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DeFaz

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-19-2014 02:21:24 | More by DeFaz
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Noonan425

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-18-2014 23:57:32 | More by Noonan425
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ConradKenney

Maryland

3/5  rDev -29.9%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-18-2014 18:49:31 | More by MikeKent
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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,884 ratings.