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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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2,869 Ratings
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Ratings: 2869
Reviews: 461
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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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a Goose Island tulip. The beer is a hazy, dingy gold color with a rocky white head that lasts a while and leaves some rather large lacings behind. Very assertive nose on this beer (I could smell it the moment I removed the bottle cap). Oranges, lemons, and grapefruit dominate, with pineapple lurking in the background.

Medium body and very hoppy flavor without being unpleasantly bitter. Very little sweetness up front, just a grainy malty note. Lots of dank, fruity hops provide most of the flavor, but there's plenty of malt to balance it out. The citra and mosaic hops definitely announce themselves in the form of lemon, grapefruit, orange, hemp, and just a hint of pineapple-like sweetness.

Do we really need another beer showcasing the citra and/or mosaic hop? Of course we do, as long as it's a good one! Thankfully, this one is. It has a terrific citrus fruit hop character and just a little sweetness to go with it. Definitely recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 03:17:40 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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

4/5  rDev -6.5%

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

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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BrentLinkin

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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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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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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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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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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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

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,869 ratings.