DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by garymuchow:
4.18/5 rDev -2.6%
Enjoy by May (8?) 2014, so I am under the wire, so to speak.
Poured into SN IPA glass.
Pleasing hop aroma. Complex and interesting. Just a touch of hop oil, but not enough to distract (this glass seemed to have more than my previous bottles, but I'm giving the benefit of the doubt on scoring).
Huge head that prevented descanting whole bottle into glass. Golden amber and rather clear.
Well balanced DIPA. No excess increases drinkability a lot. Still hop forward with taste and clinging bitterness and even a little puckering when it closes. Still a notable firm malt with clean pale malt flavors and only touches of additional flavors. Not too sweet.
Nice moderate to slightly bigger body. Carbonated well.
This is as good of a drinking DIPA around. Can certainly do more than 1 and only the alcohol will be the issue. I suppose 3 could lead to a hop hangover, but in the right circumstances I may take a chance on that.
03-27-2014 22:37:50 | More by garymuchow
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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
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