DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by nickapalooza86:
4.84/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Well here goes nothing, this better be good!
Pours a great clear orange, a little hop residue in there, nice lacing from the finger of white head
Smell is very citrus forward, lemon, grapefruit and orange, (kinda smells like Hop Wallop), tropical notes in there aswell, pine and yep no malt
Holy cow this is good, I love a good tropical/Citrus IPA/DIPA and this one fits the bill!! Orange, mango, pineapple, lemon, grapefruit, bitter citrus peal, wow, citrus, wow tropical, a little piney bitterness in the end
Mouthfeel is medium, a little high on the carbonation, pretty dry
WOW I can not wait until this is actually on the shelves all year long, Hop Wallop was great, this is equally great. Both are pretty equal in my mind.... But now that Hop Wallop is off the shelves this needs to start filling its place so I can have one of them!
Serving type: bottle
01-16-2014 20:49:52 | More by nickapalooza86
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4.43/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Have heard great things about this beer. Decided to finally try it. Here goes:
A: Splendid. Pours a clear orange with a massive head. Tons of lacing - and I mean tons of it. The protein content is undoubtedly great. Can't wait to try it.
S: Fantastic. Lots of Pacific NW hops. Can smell grapefruit, lemon, orange, and great helpings of mango and tropical fruit. Emphasis on the mango and tropical fruit - reminds me of Lagunitas Sucks and Stone Go To.
T: Very good but somewhat bummed. Great hop flavor, but the malt is somewhat muted. I typically like a good balance of malt and hops in my DIPA's. Oh well, it's still superb. The taste of the hops follows the nose.
M: OK, somewhat light, especially for a DIPA.
O: A very good DIPA. Will be having again and again. Great job, Victory!
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2014 20:01:55 | More by leantom
District of Columbia
4.2/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Re-rating this based off a fresh from the tap beer at Victory. I had previously rated this a 3.75 a long time back when I first had it and that was underrated. This review I tried to temper with the fact that most likely the bottle can't live up to what I'm having here, but my thought is it is closer to this rating than my original.
A: hazy-to-cloudy pale yellow with a great head and lots of lacing.
S: this fresh beer is probably a 5+ for an IPA. Smells like opening a piney hop bag for home brewing (unfortunately I don't know what fresh hops themselves smell like, but I can guess). Downside-all you get is hops, upside is the same. Did not give a 5 b/c in am guessing this is as fresh as you can get, and that affects it. Then again, never had any fresh IPA with this amount of hop nose. Oh-smells like your fresh cut Christmas tree.
T: the crazy pine scent does not come into the taste initially. The taste has a base earthy taste, with some citrus notes. The pine enters early mid taste, soon after the lemon-touched grapefruit taste, which is something that doesn't always work for me, but I do t mind it as much here as there is a little sweetness (honey-like) that lessens the blow.
M: very good carbonation, medium body. The ending is quite dry and a bit resinous.
O: definitely deserves a try and can see why it held a spot near the top of the IPA list at one point. I pick this up from time to time already, but will have to check what I get in bottles against this review.
Serving type: on-tap
07-31-2014 01:38:21 | More by cjgiant
DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,128 ratings.