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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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2,856 Ratings
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Ratings: 2856
Reviews: 460
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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rajendra82

Georgia

4.66/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear body, golden in color, with a two finger thick head, fed by lively carbonation. The smell was perfumey and herbal hops with some citric smell. The taste was loaded with grapefruit, and very bitter. The whole flower hops were clearly the star attraction here, and the malt was very unobtrusive. The alcohol level was shockingly well hidden, as there was no burn of any kind. The finish was very dry, with an herbal bitterness. The beer was light and slippery in the mouth, providing a refreshing jolt of bitterness in each sip that did not linger on or coat the mouth. This was truly in the dry West Coast mode of DIPA presentation, and I love that style of beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 05:29:03 | More by rajendra82
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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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Sanchezrox23

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-18-2014 05:14:09 | More by Sanchezrox23
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ZionNation

Arizona

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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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-18-2014 04:32:26 | More by zestar
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Sellersjf19


4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-18-2014 03:24:12 | More by Sellersjf19
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TGanyone

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-18-2014 03:10:46 | More by TGanyone
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Sensaray

Massachusetts

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

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 00:09:51 | More by Sensaray
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raydas

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-17-2014 23:17:16 | More by raydas
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JohnW58

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11%

04-17-2014 23:09:43 | More by JohnW58
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aqualung23

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-17-2014 22:17:04 | More by aqualung23
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Gumstump

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11%

04-17-2014 15:51:03 | More by Gumstump
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eelyj

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-17-2014 15:47:05 | More by eelyj
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-17-2014 14:53:09 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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pauljunk

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

04-17-2014 13:48:51 | More by pauljunk
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Kramerwtmf

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

04-17-2014 04:49:55 | More by Kramerwtmf
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Storm21

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-17-2014 04:05:48 | More by Storm21
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meehandennis

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-17-2014 01:33:12 | More by meehandennis
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-17-2014 01:04:55 | More by randylangford
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Strigoimuzik

Puerto Rico

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-17-2014 00:27:11 | More by Strigoimuzik
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

04-16-2014 23:56:29 | More by Karibourgeois
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Heady978

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-16-2014 22:16:31 | More by Heady978
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basickness

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.8%

04-16-2014 19:59:29 | More by basickness
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mhind52

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-16-2014 19:00:13 | More by mhind52
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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,856 ratings.