DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by spoony:
4.16/5 rDev -3%
From a 355 ml bottle (best by July 2014) into a tulip.
A-This is a good-looking IIPA. The head is nearly two fingers tall and retention is very good at more than three minutes. The lacing is clingy and uniform on the glass. The beer is a hazed honey color.
S-The aroma has some bright citrus flavors like orange zest and grapefruit, as well as a touch of tropical fruit like pineapple. This beer is less juicy than some IIPAs, however, and there is a fair bit of sweet bready malts in there to balance the hops. I get a bit of onion and herbal characteristics, too.
T-The taste mostly follows the smell, but with a little bit less sweetness. I get orange peel, lemon, lemongrass, and grapefruit. The hops are zesty rather than juicy, but the hop flavors stay on the citrus end of the spectrum and never get too pine-forward. I also get some bread and biscuit. The finish has a bit of onion and a surprisingly earthy character.
M-The feel is medium heft with very smooth carbonation. The finish is a bit wet feeling.
O-I am a late arrival on the DirtWolf hype train, but I was glad to have hopped aboard (no pun intended). This beer manages to carve out its own flavor niche in a world of super fruity, juicy IIPAs, and for that I give it props. I also enjoy the balancing malt. I could not, however, get over the onion that I kept noticing, especially on the finish. I tasted three different bottles with the same result. Oh well...another good IIPA on the shelves is a good problem to have.
03-05-2014 04:20:16 | More by spoony
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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
95 out of 100 based on 4,447 ratings.