DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company
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4.06/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Like all Double IPA I compare it to the respectable and classic Pliny the elder but still, my mind still open to any ipa that could top it. (possibly heady topper) . Great IPA on a humid hot day, exceptional bitterness, lovely citrus taste, and finish nicely with light malt tasty. I think its a lil heavier than pliny
Appearance - hazy orange yellow brass color
Aroma - strong citrus note of grapefruit, pine, and hops
Taste - Amazing, great amount of citrus, grapefruit, pine, hops bitterness, light malt
Overall great beer yet pretty close... outstanding and lovely to drink in a hot day.. going to be one of my go to IPA. surprisingly an outstanding beer by Victory Brewing Co.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 01:35:52 | More by BeerME_562
4.46/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12 oz. bottle with an enjoy by date of October 14, 2014. Pours into a Stone tulip a brilliant medium-gold with a huge, frothy, rocky white head. The head lasts about 3-4 minutes before settling into a crown with thick chunks of lacing spread around the rim of the tulip.
Nose is huge, hoppy, and smells like it Victory brewed this on the opposite coast. Massive citrus aromas: grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple. Dank resin and floral aromas are also evident. Almost a slight garlicy smell, which is a little strange since there's apparently no Summit in the recipe. Slight hint of spice, particularly chive.
Flavor is very juicy. Tons of tropical fruits, followed by floral and resiny flavors. Just a slight hint of caramel and honey malts, and a spicy finish. Very little bitterness for the style. Slight alcohol warmth, but you can barely taste it.
Medium bodied with a low-medium level of carbonation. Very easy on the palate; dry, refreshing even.
This is a wonderful DIPA. Definitely hop-dominant, but a very well-selected blend of hops gives it a very complex flavor and bouquet. Excellent all around and relatively low ABV for the style. Victory rarely disappoints, and it has produced another winner with DirtWolf.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 02:19:41 | More by Phocion
DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
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