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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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5,647 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,647
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 238
Gots: 1,271 | FT: 36
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:
Beer added by: aengleman on 09-27-2013

Brewed using whole flower Chinook, Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops.
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Ratings: 5,647 | Reviews: 755
Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cconsalvo
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickGrimes
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BigMac59
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smanson56
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickGraham
4.85/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dbakondi
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Betajeff
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of donspublic
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YeahRightt
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Light golden amber color with a lacing that suggests that its a DIPA. A bit lighter than most dIPAs

Smell: Spicy hops on the forefront caress your nose-brain, followed closely by a caramel-like sweet scent of malt. Citrus lurks in the background, plotting on its conquering of your tastebuds. Candy scents are reminiscent of a bag of skittles being opened in your proximity while you're really hungry. Really like what the hops do to the sweetness, reminding you that you are an adult.

Taste: Hops come in hot with a bit of sweetness on the tongue, mellowing out into a number of citrus. Lemon, melon, orange, and grapefruit all fall into another hop finish, all the while maintaining a malty equalizer in the background. Really solid from the beginning of the sip to the end, never losing its touch or complexity. Really excellent. Dangerously drinkable, and that is awesome in my book.

Feel: Refrains from being too chewy as some DIPAs are. Has a bit of thickness while still remaining refreshing and able to be drank relatively quickly without being forced to sip. Would be awesome on a summer evening on the porch with a book and some good natural eye candy.

Overall: My go-to dIPA. I'm very thankful that its so available where I am and am blessed to have a beer this good on hand. It is a bit pricey so it is a treat, but absolutely always in my fridge in some amount. If you haven't had it, you have to.

Photo of IPAlmighty
4.72/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful beer, but get it on tap. The difference is pointed.

Photo of gabotion
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent! Wish I ran into this little gem more often.

Photo of TBCE
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of weaselface89
4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Id call this an exceptional DIPA. My only complaint is that it only comes in a four pack.

Photo of Redneckwine
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, with freshness date, into tulip

Appearance - Deep golden and hazed over. Nearly 2 finger head turns into a wispy cap, fair retention, spotty lacing.

Smell - Really nice hop blast up front: lots of sweet tropical fruits and citrus, piney and skunky. A touch of honeyed malt in the background.

Taste - Crazy hoppy up front, and follows nose with massive pineappley/mango tropical fruits and orangey/grapefruity citrus. Piney and skunky. Malts just barely sneak through the hop onslaught with some sweet honey and toasty biscuit. Alcohol is dangerously nonexistent. Dries up nicely and a fairly assertive resin bitternous lingers.

Feel - Medium-full body with a medium feel, carb is pretty vigorous, which keeps this big beer quite drinkable.

Overall - Wow this is a kickass DIPA! Honestly, not my favorite style as I prefer single IPAs, but this is just spot on in all the right places - doesn't feel too boozy or cloyingly sweet, really tasty hop profile. Awesome beer.

Photo of MPIjohn
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kdivers
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dynobolt
4.8/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Very close the Pliny de elder! Very delicious beer. Had it at strangers, el Centro ca. Definitely try it again!

Photo of Goodiifitgoes
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RBrenchak
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Preston
3.36/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Smooth beer for the amount of alcohol, but a bit too sweet for my taste; also a bit too carbonated. It was very good, but there are a lot better double IPAs out there.

Photo of Jake_moon
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very sweet, not skunky, appears unfiltered (which isn't necessarily a bad thing). Overall a great beer.

Photo of Awolter
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by February 2, so a bit late to enjoying this. Still has a great hop aroma and citrus taste. Crystal clear. Poured in a Spiegelau IPA glass. I bet it tastes great fresh, because it was very good "expired".

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,647 ratings.