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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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5,119 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,119
Reviews: 645
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 200
Gots: 916 | FT: 35
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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Photo of Bouleboubier
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(enjoy by 18 Jan 2015 - poured into a fat Chouffe tulip)

L: clear, grainy yellow-gold hue... beautiful, tightly-woven web of frothy, cottony white foam... curiously, little lace, as the foam chooses to glide down the wall of the glass

S: vintage Victory whole-flower hop character... orange, lemon, green grass... almost jelly-like, candy sweetness... mellow yet invigorating lemony alcohol... perhaps a slightly sourdough/lemon tart after the last 1/2 oz poured in

T: pungent, grassy/green onion hop flavor and zippy bitterness... subtle aftertaste of old-timey lemon hard candy... malt fills in just enough of the background to give it foundation, like a crust

F: soft, short, buzzing waves of foam... bit of a slick-ish finish and residual film sliding down the back end of the tongue... ends up blanket-soft, filling the palate with a burst of hop ghosts

O: lovely intensity of elegant yellow citrus and powdery white butter cookie flavor... the German engineering is still in effect... so utterly enjoyable - not much more they could do to improve its construct

Bouleboubier, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

On tap.

Was okay for a double IPA. Didn't pack a lot of flavor to me. Super high ABV.

8BaconBits, Sep 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

After reading the reviews this popped right into my wants. Then on a lowly day when beer shopping my phone died, unable to turn to BA for advice. With no particular wants in mind I picked this up, read the description on the side and knew I had to try it. This ended up as a want twice and for good reason. Smells and tastes primarily of citrus, mostly grabbing grapefruit and apple, surprisingly brings a brisk spice aspect once the pine comes forward. Aftertaste is dry and suitable to taste. Mouthfeel is crisp with biting carbonation. So easy and pleasurable to drink, my new personal go-to.

Vivelepositif, Sep 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

This is easily the best IPA/DIPA I have ever had.

slym, Aug 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.44/5  rDev +3.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

rsquared59, Yesterday at 03:29 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

jiggidy, Yesterday at 03:05 AM
Photo of mpyle
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fairly pale golden color, good clarity but with some hop? bit floaters. Pours a largish white head that is creamy and long lasting.

Big hop nose, a solventy pine and a little pineapple.

Malty sweetness up front melds nicely with some citrus hop flavors. Surprisingly easy drinking. Tons of hop flavor, some of it more earthy than the aroma indicates, but no sharp or harsh hop bitterness. Does dry and become more bitter in the finish, but in the grand sense is nicely balanced throughout.

Med-full body, moderate carbonation. No astringency, but some style appropriate warming in the finish.

I have a weakness for smooth big beers, and this is a nice example. Not overly sweet or harshly bitter as some beers in this style can be.

mpyle, Yesterday at 12:14 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.8/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.36/5  rDev +1.6%

Felix_TKO, Monday at 11:26 PM
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4.1/5  rDev -4.4%

Still trying this in hopes that it will be as good as the first time I've had it. Not happening in the last 5 tastings.

Scaught, Monday at 10:40 PM
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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,119 ratings.