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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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5,091 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,091
Reviews: 643
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 196
Gots: 903 | FT: 34
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Replacing the iconic Hop Wallop with DirtWolf is a gutsy decision by Victory. I enjoyed my bottle of it years ago, but it's out with the old and in with the new. Here comes a 12 ounce bottle. On to the beer:

The beer comes out pale gold with a geyser of bubbles running from bottom to top. It's head is soapy and an inch thick with good retention. The aroma is modest with the intensity, but the quality of it reminds me of New Zealand hops. Soft with cantaloupe, passionfruit, and tangerine. I anticipate what it will taste like.

This is one luscious beer. DirtWolf delivers a juicy experience without weighing down the palate. It's not bitter, just silky smooth hops and a mouthfeel that's even silkier. Insert cantaloupe, tangerine, orange, passionfruit, and you have a tasty beer. Hide much of the 8.7% alcohol and you have one that's also dangerously easy to drink.

I didn't think that Victory could have improved its iconic Hop Wallop, but it has. DirtWolf is Double IPA for the 2010s. Well done!

Rest In Peace, Hop Wallop.

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,091 ratings.