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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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5,539 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,539
Reviews: 724
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 229
Gots: 1,199 | 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:
Beer added by: aengleman on 09-27-2013

Brewed using whole flower Chinook, Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,539 | Reviews: 724 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bmeGT
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snohojimbo
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattsox94
3.28/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy look to it. Not much flavor that stuck out to me.

Photo of vic123
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Huele y sabe resinosa de hop. Puedo sentir la mezcla del citra con el mosaic

Photo of CodyMiller
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Light to medium gold. Slight haze with some floating particles that gives it a glimmering contrast. Decent white head and plus lacing.

S: Pine, citrus with grapefruit predominant. Mango and floral.

M: Resinous and dry. Crisp, med-full bodied beer.

T: Bitter, peppery spice, and a great earthy bitter quality. Fruit flavor manages to be subtle and complex, well-blended and un-punchlike. Lemon, mango, guava, pine and papaya. Sharp pine and spruce needle. Deep spice character, mild floral and

Photo of matias-
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Great beer I wish I could get this on a daily basis

Photo of ross84
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeff_whitman
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JayRichter44
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SoonerNY
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FogDishHead
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of farrago
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Strong pour yields about a finger’s worth of cream white foam, more or less even surface, a few larger bubbles, has good retention of what’s there, the lacing is more like a thin, consistent webbing than thicker streaks. Coppery colored liquid, neither shiny nor dull, somewhat translucent as well, very few visible bubbles. The nose has a good amount going on, lots of pine and grapefruit, tangerine citrus, peppery, leafy without seeming green, the fruit is tropical pineapple, nectarine, mango with apricot, more edgy than wet and juicy, for the punch it packs it also possesses a sinewy, punctuated dissolve. Full-bodied, sappy and heavy in mouth feel. here too leans on the pine, citrus and herbal matter for the cornerstone of flavor. Not that floral but has a patina of malt sweetness and brioche style breadiness. Mango, papaya, pineapple, nectarine, apricot fruit bright and succinct at once. A touch boozy but no heat in the throat. The stickiness prevents it from being a thirst slaker but that is clearly not the intent. Big, bold and proud of it.

Photo of JulietTeagarden
3.76/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BuddyZ
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of do_ob
4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle marked "Enjoy by 06 APR 2015", sampled and reviewed on February 18, 2015 (happy birthday to meeee).

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours a light golden wheat with a MASSIVE 4+ finger head. I needed paper towels, holy crap. Smells of hops, pine, citrus, and grapefruit. Very light palate. Taste is about the same as smell - hoppy, pine, citrusy, with subtle hints of fruit. Leaves a tart, dry finish with lingering hops and citrus on the taste buds.

Overall, probably one of my new favorites. I thought I was stuck on liking stouts for a while there, until I tried this baby. Delicious brew with a lot going for it. Very drinkable.

Edit: After finishing off the 4 pack, I found that this beer has a much bolder, hoppier taste straight from the bottle vs poured into a glass. In the glass, it has a slightly refined, more toned down intensity. Good either way. I think I prefer it in a glass.

Photo of jamesod
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Goflyskipper
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice full body IPA. Like

Photo of TheRealColby
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Pep_IPA
4.92/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Paired with burger. Deliciously hoppy.

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,539 ratings.