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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2827
Reviews: 457
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.41%


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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emyers

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Founders snifter. Best by date: July 6, 2014

Appearance: Very cloudy (which seems somehow fitting given the name). Light orange color with a 1.5 inch fluffy white head.

Smell: Big herbal/floral hop character. There's some grapefruit in there as well along with a bit of orange peel and a hint of caramel malt, but ultimately dominated by the herbal hops. No alcohol presence in the nose.

Taste: Same as the smell - dominated by herbal hops with a bit of citrus sneaking in. Just enough malt presence to keep the hops in check. This may be eccentric, but I love when a beer's flavor profile fits the name. This one definitely does - very, very earthy.

Mouthfeel: The exceptionally fluffy head coupled with a carbonation level that is fairly low for an IPA makes this extremely smooth. It still has that nice bite of carbonation and hop bitterness on the finish to dry out the palate going down. It's pretty rare for me for an IPA to stand out all that much in the mouthfeel department, but this one does.

Overall:

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 01:50:03 | More by emyers
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Jay_Ulreich

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- A bit lighter than I thought it would be, considering its a DIPA
S- Mmmm pine and pineapple. tropical smell? Really smells like a hop bomb. Makes me excited.
T- Fantastic! Its like the evil twin of Hop Ranch. Its got the bitter dankness that Hop Ranch didnt have. The opposite side of the spectrum. Delicious. I love it. So smooth and easy drinking.
M- Again, lighter than I thought for the higher ABV and it being a double. But its smooth and highly drinkable. Did I mention I love this beer?
Over its a winner in my book. Love this beer. Hop bomb for sure. I dont even think its that fresh, but its just wonderful! Grab this when you see it!

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 01:03:54 | More by Jay_Ulreich
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The head is immense with a huge brawny foam, sticky lacing and a mass of bubbling. The color is a tinge cloudy golden to apricot.

The aroma is full of citrus notes like grapefruit, pineapple, orange lemon an tangerines. To the back I catch a subtle malt mixed with a flower and pine.

The flavor showcases the Citra hops as the pineapple and orange is at the front but I sense some lemon and tangerines. The malt is not as prevalent but that's because the hop character is so assertive. I get some pine and even an onion but it's tempered and works with the overall flavor. What I find interesting is the honey sweetness that seems to keep the bitterness in check. Not sure if honey is added but this reminds me of Hopslam.

This is very smooth, very deceiving in its 9+ ABV, and an easy drinking IPA.

I love this and am so happy it's available in Kentucky as it may become my go to IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 21:54:28 | More by KYGunner
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MadCat

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Nice golden yellow color, good white head, leaves good lacing

Smell: Pine, resin, and citrus hops

Taste: Pine and resin hops up front. Some citrus on the back end, along with a little bit of caramel maltiness. Considerable bitterness, but nothing unusual for the style

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation

Overall: I can see why this is loved so much. However, I enjoy Hop Ranch more, but these two are good examples of two excellent IPAs that are very different.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 01:06:43 | More by MadCat
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by May (8?) 2014, so I am under the wire, so to speak.
Poured into SN IPA glass.
Pleasing hop aroma. Complex and interesting. Just a touch of hop oil, but not enough to distract (this glass seemed to have more than my previous bottles, but I'm giving the benefit of the doubt on scoring).
Huge head that prevented descanting whole bottle into glass. Golden amber and rather clear.
Well balanced DIPA. No excess increases drinkability a lot. Still hop forward with taste and clinging bitterness and even a little puckering when it closes. Still a notable firm malt with clean pale malt flavors and only touches of additional flavors. Not too sweet.
Nice moderate to slightly bigger body. Carbonated well.
This is as good of a drinking DIPA around. Can certainly do more than 1 and only the alcohol will be the issue. I suppose 3 could lead to a hop hangover, but in the right circumstances I may take a chance on that.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 22:37:50 | More by garymuchow
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle sealed with pressure cap.

poured into HF wine Stem.

Appearance: translucent golden / pale straw yellow bodied beer with 2 fingers of white head. Head drops to a thin ring around the glass.

Smell: tropical fruits with dirty, dank, earthy hops. Juicy pine and grapefruit rind. Slightly floral and herbal notes.

Taste: moderate bitterness with a little bit of bready malts to help tame the hoppy bitterness. Quick jab of sweet oranges, pine bitterness, grapefruit rinds, dank hoppyness, and stone fruits / tropical fruits. Hint of bready and biscuity malt profile. Finishes mildly bitter with juicy pine notes, mandrin oranges, and a hint of honey.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Fairly drinkable DIPA.

Overall: This is a really nice DIPA by Victory. Nothing mind blowing, but just a great 6 pack beer that will keep hops heads returning to purchase more.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 05:20:59 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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homersimpson67

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Read about this beer online with great reviews saw it was available here in Minnie and picked up a four pack. Just tried again against Chillwave Ipa
Enjoy by Aug. 14, 2014 on neck of bottle.
Updated review.

A: Pours a nice somewhat cloudy golden, copper color with a nice finger of froth in the tulip glass.

S: Has a wonderful pine and citrus smell, right up there with Odell and Stone!
Very bright and even dank as another reviewer stated.

T: Victory has hit a home run with this DIPA, very close to Odell Ipa which is still top three in my opinion. Awesome bitterness up front and washes over with a nice mellow mango and sweet corriander or something like that. More power than before, again, it maybe a fresher batch than last time.

M: Exceptional feel and taste. Not to heavy with a great balance of bitter and sweet all together. Very, very good!

Overall an outstanding offering from Victory. If you are a lover of the hops you will like this alot! Will try again if I see it, apparently liimited at this time. Sendmore soon!
Got more soon, forgot I even reviewed it,(perhaps too many Dipa's!)
Even better than I remember it, perhaps this batch is fresher, getting close to Enjoy by Ipa from Stone which is probably tops for me!
I will give this Victory to Victory but GL is still damn good as well.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 00:43:06 | More by homersimpson67
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Swettenham_Shire

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 4-pack at Crafted Drafts for about $10. They also have Hop Ranch 4-packs

Appearance: light orange color with 1 finger head; small white lacing on the glass
Smell: hoppy, fruity, and a faint smell of alcohol
Taste: delicious hops, light citrus, and booze. I love the dry finish/aftertaste. For me, it tastes way better when it's ice cold; gets too boozy as it warms up
Overall: it's very good, but I prefer others in this beer style

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 00:34:14 | More by Swettenham_Shire
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

appearance: Slightly murky straw gold. Big plume of a white head with thick swaths of lingering lace.
smell: Sharp grapefruit and citrus.
taste: much like the nose in character but a good bit richer. The nose is nice but a little "one dimensional". Lots more in the taste.
overall: Stand out DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 23:10:37 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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fscottkey

New York

3.59/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: I was surprised that this beer was semi opaque. It reminds me very much of a Hefeweizen - a cloudy orange color.

S: The smell is all DIPA. Strong hops, floral and citrus smells. The predominant smell is tropical fruit.

T: The taste has a tropical fruit taste.

M: Less "bite" and dry feeling than a typical DIPA. This has a slightly smoother character.

O: The tropical fruit flavor faded as I continued drinking. There were more pronounced astringent flavors later.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 02:07:39 | More by fscottkey
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2014 bottle into a tulip glass. The brightest yellow IIPA I've ever seen, with a head of tiny bubbles that dissipate quickly but leave prodigious lacing. A dozen or more carbonation trails rising up through the somewhat hazy yellow fluid, bubble trails that just keep on trucking.

The aroma is is the raison d'etre, here. White gumball and lilac. Warm English muffin with indeterminate fruit jam!

Incredibly sharp and bright in the mouth. Surprisingly low sweetness does not follow the bubble-gum aroma. Didn't get much bitterness in the nose -- probably because it's all in the bitter-bitter finish, a white tangerine-pith bitterness. If there's any sweetness at all, it's on the front end, a nearly-ripe pineapple.

Very light-bodied and crisp, with a moderate- to high-carbonation. Lacks smoothness. Somewhat watery on the back end (or is that my salivary glands in overdrive from the bitterness?) Very dry finish.

Doesn't have the balance or chewy body I prefer in a IIPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 02:03:35 | More by martyl1000
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From notes (On-tap at Meadhall)

Appearance: It has a nice golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately fast and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of floral hops, citrus, grapefruit, pine resins and some bready malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some citrus/grapefruit, floral hops, a resiny pine bitterness and some bready/caramelly malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2014 22:43:28 | More by SebD
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- Pours clear orange with a one finger white head.
S- Very citrusy, fruity and lightly floral. A crisp clean malt bill to back it up.
T- A very bold citrus at first. A sticky and resinous pine and sugary orange flavor. Lots of grapefruit on the back end with lingering bitterness. This beer leans towards the Bitter end od DIPA's but is moderately balanced. A complex palate also helps avoid fatigue.
M- Fairly moderate in feel but good for the style and size.
O- An excellent DIPA, a much better year around then their previous Hop Wallop.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 20:30:27 | More by TwelveOunces
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a relatively clear medium golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and some hint of orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy off-white head that reduces to a large mottled patch of thin film with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to heavy amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of dank, citrus/grapefruit, and pine hops over the top of a lighter aroma of slightly sweet grainy malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of sweet grainy malts which is followed by the strong hop flavors - dank, citrus/grapefruit, tropical/mango, and pine/resin in descending order of strength. Light to moderate amounts of lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Upfront it is relatively crisp with some chewiness following. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Wonderfully complex flavors and aromas from the combination of hops used in this DIPA - not as sweet or bitter as some others in the style but that probably makes it a little easier to drink. Very enjoyable and definitely a brew I would grab again though I can probably only have one in a session due to taste bud fatigue. One of the best new beers I have had from Victory in quite a while.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 01:19:38 | More by dbrauneis
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guityler83

Wisconsin

4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: When poured into a teku glass the foam stood over 2 fingers tall with a pillowey bright white appearance. The long sustaining head, sloooly fell leaving a spider web of lacing. The beer is a straw yellow color with a slight haze to it. A few specs of sediment on the bottom of the glass.

S: Huge dank pine aroma with tropical berries and peach. An apparent grainyness but no detectable malt aromas so I'm guessing its a hop characteristic. Slight sweet onion and grassy, but not in a bad way imo.

T: Firm and pungent bitterness on par with the dank pine aroma. After the pine it follows with stone fruit hop flavors, peaches, mango and guava. There is a mild amount of bready malt character but the balance is by far on the hop side.. no contest. The aftertaste is a resinous, juicy and ripe with blueberries.

M: A very dry finish that compliments the hop profile nicely. The carbonation is moderate with a oily, slight mouth drying affect left on the pallet with all the hops.

O: A big, pungent, aromatic and tasty DIPA with no alcohol warming and huge drink-ability. Kudos Victory, now if only they would put a bottling date on the bottle...

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 02:08:58 | More by guityler83
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PaulyB83

Michigan

4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Enjoy by July 6, 2014

A- Pours a medium gold with a medium white head that dissipates to a wispy ring. Very slight amount of hazy but still great clarity.

S- Stone fruits, peach candy, some sort of sour white grape, slight alcohol, some tropical fruits, has some of that herbal/medicinal aroma that I get from Mosaic usually.

T- Similar to aroma, slightly sweet, peach, tropical, dank pine from the Simcoe that I didn't get in the nose, and there is a long herbal bitterness that I don't really care for. Not as much alcohol presence compared to the nose.

M- Medium, good carbonation, pretty damn drinkable.

O- This is a pretty good DIPA I just don't really care for the flavor of the bitterness in this one though. It's something I have fond I don't like in the Mosaic hop. It's funny because in Great Lakes Chillwave I didn't get any of the herbal bitterness at all just sweet peach and tropical candy. Apart from that though the Simcoe does come out and all other aspects of this beer are great. Definitely like this one more than Hop Ranch.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 06:09:07 | More by PaulyB83
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mnrider

Connecticut

4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. Brown Bottle. Enjoy By: Printed on label.

A: Pours cloudy yellow/orange. Fluffy large eggshell head. Nice sticky lacing
throughout most of the beers life. Small particles can be seen floating around.

S: Citrus. Sweet malts. Pine. Fruits. Complex and multidimensional. Hops.

T/M: Hops. Bitter. Resin. Citrus. Pine. Bitter. Fruits. Light appearance of malts.
The beer is balanced well which helps smooth it out. Still the hops dominate.
Spicy and full bodied.

O: This DIPA is world class! Hops are strong and tasty, malts are fruity
and balancing. DirtWolf is up there as one of the better DIPA's I've had recently.

Cheers!!!

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 23:20:49 | More by mnrider
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glass_house

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter

Pours a bright, hazy straw-gold with two fingers of off-white head that leaves a patchy cap and thick soapy lacing. Aroma is dominated by juicy grapefruit with some floral notes and grassy pine in the background.

Grapefruit and lemon lead the charge of bright citrus hops flavors. Malt profile is almost non-existant, but faint orange, papaya and mango offer some nice balance. Sharp pine comes through on the finish and provides a lingering bitterness. Body is medium and has a slightly thick feel, but lacks the sticky viscous texture I've come to expect from the best in the style.

Overall this is an extremely solid offering from Victory. Anyone who enjoys grapefruit-forward DIPA's will love it. The flavors are pretty simple and straightforward, but very well executed. This has become a regular in my rotation.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 21:28:04 | More by glass_house
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santomark

California

4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours a beautiful yellow, slight orange body. Nice 2 finger head, wonderful retention.

S - Immediately I can smell two of my favorite hops, the very floral Citra and Simcoe. Absolutely, two of my favorites. Peach, mango, citrus, grass, pine needles, it's very aromatic.

T - It's one aggressive brew up front. It reminds me of the Wolf Among Weeds and Ruination, very bitter. This one does have the advantage though, the citrus notes finish it out to leave you with a wonderful refreshing taste.

M - Medium to heavy body, very resiny, nice carbonation.

O - This brew is everything good from IPAs pulled into one. You get that palate wrecking bitterness, it's a slap to the taste buds, the bitterness opens the palate to the refreshing character of the hops, very fruity, citrus, pineapple, mango, tropical goodness, ends with this wonderful resin that will end dry. This is a great beer. Don't be mistake, this is a big aggressive beer. But wonderfully crafted.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 08:35:07 | More by santomark
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BikeBeerSki

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is an awesome DIPA.

It is very hop forward in a citrus manner... Hops all the way through the waves of taste. Not much of a malt foundation, but this IPA doesn't need the antidote to the hops bitterness... Just enough sweetness there to not miss the malty underpinning you might taste in a 90 minute, for example. Distinct, refreshing and complex enough to keep coming back for more... Hops hops and more hops.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 02:44:21 | More by BikeBeerSki
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don1481

Wisconsin

4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into Mr. Pint.

Appearance: A hazy, mostly translucent yellow with brisk bubbling action and a white head that leaves a little bit of lacing on the side of the glass as it slowly dies down.

Smell: Holy complex nose, Batman! Citrus, hops, pine, grass, grapefruit all just take their turn in blasting out for my enjoyment.

Taste: Very much reflects the nose. Nice, complex - and distinct - flavors centered around citrus, pine, grass, and hops hit pretty good.

Mouthfeel: Pretty crisp. A little bit of the pine lingers as an aftertaste.

Overall: Well, then. $9.45 for a 4 pack well spent!

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 02:29:04 | More by don1481
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aah, DirtWolf- what are you doing to me. Feeling light-headed with a mere sniff, pummeling each and every taste bud with your hoppy hammer and soothing the sweet tooth with your sugary tit. ...Ok, maybe this isn't my first DirtWolf of the night...

Its hazy golden appearance allows for bright straw slivers to slice through its mist. As a creamy, cottony head builds above, its staying power is strong, so is its speckling lace all along the glass. Its a classy appearance of all things hop and alcohol.

But the aromas really set it apart! Citrus and tropical fruits come wave after wave- first of red grapefruit, then of chive, then of pineapple, then of grass, then of tangerine, then of onion, and of mango, of garlic, lemon and cannabis... (breath, breath...) Yet all of those scents have a candied fruit and honey dipped tea character that pulls all the complexities together.

Its early sweetness is of thin caramel and honey. But the hops come on quick as that tropical, citrus and herbacious medley become a three-headed monster that assaults the tongue with reckless abandonment. The buffer of malt sweetness gives the fruit and herb a "candied" coat that provides a crystalline flavor that locks in the early taste. As the hops break away from such cocoon, they trend dry, resinous, piney, grassy, and sharply bitter. With an aftertaste of chive and citrus- the hop's relationship to the cannabis plant is obvious.

In true IPA form, the beer's weight trends away from malt richness and favors dry hoppiness first and foremost. Its creamy dryness quickly dissoves its honey sweetness and races toward a bitter pang, spicy acetone-like alcohol sensation and supreme dryness.

DirtWolf is a classic verison of modern Imperial IPA- all the fruit notes in tact, less than dominant herbal tones and a dryness that reminds me that its still an IPA- check, check, check! Yet I look for that one dominant character to shoot the beer into the stratosphere. Where that may be lacking, it seems that this beer is only great!

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 05:38:04 | More by BEERchitect
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ThePaintedGrey

Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into pint glass. *Re-reviewing*

A: Hazy goldenrod with a very respectable, creamy off-white head. I had issues with head retention before, but that was clearly just a fluke. I purchased two 4-packs over the weekend, and I'm on my final bottle as I type this review. The head retention has been consistently incredible and the lacing left behind is absolutely gorgeous.

S: Grapefruit, pine, grass, malty undertones with some peppery alcohol that tingles the back of the nostrils after a big whiff.

T: Extreme wave of floral and herbal hops with tons of grapefruit citrus. Some grassy bitterness in the middle. Some nice caramel malt peeks through just enough to add some balance. A nice hoppy aftertaste, with some hints of boozy spice as well.

M: Carbonation is subdued, but not weak. Body is slightly heavier than medium, but not quite full. A little bit chewy due to some malt presence. Finishes semi-sticky, allows flavors to linger.

O: DirtWolf is an excellent brew that has pushed its way into my list of all-time favorites. All of the complexity and flavor of a DIPA with the drinkability of a regular IPA. At 8.7%, this brew is deadly. Victory has truly outdone themselves with DirtWolf—a masterpiece, if I may say so.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 04:03:15 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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Or80rowley

Texas

4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Been waiting for this one!

A. Golden amber, slightly hazy, whiteish fluffy two finger head

S. Fresh squeezed grapefruit!!! Fair amount of weed, fruity!

T. Citrus up front, rind, nice balance between hoppy weed, grapefruit taste

M. It's smooth, medium body, nice clean finish

O. Worth the wait, this & hop ranch are excellent beers

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 20:04:05 | More by Or80rowley
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barczar

Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brilliant light copper with a frothy cream head that leaves sticky lacing as it slowly dissipates.

Resin and dank cannabis leap from the bottle. Further investigation reveals earthy hops and a combination of citrus, tropical fruit, and fruit cocktail. There's a touch of caramel malt evident. Onion surfaces late.

Onion surfaces initially in the flavor profile, with fruit overtaking mid palate, finishing resiny and fairly bitter. Pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, and mango become evident, eventually taking over the onion. Malt is slightly sweet, but more of an afterthought.

Body is a touch full, with moderate carbonation and slight alcohol warmth.

Great hop aroma and flavoring diversity. Not as sweet as some examples, but the flavoring hops prevent it from seeming terribly bitter. Good balance. The resin is a little overpowering in the finish. But, my mouth is watering for more. As it warms, the onion becomes a little much.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 01:43:18 | More by barczar
DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,827 ratings.