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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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4,907 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,907
Reviews: 620
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 190
Gots: 825 | FT: 32
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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4.04/5  rDev -5.6%

JakeBarnett, Sunday at 05:11 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

johnny_c, Sunday at 04:25 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

SuperMartino, Sunday at 02:43 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

IPAFrEaK888, Sunday at 02:31 AM
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4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nietzsches_Horse, Sunday at 02:15 AM
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Rideguy64, Sunday at 12:51 AM
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

12 ounce bottle - Barrel & Barley Craft Beer Market in Woodstock, Georgia.

Appearance: Pale copper-hued body, a bit hazy, with almost an inch of whitish foam.

Smell: Chiefly hoppy in the nose, sporting notes of melon, citrus, fresh herb, riding atop the softly bready, lightly doughy, lightly honeyish malts.

Taste: Honey-toned malts blended with the melony, citrusy, floral hop flavors. Bready base malts, a little doughy. There's an encroaching dank resinous quality. Medium-high bitterness. Some semblance of a renewed honey taste underneath the hops. An alcoholic warmth and a little boozy bent precedes the resiny, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation which has some life to it.

Overall: It's fine, acceptable, but it's just good to see ole Victory making the effort.

ChainGangGuy, Saturday at 09:28 PM
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3.48/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

DerAtomsmasher, Saturday at 09:05 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Dimos23, Saturday at 08:51 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Clemskis, Saturday at 06:01 AM
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4.12/5  rDev -3.7%

Frex, Saturday at 04:33 AM
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

dd43, Saturday at 01:23 AM
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

stegs101, Saturday at 12:27 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Port_Seat, Friday at 08:22 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

buzzedup, Friday at 02:08 PM
Photo of Bouleboubier
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
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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4.76/5  rDev +11.2%

Corando, Oct 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

ADG2995, Oct 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Nose: Dank citrus, some tropical notes in the background
Body: Smooth carbonation, lacing is ridiculous, in a good way.
Taste: Citrus forward (orange/grapefruit), with some tropical fruits creeping in the background.

Overall, im not a huge fan of grapefruity beers, but this one does it right, everything is perfectly balanced. Cant tastethe ABV at all, you could tell me this is 6.5% and i would belive you.

This one should be inevery hop lovers rotation.

R1nzl3r, Oct 17, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

beltz15, Oct 16, 2014
DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,907 ratings.