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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,546
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 230
Gots: 1,201 | 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.
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated "enjoy by 24 Apr 2015" poured into pint glass. Two finger head dissipates slowly. Nice lacing.

Light amber in color with a slight amount of haziness. Looks like a DIPA oughta look.

Um, this one is hoppy. Really hoppy. If you don't like hops, you won't like Dirtwolf. I like hops.

Full-bodied for a DIPA. Really citrus-y, like grapefruit juice with booze. Alcohol isn't overwhelming - it's well disguised by all the resin, floral, and citrus stuff going on. Could use a tad more carbonation, I think. Nice lingering hop bitterness.

If I had to make a choice, I'd prefer 21st Amendment Hop Crisis. But Dirtwolf is my "go to" DIPA because it's always available and it's damn good.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of TBoneJones
4.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Hazy yellow golden pour into my pint, white finger-width head.
Smells floral and a bit fruity, and also malty in almost a pilsner fashion because of a grassiness/ green peas. Some pepper.
This one's big, bold and sharp. Where's my aged cheddar? It's complex off the bat, as the smell is. Lemony citrus, pepper and earth, juicy bread, orange citrus rind, grapefruit, pine and grass. Bitterness bites hard. Creamy, slightly sticky, nicely carbonated and highly drinkable. This is what I like in the department of stinging DIPA's. Superb really.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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

Poured into a glass. Clear golden-orange with persistent 1/2" off white head. Piney and dank aroma mixed with some citrus and tropical fruit - nice. Taste is similar with more tropical fruit mixed with pine and spice, moderate bitterness and slightly sharp. Seems a little watery but otherwise great mouthfeel. Overall, very nice DIPA.

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4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Good beer! Among the top IPAs.. Great label on the beer.. Victory is pretty consistent at brewing good beers.. I think this was one of there best.. Nice hoppy citrus taste.. Well deserving in being one of the top 250 beer list..If this beer is available at the liquor store it would be hard to pass up on..

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of SpacingOutMan
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type: 12 oz. bottle; 4 pack. Interesting bottle art design. Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Hazy, golden yellow body with a beige head (approx. 1/2"). Pretty good lacing. Yeast cells and debris visible throughout the beer, notably at the bottom. Definitely an impressive-looking beer.

S: Very sweet smelling with a pervasive fruity aroma; combination of pineapple, passion fruit, mandarin orange, and grapefruit. Additional hints of pine resin, sweet hoppy malt, and a musky/woody aroma. The aroma of the hops is definitely present.

T: Flavor starts off with exactly what the nose picked up: citrus combined with an undertone of earthiness that balances out the sweetness. It finishes strong with a bitterness one would expect with high quality hops. When one thinks of a DIPA, this epitomizes what a quality brew should emulate.

M: A little more than medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Goes down very smooth and despite the alcohol content, there is minimal tingling.

O: This beer is dangerously drinkable. While 8.7% ABV isn't monumentally high, I would have hazarded a guess of roughly 6% ABV (or less) based on what I could taste and feel. While I think this beer may be a tad overrated, it is absolutely a quality DIPA that stands above many of my personal favorites. I would highly recommend this brew to anyone who enjoys DIPAs.

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4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Voodoo Tulip glass

A-A murky but semi see through Honey Orange color with a nice finger and a half of off white head. Lots of lacing. Some yeast hanging out on the bottom of the glass. Great looking beer.

S- Lush Peach and mango. Pineapple, Citrus, Very tropical but its not a blast of fragrance its very subtle but certainly there.

T- Tropical with some slight pine. You get the Pineapple and mango as well as peach. Slight pine notes that play the background and then a pink grapefruit towards the end. You also get a little honey sweetness in it to round it all out. Let this one settle and warm up a bit it brings out everything in it a lot better.

M- Great mouth feel. I'd say lower end of medium bodied. This beer is scary drinkable and Im not sure what the IBU's are but it isn't intrusive at all. It's bitter but more of a natural grapefruit bitterness to it. Very pleasant.

O- It's tough to not come off as a homer for this one. Victory is on the other side of the state from me so this one is available for a great price point which has made it a main stay as I usually buy it by the case. After drinking so much of this I know this beer hits its sweet spot about 2 weeks after its bottled and packed.They used Simcoe, Chinook, Citra, Mosaic hops on this one and I loved what they did with them. A mix of a few old school hops with some newer tough to get ones. They let the hops control the show in this one but its not quite the hop bomb that a Heady topper is. I wonder what yeast they used in this because I feel like its contributing some of the Mango/peach notes in this one. Either way this is an excellent beer no matter how you cut it even if you don't have to travel to the ends of earth to get it.

DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,546 ratings.