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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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5,124 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,124
Reviews: 645
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 200
Gots: 919 | 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:
Brewed using whole flower Chinook, Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops.

(Beer added by: aengleman on 09-27-2013)
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4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
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...

guityler83, Mar 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

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4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

PaulyB83, Mar 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
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!!!

mnrider, Mar 22, 2014
DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,124 ratings.