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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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4,453 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,453
Reviews: 583
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 174
Gots: 665 | 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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legend8706

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

01-31-2014 15:23:04 | More by legend8706
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Dag48

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-31-2014 06:37:33 | More by Dag48
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IAMTEAMPONY

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -30.1%

01-31-2014 05:35:33 | More by IAMTEAMPONY
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TheBullsHorn

Florida

4.19/5  rDev -2.3%

This beer has a nose that imparts a lot more than that which comes to the palate. From smelling it, you have the impression of a big double IPA- with all its piney-big-hop goodness- and get something light-bodied, with subdued malts and delicious west coast hop flavors. Mint, melon, jackfruit (bubblegum), and of course citrus, come forward balanced out with malt sweetness, and a great lingering bitterness, followed with the alcohol. A well balanced, and what comes across as pretty sessionable DIPA.

01-31-2014 05:27:34 | More by TheBullsHorn
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-31-2014 04:40:09 | More by Michaeldmanley
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Ieatlambfries

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured a deep amber. Thick head of off white bubbles. Clingy lace.

Smells of pineapple, tropical fruits, citrus, and pine.

Very assertive citrus flavors. Graprefruit and lemon rind. Resinous Pine. And a hint of sour peach. Good malt backbone, but not over sweet.

Crisp mouthfeel with a generous helping of hop oils.

Overall a nice DIPA. I really like that it's not over sweet, or cloying as some Double IPAs can be. Victory has a winner on their hands.

01-31-2014 03:16:59 | More by Ieatlambfries
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DAS30

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-31-2014 02:37:37 | More by DAS30
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JDD419

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-31-2014 02:33:46 | More by JDD419
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En29356

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

01-31-2014 02:30:37 | More by En29356
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Joecaddie

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-31-2014 02:24:18 | More by Joecaddie
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -16.1%

12 oz bottle served in a Belgian Snifter.

Pours copper-amber; lightly hazed; small, semi-durable bone-colored head.

Aroma/Flavor: not too aggressive; about on par with Bells Hopslam on this dimension, and on overall hoppiness. Hops bring herbs and citrus to the pungent aroma, and fruit (orange-grapefruit), grass and pine with a touch of floral to the flavor. Malts are subtle but evident in the taste beyond their partial taming of the hop bitterness.

Feel: crisp, near medium body with a semi-dry finish. Not harsh, as one might expect in a 8.7% dbl IPA.

O: good sippin’ version of a double IPA.

01-31-2014 02:22:29 | More by chinchill
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CraftFan5

New York

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

01-30-2014 21:25:21 | More by CraftFan5
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mxchap

California

3.7/5  rDev -13.8%

Bottle says enjoy by May 18th. Enjoyed on January 30th.

Appearance: Slightly hazy golden color. Nicely supported head. Moderate lacing to boot. Good looking IPA [4.5/5]
Aroma: Grass and lemon initially, some melon, grapefruit and pine are also present to a lesser extent. Faintest hint of biscuit/toast. Nice aroma for a dry, west-coast-ish IPA. [3.75/5.0]
Taste: Clean, balanced bitterness. The hop flavor balance almost seems inverted from the aroma: the grapefruit and pine are dominant, followed by the mix of melon and the grass/vegetal components. [3.5/5.0]
Feel: Medium-high carbonation. Bitter/resiny and a little dry, but with enough residual sweetness to make it highly drinkable. Comparable to Sculpin in feel, but a little less dry. [4.0]
Overall: Very good DIPA. The aesthetics of this beer make it definitely above average (appearance and feel). The flavor and and aroma aren't quite as good as some of the big names, but I would definitely recommend this beer and will absolutely drink it again. [3.75]

01-30-2014 21:08:54 | More by mxchap
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JLeet

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-30-2014 16:18:48 | More by JLeet
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EersandBeers

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

01-30-2014 15:46:34 | More by EersandBeers
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Mealhouse

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-30-2014 06:08:36 | More by Mealhouse
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koutkid41

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -11.2%

A: Pale, some sediment/haze and great head and retention.

S: Citrus/mango and some pine resin. Super inviting.

T: Light, citrus, earthy.

M: For a Double IPA it was easy drinking and not harshly bitter.

O - I like it, easy drinking. Didn't live up to the hype like I thought it would, but good.

01-30-2014 04:51:49 | More by koutkid41
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Xandrose

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-30-2014 03:34:11 | More by Xandrose
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bpowers315

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-30-2014 01:49:37 | More by bpowers315
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bonez05404

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-29-2014 21:47:48 | More by bonez05404
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Spigs

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-29-2014 20:37:31 | More by Spigs
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innnervison

Florida

4.04/5  rDev -5.8%

has a golden yellow color with a very slight head not the beautiful thick head that is great for pictures but the color of this beer is enough to do it justice.

the smell you can get the citrus and the alcohol immediately with a subtle earthy pine scent that comes in at the end.

with the first taste it is surprisingly earthy to start with and the citrus is mellow which is the exact opposite of my thoughts from what i got from the scent. the initial taste was full of flavor and the second was the same but the strong alcohol aftertaste was starting to mute out the flavor so definitely take a little extra time with this one.

all and all i like this beer i think that it is a good example of a ipa and worth having if you get the chance. the alcohol taste was a little strong but it was not something that i would say hurt the beer to much just something to note.

01-29-2014 18:36:47 | More by innnervison
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-29-2014 16:04:50 | More by Whiskeydeez
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-29-2014 14:14:30 | More by grahamboudreaux
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hombrepalo

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

01-29-2014 14:00:39 | More by hombrepalo
DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,453 ratings.