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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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4,470 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,470
Reviews: 587
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 175
Gots: 677 | 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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BBB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-21-2014 01:48:20 | More by BBB
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +7.2%

Poured into sam adams custom glass, color is straw/gold, head is bright white, dense, presenting at least 1/2 inch thick, some lacing as its enjoyed.

Smell is huge citrus hop blast with subtler earthy, piney notes. Citrus is lemon rind, grapefruit and maybe some sweeter orange; the piney notes are noticed as it lingers along with some feinter breadiness.

Taste is less big hop with some more subtle malt flavors: hops are again big on citrus, grapefruit prominent, with some lemon; malt is lightly bready, maybe some biscuit. this is a great tasting dipa, wonderful balance and no heavy sweetness or cloying flavors.

Mouthfeel is well balanced: good flavor on the tongue and presentation in the form of the bitterness and solid carbonation with enough sweetness to compensate this amount of hops; lingering flavors/feel are prominent on the tongue and cheeks and then it just sucks your mouth dry.

Overall, this is a great dipa, love the huge hop aroma and great balance in the taste and mouthfeel - hard to create a brew this big without it coming off cloying in bitterness or sweetness, but this is very well done.

01-20-2014 23:56:10 | More by mvanaskie13
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VaporDome

New York

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-20-2014 22:53:07 | More by VaporDome
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wiltznucs

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-20-2014 19:55:34 | More by wiltznucs
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hoptualBrew

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

01-20-2014 14:27:56 | More by hoptualBrew
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ChayDudeBrew

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-20-2014 14:06:02 | More by ChayDudeBrew
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Morakaton

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-20-2014 04:27:52 | More by Morakaton
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Yes_Ill_Have_Another

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-20-2014 03:45:27 | More by Yes_Ill_Have_Another
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2Xmd

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-20-2014 03:37:30 | More by 2Xmd
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-20-2014 03:23:44 | More by dcbeers
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mattreitz49

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-20-2014 02:06:52 | More by mattreitz49
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RichD

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-20-2014 01:36:23 | More by RichD
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Phil_H

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-19-2014 18:31:23 | More by Phil_H
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dsimmons

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-19-2014 18:29:33 | More by dsimmons
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TheFizzinator

Minnesota

3.89/5  rDev -9.3%

DirtWolf is an interesting animal indeed. It is a rare breed of DIPA that seems to approach the usual the background flavors of wet grass and earthiness and bring them more to the fore front of the palate. So it has kind of flipped the script of what an IPA is supposed to taste like. Leading with grass and a subtle dankness while the floral capacities round out the flavor profile. The mouthfeel is nice and heavy with the required carbonation to back it up.

If that sounds like something you would like you probably will. To me it tastes more like a science experiment then a well crafted beer. Playing your expectations against yourself is this beer forte.

01-19-2014 18:22:42 | More by TheFizzinator
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-19-2014 07:23:15 | More by heerboth
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mitch3114

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

01-19-2014 06:46:45 | More by mitch3114
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev -14.9%

Picked up a single in a mixed six of IPAs since the house was almost devoid of hops. Can't have that. It's not...right.

Pour is liquid copper dripped into the glass with a relevant amount of carbonation imparted by ye beer gods. Nose brings me news of earthy pine cone, bit of citrus, moist grass thrown on the cone for good measure. Interesting. Doesn't fit my beer profiling.

DirtWolf does the route of subtle vs. in yo face. Citrus is the bouncer, but there's plenty of the earthiness to back it up. Aggressively damp, dank, which normally I don't like, but the citrus make a nice circle of life around it. A little peachy, indistinct & possibly extinct fruitiness in the middle. Alcohol snarls more than the ABV indicates. Bitterness plays peek-a-boo, but gets more insistent as the beer warms.

Not my normal wheelhouse for a IIPA, takes a turn down the pass less traveled, but the path is a lovely one. Good beer.

01-19-2014 05:12:07 | More by maximum12
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snowmg

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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AndyH

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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Hanselpb

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Amedlin18

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-18-2014 17:54:33 | More by core42
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,470 ratings.