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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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5,636 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,636
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 238
Gots: 1,268 | FT: 34
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle into snifter

a: hazy, somewhat transparent beautiful orange. aggressive pour yields about a finger of head. excellent lacing. some floaties. nice!

s: very pungent sweet orange, grapefruit, and peaches in the front. subdued pineapple, pine, tropical fruits, and lemon to follow. i'm also getting the onion/garlic note thing but it's not all that powerful, and i don't find it too offensive. a honey-like sweetness in here too. really strong and great aroma

t: follows the nose. tons of citrusy grapefruit and orange in the front, as well as bursts of mango and passion fruit. mild sweet honey afterwards, then a bit of an onion note. caramel/burnt sugar malt flavours become more prominent in the malt backbone as the beer warms. a spicy and sharp, but not off-putting bitterness enters mid-way through each sip. finishes dry. no alcohol whatsoever. more malt presence would be cool but this still tastes really damn good

m: creamy medium body with good carbonation

o: good stuff. very potent and delicious fruit flavours. the onion notes may be a detractor to some, but other than that, just a really solid double ipa at an unbeatable price

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Bought a single at Little's Liquor store. Poured into a snifter.

A&S: Semi-lively transparent pumpkin orange colored beer. Head is initially about a half a finger of white head, but dies quickly. Even with it's lack of much head it still leaves a decent amount of head. Very tropical in the aroma: pineapple, mango, and hints of grapefruit. More sweet sugary tones than bitterness, but it's still a nice bitterness.

T&M: Extremely well balanced between sweet and bitter. Upfront: sweet sugar tones paired with tropical hops and some pine/resin thrown in there. Hints of some peppery spice. The finish adds a pretty decent punch of bitterness, but not overwhelming or dry. Medium to high body, low side of carbonation, very smooth.

Overall: I'm very impressed. Checked the rating after reviewing it and it lives up to the hype. Highly recommend to anyone. On par with the best of the style

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
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