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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
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5,530 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,530
Reviews: 724
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 228
Gots: 1,193 | 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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,530 | Reviews: 724 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a faintly foggy, amber color with a nice, fluffy, white head. Retention isn't the greatest, dropping to a thick film within a minute or so. A nice amount of lace remains behind.
Smell is a well balanced mix of malt and hops with notes of lemon and floral.
Taste is hoppy first with a solid backing of malt, some lemon, alcohol, grass and floral notes.
Medium plus body with a nearly medium effervescence. Drying finish but not bone dry. Still, fairly smooth and definitely an extremely drinkable beer.

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3.66/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly hazy gold-amber colored body with a lush fluffy white head. The head stays up well, fading to a thin layer only after about half the glass is consumed. Pretty good lacing on the glass. Lots of visible carbonation. It appears to be either unfiltered or bottle carbonated (or both?) because there is visible sediment in the bottle. I would not consider the clarity or presence of sediment to be a detractor in the score.

S: Right off the bat there is a good citrus aroma; tangerine comes through mostly, with a bit of grapefruit. It's a very good smelling beer. I would say it's a bit above average but not outstanding.

T: Good bitterness right off the bat. A bit of alcohol sweetness. I get a strong grapefruit bitterness without the citrus flavor. There isn't a whole lot of hop flavor, but I re-stress that it has a very strong bitterness. I would have liked to have more hop flavor to reinforce the beer. Some of the malt comes through but it's only noticeable during the first few sips, as it is quickly overshadowed by the hop bitterness that layers the tongue while drinking the beer.

M: The mouthfeel is dominantly bitter. The bitterness tends to stay in the mouth but isn't too harsh. It finishes nicely in the middle, not being too dry or too sweet. I think the carbonation is perfectly in-line with the beer.

O: Overall I liked the beer. I wouldn't say that it warrants an outstanding rating, but it was enjoyable. The overall drinking experience is pleasant enough that it would be something I could request in a bar or pick up on the way home without regretting, but it's not something I would go out of the way to seek. I do recommend it.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Clear pale orange beer with white pillowy head that reduces to a fat line that laces extensively.

S - Sour pine and grapefruit pith, with grass and dank hop notes.

T - Full of bright hops, from a start of citrus flesh and pine resins, to a mid-point where the minimal malty sweetness comes in to further the citrus experience, that flips to pith and wilder hop notes that include pepper, garlic and a smidge of onion, but which all remain tightly bounded by the bitter finish in the close.

M - Surprising, given how bitter the close is, the beer manages to be only mildly drying, although there is some resin build.

O - This beer is walking a tightrope, and it could easily fall down the rabbit hole, but it avoids the more offensive onion flavors of Hop Ranch. It does not, however, and the result is a satisfying beer.

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This was a game changer for me as I was never too fond of DIPA's.Hoppy luscious,delicious,there are no more words for this that can describe this beer and the taste.I have not had any other beer in 3 months other than chillwave(another great new DIPA) but far and away I drink this 3 times as much.

DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,530 ratings.