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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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4,091 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,091
Reviews: 562
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 150
Gots: 540 | FT: 31
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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DanE

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-19-2013 12:52:20 | More by DanE
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-19-2013 11:59:25 | More by skaboom420
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stjjoseph87

New York

4.98/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Since I can't get the Heady Topper regularly, this is my replacement. As a lover of big beers and preferably double, or triple ipas, the DirtWolf was destined to be right up my alley. However I didn't expect this beer to take over my palate and never let it go. I love this beer, fantastically floral and earthy it pops onto your tongue and placates it with a wealth of intense hops and dry malt back. A must buy and at a very reasonable price for the quality.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 08:15:54 | More by stjjoseph87
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timontheroad

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-19-2013 05:15:02 | More by timontheroad
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Chingringo

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-19-2013 04:21:42 | More by Chingringo
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pagesofphotographs

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-19-2013 01:53:45 | More by pagesofphotographs
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dsshuck

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

11-19-2013 01:44:15 | More by dsshuck
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - pours a light golden yellow with a full finger if frothy near white head, good retention, fantastic lacing. Looks great!

S - Smells like a west coast, lots of dry hops, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, citrusy sweetness with mild sweet cracker aromas.

T - Spicy, resinous dry bitter hops up front, followed almost immediately by mango, pineapple and orange rind. As the beer warms the resinous qualities subside and the sweet citrus flavors come forth. A hint of sweet caramel malt peaks through at the finish but this is a bitter resinous citrus bomb from beginning to end really. Nice lingering aftertaste.

M - Great mouth feel, medium bodied or less, good carbonation coupled with the refreshing bitterness makes this very drinkable.

O - Pretty awesome, the flavors tend to mush together a bit too much and the resinous qualities seem to dominate. I anticipate that changing once I get this beer around 50 degrees or so. I'll critique this as necessary

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 01:41:53 | More by MacQ32
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Lagerhouserules

New York

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

11-19-2013 01:01:17 | More by Lagerhouserules
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freewill35

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-19-2013 00:33:25 | More by freewill35
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-19-2013 00:25:49 | More by bostonryan
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jravese

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-18-2013 23:48:56 | More by jravese
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SudsSurfer

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-18-2013 20:55:52 | More by SudsSurfer
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kdb150

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

11-18-2013 19:59:39 | More by kdb150
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-18-2013 17:48:00 | More by JCam9981
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dctriman

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-18-2013 16:34:42 | More by dctriman
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Weyerbacher pint glass.

A: Nice bright gold, lightly hazy, with lots of small bubble visible carbonation and a finger's worth of white head.

S: Bright tropical fruits, melon, with less dank, resin and citrus hops with a light cracker malt underneath.

T: Tropical fruits, mango and pineapple, and melon, with some dankness over the lightly sweet cracker malt. A restrained bitterness in the hang, especially for style.

M: Light body for style but not at all watery. Low alcohol presence, and quite a bit of carbonation sensation.

O: Wow, I'm really happy with this one. Very good, especially for a shelf IIPA that comes in a four-pack. Really well-done, and I anticipate this one making frequent appearances in the refrigerator. Recommended for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 15:21:00 | More by macrosmatic
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-18-2013 14:52:50 | More by beernads
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tpgraham

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-18-2013 14:19:54 | More by tpgraham
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Tamaquadan

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -30.1%

11-18-2013 13:05:39 | More by Tamaquadan
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myuncle

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-18-2013 10:18:31 | More by myuncle
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Joe_Detweiler

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

11-18-2013 09:17:49 | More by Joe_Detweiler
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Semi-cloudy gold/yellow with a finger of off white head. A thin head stays for a long time.

S - Big juicy and citrusy hops dominate the aroma. Grapefruit, pineapple, orange, and a bit of caramel.

T - Again, lots of citrus hops in the flavor. Grapefruit is the main flavor, followed by pineapple, orange, and caramel malt. A good amount of bitterness that is balanced by some of the caramel/fruit sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden.

M - Moderate body with moderate-to-high carbonation. Nothing special here, but it complements the flavors nicely.

O - I was very impressed by this brew. It's got all the citrus hop flavors that I love and a great balance between sweetness and bitterness. Great job, Victory

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 03:47:45 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-18-2013 03:40:49 | More by lonewolfcry
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jagrbombz69

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-18-2013 02:54:52 | More by jagrbombz69
DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,091 ratings.