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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,403
Reviews: 689
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 216
Gots: 1,101 | 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: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Victory Dirtwolf

Victory for your taste !

Poured into pint glass

A: Golden with some sediment in bottom

S: Dank. Mango, pineapple, grapfruit and . . . and . . . cat urine ? that's just odd.

T: Cat urine does not show thank goodness ! Solid Hop flavor with mentioned fruits

M: medium bodied for a dipa and somewhat resiness. Carbonation is good as well

O: Seriously though, don't worry too much about the whole cat urine thing. A solid beer from Victory. I like Hop Ranch better but Dirtwolf will be had again. Cheers

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4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I do enjoy most of the Victory beers, so this should be interesting, a DIPA from them.

Pours a nice creamy fizzy 1 finger head that fades semi slowly, decent spotty lacing, quite hazy nectar yellowish-orange beer.

Nose big citrusy hops, orange peel, some pine, little earthy forest floor, little candied fruit apricot like aromas, some dank resin as well, with a little fluffy semi sweet malty base.

Taste starts with more hops, plenty of dank resin, with some pine and earthy forest floor, mild citrus orange peel, little fruity flavors too, with pretty big bitterness. Malts are pretty sweet but not overly, little caramel note and fluffy malt, decent balance, but big all around, and just a hint of booze. Finish brings plenty of pine, bit of dank resin, earthy spicy hops, forest floor, little sticky sweet malts.

Mouth is med to a bit heavier bod, just a hint of warming booze, nice carb.

Overall not bad, about what I expect from a nice DIPA, big earthy spicy hops, pine, resin, little citrus, etc, with a decent malty sweet balance, again well done beer for Victory.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter at my humble abode.

Pours a nice new penny coppr, with just a tiny bit of haze. Little head, but lasting lace.

Wow, big aroma! As one would expect, this is full of hoppy goodness in the nose. To my olfactory, it's a big ol' bunch of scallions, but I can't hold it against the brewery because I'm sensitive to certain hop compounds. There's a melon aroma in there as well. It's still a very enticing aroma, just begging you to take a drink.

Okay, that's fantastic. The first taste is a big ol' candy orange, pineapple, kiwi, fruit punch of a slap in the taste buds. Yes, the scallion is there too, but we'll just leave that out from here on. Odds are you won't taste that, you lucky thing, you. There is very little in the way of malt up front. This is a lupulin delivery vehicle, and proud of it. Only after a few moments do you notice a grainy, malty backbone sneaking into the flavor. It isn't all that sweet, especially considering the ABV on this one. It's just there to provide a stage on which the hops can do their big dance routine. And man can they ever dance. That fruity flavor sticks with you throughout the sip, and even in the aftertaste you're getting flavors of nearly every fruit you've had the pleasure to try. Just extraordinarily tasty. It hides that ABV really well, by the way.

Mouthfeel is quite light for the style. You don't want anything thick of chewy when it's this big and hoppy anyway, but this is remarkably easy to drink. As with everything else in the brew, this was well done.

Color me impressed. There are many double IPAs out now, but not a lot of really, really good ones. This definitely falls into the that range. Not overly bitter, but hugely hoppy, and the hop varieties they chose make a great team. It doesn't wear its big ABV like a badge of honor, but keeps it under wraps. This is just a big ol' tasty fruit cocktail of a brew, and absolutely worth finding. Great beer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Victory DirtWolf Double IPA

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a shaker pint glass. Served chilled...

A) Nice golden amber brew with a good finger of head. The head settled to a dusting, and stuck around for the duration. Lots of sticky lacing.

S) Piney.... Pretty dank and earthy, and yet there is some sweetness to this aroma as well. Like sweet tangerine.

T) Decent balance of hops and malt. Starts out with some sweetness, and transitions to spicy hop bitterness. A little alcohol as it warms up.

M) Medium body with moderate carbonation. A good amount of bitterness coats your mouth. This finishes up with a little sweetness and light booze.

O) Pretty good stuff... Not smooth by any means, and the aftertaste could be better, but I could go for another already.

DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,403 ratings.