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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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5,641 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,641
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 238
Gots: 1,272 | FT: 36
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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Ratings: 5,641 | Reviews: 755
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: When poured into a teku glass the foam stood over 2 fingers tall with a pillowey bright white appearance. The long sustaining head, sloooly fell leaving a spider web of lacing. The beer is a straw yellow color with a slight haze to it. A few specs of sediment on the bottom of the glass.

S: Huge dank pine aroma with tropical berries and peach. An apparent grainyness but no detectable malt aromas so I'm guessing its a hop characteristic. Slight sweet onion and grassy, but not in a bad way imo.

T: Firm and pungent bitterness on par with the dank pine aroma. After the pine it follows with stone fruit hop flavors, peaches, mango and guava. There is a mild amount of bready malt character but the balance is by far on the hop side.. no contest. The aftertaste is a resinous, juicy and ripe with blueberries.

M: A very dry finish that compliments the hop profile nicely. The carbonation is moderate with a oily, slight mouth drying affect left on the pallet with all the hops.

O: A big, pungent, aromatic and tasty DIPA with no alcohol warming and huge drink-ability. Kudos Victory, now if only they would put a bottling date on the bottle...

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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Enjoy by July 6, 2014

A- Pours a medium gold with a medium white head that dissipates to a wispy ring. Very slight amount of hazy but still great clarity.

S- Stone fruits, peach candy, some sort of sour white grape, slight alcohol, some tropical fruits, has some of that herbal/medicinal aroma that I get from Mosaic usually.

T- Similar to aroma, slightly sweet, peach, tropical, dank pine from the Simcoe that I didn't get in the nose, and there is a long herbal bitterness that I don't really care for. Not as much alcohol presence compared to the nose.

M- Medium, good carbonation, pretty damn drinkable.

O- This is a pretty good DIPA I just don't really care for the flavor of the bitterness in this one though. It's something I have fond I don't like in the Mosaic hop. It's funny because in Great Lakes Chillwave I didn't get any of the herbal bitterness at all just sweet peach and tropical candy. Apart from that though the Simcoe does come out and all other aspects of this beer are great. Definitely like this one more than Hop Ranch.

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4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. Brown Bottle. Enjoy By: Printed on label.

A: Pours cloudy yellow/orange. Fluffy large eggshell head. Nice sticky lacing
throughout most of the beers life. Small particles can be seen floating around.

S: Citrus. Sweet malts. Pine. Fruits. Complex and multidimensional. Hops.

T/M: Hops. Bitter. Resin. Citrus. Pine. Bitter. Fruits. Light appearance of malts.
The beer is balanced well which helps smooth it out. Still the hops dominate.
Spicy and full bodied.

O: This DIPA is world class! Hops are strong and tasty, malts are fruity
and balancing. DirtWolf is up there as one of the better DIPA's I've had recently.

Cheers!!!

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4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter

Pours a bright, hazy straw-gold with two fingers of off-white head that leaves a patchy cap and thick soapy lacing. Aroma is dominated by juicy grapefruit with some floral notes and grassy pine in the background.

Grapefruit and lemon lead the charge of bright citrus hops flavors. Malt profile is almost non-existant, but faint orange, papaya and mango offer some nice balance. Sharp pine comes through on the finish and provides a lingering bitterness. Body is medium and has a slightly thick feel, but lacks the sticky viscous texture I've come to expect from the best in the style.

Overall this is an extremely solid offering from Victory. Anyone who enjoys grapefruit-forward DIPA's will love it. The flavors are pretty simple and straightforward, but very well executed. This has become a regular in my rotation.

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,641 ratings.