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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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5,091 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,091
Reviews: 643
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 196
Gots: 903 | 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:
Brewed using whole flower Chinook, Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops.

(Beer added by: aengleman on 09-27-2013)
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

shangwang, Feb 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

ALLISON01, Feb 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

SirPutzly, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Suds
3.95/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

So, this is a hazy, golden, ultra-hopped, slap-in-the-face beer. It's high in alcohol, incredibly hoppy and bitter, and very, very enjoyable. The beer has a slim head, moderate lace, and some serious effervescence. The smell is of earthy, fresh, herbal hops. Some malt is behind the hops, but far, far behind (it's been lapped). The taste is not at all balanced...spicy, peppery, tingly hops...and some serious warming and spritzy carbonation. Beautifully interesting. The finish is bitter and lingering. Expected, and not exceptionally creative, but this is a full force, very enjoyable, serious beer.

Suds, Feb 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Tom_Gilman, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.18/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$ 8.99/4-pack at Giant Eagle
Bottle best by Jul 05 2014 at 45 degrees into imperial pint glass
Aroma markedly citrus and flowery – no pine
Head large (5 cm), frothy, white, mostly diminishing into a 2 mm thick head
Lacing good, multiple lacey rings the depth of the pour
Body light yellow with slight hop haze
Flavor begins bitter and flowery, no citrus, no pine, no alcohol, no diacetyl, no balancing malt, just bitter with an astringent aftertaste
Palate light to medium, slightly oily, soft carbonation.

Unimpressive, just another DIPA, like drinking a bitter perfume. Glad I only bought a four-pack.

Ozzylizard, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Bone53
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a bottle into a snifter at around 45°F

Appearance: Hazy golden color with a one finger white head that sticks around. Looks quite disappointing in the glass

Smell: Citrus, grapefruit, resinous pine, grassy. Clean aromas

Taste: Same as smell, but muted, with a little astringency, and a sweet malt finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a bitter finish. Very light for the style, perhaps even watrery. But it's extremely drinkable and doesn't feel like 8.7% abv at all!

Overall: I don't think Dirt Wolf lives up to the hype. Maybe it's because I've been indulging in Enjoy By, Head Hunter, Chillwave, etc., but it seems too watery, and whatever good flavors are there, are muted, borderline astringent, and comes off as a bit of an imitation of the greats in my opinion. However, this beer is still solid, local to me, and reasonably priced, which is why I keep coming back.

Bone53, Feb 13, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Straw yellow body. Mild haze. Thick, foamy, white head with lasting retention. The aroma offers pine, biscuits...hold up, let me blow my nose. ok, there we go...where was I? Oh yeah, pine, biscuits, resinous hops. Perhaps a touch of tropical fruit in the flavor, but not much. Alcohol presence is certainly there, but not overly so. Definitely a balance of malt to hops, though favoring the hop character. Medium to full bodied for the style. Lingering hop bitterness and bready notes. Overall, pretty tasty.

Huhzubendah, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, golden amber colored with a short white head that dissipates leaving good lacing, hazy

S: earthy, dank, fruity, pineapple, slight grapefruit

T: bitter grapefruit mixed with pineapple, orange, mango

M: heavier bodied, slightly sticky, good carbonation

O: a very good DIPA, quite sweet with good hop flavors

M_C_Hampton, Feb 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

dirtyjerk, Feb 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

analogchainsaw, Feb 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

RocketCityVol, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of Treyliff
4.64/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a snifter, Enjoy by 5/8/14

A- Pours a crystal clear bright golden orange color with a big foamy white head that has great retention, eventually reducing to a small layer, leaving behind some nice patches of lace

S- Citrus explosion up front; BIG notes of fresh orange rind & zest and grapefruit juice. Sweet flowery notes of honeysuckle and rose hips, fresh pine needle, peach & apricot. Sweet bread malt undertone thats slightly doughy

T- Pure grapefruit flavor up front follows the aromas nicely, resinous and floral hops kick in after the citrus notes. There is a nice malty background with adds some balance, but lets the hops shine. Intense citrusy linger with notes of fresh cut grass on the finish

M- Medium body and light-medium carbonation leads to a soft foamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish. Alcohol adds just a touch of warmth at the end, but is very well hidden overall

O- I am a fan of citrusy DIPA's, and this one didn't disappoint. Loaded with resiny hops, yet super drinkable. This is one of my new favorites

Treyliff, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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acc88, Feb 11, 2014
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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,091 ratings.