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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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4,361 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,361
Reviews: 576
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 164
Gots: 633 | FT: 33
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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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

12-04-2013 03:56:24 | More by paulgarrison
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-04-2013 01:47:04 | More by hellhammermario
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North Carolina

4.54/5  rDev +5.8%

Bottle served into a Bells tulip glass.

A: This beer is a light orange. It's lighter than I thought and you can see through it a little. Carbonation streams off the bottom. There is about 1 fingers of white, soapy head that lingers throughout. It's a beautiful looking beer.

S: Tropical fruit, orange, mango, and hops. Really floral and fresh.

T: Front of the tongue is some hop bitterness, middle of the tongue is some malt, and the back is sweet and juicy. Like orange juice going down.

M: This is a light body and crisp mouth feel.

Overall: This is an excellent representation of a DIPA. I believe Victory nailed it head on. I would buy this whenever I see it to be honest.

12-04-2013 01:10:03 | More by aleckpa
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-04-2013 00:47:55 | More by imbuckeye
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New Jersey

4.61/5  rDev +7.5%

A: A slight cloudy golden orange color, with a nice one finger off white head at the top, leaves a pretty good amount of lacing around the glass.

S: A great smelling IPA, tropical fruit throughout, pineapple, mango and a good amount of grapefruit on the nose.

T: This IPA was amazing, the taste was subtle and pleasant, good amount of bitterness from the hopes and perfect sweetness from the fruits.

M: Medium mouthfeel, and a good amount of carbonation.

O: An amazing beer, was super surprised by this beer from Victory, well balanced and refreshing, one of the best DiPA'S I have ever had, hands down.

12-03-2013 18:15:05 | More by thedoubler55
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

12-03-2013 05:13:47 | More by muchos
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

12-03-2013 03:10:15 | More by Evarigan
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3.94/5  rDev -8.2%

A: Pours a slightly hazed golden color with a one finger, smooth cream colored head. Ridiculous lacing down the glass with each sip.

S: Hints of mango, pine, menthol, musty and earthy hops and a touch of caramel malt. Not the hop bomb smell that I was expecting, but it's not bad at all. Wish it was a touch more assertive.

T: Opens with pine and floral hop notes with a drawl of pine sap across the palate. Mint, caramel malt notes, sticky floral hop resin and another smattering of pine on the finish. Mouthfeel is a touch heavy, but the crisp carbonation keeps it from getting too much so. Good, but I don't think this is top tier.

12-03-2013 03:00:09 | More by notchucknorris
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

12-03-2013 02:13:39 | More by guezarka
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4.14/5  rDev -3.5%

The beer pours a clear golden amber with a fluffy off-white head that fades into a thin halo around the glass circumference. The nose is a bit weaker than expected, though I can't determine exactly how fresh this bottle is. I gather some notes of citrus, pineapple, peppermint, and grass. The taste packs in the right amount of hoppy bitter-fruitiness and backbone malty sweetness with a slightly lingering bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, quite effervescent, masked alcohol, not too bitter/sweet, slightly dry finish, and pleasant lingering bitterness. This drinks really easy for an 8.7% DIPA, I can see what the hype's about.

12-03-2013 02:01:25 | More by ThePorterSorter
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

12-03-2013 01:35:43 | More by dbrelsfo
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-03-2013 00:52:00 | More by DavidBart
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-02-2013 23:23:31 | More by Flying_Moose
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4.08/5  rDev -4.9%

Overall very impressed with this brew. Nice pour with pillowy white head that went above the glass rim but didn't fall over the side and left nice lace.
Smells of pine, grapefruit
Taste has a bit of upfront citrus, pine leading into a bitterness/bite but then sweet malt profile. It works well with the smooth yet sweet maltiness
Mouthfeel could be a bit better: medium carb but a bit lacking on the consistency, I enjoy the heady smoothness or creaminess of some others better... very bitter/semi dry finish

12-02-2013 21:34:00 | More by alaimoa
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-02-2013 21:02:56 | More by vrbulldog22
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

12-02-2013 15:31:44 | More by Steve212
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

12-02-2013 14:36:58 | More by HRamz3
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

12-02-2013 09:44:40 | More by ESeab
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4.79/5  rDev +11.7%

A-golden with a nice frothy white head

S-strong scent of peppery grassy hops. There's definitely a touch of creamcicle in there as well. Good strength

T-comes in with a every bitter flavor of weedy hops and a nice sweetness. It's a bitterness that really sticks and stays. The flavors stick along with a great grainy flavor that stays as a nice after-taste.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a nice creamy finish

O-this is actually a really good IPA. It different too. The weeds and bitterness and grains. Everything is perfectly blended to make an extremely drinkable beer. I really recommend this to others.

12-02-2013 07:45:59 | More by AdamBear
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

12-02-2013 04:12:16 | More by Stugotzo
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3.91/5  rDev -8.9%

Cheers to BA SammyJaxxxx for sending this over. I'd read a lot about it on BA but hadn't put in the effort to mail order it, so I was quite happy to see it arrive on my doorstep. Enjoyed out of a brown 12 oz bottle with a lightly engraved "enjoy by" date of Feb 12, 2014. Poured into the IPA-specific Speigelau glass with a Dogfish Head etching on the side.

Appearance - Poured with standard vigor, which creates a towering three-finger cream colored head of dense, small bubbles. Beneath the foam high rise is a lagoon of deep orange and tangelo, glowing with spun gold highlights in places and a lazy stream of bubbles gliding to the top of the glass. Retention is moderate, and as it fades down, there is left a sticky mottling of sparse lacing all the way down the glass. The surface never loses all of it's bubbles, with a quarter-finger film resting atop throughout.

Smell - I really like the smell of this one, with lots of tropical fruits on display. I get mango and pineapple up front, as well as some more herbal elements, like pine sap and even some hints of cedar woodiness. Some notes of esters are lurking in the background, but are sufficiently blended in with the fruit and pine on the nose.

Taste - Here, the hint of esters in the smell become more apparent, pushing the herbal and tropical notes to the side. The esters are strong enough to lend a slightly medicinal quality to the taste, although the malt bill makes an appearance as the flavor develops and warms, giving some sweetness to balance the more astringent elements. A little bit of a letdown after a quite promising aroma.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied, with a bit of a "pulpy" mouthfeel, and moderate carbonation. Semisweet finish.

Overall, a solid offering into a crowded style that reminds me of some other DIPAs I've had in a lot of good ways. There are a couple others I would likely pick up before this one, even if it was easily obtained in my neck of the woods. I imagine it's a pretty solid go-to for anyone in Victory's distribution footprint.

12-02-2013 03:23:00 | More by LambicPentameter
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

12-02-2013 02:48:29 | More by Dawkins
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

12-02-2013 02:40:22 | More by tmaestro
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-02-2013 01:02:39 | More by AlphaKingKegger
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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%

Bottle poured into a Deschutes snifter. This is one of the beers I brought back from my trip to New York.

A - Poured with a minimally fluffy white head that began with a nice head that receded very quickly leaving behind some nice lacing. The head dissipated fairly quickly to a thin, white film of tiny bubbles. Slightly hazy orange with good, bubbly lacing on the sides.

S – Not hugely aromatic, however I’m picking up notes of grassy fields with sweet floral hops with some tropical and citrus fruits in the background. This is not a huge in your face beer which I was expecting given all of the hype.

T – The taste is thankfully more complex than the aroma. Nice floral notes with hints of citrus, pineapple and mango coming through. Fairly sweet malty backbone, but the hope are definitely the prominent actors this drama

M – Nice medium body with a medium carbonation. With 8.7% abv, the alcohol is very well hidden. This is a seriously drinkable beer.

O – This is a great example of a DIPA?IIPA. I’ve come to expect different from East Coast breweries, with huge malty presences, this is a great example of a break away beer. I’m happy that this has lived up to all of the hype.

12-01-2013 23:52:30 | More by dubinsky
DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
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