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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,102
Reviews: 562
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 150
Gots: 544 | 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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Ratings: 4,102 | Reviews: 562 | Display Reviews Only:
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JArt

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-14-2013 15:14:53 | More by JArt
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clfrost

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

11-14-2013 15:05:52 | More by clfrost
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david131

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-14-2013 07:20:58 | More by david131
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-14-2013 06:18:24 | More by FreshHawk
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 3/22/14.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small particles of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some earthy, herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with grapefruit and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that has a huge citrus presence that comes through especially well in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 04:16:20 | More by UCLABrewN84
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bigaddy

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-14-2013 02:16:01 | More by bigaddy
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

11-14-2013 00:36:25 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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LaChupacabra

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-14-2013 00:29:25 | More by LaChupacabra
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Keiferfillinger

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-13-2013 22:35:17 | More by Keiferfillinger
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wethorseblanket

California

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 4 pack of 12 ounce bottles.

A: Pours slightly hazed yellowish orange with a finger thick white head which fades to a thin cap and around the rim leaving spotty and splotchy lace. Bits of particulate settles to the bottom of the glass.

N: Plenty of tropical fruits (mango, passion, lychee) and citrus (tangerine, grapefruit) pith and zest. Slightly malty and onion vegetal notes. Floral and herbal.

T: Resiny and oily hop presence balanced well with mildly sweetish malts. Green, herbal and some oniony quality.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Dry and bitter with sticky, resiny hop oils. Long finsih with green vegetals.

O: A pleasure to try and easy to drink. Would have again.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 20:41:17 | More by wethorseblanket
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Ysgard

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-13-2013 16:22:27 | More by Ysgard
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Antonius08

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.6%

11-13-2013 15:41:01 | More by Antonius08
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fehrminator

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

11-13-2013 13:15:09 | More by fehrminator
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TastefulNudity

California

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Slightly hazy golden yellow with a super fluffy white head. Nice lacing.

S: Sweet cling peaches, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, hop spiciness. Delicious hop front over malt backbone.

T: Bitter up front and follows the nose very nicely. I'm glad this is year round, I pick it up every time I find it.

M: Highly carbonated, sweet and drying. Double IPA, what you see is what you get.

O: Never had it and find it? Buy it. Had it and love it? Buy a case of it. Done deal.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 08:14:17 | More by TastefulNudity
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

11-13-2013 02:42:05 | More by BeerForMuscle
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qchic

Maryland

4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears a warm shade of gold with some haze. The soft white head thins to a ring around the edge. Lots going on in the aroma-first peach, melon, and citrus, then pepper, grass and pine. So potent, almost seems minty. Some evidence of bready malts to balance the hoppy goodness. The flavor is a continuation of the aroma, hoppy from the tip of the tongue to the back. More citrus rind, some grapefruit pith, and the finish leaves you with a trace of caramel. Big, fruity, and earthy and it begs you to drink up in spite of the abv, which could be ignored if you weren't careful. Well done! Nice addition to the Victory lineup.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 01:50:31 | More by qchic
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gashmoney

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-13-2013 00:21:39 | More by gashmoney
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soccerman7

Vermont

4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Harpoon Leviathan flute.

A - Beautiful golden color. A sticky, fluffy head. Nice carbonation. Only knock is it is a bit on the cloudy side.

S - An interesting nose for a dipa. It is a pleasant blend of citrus and pine notes, but there is an earthy almost berry like note in it. Really runs the spectrum.

T - Hops on parade. The malt is a perfect balance to showcase the hops but not give off any real character. The hops run from candied orange rind to pungent earth and hay. This really gives a wonderful hop flavor running the full range of flavors that hops can provide.

M - Everything one would expect from a dipa, bracingly bitter, drying character.

O - I really liked this one as a change on takes of beer. Yes it is dipa but there was a bit more going on showcasing the hops than your average beer. Lately I have had so many that are focused on packing as much hops as possible where this one really has some character.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 00:13:39 | More by soccerman7
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-12-2013 21:39:47 | More by mikeincharleston
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allentownpaguy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-12-2013 18:35:01 | More by allentownpaguy
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DonDonLongJohn

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-12-2013 17:03:35 | More by DonDonLongJohn
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evanforbeer

California

4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a CRYSTAL straw-light orange with super clean filmy silver-white head

aroma- mmm. what a zesty and dank bouquet--peaches, mountain pine, tropical fruit, bready malt, citrus rind

taste- begins malty sweet and explodes smooth-hoppy with dank tropical fruit, tangerine, stone fruits, some florals, bready malt, turns fresh pine with more juicy citrus (tangerine/grapefruit), finishes nicely bitter and sweet with herbal pine and malt

feel- bitey and medium bodied on the palate, sticky and prickly, smooth and drinkable

wow, what a great beer! Seems quite a West Coast style IPA. I am not especially a Victory loyalist, though I do respect them, just thought I just give this a try and I am glad I did. From what I've had, probably the best East Coast IPA in my area.
cheers

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 05:27:53 | More by evanforbeer
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SirBentham

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-12-2013 04:38:29 | More by SirBentham
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dannyhead

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-12-2013 04:32:40 | More by dannyhead
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

On tap at kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Slightly off white head, moderate retention on a very slightly hazy gold body with a touch of copper. Sticky, resinous, oily lacing. Aroma dominated by tropical fruit and pine. Mainly mango, tangerine, grapefruit. Damn. Taste is bitter and tongue coating. Slight malt sweetness in the background but beautifully dominated by the bitter, juicy hop bite. Very dangerously drinkable and really delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2013 04:05:31 | More by KickbacksSteve
DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
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