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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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4,123 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,123
Reviews: 563
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 153
Gots: 552 | 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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Syracuse12

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-12-2013 01:30:34 | More by Syracuse12
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Dylanjf

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

11-12-2013 01:19:23 | More by Dylanjf
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CTJman

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-11-2013 23:59:02 | More by CTJman
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-11-2013 20:25:50 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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MattXT

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-11-2013 20:13:10 | More by MattXT
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Billolick

New York

4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap in Brooklyn and now reviewed based on a 12 ounce bottle. No freshness info that I can find.

Pours hazed darker straw amber, eggshell head, that stays and stays. Leaves a thicker collar, fine bubble film low sheeting and ample thicker strands of lacing.

Subtly citric, fruity with oranges and grapefruit and resinous hopped up sniff.

This is a full throttle hop bomb and I like it. Juicy and fresh tasting grapefruit hop notes all over the palate.

Very smooth tastin', dangerous at near 9%! High quality all the way. Hope this one becomes readily available.

So many quality DIPAs around but this one is well worth seeking out

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 18:18:27 | More by Billolick
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-11-2013 15:23:48 | More by DelicateDelirium
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ProstMasterson

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-11-2013 12:48:54 | More by ProstMasterson
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HopChef44

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-11-2013 12:33:45 | More by HopChef44
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rxeight

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-11-2013 11:49:19 | More by rxeight
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McStagger

California

4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I was sad when Hop Wallop was ixnayed. This better live up.

A: Pours a hazy orange with a finger of slightly off white head. Carbonation is lively. Head retention is moderate/minimal, as is lacing. HUGE chunks of sediment in the bottom of the bottle, so be careful pouring if you're not a fan.

S: Holy shit, does this one smell. Busts with stone fruit. Peach, nectarine, has some of the more savory hop notes of onion. Get some biscuit maltiness underneath that. This one is simply lush.

T: Wow. Again with the stone fruit. Not at all the west coast. Offers very little citrus and pine. This one is malt sweetness, peaches, pears, passion fruit, touches of mango, green apple skin. Mid palate picks up a floral hoppiness, with rose water and lilac. Finishes with sweet, bready malts. Extremely fruity, and not nearly as bitter as the label would have you believe.

M: Smooth. Mouthfeel is light, considering the abv and malt. I've used this one a lot recently, but it is pillowy. The consistency is beautiful.

O: Fridge rotation. Constantly. This smokes Hop Wallop. An amazing DIPA. Top 5.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 09:01:30 | More by McStagger
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Smosk

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

11-11-2013 02:36:45 | More by Smosk
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Dicers

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-11-2013 02:36:19 | More by Dicers
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midnitesun11

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-11-2013 02:35:26 | More by midnitesun11
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pale orange body with a slight haze to it. Carbonation bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass to create a big, tick, foamy head that leaves a mess of lacing.

S- Big tropical fruit aromas on the nose. Mangoes, pineapple, peach, hints of citrus. Resiny pine and herbal aromas too.

T- Lots of the tropical fruit comes through in the flavor as well. Mango and peach come through again for me. Some lemon and orange citrus towards the finish as well. Lots and lots of hops.

M- Slightly stinging with medium carbonation and a full body. Really nice as it warms up slightly.

O- A really, really nice hoppy IIPA. Very nicely done.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 00:32:13 | More by stephenjmoore
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swtdixie91

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-10-2013 22:56:54 | More by swtdixie91
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crownrl28

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-10-2013 22:39:42 | More by crownrl28
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.65/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 11/10/2013 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, caramelized malts and citrus.

T: The taste starts out with an earthy hops bitterness followed by a mild caramel and citrus sweetness. The malt character is hearty but there isn’t much balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent 2IPA but there are several others in the style that I would pick first.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2013 21:59:16 | More by TheManiacalOne
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plaid75

New York

4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Jackson's, Commack, NY.

Poured a bright copper hue with one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a balmy piney hop with a sweet round malt.

The taste consisted of thick resinous piney hops with a moderate caramel. There was a full blown residual spiciness.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter dose of the style.

Overall a very tasty and user friendly DIPA.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2013 21:55:56 | More by plaid75
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scottDC

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

11-10-2013 21:15:57 | More by scottDC
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-10-2013 20:42:47 | More by Benesi88
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Dan3279

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-10-2013 20:13:16 | More by Dan3279
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Bjorn2bWild

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-10-2013 19:48:10 | More by Bjorn2bWild
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tsauce2

Indiana

4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

P: 12 fl oz bottle in to a DFH tulip

A: SRM light golden yellow. Semi transparent. Head is white, 1 in, sticks to glass as beer is consumed, maintains at 1 cm. Light lacing. Medium carbonation.

S: Big fresh hops, light malt backbone.

T: Hop forward. Light but balanced malt base. Very hoppy but not bitter. Great job of masking the alcohol; this beer drinks much easier than 8.7%. Aftertaste is hop and a touch of malt.

M: Light/medium body. Mostly hop, but malt gives a nice malt base.

O: Fantastic beer. I like my ipa to have a light body/not a big malty base. This definitely fits that format.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 19:38:44 | More by tsauce2
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-10-2013 18:52:23 | More by Sarge3130
DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
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