DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,427 | Reviews: 581 | Display Reviews Only:
4.28/5 rDev -0.2%
12 oz. bottle, with enjoy by date July 05, 2014 printed in tiny print on the bottleneck. It's been a while since I've last had anything from Victory Brewing Co., but I've been wanting to try this beer for a while, so imagine my delight when I found these at the local beer store. Expectations are high based on this beer's excellent ratings.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter.
A - Pours two fluffy soapy fingers of off-white head on top of a beautiful light yellow-orange colored body. Some nice sediment floating in the glass.
S - Smell is very nice, also. Lots of bright fresh citrus hop presence from the four hop varieties: grapefruit, pine, orange, some cat piss acidity, a bit of soapiness, lots of florals, and then nice honeyed biscuit malt presence to balance things out.
T - Taste is of delicious fresh citrus juiciness: bitter grapefruit, juicy oranges, mango, & lemons. Very nicely balanced with the honeyed biscuit malt, creaminess, and subtle alcohol warmth on the finish.
M - Feel is perfectly bitter, with the addition of some sticky citrus lingering. Very smooth, creamy, and light drinking, with perfect carbonation.
Overall, an excellent DIPA from Victory. Perfectly smooth, creamy, balanced, and highly drinkable at 8.70% abv. A likely contender for repeat drinking; very glad to be seeing four packs of this in my area now finally, especially at $9.99 a piece.
Victory DirtWolf ---4/5.
12-05-2013 05:36:30 | More by mfnmbvp
4.75/5 rDev +10.7%
Golden yellow body with a chunky, rocky, creamy white head; loads of fine carbonation. Orange marmalade with a lesser dose of pine deeply infuse the aroma. The abundance of fine carbonation gives the body a nice hint of cloudiness while the lacing leaves a nearly solid yet translucent white wall of foam coating the glass; definitely one of the best looking IPAs I've ever seen. Very soft, very pleasing feel and taste of light, warm malt with an exemplary complement of eye-popping hop bitterness add a velvety edge to things.
One of the finest, well-balanced and intriguingly complex IPAs I can recall having. Glad I ran across this at Coaltrain Wine and Spirits in Colorado Springs. The only down side is I only bought one four-pack. I highly suspect my next visit will leave me empty handed with this beauty.
12-04-2013 04:19:17 | More by beergoot
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
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
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
DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,427 ratings.