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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,105
Reviews: 644
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 197
Gots: 911 | FT: 35
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: 5,105 | Reviews: 644 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of SlightlyGrey
4/5  rDev -6.8%

SlightlyGrey, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of pgrenvicz
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

pgrenvicz, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of legend8706
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

legend8706, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of Dag48
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Dag48, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of IAMTEAMPONY
3/5  rDev -30.1%

IAMTEAMPONY, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of TheBullsHorn
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer has a nose that imparts a lot more than that which comes to the palate. From smelling it, you have the impression of a big double IPA- with all its piney-big-hop goodness- and get something light-bodied, with subdued malts and delicious west coast hop flavors. Mint, melon, jackfruit (bubblegum), and of course citrus, come forward balanced out with malt sweetness, and a great lingering bitterness, followed with the alcohol. A well balanced, and what comes across as pretty sessionable DIPA.

TheBullsHorn, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of Michaeldmanley
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Michaeldmanley, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of Ieatlambfries
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a deep amber. Thick head of off white bubbles. Clingy lace.

Smells of pineapple, tropical fruits, citrus, and pine.

Very assertive citrus flavors. Graprefruit and lemon rind. Resinous Pine. And a hint of sour peach. Good malt backbone, but not over sweet.

Crisp mouthfeel with a generous helping of hop oils.

Overall a nice DIPA. I really like that it's not over sweet, or cloying as some Double IPAs can be. Victory has a winner on their hands.

Ieatlambfries, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of DAS30
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

DAS30, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of JDD419
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

JDD419, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of En29356
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

En29356, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of Joecaddie
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Joecaddie, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.6/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a Belgian Snifter.

Pours copper-amber; lightly hazed; small, semi-durable bone-colored head.

Aroma/Flavor: not too aggressive; about on par with Bells Hopslam on this dimension, and on overall hoppiness. Hops bring herbs and citrus to the pungent aroma, and fruit (orange-grapefruit), grass and pine with a touch of floral to the flavor. Malts are subtle but evident in the taste beyond their partial taming of the hop bitterness.

Feel: crisp, near medium body with a semi-dry finish. Not harsh, as one might expect in a 8.7% dbl IPA.

O: good sippin’ version of a double IPA.

chinchill, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of CraftFan5
3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

CraftFan5, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of mxchap
3.7/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle says enjoy by May 18th. Enjoyed on January 30th.

Appearance: Slightly hazy golden color. Nicely supported head. Moderate lacing to boot. Good looking IPA [4.5/5]
Aroma: Grass and lemon initially, some melon, grapefruit and pine are also present to a lesser extent. Faintest hint of biscuit/toast. Nice aroma for a dry, west-coast-ish IPA. [3.75/5.0]
Taste: Clean, balanced bitterness. The hop flavor balance almost seems inverted from the aroma: the grapefruit and pine are dominant, followed by the mix of melon and the grass/vegetal components. [3.5/5.0]
Feel: Medium-high carbonation. Bitter/resiny and a little dry, but with enough residual sweetness to make it highly drinkable. Comparable to Sculpin in feel, but a little less dry. [4.0]
Overall: Very good DIPA. The aesthetics of this beer make it definitely above average (appearance and feel). The flavor and and aroma aren't quite as good as some of the big names, but I would definitely recommend this beer and will absolutely drink it again. [3.75]

mxchap, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of JLeet
4/5  rDev -6.8%

JLeet, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of EersandBeers
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

EersandBeers, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of Mealhouse
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Mealhouse, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of koutkid41
3.81/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pale, some sediment/haze and great head and retention.

S: Citrus/mango and some pine resin. Super inviting.

T: Light, citrus, earthy.

M: For a Double IPA it was easy drinking and not harshly bitter.

O - I like it, easy drinking. Didn't live up to the hype like I thought it would, but good.

koutkid41, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of Xandrose
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Xandrose, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of bpowers315
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

bpowers315, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of bonez05404
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

bonez05404, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of Spigs
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Spigs, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of innnervison
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

has a golden yellow color with a very slight head not the beautiful thick head that is great for pictures but the color of this beer is enough to do it justice.

the smell you can get the citrus and the alcohol immediately with a subtle earthy pine scent that comes in at the end.

with the first taste it is surprisingly earthy to start with and the citrus is mellow which is the exact opposite of my thoughts from what i got from the scent. the initial taste was full of flavor and the second was the same but the strong alcohol aftertaste was starting to mute out the flavor so definitely take a little extra time with this one.

all and all i like this beer i think that it is a good example of a ipa and worth having if you get the chance. the alcohol taste was a little strong but it was not something that i would say hurt the beer to much just something to note.

innnervison, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Whiskeydeez, Jan 29, 2014
DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,105 ratings.