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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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4,049 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,049
Reviews: 560
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 142
Gots: 520 | FT: 32
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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pburland23

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-03-2013 20:18:55 | More by pburland23
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LoveStout

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

11-03-2013 20:09:59 | More by LoveStout
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Rheaume17

Vermont

4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish Head Spiegelau glass.

A - Pours a nice deep golden hue with a slight orange tint in some lights. A solid inch of sudsy head. The head actually sticks around quite nicely.

S - The smell is very pungent almost, but in a good way. Definitely bitter with some hints of pine.

T - The taste is excellent. A lot of hops. Great bitterness flavor, perhaps from orange zest? Definitely taste hints of pine and maybe some tropical fruits, but very subtle.

M - Moderate carbonation. Good bitterness that sticks to mouth.

O - An excellent DIPA from Victory. Definitely the best beer that I have had from them. A great amount of hops and very drinkable. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 19:53:09 | More by Rheaume17
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Sturmthis

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-03-2013 19:28:59 | More by Sturmthis
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

11-03-2013 19:00:44 | More by twenty5
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DrewShalvoy

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-03-2013 18:33:58 | More by DrewShalvoy
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DerrickW

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-03-2013 17:40:24 | More by DerrickW
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

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

Appearance - The DIPA was a golden orange color with a bubbly white head crowning the top.

Smell - The aroma was more earthy than fruity which is a little surprising for a DIPA. Overall, I would label the aroma as grassy grapefruit.

Taste - My initial impression was that of grapefruit candy, particularly with how the beer affects the sides of the tongue. It does strike a sour citrus nerve. In the aftertaste, one detects a strong sensation of dry resin.

Mouthfeel - I thought this was a little thin for the style. It was certainly thicker than a single IPA, but seems a hair watery.

Overall - For all of the buzz, I did not thick this DIPA warrants the buzz. There are number of easily accessible versions of the style available that are better.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 17:26:44 | More by JohnnyHopps
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

11-03-2013 17:03:07 | More by acurtis
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barflybastard

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-03-2013 13:17:16 | More by barflybastard
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

11-03-2013 08:21:18 | More by WillCarrera
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WTKeene

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

11-03-2013 06:13:24 | More by WTKeene
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

11-03-2013 04:48:10 | More by PhatAtUT
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Hazy orange with a one-finger white foamy head.

S - Piney hops and tropical fruits - lots of pineapple, grapefruit, and orange.

T - Very well balance and scary drinkable. Lots of citrus flavors with the hops bringing a good amount of bitterness. The malts bring a nice amount of sweetness.

M - Medium carbonation with a nice creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol brings a nice warming feeling.

O - Victory hit it out of the park with this one. A very good and well balanced DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 04:35:43 | More by TreyIsWilson
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BanditoJunkie

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

11-03-2013 04:25:59 | More by BanditoJunkie
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RyFikes

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11%

11-03-2013 04:21:44 | More by RyFikes
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

11-03-2013 03:33:54 | More by Tyrawlings
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RayOhioFelton

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-03-2013 03:31:53 | More by RayOhioFelton
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frogfan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

11-03-2013 03:29:59 | More by frogfan
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BA_Berto

New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-03-2013 03:20:39 | More by BA_Berto
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rawfish

California

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Alright, a widely available new DIPA hits the deck, time to see what the hype is all about.

Straw yellow pour is fairly hazy with a billowing white three finger head, almost escapes the glass. Retention is good and the lacing left behind is rather patchy.

Pineapple, pine resin, earthy grasses, lemon citrus and sneaky caramel malt. Hop aroma is pretty powerful and varied.

Pale, bready malt with some grainy taste which rises along with the hops. Hop flavor is pungent and earthy with a good mix of dank pine, grass and tropical citrus. Evolves late to a more steady grapefruit pith and pine. Bitterness is on the low end for a double ipa.

Sticky malt but with adequate drying. Carbonation is good, medium body and alcohol is in check. Bitterness is noticeably kept down and very drinkable.

I like it, this DIPA is full of the dank pine and citrus aroma and flavor from the hops and less focused on punishing you for it with overwhelming alcohol or bitterness. Dirtwolf has it where it counts, solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 02:27:06 | More by rawfish
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twax

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

11-03-2013 02:04:33 | More by twax
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JG-90

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

DirtWolf pours a clear straw yellow color. Has a moderate sized head with okay retention and moderate lacing. Smells of piney and dank hops, a bit of grapefruit, lemon, and pineapple.

Taste starts with tangerine, grapefruit, and pineapple, moves on to bread and pine, with a dank hop finish. Has a just below average mouthfeel and just above average carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 01:19:08 | More by JG-90
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ericlawton007

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

11-03-2013 00:49:27 | More by ericlawton007
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brauseboof

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-02-2013 23:45:05 | More by brauseboof
DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,049 ratings.