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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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95
world-class

4,088 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,088
Reviews: 562
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 149
Gots: 539 | 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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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

10-30-2013 02:04:52 | More by KJ2013
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-30-2013 02:00:22 | More by oglmcdgl
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JJStorm

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

10-30-2013 01:50:16 | More by JJStorm
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Critters

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-30-2013 01:26:08 | More by Critters
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dheacck11

Connecticut

4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour is a nice hazy straw color with some orange tangerine tinting. Scant white dense head.

Nose is huge. pineapple, lemon, orange, citrus hoppy goodness

Taste is also a huge citrus bomb. Tons of passion fruit and mango. Follows with a gentle hop bitter bite.

Feel is on the thicker side of medium.

Phenomenal. Definitely put this right up with Sucks and Enjoy By as one of my favorite DIPAs of all time.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 23:52:51 | More by dheacck11
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DustinSWB

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

10-29-2013 23:24:10 | More by DustinSWB
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ddedhed

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-29-2013 22:29:24 | More by ddedhed
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inlimbo77

Delaware

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

12oz, Sept. 2013 bottling
DFH IPA glass

A: Chill hazed bright yellow orange color. Good two finger fluffy marshmallow like head. Good carbonation. Lots of sticky lacing.

S: Earthy hops, garlic and green onion like character. Pine. Floral. Citrus.

T: Taste is a little different then the smell. Nice front end bitterness. Spicy earthy hops hit. Some grapefruit and pine per the usual. The malt bill isn't as large as other DIPA, which I like. Finish is dry. Very clean.

M: Medium bodied.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 16:49:27 | More by inlimbo77
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sfr26

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-29-2013 14:53:24 | More by sfr26
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NHbeerfishing

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

10-29-2013 13:38:13 | More by NHbeerfishing
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lobos62

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

10-29-2013 12:06:12 | More by lobos62
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paresis

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-29-2013 11:03:16 | More by paresis
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mriley1984

Vermont

5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-29-2013 10:04:57 | More by mriley1984
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Max's during BBW 2013 (from notes, 10/27/13).

A: LACING! Dirty blonde/Clear copper.

S: Piney citrus blend. Quite earthy.

T: Light hop flavor. A bit watery. Hoppy pine, but nothing that I would write home about.

M: Too smooth. No carbonation or prickly.

O: Not what I was expecting from all the word of mouth and rating, but I will give it another chance later. Good, but it lacks in mouthfeel and real body.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2013 06:43:04 | More by gillagorilla
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TickleMeTony

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-29-2013 03:39:04 | More by TickleMeTony
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Has to be at least 2-3 weeks old purchased four pack out in Mount Lebanon for 10 bucks.

A - Very bright yellow orange color much different that what I usually see with an amber tone. Head is massive from a slightly aggressive pour Good lacing
S - Very juicy mango and pineapple hops with a mild tingle of alcohol indicating a big beer or possibly having this too warm. I taste
T - Not overly aggressive but smooth is the first adjective I use to describe the beer. The sweet juicy hops then a mildly aggressive bite to the tongue. Finish is malty sweet not as heavy as wheat but very bready which compliments the beer as a whole. I could see why it's world class.
M - It drinks pretty good medium at best and it only has a mild burn to my stomach. Other than that smooth as silk.

Overall I was skeptical at first with the smell but I will be damned it turned into one of the smoothest DIPA's I had in a while. Some may argue it doesn't carry a massive hop bite other want to taste the kick of the high volume. I find perfect balance is worthy of praise.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 02:24:27 | More by DrDemento456
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davemathews68

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-29-2013 02:20:20 | More by davemathews68
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RollTide7

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-29-2013 01:18:47 | More by RollTide7
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rwshelton2

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-29-2013 00:12:27 | More by rwshelton2
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-29-2013 00:01:50 | More by AnalogErik
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jjwisenheimer

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.8%

10-29-2013 00:01:17 | More by jjwisenheimer
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-28-2013 23:58:53 | More by jsurfs82
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 3/10/14.

Appearance: Pale golden and fairly translucent. Saw a lot of suspended sediment in the bottle before the pour but that doesn't seem to as apparent in the glass. Thin off-white film of frothy bubbles with nice lacing already taking shape on the inside of the glass.

Aroma: Grainy pale malt, tropical hops. Not much there aromatically considering its an imperial beer.

Taste: Lots of hop bitterness up front which instantly justifies the style classification. Good hop character on this one with a sweet melon and pine flavor going on. The malt adds warmth which is noticeable at the moderate 8.7% ABV but doesn't add much flavor besides a bit of caramel. Very west coast with an almost herbal element about it. Finish is deep with a ending burst of bitterness and the aftertaste leaves the palate with a nice hop juice flavor of melon and sticky pine.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body with slightly abrasive carbonation. Good drinkability, especially since the hops leave you wanting that next sip.

Final Thoughts: DirtWolf represents what is the next in a long line of similar tasting IPAs from many different breweries and as a hop-head who particularly enjoys west coast IPAs, that's just fine by me. Unfortunately it also means that DirtWolf is probably at its prime for only a month or so before it becomes ignored by anyone who knows how to read a bottling/enjoy by date. Get it while it's fresh, the price is very reasonable. Would I drink it again? Yes, I imagine it would be really good on-tap.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 23:22:53 | More by JamesMN
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Brasso

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

10-28-2013 22:37:30 | More by Brasso
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jhlosito75

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

10-28-2013 21:58:02 | More by jhlosito75
DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,088 ratings.