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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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4,918 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,918
Reviews: 620
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 191
Gots: 831 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +11%

ccoleman87, Dec 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

traviswhillier, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

comrade_tony, Dec 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Sergeh, Dec 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

jscheuf, Dec 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jgreenward, Dec 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

kustard, Dec 23, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy gold with a short, cream coloured cap of fine and sticky bubbles. Sharp hop aroma with lots of citrus zest and grapefruit, spicy and fruity, slight orange and an undercurrent of malt sweetness. The flavour was all citrus up front, then oranges, followed by lingering dry bitterness. Notes of mild malt sweetness, spicy zest and a bit of fruity tartness, slight tropical/pineapple character. Medium/full body with soft carbonation, sturdy mouthfeel. Overall, it felt very balanced, yet jammed full of American hops. Very enjoyable.

DrJay, Dec 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

mendonza, Dec 23, 2013
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4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Hands down my favorite beer of the moment. Absolute great taste. Citrusy, hoppy goodness. I found out about this beer through a friend. It came up because I still have not had Heady Topper and was told that in a blind taste test, this could pass for it. Im still not sold on that until I actually taste Heady Topper, but either way this beer is delicious. In fact I bought out the stock at this little store where I found it. I know its fairly new from Victory so go out and get it!

MarkAvery, Dec 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

owend, Dec 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

MrRockstar, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

drewone, Dec 23, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pure acacia honey, just slightly touched with haze. An off-white, foamy, beach-breaker cap sits on top. Bubbles of various size and speed make their way through the glass. Excellent.

Smell is of papaya, passion fruit, massive guava. A whiff of gasoline floats over top. Pomelo and pith arrive on the back end, with whispers of lemon thyme. Fresh, unique, and wonderful.

Taste is something entirely different -- where the nose was all fruit, the taste is all pine and dank. Tons of resin shows up, backed by with citron, coriander, and more pith. Balanced, deep, and with a solid, firm bitterness.

Carbonation is soft but full. Not a beer meant for food, but to be savored on its own. I like it, although the carbonation could be slightly higher.

Overall, this is remarkably good. Unique, and showing off all aspects of the hops within. A fantastic beer, at this price point or any other. For me, the best beer I've had all year. A must buy.

ithacabaron, Dec 23, 2013
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4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass

A: A hazy orange pour with a nice head that disappears quickly

S: Fruit... A LOT of fruit. Peach, lemon and orange dominate.

T: Hop explosion... starts out sweet with good fruit and BAM! bitter hits the palate. A great DIPA.

M: Good carbonation and very smooth

O: One of my favorite DIPAs

KTeamLSU, Dec 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

jschott75, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Kochiss, Dec 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

clay23, Dec 23, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very nice beer. The fragrance of the beer was a blast of flowers and fruit, and lasted throughout. The flavor was full and fresh with the hops still shining through at the end of the glass. Mouth feel was a little light for a DIPA, but very good and satisfying.
Overall, it reminded me of a good San Diego IPA...didn't really seem like a DIPA. Having said that...the ABV is close to 9%. So caution would be appropriate.
Will look to get this on tap, and try it again...often.

BillRoth, Dec 22, 2013
DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,918 ratings.