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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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5,558 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,558
Reviews: 729
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 231
Gots: 1,209 | 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:
Beer added by: aengleman on 09-27-2013

Brewed using whole flower Chinook, Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops.
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Easily an inch thick head of tightly woven white foam. Somewhat hazy golden yellow hue. Brussels lacing. Pungent aroma of citrus hops greets my nose. Mouth is a bit thick and slightly chalky,but pretty easy going for a DIPA. The front of the palate is an intense burst of citrus hop bitterness and and nice hop burn on the fade. Don't get me wrong,there is a light malt backbone,but this is a hop bomb.

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4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Beautiful. A hazy orange body, darkening toward the top, with an almost ethereal golden-yellow glow toward the bottom of the glass. A strong fluffy head holds its own in the glass. Sticky lacing.

S - Citrus dominant above a hop base. Hints of pineapple, grapefruit, and orange. Very tropical. Like fresh cut grass sprinkled with guava juice dew.

T - Follows the nose with a bit less fruit. More hoppy earthiness. Bitter finish, but a sticky sweetness to balance. Resin stays in the mouth but not unpleasant. Everything gets more rugged at the end of the sip, the only place where I could detect malted barley. No alcohol detected.

M - Creamy. Evenly carbonated. Solid body, almost feels the way it looks if that makes sense. Very smooth. Probably too drinkable for a 9%.

O - One of my favorite DIPAs. It's called Dirtwolf, but they're not doing hops for the sake of hops. Absolutely well balanced drink. That being said, don't pick 'em up if you don't like hops. Leave more for me.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter glass.

Appearance: beer presented a cloudy peach color. About 2 inches of dense white head built up while pouring. Cannot see carbonation in the glass.

Smell: smell plenty of pine and some citrus. The smell is really juicy and fruity.

Taste: the flavors just mingles around your mouth. The bitter citrus peel moves around from beginning to finish. The juicy fruits eventually just pops in your mouth. The flavor profile really complements the smell. Finally it has a very nice bitter earthy finish. Just awesome.

Mouthfeel: light bodied, carbonation just perfect.

Overall: not sure what the best IPA I've tasted but this is one of them. Outstanding.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured a 12oz bottle into snifter.

A - Golden hay orange with a big 3 finger white head. Good retention that dies to a thin collar. Spotty lacing decorates my glass.

S - The aroma is quite tropical with pineapples, passion fruit, and kiwi. I also pick up some faint citrus of orange and grapefruit along with some sweet honey drenched bread.

T - Unlike the nose I am greeted with a strong juicy grapefruit and orange flavor. The tropical fruits reveal themselves a bit later with the honey covered bread. The finish is bitter pine and grapefruit.

M - Medium body with ample carbonation that is bitter and dry.

O - A great offering from Victory at a reasonable price. Not sure if I like this or Hop Ranch more, but it looks like I scored Hop Ranch a bit higher. Both are my type of IIPAs.

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Solid two-finger white fluffy head, leaves behind thick dense lacing. poor head retention. Brew is murky orange.

Dank, pine, sticky aroma, apricot, red apple... Nicely done. A bit too much guava to earn the 5.0, but still nicely done and well blended.

Tons of heavy distracting carbonation, yet smoothly bitter and elegantly dry. It's kind of a fucked up dance this brew bring to the table... Flavors are very nice and smooth, apricot, guava, orange rind, airy. Carbonation is smooth and pillowly, but just too high for me. Sweetness is definitely present, yet kinda distracting...

A strange brew for sure; kinda up and down. Recommended and should be tried, but not top of the class. There's a few holes in this one that stand to be filled.

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,558 ratings.