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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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5,239 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,239
Reviews: 655
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 207
Gots: 975 | FT: 34
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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Photo of ben4unc
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Jwale73
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served in a willibecker. Enjoy by May 24th, 2014 on the neck of the bottle. Pours a translucent golden-orange with a loose, sudsy, one inch, cream-colored head that eventually settles into a frothy cap. Swaths of lacing coat the walls of the glass during the tasting. Nose expresses citrus zest, a hint of tangerine sweetness and an earthy/musty character. Taste consistent with nose; however, there's also a suggestion of Simcoe hops (aka cat pee) spice and pineyness in the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a lively carbonation that offers a bit of a bite at the finish. An interesting an complex DIPA. Not something I would consider a go-to for the style, but really quite enjoyable. Nice job Victory!

Photo of HumphreyLee
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of JohnCassillo
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Light amber, almost golden.

S: Airy, citrusy notes -- not at all indicative of the hop character.

T: Crisp, yet still packs a good amount of hops and malt into each sip. There's almost an earthiness to it (hence the DirtWolf monicker, I'd assume).

M: Subtle carbonation, but otherwise, a very easy drink. Light sugar, though enough to really get you parched afterward.

O: Great, hoppy DIPA that has enough malt to it as well to appeal to both schools of IPA thought. Not the "world class" rating most have been giving it, but that's not at all a bad thing. I'd drink DirtWolf any day.

Photo of bigcountry81
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Marco_Gtz
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of LSMroz
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of herrburgess
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of dunlap926
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of aresonantvoice
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of KHarz
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of jnich2424
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Justinbshelton
3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of ISmith87
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A – Hazy yellow amber color, white head dissipates pretty quickly, nice lacing though, but leaves a very nice lacing on the glass. 4
S – Tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, papaya, grapefruit, funky smells, resin, some bready notes. 4.25
T – Grapefruit, pineapple, mango, pine needles, a little bit spicy, very well balanced by a bready malt. 4.25
M – Light-medium, alc covered well, aftertaste is grapefruit hops, very fresh feeling left in your mouth. 4.25
O – This is a great double IPA from Pennsylvania. It doesn't stick out too much among the other big double IPAs, but it's really good. 4.25

Photo of VTWicked
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of veganmaniu
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Ace_of_Suds
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of AJ01923
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of jmsedgwick
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Triklino
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of mattmarka1
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of PrimScrewhead
3.69/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Standard light amber DIPA

S - Surprisingly not whole lot going on. It's hoppy but doesn't exactly fill the nostrils

T - Doesn't deviate too far from the DIPA playbook. Hoppy, citrusy, not too boozy with a dry finish.

M - Thinner than the average DIPA

It's not a bad DIPA and worth trying but get it on sale.
At $10-12 per 4 pack it should be as good or better than Dogfish 90 Min IPA and it's not.
At that price point, you can get a 6 pack of either Lagunitas Maximus or Southern Tier 2XIPA, which are much better DIPAs.

Victory should have kept Hop Wallop.

Photo of JArmour15
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of IndyDad
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of mishtif
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,239 ratings.