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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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5,401 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,401
Reviews: 688
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 214
Gots: 1,099 | 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:
Beer added by: aengleman on 09-27-2013

Brewed using whole flower Chinook, Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Bone53
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle into a snifter at around 45°F

Appearance: Hazy golden color with a one finger white head that sticks around. Looks quite disappointing in the glass

Smell: Citrus, grapefruit, resinous pine, grassy. Clean aromas

Taste: Same as smell, but muted a notch, with a little astringency, and a sweet malt finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a bitter finish. Very light for the style, perhaps even watrery. But it's extremely drinkable and doesn't feel like 8.7% abv at all!

Overall: I don't think Dirt Wolf lives up to the hype. Maybe it's because I've been indulging in Enjoy By, Head Hunter, Chillwave, etc., but it seems too watery, and whatever good flavors are there, are muted, borderline astringent, and comes off as a bit of an imitation of the greats in my opinion. However, this beer is still solid, local to me, and reasonably priced, which is why I keep coming back.

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Straw yellow body. Mild haze. Thick, foamy, white head with lasting retention. The aroma offers pine, biscuits...hold up, let me blow my nose. ok, there we go...where was I? Oh yeah, pine, biscuits, resinous hops. Perhaps a touch of tropical fruit in the flavor, but not much. Alcohol presence is certainly there, but not overly so. Definitely a balance of malt to hops, though favoring the hop character. Medium to full bodied for the style. Lingering hop bitterness and bready notes. Overall, pretty tasty.

Photo of TheCuriograph
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Mikecap
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of GetTheYayo
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, golden amber colored with a short white head that dissipates leaving good lacing, hazy

S: earthy, dank, fruity, pineapple, slight grapefruit

T: bitter grapefruit mixed with pineapple, orange, mango

M: heavier bodied, slightly sticky, good carbonation

O: a very good DIPA, quite sweet with good hop flavors

Photo of dirtyjerk
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of analogchainsaw
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of RocketCityVol
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Treyliff
4.64/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a snifter, Enjoy by 5/8/14

A- Pours a crystal clear bright golden orange color with a big foamy white head that has great retention, eventually reducing to a small layer, leaving behind some nice patches of lace

S- Citrus explosion up front; BIG notes of fresh orange rind & zest and grapefruit juice. Sweet flowery notes of honeysuckle and rose hips, fresh pine needle, peach & apricot. Sweet bread malt undertone thats slightly doughy

T- Pure grapefruit flavor up front follows the aromas nicely, resinous and floral hops kick in after the citrus notes. There is a nice malty background with adds some balance, but lets the hops shine. Intense citrusy linger with notes of fresh cut grass on the finish

M- Medium body and light-medium carbonation leads to a soft foamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish. Alcohol adds just a touch of warmth at the end, but is very well hidden overall

O- I am a fan of citrusy DIPA's, and this one didn't disappoint. Loaded with resiny hops, yet super drinkable. This is one of my new favorites

Photo of MWolverines66
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of acc88
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of kirchy
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Swaino
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of nrs207
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of RangnaR
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of gcamparone
3.19/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Bruery tulip glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden body with a 2 finger white head that reduces quickly but leaves nice lacing.

S- Hmm.. not the most inviting aromas in the world.. grass, onions, some pine, floral, biscuits.

T- Matches the nose.. pretty oniony, floral, spicy on the aftertaste.. some resinous bite on the finish.

M- I'll give it this.. you can't really tell it's 8+% alcohol, pretty smooth for that ABV. Somewhat overcarbonated though.

I didn't enjoy one aspect of this beer. Even if it was a little past it's prime for an IPA, it was downright terrible. I never get that "onion" note that people talk about, but I got it full force on both the nose and the tongue in this beer. No thanks.

Photo of fitrock2112
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured DirtWolf into a Sam Adams Tumbler.

A - Pours a cloudy yellow with a finger and a half of pillowy white head.

S - The aroma is tropical citrus, with pine and grapefruit. A little malt sweetness in there as well.

T - Bitter hops initially. Some smooth grapefruit, pine and citrus mid-palate. A kiss of sweetness on the finish.

M - Not too shabby, a little sticky, with medium mouthfeel leaning towards a heavy. Medium carbonation.

O - It's not your standard IPA. I think I'll revisit this brew from time to time. Recommended . Cheers!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Brent_ray
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Ozzy2004Ironman
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of ScottieD
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of electtodefer
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of JaBes
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Gregaroo
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,401 ratings.