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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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4,078 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,078
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 149
Gots: 535 | 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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The_GrassHOPper

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

10-13-2013 23:34:52 | More by The_GrassHOPper
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CharlatanSin

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-13-2013 22:39:39 | More by CharlatanSin
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Scarflower

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

10-13-2013 22:09:30 | More by Scarflower
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.59/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very slight chill haze on a solid gold body Head is creamy and white with OK retention. Leaves a small cap and chunky collar with some nice lacing.

Smell: Herbal and floral. Slightly earthy with some citrus in the back. Some juicy grapefruit. Malts are bready with some light sweetness. Some pine. Almost soapy on the back. Very slight caramelization. Warming pushes a sweet juicy citrus.

Taste: Decidedly more bitter than the nose. Lingering pine and a solid juicy grapefruit. Slightly tropical. Dirty and earthy with a solid herbal element. Some floral hops as well. Malt backbone runs on the lighter side with some cracker and a good bit of biscuit. slightly caramelized malt sweetness. Building bitterness as it warms. Juicy as well. Actually balanced, but not a huge surprise where Victory is involved. Pineapple creeps out eventually.

Mouthfeel: Mediumish body with a moderate carbonation. Slightly dry on the finish with a juicy sip.

Overall: Do a barrel roll.

Carries a slightly more tropical thing than normal for Victory, but definitely shares a similar hop profile with their other pale ales. Good, but I can see it dropping off hard after a few weeks.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 21:58:36 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-13-2013 21:41:37 | More by tdm168
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Evoforen

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +16.6%

10-13-2013 20:14:59 | More by Evoforen
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

10-13-2013 19:45:15 | More by cjgiant
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-13-2013 19:42:39 | More by hoppymcgee
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.8%

10-13-2013 19:33:10 | More by ColForbinBC
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brewskis

Indiana

4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy bright orange color with a finger head that goes away quickly and leaves some nice lacing. Lots of carbonation. Smells of dank pine, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, marmalade, floral, light breadiness, and some carmel. Taste is filled with tons of pine and grapefruit. Beginning brings wet pine, grapefruit, and mango. The middle brings bready malts, carmel, as well as more grapefruit and pine that is not as intense as before. The finish turns to more of a tropical fruit like papaya or guava, as well as a sweeter grapefruit and mango. Not much breadiness like before, but do get sweet carmel to somewhat balance the onslaught of hops on the finish. The resinous pine comes back and adds a west coast style dryness to the beer. Multiple hop flavors linger on the palate. High medium body with an oily and sticky mouthfeel. Get tons of juicy citrus and tropical fruits from the citra and mosaic, yet you also get lots of spicy pine and grapefruit from the simcoe and chinook. Glad this is year round.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 19:18:01 | More by brewskis
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marshmeli

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-13-2013 19:13:07 | More by marshmeli
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-13-2013 18:48:34 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Theniz

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

10-13-2013 16:26:17 | More by Theniz
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ltonytate

Pennsylvania

4.61/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Copper with a nice white head.
S- Floral and Citrus
T- Ruby Red Grapefruit
M- Medium to Semi Dry
O- For all East Coast Hop Heads who love our West Coast IPA/DIPA, this is a must try. The appearance, smell, taste and mouthful is all West Coast style, but brewed in our backyard of the Philly suburbs. At $40 per case, this is a home run in taste, price and availability. Enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 16:04:03 | More by ltonytate
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muletrane

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

10-13-2013 15:09:48 | More by muletrane
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Greywulfken

New York

4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: deep gold body, head as big-as-ya-want-it; lotsa lace left down the glass

S: citrus and pine stand out among other floral and earthy hop aromas; sweet malt smells slip in from beneath

T: wet pine resin and dry pine cones; grapefruit and fruity flavors, orchard-like fruit notes; mild spicy and dank earthy tones appear and dissolve

M: medium-bodied, well carbonated, bittering and semi-sweet/semi-dry finish

O: a really nice DIPA, leaning more toward an IPA in feel and flavor, but with a little bit of extra weight and substance to make sure you know what you're drinking - subtle and assertive at the same time. A well-crafted and thoroughly enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 14:23:02 | More by Greywulfken
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BigStein88

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

10-13-2013 13:47:01 | More by BigStein88
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Odysseyalien

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

10-13-2013 13:34:08 | More by Odysseyalien
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gshackles

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

10-13-2013 12:44:17 | More by gshackles
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dirtwolf is an excellent beer and after just one beer bottle it is my favorite.
There is an awful lot of quality in the making of this beer from the appearance to it's drinkability.
The appearance is very enticing and screams "look at me". A hazy golden amber with a tall bright white head. The head lingers on and on due in part to excellent retention. Mild lacing ring sthe glass. Moderate carbonation helps to bouy the head.
The aroma is very hoppy with a fresh dank aroma. As it warms sutle nuiances of citrus and floral herbs come into view.
The taste was hop forward but not very pronounced. It had the same dank, muddled taste that comprised the nose. A similar situation here that as it warmed the dank fresh aroma separated into citrus and floral earthiness. Sweet candied malts coated the tongue and lips.
Finishes smooth and not really that bitter at all. Very drinkable. It doesn't drink like a DIPA in my opinion, way to smooth.
Overall, it's easy drinking, looks good and tastes good. What more could you ask for.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 12:02:00 | More by micromaniac129
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-13-2013 09:12:02 | More by RedneckBeerz
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musicman7070

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-13-2013 05:49:13 | More by musicman7070
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80x2HopHead

Vermont

4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was honestly mildly saddened to see hop wallop go, but when you consider that it was replaced with DirtWolf, it dosent seem so bad anymore. First off this brew has a fantastic smell of citrus and mild earthy hops- smells very much like many west coast citraesque beers. I wouldn't call this a one sided or lopsided hoppy brew, but the hops come forth with an a vengeance and stay with you. The malt backbone is there but it in no way takes away from the hoppy nature of the brew. I personally love this quality of DirtWolf as I am not so much into malt taking away from the hop presence in many DIPAS. This is easily in my new top 10 DIPAS and I will certainly buy more. The only downside is that it comes in a 4 pack! I am able to bet Heady on a weekly basis so this is a great rival and slightly less expensive. I strongly recommend this brew to all who desire a hop forward DIPA where the malt takes a back seat as it should!

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 03:14:41 | More by 80x2HopHead
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.66/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As I popped the cap, I could smell it from over a foot away...a whiff from the bottle directly smelled amazing.
Poured into tulip, yielding a massive fluffy shiny off-white head from even a soft pour, overtop a mostly-clear golden body with tons of visible carbonation. Head leaves chunky, slimy lacing as it breaks up.
Smells awesome, probably the best-smelling DIPA I've smelled since Heady. Mango, flowers, pineapple, all sorts of stonefruit, all sorts of citrus, with supporting dank herbal scents. Awesome nose on this one.
Taste is different from the nose, but just as good; starts off with a statement of biscuity malt, which is quickly obliterated by hops. Starts off with sweet tastes of mango and pineapple, with bitter pangs of citrus rind, before sliding down into herbal/piney bitterness coexisting simultaneously with lighter floral notes floating on some alcohol heat. Finishes both bitter and sweet, with lots of flavors lingering, sticky.
Mouthfeel is smooth, just carbonated enough, medium-bodied and slick.
Overall, I'm very impressed with this beer. It outdoes Hop Wallop in every way, and it's awesome to have a great fruit-forward DIPA that I'll be able to find year-round, and relatively fresh as well. Awesome!

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 02:40:54 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

10-13-2013 01:51:51 | More by AdamP
DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,078 ratings.