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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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4,927 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,927
Reviews: 621
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 191
Gots: 836 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Kysy, Nov 22, 2013
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4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Spiegelau tulip. Enjoy by February 5, 2014 etched on bottle neck.

Appearance: Pours a medium honey gold with a 2 finger fluffy eggshell white head which dissipates slowly, leaving a ring around the edges and a pool of bubbles on the surface. Nice head retention and solid lacing.

Smell: Nice wide range of hoppy aromas including pine, grapefruit, sweet citrus and some mild earthy tones which are somewhat balanced out with a sweet malty backbone which features candied fruit and just a touch of bread.

Taste: Pine and grapefruit dominate up front before giving way to some sweet citrus including tangerine in the middle before ending with a blast of pine and lemon zest. Aftertaste is bitter with just a hint of sweet citrus. Delicious.

Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Very good drinkability. This doesn't seem like a beer with 8.7% ABV.

Overall: Excellent beer overall. I'm blown away by this one. I expected this to be good based on the reviews I'd read, but this really is a great beer. Get some if you get the chance. Victory really stepped up their game for this one.

adam42381, Nov 21, 2013
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4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This superb American double-IPA pours a pale amber, with a massive head of white bubbles. Thick and ornate lace.

Nose is delicious and bright citrus hops. I get elements of orange, grapefruit, and some spice in there. Delightful.

Taste is magnificent -- plenty of smooth citrus hops, with touches of spice and pine. The alcohol presence is subtle, and I found this to be a superlative IPA that I will be enjoying again, to be sure.

secondtooth, Nov 20, 2013
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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,927 ratings.