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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,636
Reviews: 755
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 238
Gots: 1,268 | 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.
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Ratings: 5,636 | Reviews: 755
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4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Best by Feb 4 2014

hazy orange with very little head although decant pour to leave sediment in bottle

Smell is fruity, not very pungent but subtle

Taste is mostly tropical fruit hoppiness, some apricot and just a tinge of peppery spice. I'm liking the taste of this one. More the tropical fruit than the piney hoppiness, but does get just enough bitterness in there. Wouldn't call this one balanced bit the hop profile is spot on for my liking

Dry, crisp, clean, refreshing. This one will be nice down the shore on the front porch on an early evening in July.

Overall a damn good DIPA. Have seen comparisons to Pliny and HT which I haven't had the privilege of having yet, but this is up there in my ranks but behind enjoy by and double jack. Will definitely stock these in the fridge for its availability and price point

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by Mar 22 2014

A: Slightly hazy, bright golden-yellow with a tall, soapy, sticky bleach white head that leaves great lace and a ring of bubbly retention.

S: Well...ahhh...hops! Floral, fruity, resin, sticky, and dank.

T: As this is the fourth bottle of the 4-pack, I swear it's lost some of the hop intensity. But it's still super hoppy and actually a bit more balanced than I remember from the first bottle. So floral, so fruity, so pungent. And so damn delicious. The hype is real. And if this is a regular release, we should all feel lucky and thank Victory.

M: Insanely smooth, clean and crisp, and drinkable. Carbonation and body are spot-on. Refreshing and just way too easy to drink. I want this on draft.

O: I wouldn't wanna wait until February or March to enjoy this. Drink it sooner rather than later. But right now it's a phenomenal beer with massive hop character and endless flavor. And reasonably priced! Well done, Victory.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with enjoy by date July 05, 2014 printed in tiny print on the bottleneck. It's been a while since I've last had anything from Victory Brewing Co., but I've been wanting to try this beer for a while, so imagine my delight when I found these at the local beer store. Expectations are high based on this beer's excellent ratings.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours two fluffy soapy fingers of off-white head on top of a beautiful light yellow-orange colored body. Some nice sediment floating in the glass.

S - Smell is very nice, also. Lots of bright fresh citrus hop presence from the four hop varieties: grapefruit, pine, orange, some cat piss acidity, a bit of soapiness, lots of florals, and then nice honeyed biscuit malt presence to balance things out.

T - Taste is of delicious fresh citrus juiciness: bitter grapefruit, juicy oranges, mango, & lemons. Very nicely balanced with the honeyed biscuit malt, creaminess, and subtle alcohol warmth on the finish.

M - Feel is perfectly bitter, with the addition of some sticky citrus lingering. Very smooth, creamy, and light drinking, with perfect carbonation.

Overall, an excellent DIPA from Victory. Perfectly smooth, creamy, balanced, and highly drinkable at 8.70% abv. A likely contender for repeat drinking; very glad to be seeing four packs of this in my area now finally, especially at $9.99 a piece.

Victory DirtWolf ---4/5.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Golden yellow body with a chunky, rocky, creamy white head; loads of fine carbonation. Orange marmalade with a lesser dose of pine deeply infuse the aroma. The abundance of fine carbonation gives the body a nice hint of cloudiness while the lacing leaves a nearly solid yet translucent white wall of foam coating the glass; definitely one of the best looking IPAs I've ever seen. Very soft, very pleasing feel and taste of light, warm malt with an exemplary complement of eye-popping hop bitterness add a velvety edge to things.

One of the finest, well-balanced and intriguingly complex IPAs I can recall having. Glad I ran across this at Coaltrain Wine and Spirits in Colorado Springs. The only down side is I only bought one four-pack. I highly suspect my next visit will leave me empty handed with this beauty.

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
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