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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,546
Reviews: 726
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 230
Gots: 1,201 | FT: 35
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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4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-pours a hazy golden color with a white head that leaves a nice lacing
S-very floral mixed with pineapple and grapefruit
T-lots of fruity citrus upfront followed by a resin pine flavor in the finish.
M-medium bodied
O-super hoppy beer. its like flower power mixed with tropical fruit. Really delicious and drinks very well for the relatively high abv

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4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy gold color with sediment floating in it and a lovely 3 finger foamy beige head that was full of bubbles and didn’t move for a while, fading very slowly, and about a minute later there was still a 1 finger head that left excellent foamy lacing clinging to the sides and rings as it went down. This was a fine looking IPA, but I couldn’t wait any longer so I had to take a sip and I’m glad I did.

I could smell the hops from 6 inches away; juicy citrus and grapefruit with some hints of pine hit first, followed by fresh cut grass, lemon zest, tangerine, floral hops, caramel, light herbs and some malt in the background. Very hoppy with earthy notes mixed with hop sweetness, really basic but very enjoyable – smells as good as it looks.

Tastes of piney hops, grapefruit, citrus hops, lemon zest, orange peel, biscuit, caramel, floral hops, tea leaf, pineapple, peat moss and mild spices. I wouldn’t say balanced as much as I would say the hops are so strong and sweet that the malt balance somehow tames them, but this tastes really good and limits the bitterness behind all the citrus and piney hops.

Mouthfeel is medium to chewy with mellow carbonation, a medium body and bitter finish that almost sizzles your taste-buds but pulls back with a little grainy sweetness that almost seems clean.

A great new DIPA and hopefully one that will be readily available as this was tasty, easy to drink and hid the ABV completely; this is a beer I could drink on a regular basis. Nice new addition to the Victory portfolio.

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4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden color with thick white head.

Smell is strong with grapefruit citrus and tropical fruits (pineapple). Very sweet and inviting.

Taste has great maltiness with lots of grapefruit and sweet pineapple. Well balanced bitterness to the malts.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied. Average carbonation.

Overall this was excellent. Glad I picked up several 4 packs.

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4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass.

A - Poured with a thick, fluffy white head that's a solid 2-3 fingers thick. Dissipates fairly quickly to a thin, white film of tiny bubbles. Slightly hazy golden color with good, bubbly lacing on the sides.

S - Getting nice, sweet floral hops with some tropical fruits in the background. There's a sweetness throughout from the malt that reminds me of fresh bread. It's definitely not a punch in the face with hops, but very well-rounded.

T - All kinds of hop profiles...matches the smell closely. There's some floral notes, some pine/resin, and some tropical fruits/pineapple coming through. Really, really nice. There's a strong malt backbone, but it's not overpowering or too forward. It compliments the hops and really lets them shine through. It's surprising how well the 8.7% ABV is hidden..I'm not noticing it at all.

M - Slick and oily with medium carbonation. Enjoyable and extremely drinkable.

O - Excellent DIPA, in my opinion. Very nice flavor and easy to drink. I might have to grab another! I'm glad to see it lived up to the hype here on BA. I've had it in the fridge for a few weeks now but haven't gotten around to tasting it until now...I shouldn't have waited so long. Fortunately, this beer is pretty easy to find (for me at least...I found it at the liquor store here in town) which adds to my enjoyment. I'll definitely be picking up more of this in the future.

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a - poured a one finger thick off-white head into a snifter that left nice lacing throughout. the body was a bright amber color.
s - floral with some orange and grapefruit aromas along with a hint of sweetness.
t - same as the smell.
m - slick and kind of thin.
o - good beer but nowhere near the top of my favorite DIPAs.

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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,546 ratings.