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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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5,552 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,552
Reviews: 728
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 230
Gots: 1,205 | 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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,552 | Reviews: 728 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Jeff_whitman
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JayRichter44
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SoonerNY
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FogDishHead
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of farrago
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Strong pour yields about a finger’s worth of cream white foam, more or less even surface, a few larger bubbles, has good retention of what’s there, the lacing is more like a thin, consistent webbing than thicker streaks. Coppery colored liquid, neither shiny nor dull, somewhat translucent as well, very few visible bubbles. The nose has a good amount going on, lots of pine and grapefruit, tangerine citrus, peppery, leafy without seeming green, the fruit is tropical pineapple, nectarine, mango with apricot, more edgy than wet and juicy, for the punch it packs it also possesses a sinewy, punctuated dissolve. Full-bodied, sappy and heavy in mouth feel. here too leans on the pine, citrus and herbal matter for the cornerstone of flavor. Not that floral but has a patina of malt sweetness and brioche style breadiness. Mango, papaya, pineapple, nectarine, apricot fruit bright and succinct at once. A touch boozy but no heat in the throat. The stickiness prevents it from being a thirst slaker but that is clearly not the intent. Big, bold and proud of it.

Photo of JulietTeagarden
3.76/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of do_ob
4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle marked "Enjoy by 06 APR 2015", sampled and reviewed on February 18, 2015 (happy birthday to meeee).

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Pours a light golden wheat with a MASSIVE 4+ finger head. I needed paper towels, holy crap. Smells of hops, pine, citrus, and grapefruit. Very light palate. Taste is about the same as smell - hoppy, pine, citrusy, with subtle hints of fruit. Leaves a tart, dry finish with lingering hops and citrus on the taste buds.

Overall, probably one of my new favorites. I thought I was stuck on liking stouts for a while there, until I tried this baby. Delicious brew with a lot going for it. Very drinkable.

Edit: After finishing off the 4 pack, I found that this beer has a much bolder, hoppier taste straight from the bottle vs poured into a glass. In the glass, it has a slightly refined, more toned down intensity. Good either way. I think I prefer it in a glass.

Photo of jamesod
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Very nice full body IPA. Like

Photo of TheRealColby
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Allen_Modine
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Pep_IPA
4.92/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Paired with burger. Deliciously hoppy.

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Yancey82
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wapcap
3.74/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PlinyRyan
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bring_us_pints_of_beer
4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.8/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows pine, spicy hops, some funky notes, elderflower and light sweet malt.
Flavours of pine, resinous hops, sweet pilsner-like malt and soft booze.

Photo of gferg10
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wiffler27
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jerseyjoe555
4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DKinPA1
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IreRican
4.59/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,552 ratings.