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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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5,128 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,128
Reviews: 645
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 200
Gots: 922 | 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:
Brewed using whole flower Chinook, Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops.

(Beer added by: aengleman on 09-27-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Pure awesome IPA very hoppy and delicious.

supakeith, Nov 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Pours golden yellow. Smells super hoppy. Almost sweet in it's smell. Lemon, citrus and fruit taste. Packs in some different flavors than other DIPA. Low bitterness. Great drink. Almost a completely different take on the DIPA than what I am used to.

Brackh, Nov 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

S-nice aroma, not overpowering
M-carbonation accentuates the bitterness, full yet light and refreshing
T-there is a freshness to the bitterness, the sweet overtone compliments the hops oh so well, it's thirst quenching
A-golden with a hint of orange, nice white head
O-I highly recommend this wonderful beer

SSS, Nov 20, 2014
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4.67/5  rDev +8.9%

L - Poured a bit lighter than some of the mid-higher grade IPAs I've been trying lately. 1 finger bright white head. Nice lacing all the way down glass.

S - Sweet, citrus, delicious hoppy goodness almost like a freshly mowed summer lawn.

T - Malty, biscuitty, bitter, lemon. Maybe a hint of mango. One of the best tasting, most complex IPAs I've had. Slight warming at the end due to the 8.7% ABV but you would never guess it's that high.

F - Crisp, frothy, coating my mouth. Smooth, warm aftertaste. Nice all around.

O - Excellent execution of another great "victory" by Victory Brewing. An IPA good enough for people who don't like IPAs.

Jimisyourdaddy, Nov 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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

Replacing the iconic Hop Wallop with DirtWolf is a gutsy decision by Victory. I enjoyed my bottle of it years ago, but it's out with the old and in with the new. Here comes a 12 ounce bottle. On to the beer:

The beer comes out pale gold with a geyser of bubbles running from bottom to top. It's head is soapy and an inch thick with good retention. The aroma is modest with the intensity, but the quality of it reminds me of New Zealand hops. Soft with cantaloupe, passionfruit, and tangerine. I anticipate what it will taste like.

This is one luscious beer. DirtWolf delivers a juicy experience without weighing down the palate. It's not bitter, just silky smooth hops and a mouthfeel that's even silkier. Insert cantaloupe, tangerine, orange, passionfruit, and you have a tasty beer. Hide much of the 8.7% alcohol and you have one that's also dangerously easy to drink.

I didn't think that Victory could have improved its iconic Hop Wallop, but it has. DirtWolf is Double IPA for the 2010s. Well done!

Rest In Peace, Hop Wallop.

DoubleJ, Nov 17, 2014
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DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,128 ratings.