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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,402
Reviews: 689
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 215
Gots: 1,101 | 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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,402 | Reviews: 689 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BillCheck
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of abuono
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

- Pretty solid. Some tropical/light grapefruit hop aciton. Hops definitely shine here, but it doesn't dominate as the malt bill backs it up.

Photo of frinknasty
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorEvil65
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frozen-1984
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Runningkathy
3.81/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ellijay55
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DLSheidy
4.8/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eheander
3.67/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of boomecho
4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of SackBlabbath
4.64/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yarnbomb
3.95/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had from a growler, on draft, and a bottle. The growler wins, hands down. Before that, I didn't care much for this beer but now I'd have it again.

Photo of jeremy3311
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crbooher
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vero-Dave
4.85/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Walkingredale
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer! Love all of the hoppiness it brings.

Photo of InkedinRi
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a fantastic Double ipa! Very well made beer! Smooth for 8.7% abv. nice hop bite also! You can smell the beautiful hops on the nose.. Thumbs up

Photo of drinkern
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Teaguemonie
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DLS168
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dmgeng
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beautiful beer before but I hadn't had a chance to review it until now.

A - Vibrant orange color. Hazy from all of the dry hops with full head and good lacing.

S - Pungent hop fragrance with lots of citrus, floral, and resiny tones. Could smell it before I picked it up. Almost perfume like from the magnitude of aromatics.

T - Full flavored with a ton of hop character that has citrus, resin, floral, and some fruit with light alcohol to round it out. Full bitterness but not as strong as some of the DIPA's I've had. The malt is completely buried by the resin character. It has more of the tropical and floral tones than something like a Ruination but it's a really great blend of hops.

M - Full mouth-feel with good carbonation. This beer can seem larger than it's 8.7% ABV.

Overall, a very good DIPA. Great aroma, flavor, feel, appearance, but does have substantial bitterness and is a really good DIPA to be your first. There are more citrusy and more tropical hop flavored beers out there but this one does the blend greatly. This brew is not a light beer but if you like to try new things I would recommend this one.

Glass- Tulip

Photo of DaliQualiti
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nizzle8287
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy by 24th of April, 2015. Poured from the bottle into a tulip at about 55 degrees. Pour is very hazy light orange in color with a thick foamy white head that fades to a thin film with little lacing within minutes. Smell is sweet citrus fruit and candy corn. Taste is grapefruit, lots of grapefruit and sweet malt flavor that blends very well with a pleasant hop bitterness that lingers a while on the palette. Mouth feel is medium heavy with medium carbonation and very little alcohol presence. Overall this stuff is top notch and easily takes a spot in my top 5 in terms of DIPA.

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 5,402 ratings.