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DirtWolf - Victory Brewing Company

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5,247 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,247
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 206
Gots: 980 | 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:
Brewed using whole flower Chinook, Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops.

(Beer added by: aengleman on 09-27-2013)
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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle into a Cigar City snifter.

Pours a thin white head with little retention that collapses into a white film atop a clear goldenrod brew. Lacing is stringy and spotty with good stick. Nice and clean.

Nose is tropical fruit, cane sugar, resiny and tropical hop bitterness. Very fresh, aromatic and clean. Nice.

Opens citrus, papaya, grapefruit, mango and other tropical fruit. I can tell I'm gonna like this one! Slightly tart with a huge presence of dank hop bitterness in the middle. Cane sugar backbone balances this one out nicely. Resiny hop bitterness at the finish with more manga and papaya notes in the aftertaste. Delicious!

Light to medium bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down dry. Finishes resiny with a sticky aftertaste that really coats that palate. Impressionable!

About the only knock against this beer is that it doesn't smell nearly as good as it tastes. About one of the best readily available IIPAs on the market today. Definitely one to keep on hand at all times!

Photo of ummswimmin
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of avisong
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of tbone1384
4.58/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of josephwa
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of BeerBucks
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of dwagner003
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beers pours a slightly hazy yellow orange, with sticky lacing. It immediately hits you with a burst of juicy citrus, almost like walking by a bowl of fruit salad. There is a lot going on.

The taste coats the top of your mouth. It's right on the cusp of too much bitterness for my liking, but I like the challenge. It brings you to that edge, but doesn't push you over. Good amount of pine sap. It has a dry finish that lasts for awhile.

Mouthfeel is good, with just the right amount of carbonation. Doesn't have the smoothness of the sweeter Belgians that I love, but it's not bad. It's smooth and allows you to taste every nuance.

Overall, it's a great DIPA that's very drinkable for an 8.7% ABV beer. Remarkably light.

Photo of jvillefan
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of jplopez21
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of jeff1973
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Rekrule
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Kerrie
1.5/5  rDev -65%

Photo of bum732
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

S: Big passion fruit and peach notes, apple blossoms, some candy-like perceived sweetness

L: Hazy, golden yellow, creamy white head that dissipates.

T: Sweet, passion fruit like malt with additional peach hoppiness. Medium high, resiny bitterness. Clean, light malt sweetness throughout. Smooth hop flavor into the finish. Finishes semi-dry with residual peach and citrus.

M: Medium full body, medium carbonation. Touch of alcoholic heat.

Solid stuff, quite drinkable without being overwhelming. Not sure if citra or mosaic, but quite pungent.

Photo of ajzy
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of DIPAFAN
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of mikeburd1128
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Sludgeman
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chalice.

All about the hops, not the malt. A rather balanced DIPA but the hops shine without making this beer a bitter hop bomb. 4.5

A – Pours a clear golden orange with an off-white one-finger head that dissipates fairly quickly to a thin, thin layer. – 4.0

S – Floral perfume with hints of grapefruit, pine, and even some orange. 4.5

T – Some malty sweetness, but it’s all about the hops from beginning to end. But not a hop bomb. There is a little balance. 4.5

MF – Medium-bodied, dry finish with a hint of sweetness. Lasting on the palate, creamy start and well carbonated with some bite in the finish. 4.0

Photo of uturn
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Zachtheporter
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of hardy008
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy dark gold with a one finger white head, with good retention and lacing. the aroma has citrus, citrus zest, pine, floral and earthy hops.

The taste has a nice combination of sweetness and bitterness with citrus, citrus zest, caramel malt, and pine. There is no hint of alcohol in the taste, which is a plus.

Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Has a citrus and caramel malt aftertaste. Definitely worth trying if you get the chance.

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoy By: Feb 05 2014

A: Pours a golden orange-yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a very thin cap that leaves decent lacing

S: Very pungent and hoppy. Citrus, light floral and earthy notes stick out the most. Not much malt. Very hop forward

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with some stone fruits (mostly apricots and some peach) and citrus with a light earthy undertone. Malt can barely stand up to the fruitiness. Finishes with quite a bit of bitterness and lingering hop presence

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: This one will definitely sneak up on you. Doesn't seem anywhere near 8.7%, so watch out for that. Quite the citrus and stone fruit bomb. Decently easy to drink, so luckily it's only in 4-packs. Highly recommended

Photo of jacewg
4.66/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours a light orange color with yellow hints. Big fluffy white head with good retention and tons of lacing.

Aroma: Outstanding aroma. Some dank, earthy notes with a touch of onion immediately pop followed some fruity, berry notes with hits of tropical fruit and citrus. Citra/Simcoe/Mosiac each can be picked out in their own right, but blend beautifully.

Taste: More or less follows the nose. Lots of earthy, dank flavors with some hints of onion. Bitterness is assertive on the first swig. Subsequent tastes open up lots of citrus/citrus peel bitterness with a tangerine quality. Quite resiny. Hints of caramel malt provide just enough balance to the huge hop profile. Finishes with a hit of Mosaic fruitiness.

Mouthfeel: The feel on this is outstanding. Medium bodied with a long, dry, somewhat bitter, juicy finish. Never cloying or thick on the palate. Right mix of bitterness and sweetness. Medium carbonation lifts everything off. Tremendously easy to drink.

Had this beer easily half a dozen times now and my opinion never varies. One of the best DIPAs I've had and one of the easiest and most fun beers at 8.7% to drink. Superb stuff.

DirtWolf from Victory Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 5,247 ratings.