Victory DirtWolf

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by guinness77, May 31, 2014.

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  1. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2014 Massachusetts

    I still need to try it. As far as a bargain, I can get Heady 4 packs for $13.99 and they are 16 oz. Lagunitas Sucks isn't year round, but a 6 pack is pretty cheap.
  2. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2013 New York

    I'll take your word for it, we don't get MY in new york
  3. Bizoneill

    Bizoneill Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2012 Connecticut

    I remember when DW was hard to come by here in Fairfield County... I am so happy it is now an everyday shelfer at my lbs! Makes me very happy :slight_smile: I've also seen it on tap at restaurants all over the place now too! Hell Yes!
  4. Ranbot

    Ranbot Pooh-Bah (2,327) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Your previous drinking and/or mood was probably a bigger factor, or you just don't like Dirt Wolf, which is fine. Honestly, I don't get the fuss over Dirt Wolf... I think it's good, but certainly not great. Anyway, what I really wanted to say is assuming the bottle was handled properly (not exposed to UV light or high heat) a 3 month old IPA from Victory shouldn't have a such a noticable freshness drop off. Victory has invested in very high quality bottling equipment that reduces residual oxygen in their bottled beer orders of magnitude lower than most smaller craft brewing operations and Victory does extensive quality control. (I'm not implying that a smaller brewer wouldn't try to have the best equipment and QC possible, but many just don't have the size, capital, and capabilities of a larger brewer like Victory, Sierra Nevada, Stone, Bells, etc.) Not all bottles/cans are created equally. Controlling for all other factors, I would bet the 3 month old bottle from Victory is fresher than a 3 month old bottle from many smaller brewers.
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  5. mntlover

    mntlover Pooh-Bah (1,978) Jun 30, 2003 Tennessee

    Would prefer to have my Hop Wallop back, screw Dirt Wolf that tastes like every other I2PA.
  6. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2011 Georgia

    I am drinking green flash too the double west coast IPA unbelievable and pallatte wrecker west coast is slightly ahead of the east coast although DW is lower in price and well balanced but double trouble is on its way.
  7. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2011 Georgia

    I agree totally hop wallop was my first favorite dipa bitter and citrus blended together always drank two at a time.
  8. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2011 Georgia

    Hop ranch had a organic earthy aftertasye
  9. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio

    Just noticed that the "enjoy by" dates moved from the bottle necks to the labels. Can anyone confirm that the Enjoy By date for DirtWolf is still 5 months out?
  10. BubalooBrewMaster

    BubalooBrewMaster Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2013 Nevada

    In one word - Awesome
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  11. BerBen

    BerBen Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Most overrated? thats cray. most of the top 25 IPA/IIPA's are overrated. I think DirtWolf is just rated. fairly. but hey, thats you, this is me.
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  12. AntG21

    AntG21 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2014 Syria

    And for the price, a really good deal.
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