Victory DirtWolf IPA

I love Victory beers. I have a special place in my heart for them, especially because I got into them when I first started started reviewing beers. This is one of their newest beers and happens to be a double IPA. Let’s see how it goes.

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ABV: 8.7%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Darkly heroic, Humulus Lupulus (hops) have empowered brews with bite and character since the 11th century. DirtWolf is a tribute to these untamed vines which rise from the earth with the voracity of a ‘wolf among sheep.’ Hops have made an assertive comeback in American craft brewing. Revel in the best U.S. varieties of hops, in their natural, whole flower form, as they bring a vital, pungent reality to the soul of a wild element in our dangerously satisfying DirtWolf Double IPA.”

Random: My feet are killing me. I wish I trained the cat how to rub them.

This beer poured with a three finger white head that was very slow to dissipate. It left lots of lacing on my IPA glass. The body was a slightly cloudy amber color with high carbonation visible throughout. The nose was very pungent. There was significant mango and pineapple, along with pine resin and then a touch of peach. The taste was really tropical up front. I got mango, pineapple and peach first. Then, lots of pine sap and grapefruit with some honey and malt at the end. The body was on the medium side of the thickness scale with high carbonation. The finish was long and grapefruit-y. This was a really flavorful beer that makes for a great addition to the Victory lineup. I would definitely have this one again. It was really outstanding and could be my newest favorite Victory beer.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

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