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RATINGS: 1187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Wildly assertive, intentionally untamed and dangerously satisfying, DirtWolf Double IPA is the culmination of Victory’s double IPA series experiment with whole flower American-grown hops. With two-row German malts and a well-balanced combination of whole flower Citra, Chinook, Simcoe and Mosaic hops, this 8.7% abv brew blends the powerful citrus aroma and fruity flavors, with the piney, earthy and mildly floral characteristics found in these intriguing hop varieties. Replacing Victory’s Hop Wallop® Ale, which will take a hiatus from the market for the time being, DirtWolf Double IPA will launch the brewery’s entry into four-packs when it begins to hit markets in October". “So a wolf and a prospector walked into a bar…,” joked President and Brewmaster, Bill Covaleski. “No, in all seriousness, Hop Wallop will be missed, but isn’t necessarily gone forever. We developed that brand 10 years ago as our flavorful response to the hop-bomb vogue of the time. But as brewers who enjoy experimenting with beer styles and ingredient varieties, we looked for the opportunity to do other interesting recipes as time passed. Making the decision to put Hop Wallop aside for a few years allows us to bring this delicious new double IPA, DirtWolf, to the market in bottles.

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 US 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. Cheers, Bill, Ron, The Brewmasters of Victory.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scojoman (6) - USA - NOV 16, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2014 Wow! An amazing, incredible beer. The citrus note just shouts fresh orange at me. And from the nose to the back of the palate it is just firing on all cylinders. I can find no negatives at all.---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scrumpy369 (442) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 26, 2016
On tap at green sheep. Clear yellow colour, small white head. Nose is brutally hoppy. Taste is flowery, honey like, well balanced bitterness. Nice dipa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9778) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2016
Keg, Brewdog Leicester. Golden with a thin white head. Resinous citrus with pithy grapefruit bitterness. Spicy with mellow oranges and sudsy notes. Creamy oak on the nose. Herbal, leafy and earthy with base toasted malts. Bitter, astringent pithy finish. Peppery yet restrained alcohol. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
plaugher (393) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle share. Pours clear golden, light white peripheral head. Nose of citrus, flavor of grapefruit with hefty lasting bitterness, but something a bit astringent on the back-end.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tristanlaugher (180) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle sahre. Heavy carbonation, golden, clear. Hops and malts. Bitter, flat on taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1711) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle. clear golden with lacy white head. Fruity exotic aroma, with some pine. Bitter, medium sweetness for an IPA. Long bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biir (749) - Berlin, - JUN 28, 2016
Bottle from J - Dark golden color with creamy head. Fruity, lemon, papaya, maracuja. Medium body, slightly malty. Smooth finish, not really bitter. Alcohol well hidden. Highly drinkable, round IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drmet (788) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2016
L: poours a hazy golden-orange with a small,quickly dissipating,foamy,white head -low to medium carbonation visible S: -grapefruits,orange,tangerine T: -F the nose plus pine and sugar -medium,lingering bitterniss for the style F: -medium carbonation -light to medium body -faint alcohol coming on late O: Very heavy on citrus fruits.Not much else, but good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2390) - CROATIA - JUN 15, 2016
Bottle 355 ml from Ammersin, Wien. Courtesy of and shared with JFK10000. Pours golden with white head. Malty, hoppy, citrus, pine, grapefruit, sweet with lasting bitter finish. Medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savage_Night (415) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Pours golden yellow with a small white head that fades to a nice cap. AROMA: malty, dank fruit, caramel, herbs, coriander, orange zest, citrus, pine resin, earthy, leaves, floral, herbal hops and other tropical fruit. TASTE: malty, dank fruit, caramel, herbs, coriander, orange zest, citrus, pine bitterness, earthy, leaves, floral, hops spice and other tropical fruit. AFTER TASTE: malty, caramel, coriander, citrus and pine bitterness with an oily tannin dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (873) - - JUN 10, 2016
Sample at WOBFest 2016. While I’m usually a huge DIPA fan, and I like most of Victory’s work, this one was just OK.


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