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RATINGS: 1161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turboninja (425) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 28, 2016
Bottle@home, from Wine Spot, Cleveland, USA. Medium/strong aroma with overaged, organic mango. Golden color with small white head and slightly hazy liquid. Strong, balanced taste with overaged fruits, citrus and some resin. Huge amounts of hops and some alcohol coming trough. Wide taste spectrum and long dry aftertaste with citrus and hops. Medium body with medium/low carbonation. Overall, strong organic performer that combines sweet and bitter/sour nuances in a good fashion.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodzislaw (190) - POLAND - APR 28, 2016
Kolor złocisty, opalizujący. Piana jasna, szybko opadła, pozostawiając ślad na szkle i małą warstewkę na powierzchni. Z butelki uderzył aromat cytrusowo-owocowo-sosnowy. Jest bardzo orzeźwiająco. Podobnie w szkle, po przelaniu. Są cytrusy, słodkie owoce tropiku – marakuja, brzoskwinia, mango plus leśne aromaty iglastych drzew, żywicy (nieznacznie) a w tle kwiatów. Słody dodają słodkości zapachowi. Po ogrzaniu wychodzi jednak alkohol ale minimalnie. Smak jest wytrawny. W pierwszym łyku pojawiła się brzoskwinia i grejpfrut. Potem dochodzą do głosu słody, które próbują kontrować goryczkę, a ta jest wyraźna już od pierwszego łyku. Szlachetne chmielowa goryczka z czasem pokrywana jest (niestety) alkoholową, co daje efekt zalegania na języku i lekkiego ściągania na podniebieniu. Swoje robi jeszcze spore wysycenie, objawiające się szczypaniem na języku. Gdyby nie ten efekt, to byłoby wręcz idealnie! Piwo jest treściwe, średnio-pijalne z dużą dawką chmielu w całej palecie amerykańskich odmian nowo-falowych. Drażni tylko mocny alkohol i wysokie wysycenie.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some bready maltsy tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste. This is one hoppy sumbitch.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sm89walt (1896) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2016
355ml bottle from Beer Cartel, Sydney. A clear, sparkling amber with a small, loose and fading white head. Bright, fresh and juicy tropical fruit-accented hop characters - mango, pineapple, peach and lychee - with a gentle, sweet-edged pale malt presence, most noticeably on the palate. Mid-weight, soft and juicy with a gentle spritz and a lingering, medium to full intensity bitterness to end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (1186) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2016
Grassy citrus pine aroma in a golden pour. Laid back hop forward balance to start with surprisingly light fruit body and finish. Goes down way easier than its strength makes advisable. Dangerously delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2701) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 11, 2016
Bottle from O’Brien’s, Athlone [220316]
Amber, fairly clear, thin bubbly head, some lacing
Aroma of fruits, sweet caramelised orange, soft tropical fruits, no booze
Taste of piney hops, sweet caramelised orange, tangerine, sweet fruity pale malts, sweet hop resins, some grassy hops, lots of hops, quite complex hops
Palate - Soft carb, medium to full body, alcohol well hiddem, drinkable for abv. Finish as main flavour, touch of waring alcohol.
Overall - Good stuff, good it’s not too malty

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (3135) - NORWAY - APR 10, 2016
On tap at Nedre Foss Gĺrd, may 13th 2015. Hazy golden, offwhite head. Aroma of tropical fruits, grass, pine. Taste is medium sweet, clear but not too strong bitterness, strong malt presence taking away from the freshness a bit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1810) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2016
Draft and bottles. Aroma of citrus grassy hops. Deep copper color with a thin head. Flavor is grassy, floral hops, light grapefruit and some caramel. Nice body and easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (1948) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 24, 2016
Draught @ Stout FIDI. Fainlt cloudy dark amber with small foamy white head, very faint malt aroma, medium carbonation, slightly sweet lightly bitter hoppy taste, smooth, thin body, longish floral hoppy finish. Very smooth and flavorful.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nerdboy19 (171) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - MAR 20, 2016
Appear : Clear golden-orange color. White foamy head. Aroma : Big fruity nose with lots of citrus,tropical fruits. Little bit of piney hop aroma and malty sweetness. Mouthfeel : Medium carbonate, medium-light body. Little bit light-watery. Taste : hop flavor, bitter and sweet finish. A little bit too sweet. Overall : the taste and mouthfeel is little disappointing but aroma is just fantastic.


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