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RATINGS: 1182   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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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Poured hazy yellow with a fizzy white head. Aroma of citrus, melon, and resin. Really inviting aroma. Big tropical citrus hop profile flavor. Really delicious. Palate was a little thin but no alcohol. Good bye Hop Wallop.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biir (665) - 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 (733) - 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 (2051) - 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 (407) - 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 (864) - - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (1712) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 5, 2016
Cristal clear golden color. Tiny head, awesome lacing. Sweet, fruity, citrusy aroma, might be much more intense. Taste has same thing. Might be much more clear, intense. Best thing about it is the ending. In both taste and aroma ending is grape. Very nice. Super drinkable for 8,7% abv, would say it’s about 6. Solid but not mind blowing.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheWoolyBooger (8) - Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2016 does not count
I really enjoyed this beer. Very satisfying and surprisingly tasty. If you like hoppy IPA’S you’ll love this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrus86 (326) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2016
BOTTLE. Clear straw to light gold in colour with solid foam head.. Sweet floral & fruit notes, passionfruit sticks out.. Good balance of mild sweet malt & big hop presence, a bit sappy yet hides the ABV well.. Sourced Cellarbrations @ Capel

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsporrer (526) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Pours a medium to dark amber with t thin white head. Light carbonation. Crisp aroma of tart citrus. Slightly syrupy texture. Fairly bitter and not very refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tommynh (98) - - MAY 29, 2016
Very nice IPA, nice initial scent with a good IPA bite. No bitter aftertaste really with some nice notes when tasting ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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