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RATINGS: 1187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonas (6698) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 28, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden, offwhite head. Lychee and citrus aroma. Orange marmelade, light spice. Medium light body, slick. Hop forward tropical, grassy, ever so slightly cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (1226) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - APR 28, 2015
Very nice tropical, grapefruit, citrusy hop aroma with a slight pine and nice malt. Taste is the same feels like a ton of malt balancing the hops, but not sticky or sweet. Very balanced. Hops balance the malt and malt balances the hops, neither really wins. Really great. No piney resinous finish, but has pine in the finish, not sticky but enough sweet malt to balance the hops. Well done. I need to have more victory beers. They have really impressed me with the ones I have tried. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (348) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 23, 2015
Thin-headed golden pour. Bready aroma with some citrus - very pleasant. Flavors of malt, pine in the middle, and mellow lingering citrus finish. Well balanced, and incredibly smooth on the palate for a dipa at this abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yy0pp (1248) - - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Orange to amber color with white head. Aroma - Oranges, mango, bubblegum. Taste - Strong grapefruit, hops, flowers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (79) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 21, 2015
Citrus, pine, and some grass in the aroma. Golden honey color with spotty lacing from the beautiful frothy head that has really great retention. Flavor of pine, citrus (mostly grapefruit), and a kind of lemongrass that is delightful. Great hoppy brew with carbonation and an awesome low level bitterness that is very enjoyable. Dirtwolf is truly one of a kind and I thoroughly enjoyed this double IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (1144) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 21, 2015
Light orange colour, white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, orange, floral note, spicy. Taste is medium bitter, slightly sweet, hop and citrusy flavour. Medium body, slick texture, soft to average carbonation. Very, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcogrind (107) - Milano, ITALY - APR 19, 2015
Golden, nice foam. Spicy fruity hop aroma. Taste has low bitterness with lotof hop taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fezzy (105) - California, USA - APR 18, 2015
UPDATED: APR 23, 2015 Lots of tropical fruit on the nose - pineapple, mango, even guava, along with citrus, mostly grapefruit, and a bready malt note. I don’t often give beers over an average appearance score, as long as what I see fits in with what is normal for the style, but this one got extra points for the cool patterns the thin residual head bubbles continued to swirl atop the brew as I sipped at it. And nice lacing. Taste is all those big elements in the nose, but with a strong woodsy and dank overtone that give the beer a dark side, to balance all that Luke Skywalker light and bright fruitiness. Big and complex enough to sip slowly, but tasty enough to enjoy a whole glass. Pretty yummy DIPA. I must note that as I got through the 4-pack over the following days, each bottle I drank struck me more and more strongly of dank and dord. Yes, dord. Listen to craft beer radio podcasts to increase your vocabulary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
borre_m (1303) - NORWAY - APR 17, 2015
Pours clear golden. Aroma is very hoppy. Almost too much. Taste is very hoppy with citrus and pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielecamo (839) - ITALY - APR 16, 2015
In bottiglia da 35cl. Colore giallo dorato, leggermente velata. Aromi di frutta esotica, mango, leggermente sporcati da un nota di lievito. al palato buona, con sentori agrumati ancora abbastanza freschi,.

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