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RATINGS: 1076   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KeefOz (1136) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2014
BB 08/11/15. Poured a translucent golden colour with a one-finger open foamy head that retained Ok and laced well. Carbonation low and fine. Aroma of very nice fruity hops, tropical fruits and some grapefruit/citrus. Taste dominated by nice tart grapefruit. Light body. Slightly sweet fruity but hops dominated. Crisp, refreshing with a slightly dry finish. Very nice.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Case (299) - GERMANY - NOV 30, 2014
Pours pale yellow with white head. Aroma is huge load of hops, freshly cut grass on a meadow as far as the nose can smell, some citrus. Taste is intensely bitter and deliciously hoppy. Pine, grass, a bit of honey sweetness. Really good balance, not too sweet and heavy like some DIPAs. Fantastic!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gachupines (1074) - USA - NOV 30, 2014
Pale golden with a thick white head. Aroma is pine hops with a little something sweet. Flavor is sharp pine hops balanced well with a light malt. A little sweet in the finish. Quite good. Wife: 4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (3588) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Very mild yellow a lacing that is sticky as hell. Nose is bright. Lots of juice and pine. Very west coast in nose. Hmm. It’s very bitter. 100+ IBU. Intense pine and some walnut and more pine resin. Intense so a glass would be enough.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
On tap @ Beer Camp - Chicago. Light golden with a medium white head. Nose is tropical fruit, mango, and light grass. Flavor of sweet orange, honey, and pine needles.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zekada (427) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget. Aroma has a clear tone of hops with some citrus. Pours clear golden with a medium white head. Taste is crisp and a very nice feeling of hops, though you could wish for a bigger punch of hops. Palate is oily and a bit stray. Overall a nice beer, though not great comparing to some DIPA:s

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cam_Dynamite (99) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2014
I like this. Lots going on. Nose is good. Packed full of fruit, grassy, standard grapefruit and nice on the hops. Boozy as balls but a cracker

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3596) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2014
White soft head deep gold pour strong carbonation aromas citrus tropical fruit floral grassy note mango caramel pineapple the flavours pine caramel grapefruit medium bitter crispness mango floral pineapple grassy note beautiful touches all round the finish best tastes hop mix lasting floral sweetness pine and bitter mix lovely DIPA

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PetesBeers (38) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2014
About as interesting and flavoursome as you’d expect an 8%+ DIPA to be. Nice complexity, given it’s practically all hop flavours.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sevenlee (1566) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, citrus, pine, biscuit and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a dry bitter hop finish. Excellent.


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