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RATINGS: 1095   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3283) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2015
This is a harsher IPA than the Moving Parts 04. Resin and orange pith hops, although balances nicely with the malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5131) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2015
On tap at Cafe Fiasco. Clear golden, small head. Spicy aroma, orange zest, caramel. A very kind DIPA that hides its strength well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (12634) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2015
Cardinal 230215. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, peaches, citrus. Flavour is hop, peaches, citrus, grapefrui, grass, pine. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tariczny (73) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 10, 2015
Nice light golden a bit hazy color with medium head. Aroma full of citrus, mango and carmelized orange zest. Maybe something notes flom malt. Taste: carmelized orange, caramel, Orange zest with herbal and resin bitterness. A bit oily semi-sweet /semi-dry, medium carbonated. Nice and tasty but for me to sweet, English style DIPA for sure. Bitterness last for a while but it is not agressive.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2364) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
Keg beer geek Prague. Clear amber good head. Aroma is lots of citrus pine taste same good caramel malts backbone resin good ibu nice hoppy bitters. Good chewy body. Good all rounder.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bpreo (2091) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Nice that it has a lot of alcohol, but IPA’s aren’t exactly my thing, so a Double IPA is really not my thing.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (1516) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 6, 2015
clear golden colour, large, creamy off-white head; aroma of citruses, resin, some floral notes aand tangerine; bittersweet taste with citruses, resiny notes, hints of tangerine and caramel notes, as well as spicy alcoholic aftertaste; marvellous DIPA

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (287) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2015
355ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pour clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is sweet and malty, peach, resin, caramel, a little citrus and melon. Flavour is sweet and medium bitter. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft to average carbonation. Finish is mildly resinous, sweet malt and a hint of tropical fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewhemia (74) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2015
Nice golden beer with thin white head. Subtle aroma of strawberry. Nice volume of taste with a lot of bitterness but with a body to back it up. Quite good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2808) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 28, 2015
(Completely lifted from Blankboy as I agree 100%) Pours a hazy golden-orange with an average size long-lasting frothy white head. Minimal lacing on the glass. Nice aroma of citrus hops, peppery hops, a hint of alcohol and tropical fruit -- a bit resiny as well. Flavour of citrus and tropical fruit and a big bitter finish -- easy to drink for a DIPA. Medium bodied. No complaints at all, this is really good stuff.


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