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RATINGS: 1078   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rich71 (80) - Rijnsburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2015
Erg lekker double IPA. Niet te vergelijken met anders double/imperial IPA. Voor mij smaakte het als een kruising tussen een double IPA met een Westmalle Tripel. Dus niet verkeerd ! Sowieso is Victory een onderscheidende brouwerij. Proef ook Golden Monkey ! Geweldig !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (7930) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
Sample at KØ 15. Hazy Golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, pine, caramel and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1593) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2015
Tap @ Beer geek bar. Pours clear golden with a white head. Does not smell like the freshest batch. Lots of resin, sweet malts, overripe fruits, caramel, peach and some citrusy hops. Taste is sweet with some citrusy hops, overripe fruits, sweeter malts, resin, orange, caramel and maybe even sweet strawberry. Wasn’t bad at all but it was definitely not the freshest keg. Would love to try a fresh one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Turtles (512) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2015
On Tap @ BeerGeek Bar Prague. I have had this before on bottles but draught is really great. Hazy dark golden with a creamy white head that stays forever, leaves lacing. Big hoppy nose, fresh aroma from tropical fruit and caramell. Big malt body, mild carbonated. The taste kind of expolde with fruits, sweets and some pine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (218) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours clearish orange with a moderately lasting off white head. Aroma of citrus, pear, melon, grassy. Taste is of citrus, burnt brown sugar, mango, pineapple. Long bitter finish. Oily mouthfeel. Soft to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (366) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 10, 2015
Pale amber colored, small white head. Aroma is standard caramel backbone with nice pine and citrusy hops. Taste is caramel malt, moderate+ sweet with strong pine and citrus hoppiness with medium+ bitterness, dry bitter finish. Medium-full bodied and moderate carbonation, oily. Quite good! Older bottle, can only imagine what it tastes like fresh! (Bottle from Dobro pivo pri Ščurku, Ljubljana)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fcjack1 (246) - Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle from Edison tap house. Pours a light golden color. Thick white head. Scent it’s nice and piney, hoppy. Taste is pretty hoppy. Some citrus. pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorgosh (330) - - JUL 3, 2015
Det här var nog roligare i teorin än i praktiken. Skyhöga förväntningar som inte uppfylls kan ta död på vilken motivation som helst. Särskilt viljan att dela ut ett högt betyg kan bli lidande. Beviset på det har du i den här flaskan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kita (1470) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle, 0.355l. Clear golden color with large soapy off-white head, good lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of pineapple, pine, citrus, caramel and flowers. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel, follows by toasted malts and resin, mouthfeel is spicy, while finish is heavy bitter with long aftertaste. Medium to full body, oily texture and soft carbonation in palate. I’ve had better double IPA’s so far...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
magpieken (129) - - JUL 1, 2015
12 Fl Oz bottle. Enjoy by 29/10/2015. Opaque, pale gold colour with a generous, slightly off-white head, which thinned out but left some nice lacing. Floral aroma of grapefruit, pine, earthiness, honey and malt. Low to medium sweetness and similar bitterness. Medium / full body, very noticeable alcohol (boozy but without the burn), smooth, almost oily texture and some gentle bitterness in the finish. Nicely balanced and not as bitter as I was expecting, I consider this one to be decent without being exceptional. 7.

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