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RATINGS: 1006   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kejacobson (10) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 11, 2015
JKJ & KJK 04/12/2015 Great �� very happy with balance taste and level of grapefruit ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (2517) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2015
@ Stordirren 15-4-9: stor tydlig humledoft. Smaken känns ung och trevlig med gräsig humle. Fin balans och trevlig eftersmak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (351) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
Strong and good ipa. Sorry DOUBLE ipa.abv is perfect for that and the alcohol isn’t too much.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (351) - - APR 6, 2015
Golden reddish palate with a lasting yellow-white head. Aroma is sweet, hoppy, herbal and fruity. Taste of malt,caramel-fruity with longlasting hoppy notes.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (12694) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle from Kihoskh. Hazy golden orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - fruity and grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and very bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 300315

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wolffish (308) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
C’est fort ça mais c’est bon! En fonction de ma culture brassicole québécoise, je décrirais le goût de cette bière à quelque part entre la Yakima IPA (Le Castor) et la Distorsion (Jukebox), l’alcool en plus mais la mousse en moins. Souvent, les DIPA sont assez aqueuses lorsque fortes en alcool et celle-ci ne fait pas exception à la règle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1321) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 25, 2015
On tap at BBF. Copper colour with white head. Fruity, juice, pineapple taste. Sweet, juice, fruity, caramel, pineapple and grape taste. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
paintedmaple (494) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Tap...the Citra, Chinook, Simcoe and Mosaic hops really present a fantastic combo as they team up for an inviting aroma followed followed by a very earthy taste with pine resin, citrus, grass, and floral notes. A very clean, crisp and drinkable IIpa.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cwill (15) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Big grapefruit and lemongrass notes, fruity hops, and pine. Taste is huge on hops, the grapefruit gives way to pine and malts. Aftertaste of bitter pine. Hop lovers will enjoy. They say hop ranch is similar, but I think hop ranch is much better. Be careful, that 8.7% ABV will creep up on you.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmargarucci (124) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - MAR 20, 2015
On tap at hopfenreich. Lots of pine and herbal hop aroma. Taste is well balanced. Sweet malty flavor of roasted nuts with a huge hop kick. A great balanced double IPA!


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