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RATINGS: 693   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bropark08 (6) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2014 does not count
As a lover of almost all IPA's and beers that Victory makes, I am just not a fan of this beer. It is decent but leaves me wanting more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jucko (9) - - JUL 1, 2014 does not count
A great mighty IIPA made with dirty sock hops (Columbus hops?) somehow balanced to taste marvelous. Tastes great after running.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
renffisch (757) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle @ Sloaney Pony, Parsons Green. Hazy orange, no head. Sweet cardboard nose with pine. Strong fine carbonation, thick mouthfeel. Strong pine needle honey with a very medicinal steel finish. Lovely!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosco (160) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Hazy clear yellow. While persistent foam and lacing. Smooth up front with spicy bitterness on the backend. Grapefruit, pine, citrus. Lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3536) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to my friend Johnny: Poured a hazy yellow to golden with a white head. Aroma was strong dank hopes. Nice strong hops filled with fruit and floral, yet so drinkable for a DIPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidS80 (14) - - JUN 28, 2014
Aroma is light and grassy, pours a light gold with a thick white head. Taste is slightly sweet with an upfront bitterness that goes away fairly quick. Finishes nice. Very smooth an dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pfeezor (38) - - JUN 27, 2014
Excellent...diamond in the rough!!! Will be adding this to the home collection!!!! ---R via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (2387) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle at home from Brewdog bottledog. Aroma is big lemon, sharp citrus, resin hops, mixed in with some nice tropical fruits and pineapple. Clear orange with a nice lasting white head. Good lace. Flavour is light caramel malt and sweet citrus fruit, lemon rind. Big in your face hops, but with that little bit of sweetness the overall drinkable is really good. Palate is big resinous chewy, with moderately high carbonation. REally very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (490) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
12fl oz bottle. Pours a nearly clear orange with a half finger, nearly white head that leaves mild lacing. Nice legs as well :) Slight sediment. Aroma is huge with big, dank notes of resin, pine, citrus, and tropical fruit, especially pineapple. Taste is a strong bitter but balanced. Starts out with pine and resin then moves to more citrus and tropical notes, then ends with a pretty short, bitter aftertaste. Kinda drops off. Slight alcohol taste and warmth. Really nice. Medium body and carbonation. Slightly resiny texture but still very drinkable. Very dry finish. Overall an awesome IIPA. Huge aroma and flavours of pine, resin, citrus, and tropical fruits. Would buy again for sure.

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