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RATINGS: 990   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElCapitan22 (193) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2015
This poured slightly hazy and cloudy. Not sure if they just changed the keg or what, but not as clear as it has been represented. Smells citrusy and hoppy with strong overtones of grapefruit. A very nice beer here, but not the DIPA I expected. That being said, a very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (2415) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2015
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: hoppy, pine, sweet. TASTE: hoppy, sweet, florar, nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumentm (196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Pretty hardcore IPA. This one will kick you in the teeth and take your lunch money. Dark look and nice hit on the back end. Definitely not selling out to the man on this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhammaren (1248) - FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
.3l on tap @Vihreä Haltiatar Clear golden with big bubbled head. Aroma is exotic fruits, mango, orange, pineapple, hops, citrus fruits, pine soap, malts, herbs/grass and Finnish sauna. Flavor is bready malts, hops, pine, citrus, grape fruit notes, exotic fruits and pine. Swell!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (12985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle in NYC - sourced from De Cicco’s. Pours clear gold with a foamy white head. Great aroma with rich, layered hop character, lots of citrus and pine, pale malts, mango, orange. Medium sweet flavor with resinous hops, gooey ripe citrus fruits, pine oils, mild grassy bitterness, balancing pale bread. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Warming and resinous on the finish with more gooey citrus, grass, pine, mild bready pale malts, some spicy pine, wood, melon, pith. Excellent DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (2158) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2015
Pours amber with a large, lasting head. Nose shows pine, spicy hops, some funky notes, elderflower and light sweet malt. Flavours of pine, resinous hops, sweet pilsner-like malt and soft booze.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dirtyhop (10) - - FEB 14, 2015
Miglior birra di sempre, tra quelle bevute da me. Equilibrata, buon amaro, tanti luppoli e bella sorpresa. Grandissima birra.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
loverbeer58 (10) - - FEB 14, 2015
Birra buonissima, che fa dell’equilibrio r della complessità del sapore,oltre che dell’odore, il suo punto forte. Non la più amara del lotto, non blanda ma sicuramente equilibrata bene come poche. Birra buonissima.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6056) - ITALY - FEB 12, 2015
bottle dorata buona schiuma piuttosto persistente naso luppoato agrumato note resinose un tocco floreale secca amaro deciso scorza agrume lieve frutta esotica

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3916) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle from Wine Emporium 120215. Big citrus aroma with a golden amber colour. Not too hoppy but well balanced.


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