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RATINGS: 1186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2723) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 11, 2016
Bottle from O’Brien’s, Athlone [220316]
Amber, fairly clear, thin bubbly head, some lacing
Aroma of fruits, sweet caramelised orange, soft tropical fruits, no booze
Taste of piney hops, sweet caramelised orange, tangerine, sweet fruity pale malts, sweet hop resins, some grassy hops, lots of hops, quite complex hops
Palate - Soft carb, medium to full body, alcohol well hiddem, drinkable for abv. Finish as main flavour, touch of waring alcohol.
Overall - Good stuff, good it’s not too malty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (3982) - NORWAY - APR 10, 2016
On tap at Nedre Foss Gård, may 13th 2015. Hazy golden, offwhite head. Aroma of tropical fruits, grass, pine. Taste is medium sweet, clear but not too strong bitterness, strong malt presence taking away from the freshness a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2016
Draft and bottles. Aroma of citrus grassy hops. Deep copper color with a thin head. Flavor is grassy, floral hops, light grapefruit and some caramel. Nice body and easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (2143) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 24, 2016
Draught @ Stout FIDI. Fainlt cloudy dark amber with small foamy white head, very faint malt aroma, medium carbonation, slightly sweet lightly bitter hoppy taste, smooth, thin body, longish floral hoppy finish. Very smooth and flavorful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nerdboy19 (171) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - MAR 20, 2016
Appear : Clear golden-orange color. White foamy head. Aroma : Big fruity nose with lots of citrus,tropical fruits. Little bit of piney hop aroma and malty sweetness. Mouthfeel : Medium carbonate, medium-light body. Little bit light-watery. Taste : hop flavor, bitter and sweet finish. A little bit too sweet. Overall : the taste and mouthfeel is little disappointing but aroma is just fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trolleo (1276) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 17, 2016
Bit hazy golden color, crumbs floating around, minimal white head. Aroma is sweet mango and other tropical fruit, citrus and hops. Medium to heavy bitter. Somewhat watery. Long bitter finish. //bottle from Graz craft beer festival

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5451) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Hazy orange body with meidum head. Nose is hoppy, floral and citrus. Taste is hops aplenty, strong ABV, some malt and toastier in the finish. Packs a serious punch. Floral notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goodgrief (1990) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Bought this several times and just realized that I never rated it! Golden pour, clear with good head. Aroma of pungent citrus. Citrus flavors, pineapple, grapefruit rinds. Bitterness level is moderate to high. Hops were citrus and resinous with a spicy bite. Really good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Seannpc (134) - - MAR 11, 2016
Light aroma. Light yellow color with no cloudiness. Really nice start - slightly fruity. Smooth finish also ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jiwookdo (20) - changwon, SOUTH KOREA - MAR 11, 2016
gold color, malt sweetness ,floral flavour. medium body, e citrus, moderately bitter

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