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RATINGS: 1142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RLiddell (91) - Valrico, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2015
In tap at 21st St. Tap house in Vero Beach. Pours clear, straw color. Nose is resinous hops, citrus and a touch sweetness. Taste is a well balanced blend of bitter hops and sweet malt. Great mouthfeel. Recommended.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (2209) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 8, 2015
Keg at Beergeek for the Victory Brewing meet the brewers event. Nice to have a range of Victory on tap. Hazy Gold with a White head. Aroma of Pine, Lemon and grapefruit. Nice full bodied malt profile. Really delicious IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (1548) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 7, 2015
0,335l bottle at Vienna Food Festival shared with gf. BB 04/2016. Yellow hazy color, small white head. Smells fruits, grapefruity, light currant notes, light sweetness, oranges, bread. Full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. Tastes oranges, pines, light currant, some herbs, very light spices, a bit peppery. Finishes with pines, oranges and light spices. Good stuff hops not totally crisp, but still good 7, 4, 8, 3, 14

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danjo312 (86) - Hamburg, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2015
Bombe!! Viel mehr kann man fast nicht sagen... Super Hopfeneinsatz, schöner weißer Schaum, aber nur wenig und kurz. In der Nase Massen an tropischen Früchten, speziell Ananas. Erdige Noten zusammen mit Anklängen an Holz. Schöne Farbe im Glas, ganz leicht trüb, wenig Sediment. Im Abgang herrlich herb, recht bitter, total erfrischend. Eins der besten IPAs die ich bisher hatte... Und während ich es schreibe: kurz im Abgang, nach wenigen Minuten schon kein Nachgeschmack mehr... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tselloufc88 (294) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Half pint at post office vaults, Birmingham. Aromas of pine, sweet peach. Taste is a massive complex medley of tropical fruits, citrus, pine. Not too much bitterness. Amazing stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1204) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2015
A nice brew....poured pale gold over a wispy white head. Deep, estery aroma, some pineapple and plenty of pine. Medium bodied, super hopped yet very smooth considering the ABV. I expected more bite in the finish but was good without it. That earthy malt appeared more with warmth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lele (299) - Padova, ITALY - SEP 24, 2015
ASPETTO: ambrata chiara, limpida. Schiuma bianca, fine, abbondante e persistente. AROMA: deciso e intenso floreale unito a erbaceo e fruttato (frutta gialla e tropicale). Gradevolissimo e avvertibile mieloso. GUSTO: l’attacco è insolitamente marcatamente dolce, fruttato, un po’ caramelloso, un bel po’ mieloso, per poi evolvere in un amaro mai eccessivo ma che ripulisce bene la bocca e lascia una gradevolissima sensazione nel retrogusto. Corpo medio e un po’ oleoso, carbonizzazione abbastanza bassa. CONCLUSIONE: sino ad ora la miglior imperial IPA che ho assaggiato, veramente un capolavoro. Complessa e beverina allo stesso tempo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cakes (402) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2015
12 oz bottle. They claim that it is "Wildly assertive". It certainly is. You get the whole flower American-grown hops here. Strong, but not over the top. Fine smelling and looking gorgeous in the glass. Well done Victory.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RoscoeWB (9) - - SEP 21, 2015 does not count
This is an awesome beer with whole flower Citra, Chinook, Simcoe and Mosaic hops. At 8.7% you need to sip it and respect the classic floral aroma. Pours a muddy amber with a strong head. A real beauty!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
euniceradio (340) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2015
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours clear gold, white ring head. Aroma of dank, grass, ripe grapefruit, dead flowers, cat piss and dark tropical fruits. Taste of same with some sweet onion and roasted grains. Mouthfeel is watery with mod carb. Finish is herbal citrus coughdrop.

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