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RATINGS: 1095   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (1958) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Moderate citrus hop aroma. Cloudy yellow color with a medium white head. Mild sweet and big buttery beginning. Sweetness fades quickly and bitterness liners into the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1672) - Herning, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2014
35 cl bottle @ home. Pours slightly cloudy golden with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are flowers, citrus, pine, and caramel - with a bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carolinared (23) - WILSON, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Good for this style but nothing special about any aspect in my opinion......... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2693) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Tap at Brewdog, Sheffield. Lightly hazy, dark gold. Film of white head. Fruity toffee sweets. Orange pith. Orange zest. Mucky hops. Taste is grapefruit pith bitter. Chewy, lemon bonbon sweetness. Oily palate. Dry, long bitter finish. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brevis (33) - Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2014
A good solid DPA. Very reminiscent of the Pacific Northwest DPAs that in my opinion define this style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2014
From a growler filled at Cable Beverages in Bardonia, NY. Caramel. Orange. Pine. Floral. This IPA has it all. Excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mansquito (4208) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2014
The Sampler, NYC 12oz ($2.50): Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is a whole hock of sweet tropical fruit, including passionfruit and grapefruit. Taste is sweet and bitter and very full flavored without being too aggressive. Very well put into balance. This is a good replacement for the famed hop wallop.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2731) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear yellowish gold with a thin head, aroma is of dank fruity hops with a little bit of garlic character to it as well, the flavor has a huge citrus front end with a slick garlic like finish, again pretty dank, was hoping for a little bit lighter and citrusy, but still solid.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BeerFad (1) - New York, USA - MAY 23, 2014 does not count
My favorite beer right now. Not too alcohol forward. Juicy finish. Nice and citrusy. Have had it on tap and bottle and both excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2284) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2014
On tap at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours a light amber with a white head. Aroma is overripe fruit, funky veg, light caramel, orange. Medium body, medium carbonation. Light caramel, lemon, grapefruit, pine, toast, light woody bitter finish. Nice.


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