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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4774) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden orange pour, with a white head. Nice hop aroma, citrus, light tropical fruit, grapefruit, and pine. Flavors of citrusy hops, pine, some caramel, bread, and a bit watery. It’s good, but somewhat of a disappointment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericwill99 (79) - Texas, USA - APR 10, 2014
I'm a little surprised by the cloudyness, and I'm definitely surprised by the floral hops. And I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2860) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, tiny bubbled white head, with extensive lacing over a hazy, gold (SRM 5) body......nose is light cereal, hints of sweet malts, hops add floral tones, citrus peel (grapefruit), resin, pine, minimal esters.....taste is sweet malts, with hints of floral honey, light citrus fruit, grapefruit peel, resin, pine, with moderate finishing bitterness, sweet throughout....mouth feel, medium body, slight stickiness, alcohol warmth present, minimal acid and astringency, carbonation adds light tingle. This is obviously an American I/DIPA with the dominant American hop tones over riding the lighter malts. This is a beer for those who like the nuances of the lupulin kingdom. BJCP 9/3/16/5/8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (682) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
Golden. Aroma is fruity. Taste is very smooth fruit and hops. Bit of a sweet syrupy vibe. Strong bitterness on finish but balanced with sweetness. Too sweet and resinous for me. Decent dipa but not my favoured exponent of the style - much too sweet for me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TYearby (7) - New Prague, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2014 does not count
The hop bite is there from the get go and the palate is awesome! The Simcoe hops are awesome and the taste is even better!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BLADT (672) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 9, 2014
From bottle. Murky orange in glass. Aroma is sweet, citric hops. Fresh pine. Taste is chewy, almost grainy. Lots of resin. A touch of sherbet. A real tongue tickler.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spab (2696) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
12 oz bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a hazy golden colour with decent-sized white head. Aroma is juicy citrus, some pine and subte caramel. Flavour is big grapefruit, modest pine resin, some spiciness and caramel. Medium-full body. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (3169) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 7, 2014
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a crisp golden topped with a fluffy white head. Nose is pine citrus grass and floral. Taste is floral citrus and not much bitterness. A easy drinking iipa for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Handypaul (296) - - APR 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a frothy white brief head that leaves great lacing. Nose is of pine, earthy wood, a man after a hard game of tennis. Nice balanced taste with malty sweetness winning out. Average carbonation, creamy texture, medium body a bit of grapefruit and caramel flavors and a lightly sweet early finish leading to a bitter far finish. No hint of alcohol. Excellent malty beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cfrancis (2641) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
Pours a dark gold with a small white top. Aroma is intense pine and grapefruit hop flavours. Taste is a great balance of toffee and biscuit malts with intense bitterness from the grapefruit hops. Love the chewy resinous hop flavouring.

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