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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 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (3972) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Let me say that fer a double IPA this stuff is better than typical ipa. Yes, the initial smell is good old pine B/O. Interesting aroma fer sure. Big giant fresh smack in the face hops. not as viscous as I thot it wud be. Not cloying either, and it has decent co2. R we sure this is a double? not sure. Very fresh. Better than expected. Typical, really terribly on style IPA. good and fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2617) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle, for Triangle Wine. Enjoy by date of April 26th 2014. God aroma. Sweet. Citrus little peach. Clean golden orange color. Good head and lace.sweet bitter flavor. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter sweet finish. Darn tasty, very drinkable for 8.7% aroma and flavor both very enjoyable. Winner.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (1975) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2014 Clear dark amber. Aroma of citrus and herbs. Moderately bitter taste, malty and citrusy. Medium bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1814) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2013
On tap at TIME. Hells yeah, Victory. Tastes like one of their Ranch IPA’s. Aroma is dank bud, bitter grapefruit, and orange rind. Pours amber orange with a medium head. Taste is bitter and sweet (bittersweet?) with citrus, bitter grapefruit rind, some pine, and a caramel malt. Very smooth and sticky. Great DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2156) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Finally found this. It’s a grapefruit bomb in the nose, wow tons of zesty fresh citrus! Clear gold with a white head, 1 finger. Palate is a bit of hop resin, hops up front, thick. Alcohol hidden. Very good. Hopefully at some point this stuff will finally make it to my sad-sack Wegman’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (638) - Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Solid DIpa. Darker orange pour. Herbal and citrus aroma. Fairly aggressive hop bite with sweetness at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zickbeer_ye (239) - Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Fresh earthy hop aroma with some veggies. Light white head and light orange golden body. Fresh hop bitter flavor with some floral notes. Dry and bitter on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rajendra82 (947) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Crystal clear body, golden in color, with a two finger thick head, fed by lively carbonation. The smell was perfumey and herbal hops with some citric smell. The taste was loaded with grapefruit, and very bitter. The whole flower hops were clearly the star attraction here, and the malt was very unobtrusive. The alcohol level was shockingly well hidden, as there was no burn of any kind. The finish was very dry, with an herbal bitterness. The beer was light and slippery in the mouth, providing a refreshing jolt of bitterness in each sip that did not linger on or coat the mouth. This was truly in the dry West Coast mode of DIPA presentation, and I love that style of beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
twindog (260) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Poured clear light copper color with an frothy white head with nice lacing. Heavy hop aroma. Medium body with a nice hoppy citrus note A solid beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (633) - Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Great beer with big piney hop flavors. Pour is clear,yellow and has bubbles that run the glass like Serra Nevada pale ale. Aroma is citrus and hops with just a little sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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