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RATINGS: 1187   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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Draught at West End Tavern. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with floral hops, caramel, citrus, peach, resin and pine. Bitter finish with citrus, resin and hops. Excellent double IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4466) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2014
Finally tracked a bottle of this down to CBB (last one!) roughly 600 odd yen served in a plastic glass. 8.7% deep gold big head of foam midway between fizz & cream. Big bold hop bouquet pine, fruity/floral & some resin, a bit earthy. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel with a light refreshing palate cleansing finish. Refreshing. The taste is too bitter for my taste: pine, green, resin, a bit herbal/floral and some earthiness. Quite balanced but the finish is quite bitter. Pretty good and I can see why it is beloved by hopheads. As it warms up the malts join the party making it bitter as hell but a bit sweeter and more balanced. Not my cup of tea but well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - JUL 17, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014 Look: pours dark gold color. With a bright white head. Hangs around for a little bit, but not long. Smell: tropical fruit. Fruit gum. Sweetness. Slight floral notes. Taste: tropical fruit. Slight sweetness. Light bitterness. Pineapple. Flowers. Feel: medium carbonation. Medium dryness. Heavy film on the mouth. Overall: good double IPA. Would love to enjoy on a hot night in the summer. First drank: home 7/17/14

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (1286) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
12oz bottle. Hazy golden with a thin frothy white head. Flavors are bread, lemon, peach, garlic, alcohol and grass with spicy and earthy notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2014
On tap at Sparky’s. Earthy and dank. Grapefruit and pine with light candy malts in the background followed by some earthy dirt flavors. Resiny and juicy. Solid IPA bitterness throughout. Dry finish with a slight alcohol burn. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle at Nørrebro Parken. Clear amber - white head. Nice hoppy. Fruity. Ok bitterness. Caramel. Nutty. Sweetness. Piney - spruce notes. Grape fruit A bit old.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3856) - Kansas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
12 oz bottle at Steamer’s Seafood Company on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Best before 04 Nov 2014. The pour is mostly clear golden with a one inch white head. The aroma is resin, grain and a pleasant earth mineral. The taste is bright hops with some alcohol sweet that cloys some. The palate is medium bodied with soft carbonation and a mineral dry somewhat hot finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HKdIPA (659) - HONG KONG - JUL 13, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2014 Bottle from Bottle Craft in SD at G&M's. Golden color - lighter than usual. Juicy hops and bready malt aroma - good. Taste is spicy bitter hops with juicy flavors too. Smooth and rich palate. Really good DIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rentonj7 (207) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Aroma: Huge blast of orange, lemon, pepper, dank. Appearance: Pale straw with a more generous head than many doubles. Taste: Medium sweetness with a lot of malt moving into the citrus. Orange rind, lemon/lime. Heavy bitterness. Palate: Medium to full body with a creamy and oily mouthfeel. Nice lingering bitter finish that sticks to the cheeks. Overall: Very nice double IPA that strays from the rest of the pack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BazookaJoe (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Pours light orange with a big citrus aroma. Very bitter first sip smacks the tongue and finishes super citrusy and piney. Strong notes of hop resin, black pepper and orange lingers for a while in your mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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