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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.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
coolfunnj (322) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2013
pine lemon and grapefruit strong in the aroma with candyish and deeper malt in the way far back..wow..clear yellow with a pure white head with much lacing..taste is major..possibly the strongest pine hops ive ever tasted with a none too shabby blend of pure grapefruit,lemon,and even a minty yeast..malt purely for background but there..palate medium bodied fairly dry finish with long aftertaste,,overall this is a major ipa these are really strong hop flavors that are perfectly balanced to compliment each other at about 8-9 bucks for a four pack which will be plenty for one session


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (81) - - AUG 30, 2014
On tap. Pale golden hue with small frothy head, very nice lacing. Aroma is nice citrus, pine, lots of orange and slight dankness. Flavor is very hop forward with slight bready sweetness. Mouth feel is amazing on this beer. It has a ridiculous creaminess on it that almost is like a nitro. Totally unexpected and very nice. One of the best IPAs I’ve had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2052) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Aroma: Floral, Malty, Mild Citrus Appearance: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Solid White Head, Great Lacing Taste: Bready Malts, Mild Floral, Mild Citrus Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (809) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
"What a wonderful combo of hops in this one. I like their older IPAs (Hop Wallop, etc) but this blows them away. Orange, grapefruit, pine, weed...dank and bittersweet, not too heavy but with a good body. Really really nice lingering finish. BRAVO!"

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1123) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle at brewdog, edinburgh. Deep golden color, white head. Aroma is strong malty, sweet, hops, some flowers. Taste is hoppy, fruity, nicely malty, long hoppy finish. Balanced dipa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3146) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2014
Big frothy white head. Light golden amber color. Very fresh hoppy nose. Heady, weed, grassy slightly fruity. The mouth is very medium body, dry and very hoppy. Super well balanced, as it has sufficient backbone to balance things out. Nice moderately bitter finish. Very well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scouser (237) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours a nice golden colour with an average amount of whit head and lacing. Nice floral aroma, rose and pineapple. A nice floral orange, citrus flavor. I really like this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (78) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Poured from the bottle of a 4 pack into a pint glass. Smells really good almost has a black licorice aroma to it. Very tasty and drinkable especially for such a strong beer. Gets extra points for being 8.7% but taking them back for it "NOT" being sold in a 6-pack. I didn’t get a chance to taste "hop wallop" before it got retired, but if a beer needed to get replaced to make room for this it’s that golden monkey poison malt liquor made by victory. This beer is real good though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubblehouse (361) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Really nice aroma and a delicous taste. One of the better imperials I have had in a while.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
R4N5H (59) - SINGAPORE - AUG 23, 2014
GBBF 2014 on 13-Aug. Bottle, poured into a large glass. Clear golden colour with a nice head. Medium carbonation. Floral nose. Heavy in hop bitterness, and a sweet citrus grapefruit bitter taste. Excellent double IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of citrus hops with some bitter notes also clearly noticeable. Taste is dominated by huge citrus and grapefruit notes with some floral undertones and some bitterness. Malt presence is hard to distinguish under the huge amount of hops used in this beer. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very good but a little bit too strong on the bitterness in my opinion.


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