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RATINGS: 905   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
coolfunnj (323) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (1594) - Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Notes of citrus and tropical fruit but has a bit of the catty Simcoe character I’m not crazy about. Also a touch too bitter for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigbish (552) - California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
This is a really great DIPA. Very well balanced between the hops and malts, with a nice sweet finish. You could actually sit and have a few of these without wanting to rip your tongue out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (11035) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 14, 2014
Frischer Hopfenantrunk, milde angenehme Bitterkeit. Vollmundig, steigende holzige Bitterkeit. Intensiv blumig, kernig, Aromen von Zitrone und Vanille. Absolut gelungen! 11/12/12/13/11/13

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6936) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2014
bottled, lightly hazed golden with a lingering head; loads of grapefruit in the aroma, with hints of artificial kiwifruit and pine forest floor; good whack of bitterness, hints of peach and vanilla. very drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcclainc50 (204) - New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a golden color with a little cloudiness and a medium white head leaving a little lacing. Nice hoppy aroma. Up front hoppy taste with a grapefruit and citrus aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bricks (633) - Delaware, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Balanced hop smell. Average appearance. Tastes is a great balance of various hop styles. Excellent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1511) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Enjoyed on tap at ABV in New York, NY while having some brunch. Appearance is a nice gold with a rich white head. Aroma of piney hops. Taste is pretty good, moderate bitterness, nice flavor. Good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bkurtz (866) - PERU - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle - Pours a clear golden with big, creamy head and some lacing. Great aromas of sweet mango, pineapple, and citrus. Good mouth feel. Aromas continue in the taste, then sweet fruits, finishing with some bitterness. Great balance, great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KeefOz (963) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2014
BB 08/11/15. Poured a translucent golden colour with a one-finger open foamy head that retained Ok and laced well. Carbonation low and fine. Aroma of very nice fruity hops, tropical fruits and some grapefruit/citrus. Taste dominated by nice tart grapefruit. Light body. Slightly sweet fruity but hops dominated. Crisp, refreshing with a slightly dry finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Case (256) - GERMANY - NOV 30, 2014
Pours pale yellow with white head. Aroma is huge load of hops, freshly cut grass on a meadow as far as the nose can smell, some citrus. Taste is intensely bitter and deliciously hoppy. Pine, grass, a bit of honey sweetness. Really good balance, not too sweet and heavy like some DIPAs. Fantastic!

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