coolfunnj (321) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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
gerbewa (210) - - JUL 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a very strong grassy aroma of hops. Love this beer great double. Had this with Erik from one bottle.
nicony79 (1) - - JUL 29, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a huge nose. Little head. Big flavor earthy citrusy piney delish. Very good double ipa.
omhper (19235) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Akkurat, Stockholm. Hazy golden, small head. Rich aroma of sweaty grapefruit peels and hay. Sweet with full body and soft mouthfeel. Dough, grapefruit and white pepper. Intensely warming finish with long bitterness.
LtDan (1785) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Pours a hazy amber gold with a nice pillowy head that falls thin cap.
Aroma: Big dank nose, tangerine, mango, peach, pine, lemon.
Taste: Citra hops or something similar: (please refer to the description above for exact hop blend) orange fruit and pith, low bitterness. Clean yeast. Finishes with medium bitterness. Dry.
Mouthfeel: For a double IPA, very dry, full side of medium bodied, nothing sticky or syrupy about it. Average carbonation.
Overall: Super impressed by this beer. I’m thinking I was treated to a very fresh bottle, which really maximized my enjoyment. I’m spoiled living very close to Firestone Walker, Pizza Port, AleSmith,Societe and Stone, so my kind of IPA and Double IPA comes from them. This beer for me, was as good as anything made by the following in terms of Double IPAs, I was damn near doing backflips. So for those of you on the east coast, and not close enough to Vermont, I suggest you put down that trade box, and pick up a fresh four pack of DirtWolf.
It’s interesting to look at the family lineage on this beer too. When I dived into craft head first, Victory Hop Wallop was at the top of my list. As I became familiar with other beers that provided more Wallop from the Hops, I moved away from that particular beer. Victory making a perfect example of a West Coast Double IPA with the new hop varieties has me hooked all over again, and excited for other beer enthusiasts all over the country that have to trade hard to get a dank, baddass hoppy beer.
HopTsing (412) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Out of the bottle poured a hazy golden brew with a nice thick, frothy head. This beer has loads of everything that an IPA lover, which I am not, will love. It has full body. It has loads of malt. It has hops enough to make you pucker. It has citrus flavors and the aroma of cat piss. I may have to get my tooth brush out to scrape the bitterness off my tongue.
tia (860) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Hazy orangey color with some sediment and pillowy cream head. Sharp smelling with a little cat piss, and I get a chivey-ness, and some peachy gummy candy, and a little grapefruit, and some floral. Is that possible? I get a little of the peachiness in the flavor then- yay hops! Will have to scrape my tongue. Haven’t had a good DIPA in a while. Happy now.
ABUSEDGOAT (2336) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden amber color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is floral, citrus, grapefruit, pine, resin, the whole show. Medium bodied, moderate to high bitterness. Fairly unique for a double IPA, there’s all kinds of goodness going on here.
northropfrye (2148) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks cards04 for this one! Light cloudy yellow body with some head, quickly fading and some lacing. Nice strong pine aroma, a touch of lemon and vanilla and some resin. Quite bitter and dry tasting, bitter aspirin aftertaste, dry almost wine wine quality, a touch of booze heat. Smooth palate. Overall a pretty great double IPA.
Espo1 (31) - - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - cloudy yellow with tight white head
A - dank hops hit the nose with a slight malty hint
T - well balanced malt and hop profile that finishes sweet
M - well carbonated
O - good beer that is well balanced for IBUs and hides the alcohol well
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
biirusaikou (555) - - JUL 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tons of citrus hoppiness, grapefruit followed by refreshing pine, solid caramel maltiness. A lovely hop bomb with a dangerously high drinkability :)