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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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sailracer (412) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Nice hop smell- just like fresh hops. The grapefruit and citrus flavors hit you up front. There isn’t a lot of malt flavor, and I didn’t taste the alcohol, though I could tell this was strong. Not too bitter. Very good overall, but not quite up to lagunitas sucks or nugget nectar standards in my opinion.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5866) - Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2014
12 oz. bottle (also had on draft a while ago). Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have a nice toasted bready malt base with citrus, resiny, dank hops, moderate bitterness and I agree with many others that this is an improvement over Hop Wallop.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (1598) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (11038) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6954) - 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

3.6
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1512) - 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.

4.4
   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.

3.5
   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.


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