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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sailracer (401) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rick_91709 (169) - USA - SEP 15, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy gold, almost no head. Aroma of citrus and a little pine. Heavy grapefruit taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (707) - Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Pours a hazy golden color with a big meringue like white head and great lacing. Aroma of citrus and mango with some pine and wood. Taste mango and grapefruit with some pine and earthy flavor as well as a bit of spiciness and alcohol sweetness. Good amount of piney/floral bitterness that is balanced by the other hop flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Good balance of interesting and complimentary hop flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (385) - USA - SEP 15, 2014
A hazy orangeish color with half a finger of white head. Smells tropical and citrus fruit up front with pine and earthy spicy hops in the back. Taste is much the same with a tropical and citrus fruit beginning, specifically orange, pineapple, maybe banana even, then an earthy bitter in middle with pine and floral notes, ends with a nice bit of caramel malt, honey, orange marmalade sweetness. An interesting blend of flavors, and a hop lovers dream. Well balanced medium bodied and carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJestersBeer (2059) - SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy deep straw, with a white head. Hoppy, resiny, spicy aroma, loads of tropic fruit, spruce, grapefruit peel, hints of sweat and cat’s pee (in a positive sense...), gooseberry, apricot. Off-dry, medium bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2. Hoppy, resiny taste, apricot, spruce, light caramel, grapefruit peel, malt, citrus, grass, lemon. Very well balanced, quite complex, convincing hop profile, ridiculously drinkable. (2014-09-14)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JeyAre (208) - - SEP 13, 2014
Sweaty and hoppy aroma. Pale golden appearance with white significant head. Heavy bitter and medium sour taste. Medium body with oily texture and quite flat carbonisation. Overall a quite goos strong double IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (98) - GREECE - SEP 13, 2014
355 ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub Thessaloniki, courtesy of George. Almost clear pale golden color with white head. Hoppy - fruity aroma, pine, citrus fruits, tropical fruits, slightly grassy - floral. Taste is sweet and hoppy bitter. Light to medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, nice bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
veronneaupy (131) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Au nez, ça sent le thé et la poussière. C'est aussi herbacé. En bouche, c'est bien amère et assez corsé avec un goût de malt. La finale est sèche et amère. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kambei70 (596) - - SEP 13, 2014
2014 bottle. Very hazy golden orange. Lots of particulates. Aroma is dank and musty with orange marmalade and grass. Taste is malt, some tropical fruit and an intense pine and floral bitterness. Abrasive on the tongue. Full and thick mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zymurgeist2 (1016) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
On draught at PHL airport. Holy crap this is good! Massive herb, funk, dank fruit aroma. Clear and pale gold with white head and lacing. Taste follows aroma and is massively good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (219) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange-amber color, with a froth, decent head, collapsing to a thin film. Fantastic hop-fruitiness, foremost defined by orange and lime, over a buttery toffee background. Aromas also contain a good amount of pine and fresh cut grass with hints of tropical papaya. Bitter citrus hops explode on the palate with grass and metallic carbonation even enhancing its crisp impression, while ample bready, slightly toffeeish malts carefully balance the brew. The hop complexity is suberb, great interplay between tropical, refreshing orange and papaya, with an enjoyable herbal support, while sour citrus and onion sting the palate, leading to piney, wooden malt notes. Long, sticky citrus finish with an unexpected piney quality shining through.

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