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RATINGS: 536   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thicksuds (387) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Decent DIPA, not really my style, very hoppy and bitter, but doesn’t have much else in the way of flavor or complexity, felt a little empty on the back end to me...still worth a shot.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kansascityCW (38) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2014
Wow. Outstanding DIPA. On tap at the Tipsy Boar in Hollywood, FL. Very well balanced; to me neither the malt nor hops really dominate the flavor more than the other. Not incredibly bitter like a lot of other IPAs.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (9476) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
Bottle at the Hotel room in San Diego. Hoppy grassy aroma, caramel, floral, hay, pine apples, some mango. Hoppy pine flavor, mango, citrus, pine apples, floral, caramel, geassy notes. Nice fresh DIPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (2835) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 16, 2014
Bottle. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Pours yellow with a huge head, aroma of marmalade, tangerine, pineapple and onion, flavor is bitter and sweet with tangerine and onion, medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeoHippie2 (794) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 16, 2014
Hazy golden pour with a white head. Aromas of citrus peel, malts, and some nice floral notes. Flavor is citrus peel hops at first balanced out by some nice malt sweetness. Tasty. Bottle from DandyWolfFloyd, thanks man!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (453) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
12 fl. oz. bottle bought in PA. Pours a golden colour with a nice generous white head. Aroma is fruity. Taste is hops, fruits. Very good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigda83 (32) - Jamestown, New York, USA - APR 14, 2014
Throw in from a trade. Despite having this available to me, had never tried it so I was happy to have one tossed in. Pour is golden and hazy with white head and nice lacing. Smell is sweet malt, floral, citrus, pine. Taste bursting with floral, citrus fruit, grapefruit in particular, pine, resin. Has a bit of stickiness to it and the perfect amount of sweetness, followed by a bitter end. I’m ery happy I got to try this and will be sure to pick some up in the future.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresyourball (445) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a full clear golden color. Nose is pine, floral, earth. Nose is grapefruit, juice, malt. Dry finish. Nice balance, not bad overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BiddleBrau (876) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2014
At harvest grill. Clear golden no head. Malt hop aroma. This is a gentle beer given its alcohol. It’ll sneak up on you.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4081) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden orange pour, with a white head. Nice hop aroma, citrus, light tropical fruit, grapefruit, and pine. Flavors of citrusy hops, pine, some caramel, bread, and a bit watery. It’s good, but somewhat of a disappointment.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericwill99 (34) - Texas, USA - APR 10, 2014
I'm a little surprised by the cloudyness, and I'm definitely surprised by the floral hops. And I like it.


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