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RATINGS: 1058   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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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thicksuds (448) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rusos (63) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden colour with white head. Aroma hops, tropical fruits, grapes, some wine. Taste firstly sweet, then bitterness. Tropical fruits. Alcohol in taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (5864) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle kindly shared by Gurthnar, many thanks. Unclear Golden color with. Medium white head, Ripe fruits, citrus hops in aroma. Sweet tropical fruits, citrus hops, zest, pines, alcohol, lot of alcohol. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (2923) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle. Aroma hoppy, fruity, tropical, lychee. Tempting. Clear golden colour. Taste hits you with pineapple, exotic hoppy kick, lots of intensity, in your face. Does not hide its strength, quite the contrary. Juicy, tasty, gooood.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fajry (1043) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2015
Fľaša. Zlatá farba, biela pena. Vôňa prezretého ovocia, mandariniek, jemne kvasnicové tóny. Chuť alkoholová, sladká, hroznová a aj mandarinková. Dlhá trpko - sladká dochuť. Nie zlé, ale veľmi cítiť alkohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9435) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2015
Draught @ The Pony Bar - Hell’s Kitchen, New York, NY
Pours hazy golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, peach, citrus and orange. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long slightly dry, peach, citrus, grape and piney finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NBird (490) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2015
1L Squealer btl from keg. Looks..lighter very transparent amber, med head. Smells.stonefruit, piney & resinous, some sweet honey caramel. Tastes..stone fruits, pine, resin, fresh caramel, very easy & clean drinking iipa.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnoaksson (726) - , SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2015
Många som haft nära döden-upplevelsen vittnar om ett starkt vitt sken som forsar fram genom etern. Så långt det visuella. Själv är jag mer intresserad av smak- och luktsensationer i detta gränstillstånd. Mig veterligen har ingen gått till botten med den frågan. I brist på tillförlitliga uppgifter kan vi väl hålla till godo med att transcendensen av inget som helst att döma smakar som Victory DirtWolf. Det skulle göra tanken på döden en smula uthärdligare.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrOrla (535) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours Clear golden, with frothy white head.Aroma of thistle, juicy hops, malts, tropical fruits. Taste is hops, juicy hops, malts, alcohol sweetnes, very balanced long lasting fruity taste. Medium carbonation, with a rather strong body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2143) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Bright hazy light orange with small white head. Aroma is grapefruit hops, medium body, medium carbonation, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is nice grapefruit hops and some herbal hops. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (180) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 21, 2015
Poured in SA Perfect Pint showing clear golden grass and well filtered. The nose shows notes of orange, pineapple, and a bit of cannabis. The palate shows good carbonation and a medium body. A good strong malt back bone with a lot of grassy flavored hops.Sharp IPA finish is toned down significantly by the malts but otherwise makes for relatively fun drinking but I think I prefer the single IPA.


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