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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nj_BierMaven (104) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Growler from Central Liquors, beautiful golden orange pour, medium carbonation leaves a light lacing on the glass. Forceful grapefruit and light pine aroma, bitter finish when cold, the malt shines through as its a bit warmer. Solid effort, a few I like better but glad to see Victory scoring a home run here.


4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersighted (104) - - SEP 20, 2014
Super piney and bitter DIPA. Love the full body to this bold beer. A true west coast style IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackafholmes (208) - - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle from brewdog, sheffield courtesy of s_hartshorne. Hazy yellow ale with a stodgy thick white head. Aroma is piney and and slightly tropical. Taste is crisp and refreshing, not as bitter as most dipas. Slightly Prickly and medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (1637) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
Smak och doft av humle, malt, tropisk frukt så som ananas, mango, passionsfrukt, grapefrukt, granskott med toner av gräs och örter. Frisk, lagom sötma, bra balans mellan smakerna med en tydlig beska med smak av grapefrukt och granskott. En riktigt god dubbel IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
panacea (75) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
Pours bright yellow with frothy white head. Leaves beautiful lacing along the sides of the glass. Nose is at first pines and hay but quickly changes over to a very pronounced passion fruit aroma, superb! Taste is a bit different mostly citrus zest and some pine. Thin but fitting body. Medium to low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SaintMatty (5257) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle - Golden with a haze and a small head. Grapefruit, lemon and lychees in the aroma. Tangy, fruity and hoppy taste with notes of graoefruit, lemon, peach and some slightly woody hints.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHult (246) - SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
Flaska från Systembolaget. Guldfärgad vätska med vitt skum. Söt fruktig humledoft. Söt smak med dominerande beska.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MSBrindbergs (333) - Solna, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
Flaska från SB. Mörkgul lätt dimmig vätska med vitt skum. Doftar kraftigt av övermogen exotisk frukt. På gränsen till unket vilket man ju gillar. Stor fruktig sötma översköljs av en grym beska. Sticker till bra! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5lickv1c (112) - DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget hansa. Pretty funky aroma with some hay and orange. The taste is dominant and bitter, but it's surprisingly refreshing and easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kristall-König (2244) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
Nasal harzig, würzig, Mango, Mandarine, Grapefruit. Süßer Auftakt, Mandarine bis weit in die Mitte. Hier noch fruchtig und süß, bitter. Abgang bittert stark, Zitrus, Kaffee, wärmt. Super.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamTheBarrel (451) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2014
355ml brown bottle, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is cloudy amber with a medium sized beige frothy head that reduced quickly. Aroma of grapefruit, mango, orange zest and pine. Flavours of grapefruit, orange zest, caramel, mango, bread and a hint of lemon zest. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, smooth body and average carbonation. Overall a great Imperial IPA.


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