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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle in Nørrebroparken. Cloudy golden colored with a medium sized white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of hops, pine needles and biscuits. Fruity flavor of caramel, hops and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
Draught at The Beer Junction, Seattle
Blond color with creamy head. Nice aroma of manure and cereals. Lean mouthfeel; very good integration of malts and hops; the malt is also a bit crispy, while the hop is resiny and a bit citrusy.
Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
8th June 2014
Lightly hazy gold beer, little pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and minerally crisp and semi dry. Very light malt base, smooth and slightly sweet, trace of cream. Hops are delightful combo of light pine, floral things, passion fruit led tropical fruits and light fresh orange. Finishes smooth, really nicely balanced and easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13921) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Tap at phili bar... Big white head... Big juicy floral orange nose.... Big pine dry fruits... Big zezt... Liads of hops.. Oily and bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13156) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle from BottleDog London. Hazy amber lasting thin white head. Lot’s of pink grapefruit on the aroma. Sweet in the mouth. Good pink grapefruit. Good bitterness on the finish. Tastes fresh as hell to be honest for an American Dipa in London. It’s got a bit of heat on the finish. Good pink grapefruit hoppy bitterness though. Good big beer maybe a touch too alcoholic, but it’s very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Draft. Clear light amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, some lemon, pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, pineapple, some pine, light grapefruit/lemon. Medium-full body, low carbonation, some stickiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10694) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours translucent golden amber with an off-white head. Aroma is suggesting cat pee - but obviously not from a "wild" species. This is a different aroma. Med body. Flavor is very hoppy - incense, floral, fruit, tropical fruit, citrus, then getting a bit earthy as things move along. It’s really delicious - but very "new and different". Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
On tap @ Tustin. Clear golden pour with a white head. Awesome tropical fruit hop aromas. Big pineapple and mango. Pine, grapefruit, and some melon. Nice sweet tropical fruit flavors and a mild bitterness. Pine, pineapple, and melon hop notes. Quite a bit of grapefruit and citrus peel as well. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10405) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Draft. Poured clear light copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good to excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy smooth bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. A solid beer.

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