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RATINGS: 549   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13196) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11181) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10359) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10099) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Draft. Cloudy deep amber color, white head. Nice fruity aroma. Taste is very bitter fruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (9948) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (9492) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
A hazed golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, classic biscuit malt over pungent floral hops, with light catty notes, citrus, nice. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with loads of citrusy hops, floral and resinous, and grapefruit pulp. Bottle at Brooklyn Pour 2013.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9100) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is herbal, dank, earthy, and citrus hops with lightly sweet biscuit malt, pear and apricot fruity esters. Flavor is heavy citrus, juicy hops, supporting biscuit malt, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9057) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle poured a hazy tarnished gold with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit zest, earthiness, light pine and light lemon zest. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit zest, pine and light earthiness with a crisp dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.


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