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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.

MattShizzle's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MattShizzle (561) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle - Xmas present. Light golden color - clear. Hoppy aroma. Really good! This might even be better than Hop Wallop was. Really, really hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorgosh (318) - - JUL 3, 2015
Det här var nog roligare i teorin än i praktiken. Skyhöga förväntningar som inte uppfylls kan ta död på vilken motivation som helst. Särskilt viljan att dela ut ett högt betyg kan bli lidande. Beviset på det har du i den här flaskan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kita (1427) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle, 0.355l. Clear golden color with large soapy off-white head, good lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of pineapple, pine, citrus, caramel and flowers. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel, follows by toasted malts and resin, mouthfeel is spicy, while finish is heavy bitter with long aftertaste. Medium to full body, oily texture and soft carbonation in palate. I’ve had better double IPA’s so far...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
magpieken (122) - - JUL 1, 2015
12 Fl Oz bottle. Enjoy by 29/10/2015. Opaque, pale gold colour with a generous, slightly off-white head, which thinned out but left some nice lacing. Floral aroma of grapefruit, pine, earthiness, honey and malt. Low to medium sweetness and similar bitterness. Medium / full body, very noticeable alcohol (boozy but without the burn), smooth, almost oily texture and some gentle bitterness in the finish. Nicely balanced and not as bitter as I was expecting, I consider this one to be decent without being exceptional. 7.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rusos (65) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (5881) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 30, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 1, 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. Long hoppy bitter finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (2935) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fajry (1050) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9452) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NBird (502) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnoaksson (733) - , 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.

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