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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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cbuk1013 (243) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2013
I drank this right after a Heady and I thought it held up very well in comparison. No drawbacks to this well crafted, highly drinkable DIPA


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1382) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle. Light gold color. Aroma of tart citrus and a little alcohol. Flavor is sweet candy orange and citrus. Well balanced and drinkable for a double ipa. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopmaestro (110) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
Aroma is sweet and fruity as expected from this kind of brew. The taste is also quite fresh and fruity but with that rather deep semi-heavy malt base. A nice mid-bitter pine and grape finish sets in. It is easy to drink, and a top notch Imperial IPA

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Karsa_Orlong (1) - Newark, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2014 does not count
Golden yellow, slightly hazy with little head. Big bittering with nice staying power accompanied with heavy hop aroma. Resinous, pine, grapefruit, some tropical fruitiness and a little booze. Malt has a little sweetness to counterbalance the hops but it stays well in the background. A little sticky which pairs well with the resiny character. One of my favorite

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chribban (178) - SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
Yellow, light hazy beer with a white, two finger high head.

Fantastic nose! Tropical fruit, orange, mandarine, mango, grass, sweet malt and resin.
Taste: Grass, orange marmelade, honey, grapefruit and pine.
Body: Medium body with a tiny, sticky, carbonation. Great biterness that increase at the end.

Beatiful, great beer! I just love this!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (1022) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy gold and big white cap. Aroma of juicy citrus, tropical fruit, floral notes, and grassy pine. Taste is sweet and gritty bitterness. Chewy and dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phikus (59) - syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2014 This is not a bad beer I just am not a fan of the juicy tropical hops that dominate this beer. That being said its tropical mango from aroma to finish. Well balanced bitterness but there isn’t much malt it seems balanced by juice. Kind of a watery mouth feel I thought. Really bummed because I love victory beers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3029) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Sample, draught, 4 ounces, during the Bacon and Beer Fest in New York with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on July 26 2014; eye: caramel, hazy, thin sheet of beige head, nice lacing; nose: tropical fruits, light pine, refreshing; mouth: tropical fruits, light pine, refreshing, light astringency, dry finale in tropical fruits with light presence of pine, medium-full body; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, 4 onces, durant le Bacon and Beer Fest à New York avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 26 juillet 2014; œil : caramel, voilée, petite couverture de mousse beige, bonne dentelle; nez : fruits tropicaux, léger pin, rafraîchissante; bouche : fruits tropicaux, léger pin, rafraîchissante, légère astringence, finale sèche en fruits tropicaux avec légère présence de pin, corps moyen-corsé; en résumé : bien bon

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1086) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Clear yellow orange pour with a nice lasting white head. Great lacing. Aroma is sweet citrus, pine, grass, and floral. Taste is sweet juicy citrus, pine, caramel, and grass. Medium sticky body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blogmeabeer (5) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2014 does not count
A bit hazy with a thin head. Nice smell with pine, grass and tropical fruits. Very bitter taste with a hint of pine and sprucesprouts, citrus and green fresh herbs. Long bitter finish with pine and citrus. Although high on alcohol, 8.7%, it feels light and fresh, but with a punch. I like this one and I think its a beautiful IPA!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (1046) - Nevada, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Floral and leafy hop aroma. Deep golden and clear. Moderate bitterness. Sweet caramel body is overpowered by hop flavor with a dry lingering finish.


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