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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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Markkind (43) - - NOV 26, 2013
Light golden color with minimal head. Aroma is big with American hops- tons of citrus and earthy tones. Taste is very well balanced with up front bitterness and refreshing essence of citrus. Finish is clean considering DIPA and ABV.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
linusb (31) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
A: Grapefruit, tropical fruits T: Loads of hops, Hay, some caramel in the back

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4391) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
12 ounce bottle - Barrel & Barley Craft Beer Market in Woodstock, Georgia. Appearance: Pale copper-hued body, a bit hazy, with almost an inch of whitish foam. Smell: Chiefly hoppy in the nose, sporting notes of melon, citrus, fresh herb, riding atop the softly bready, lightly doughy, lightly honeyish malts. Taste: Honey-toned malts blended with the melony, citrusy, floral hop flavors. Bready base malts, a little doughy. There’s an encroaching dank resinous quality. Medium-high bitterness. Some semblance of a renewed honey taste underneath the hops. An alcoholic warmth and a little boozy bent precedes the resiny, bitter finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation which has some life to it. Overall: It’s fine, acceptable, but it’s just good to see ole Victory making the effort.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (728) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pale yellow gold color. Small fluffy white head. Nice clinging lace. Fragrant pine hop aroma with notes of sweet honeyish malt. Bittersweet citrus hops are big and bold right from to go. There is an underlying rich maltiness that carries the huge hop bill at first. The complex spicy hop bitterness dominates the palate. There is a tropical fruit malt character in the mid taste and a chewy resin hoppiness in the finish. Outstanding.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JanVah (149) - SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
På flaska från systemet. Gyllengul färg men en vit fingerhög skumkrona. Stor doft av sommaräng. Smakar sött blommigt med en stor beska som ligger kvar länge i gommen.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6277) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2014
355 ml bottle.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Very nice hop profile here, sweet fruits and citric notes, resinous hops with some grass. Palate is equally pleasant, sweetish caramel, lemon, resin and some toffee. Very good balance.
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6343) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orange amber colour with a small head. Aroma of rich floral hops, grapefruit and exotic fruitiness. Very rich bitter flavour with strong grapefruit notes, sweetness, herbs, floral bitterness and some biscuit. Full bodied. Rich, sweet, juicy finish. Brilliant. The hop profile is very similar to some FFF beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADfan (568) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Poured from the bottle it has a golden color with a medium head. Aroma of pine, resin and some grapefruit. The bitterness hits you first them the grapefruit, lemon zest and pine. Good finish.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedevilsfan (155) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Jesus, this came out of left field. Tons of lacing on the glass instantly, dirty light copper color Aroma is dank with some grass, light citrus, tangerine, stone fruits. The smell says get ready... Taste is complex, with pineapple, orange, bready notes with a hint of pine on the back end. This is one amazing DIPA get it. Heady/Pliny you have some competition.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie. Does not like. Julie gives a 2 kind of hoppy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Dark golden color with a medium sized, white head that left perfect lacing up and down the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, tropical fruits, orange, citrus, resins malts, and light alcohol. Taste of pine, citrus, tropical fruit, orange, passion fruit, some sweeter malts, and a somewhat bitter finish. V did their research and really nailed this one, cheers.


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