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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (201) - HONG KONG - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle from Bottle Craft in SD at G&M's. Golden color - lighter than usual. Juicy hops and bready malt aroma - good. Taste is spicy bitter hops with juicy flavors too. Smooth and rich palate. Really good DIPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rentonj7 (17) - USA - JUL 13, 2014
Aroma: Huge blast of orange, lemon, pepper, dank. Appearance: Pale straw with a more generous head than many doubles. Taste: Medium sweetness with a lot of malt moving into the citrus. Orange rind, lemon/lime. Heavy bitterness. Palate: Medium to full body with a creamy and oily mouthfeel. Nice lingering bitter finish that sticks to the cheeks. Overall: Very nice double IPA that strays from the rest of the pack.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BazookaJoe (232) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Pours light orange with a big citrus aroma. Very bitter first sip smacks the tongue and finishes super citrusy and piney. Strong notes of hop resin, black pepper and orange lingers for a while in your mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hohops (217) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Half a pint from a BrewDog keg. Appearance- cloudy, golden, a one finger white head. Aroma- lots of fruit, especially grapefruit and orange. Citrus fruit, very hoppy. Taste is big- very bitter, a full mouthfeel- a little bit creamy in the mouth. lots of tangerine and orange peel, plenty of hop resins, lemons and a hint of lime, a very long finish. Clings to the mouth. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1090) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
Gyllengul öl med vitt skum. Doften är främst citrus men även karamell och lätt kryddighet. Samma i smaken med en del extra fruktighet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1183) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours light hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is peach, apricots, citrus, resin, pine and biscuit. Taste is mid sweet ripe fruits, medium bitter pine, finish is lingering dry grassy bitterness. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3130) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from Berlin in Nørrebroparken. Pours a clear golden with a small off-white head. Bitter with some sweetness. Aromas of sprucy hops with hints of grapefruit. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2359) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Thin head of white bubbles with minimal carbonation. Nice citrusy hops aroma with some pineapple, caramel malts and some mild cheddar cheese. Color is a nice bright golden orange. Noticable alcohol presence and warming. More citrusy hops and caramel in the flavor. Moderate bitterness but is balanced very well. Some herbal flavors, bitter orange and mint. Finishes dry and a bit pasty from the bitterness. A very good IIPA!!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1263) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Single bottle from W&M Mansfield. Pours out a cloudy-hazy light golden color. Some stuff floating around. Honey-spice-pine aromas. Flavor is quite bland at first. Much better as it warms. Somewhat peppery, like a good saison, but plenty of spicy bitterness. Slight bit of citrus too. Very good overall.

2.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastmaster (227) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
On tap. Big head. Well carbonated. I’m getting a dirty sock filed with sliced grapefruit. Mellow thick and sweet. Tastes flat, and the aroma is funky. Might be the glass... unfortunate. Not fanatic.


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