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RATINGS: 1077   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.

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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewhemia (71) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2015
Nice golden beer with thin white head. Subtle aroma of strawberry. Nice volume of taste with a lot of bitterness but with a body to back it up. Quite good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2798) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 28, 2015
(Completely lifted from Blankboy as I agree 100%) Pours a hazy golden-orange with an average size long-lasting frothy white head. Minimal lacing on the glass. Nice aroma of citrus hops, peppery hops, a hint of alcohol and tropical fruit -- a bit resiny as well. Flavour of citrus and tropical fruit and a big bitter finish -- easy to drink for a DIPA. Medium bodied. No complaints at all, this is really good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mateuszk (809) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle. Light golden with white head. In aroma malt, hint of floral hops. In taste low sweet, dry with nice hoppy flavours. The beer is balanced, the bitterness is not over the top. Nice, balanced DIPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
dafozz69 (8) - Sanford, Maine, USA - JUL 24, 2015 does not count
Pours light golden with white head. Aromas of floral hops, spice, and malt. Light to moderate mouth feel and carb. Balanced hop/malt profile leaning slightly to the sweet malty side. Finishes crisp and light. No bitter after taste. For a DIPA, I would prefer a bit more hoppiness, but a nice beer obver all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtw (1140) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Surprisingly hoppy aroma out of the bottle, although I don’t know why I’m surprised. Citrus, vinous, dusty, and bitter, with only a note of malt backbone. More bracing hops, well-balanced hops effect without becoming one dimensional. Clean hoppy finish and overall this is an excellent beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerRenter76 (291) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
"Crystal clear body, golden in color, with a two finger thick head, with lively carbonation. The smell was perfumey and herbal hops with some citric smell. The taste was loaded with grapefruit, and very bitter. The whole flower hops were clearly the star attraction here, and the malt was very unobtrusive. The alcohol level was shockingly well hidden, as there was no burn of any kind. The finish was very dry, with an herbal bitterness. The beer was light and slippery in the mouth, providing a refreshing jolt of bitterness in each sip that did not linger on or coat the mouth. Overall a very nice brew form Victory, certainly worth a try.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mithe (1103) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2015
(tap 0,3l @ OP (Brno))
Aroma: Sweet, malty, caramel, biscuits, light spicy.
Appearance: Clear golden color. Minimal, white head.
Taste: Medium sweet, light bitter, caramel, light earthy hops, light biscuits, light fruity.
Palate: Full body. Bitter finish.
Overall: Nice, tasty, quite complex.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ehaak26 (2) - - JUL 18, 2015 does not count
Bottle poured into glass. Golden color with hoppy aroma. Citrus flavor and just the right bitterness. The first DIPA I enjoyed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (870) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle from Blackrock cellar. Pours clearish golden with white head. Pretty pale colouring for DIPA. Aroma is dough, dusty malt, citrus, grass. A little stale. Flavour is caramel, citrus, medium bitterness on finish. Lasting dry finish. Low carbonation.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rich71 (80) - Rijnsburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2015
Erg lekker double IPA. Niet te vergelijken met anders double/imperial IPA. Voor mij smaakte het als een kruising tussen een double IPA met een Westmalle Tripel. Dus niet verkeerd ! Sowieso is Victory een onderscheidende brouwerij. Proef ook Golden Monkey ! Geweldig !


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