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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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
WhatAlesYa13 (7) - Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
Hazy amber color that pours to a thin white head. Nice fresh citrius nose. Very bright grapefruit taste with a clean finish.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
KCCONY (1) - Kenmore, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
Great taste. Cloudy in color. Super hoppy. Would rate up there with the best of them ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (169) - USA - DEC 26, 2014
The bottle is cool, the premise is cool, the reputation is great. The pour is gold, cloudy, unfiltered, and completed with a layer of dense, creamy foam. The aroma is ambrosial and brings forward honey-lemon, teeming with pine resin. Biting gently on my olfactory senses, it lures me in to drink. The flavor is mildly bitter, the first sip obviously the strongest as this taste of hops is my first for the night. The taste is drawn up and around the sides of my tongue, tracing the edge of it with a dryness that accentuates the delectable harshness that comes with a really good DIPA. It makes my mouth water and draws me in to tip the glass again. The dryness is short-lived, the flavor mirroring the aroma of a honey-heavy lemon with a touch of light caramel. The body is median a sticky brew, consistent with the style and the brew is leaving an impressive lace on my glass. I am excited to have been able to try this so fresh and thank @brewluva for the experience. Lucky me! Yum!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3863) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Super good DIPA. Hoppy honey with a bit of a bite. Floral upfront with a citrusy tail. Another great offering from Victory.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gruffyboy (15) - - DEC 25, 2014
Excellent double IPA; great balance and lovely smooth flavor without the overpowering booze or astringency. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2247) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2014
Keg @Brewdog Cardiff, 12-08-2014.
Pours dark odl with nice white head. Fruity and somesour nose. Quite tasty, moderate bitterness, Malty and alcoholic profiled. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1991) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to Butler. Pours a hazy golden yellow with one finger of white head. Aroma is citrus with slight malt. Flavor is grapefruit and tangerine with hints if malt and pine. Really nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arcadia (30) - DeLand, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from ABC. Pours a clear golden with a super thin head that actually sticks around for a bit; some good lacing as well. Aroma is very earthy; pines, citrus, grass. Taste is pretty damn sweet with a medium body and somewhat metallic finish. Packs quite a punch, in the best way. Acquire.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
samzim (250) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
Hoppy aroma with citrus notes. Cloudy straw colour. Pineapple, orange, and caramel flavour; bitter front with mellow finish. Medium body with lively carbonation. A really tasty beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holtguy (129) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours gold with floaters of yeast. Unappealing looking. Pungent aroma of hops, grapefruit and orange zest. Flavor is pretty well balanced. Sweet malt bill with nice bitterness. Not too heavy. Very good, but not so different than the seemingly hundreds of other double IPAs out there.


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