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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (539) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2014
12 oz bottle. The pour on this is a not quite clear gold with perhaps a lightly ruby hue. There isn't really any head to speak of, and the lace doesn't exist either. The aroma is very piney with some hoppiness and a nice citrus tone with it. The flavor is great. It's a nice balance between a bitter hoppiness and a great floral tone, while keeping the citrus prominent and a touch of pineyness on the back end. The mouth feel is good, coats just enough, and the aftertaste is rather delightful as well. Much better than I was expecting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1262) - 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 (225) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle in Nørrebroparken. Cloudy golden colored with a medium sized white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of hops, pine needles and biscuits. Fruity flavor of caramel, hops and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
strap (398) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JUL 10, 2014
Can’t imagine a better double IPA. Coniferous aroma. Caramel sweetness backed up by some earthy and pine hops. Extremely good brew

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1604) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
All ipas should strive for this level of c awesomeness. Pours a shimmering yellow with beautiful white lacing. Aromas and flavors melon and honey dew and tropical goodness. Enough lupulin in there to keep hopheads satiated. Amazing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drvenkman16 (1) - New Paltz, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2014 does not count
caramel, citrus, earthy, amber, hazy, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thick feel, average carbonation

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Where and how: bottle 355 ml
Aroma old school Victory. Aromatic hops, sugar dipped mango. Mild peppery hints with semi dry alcohol that balances sweetness well. Traditional straight old school 2IPA with some tweaks.
Appearance :
Top: long lived creamy snowy white cap. Superb lace on glass.
Base: sunny amber with chill? haze.
Palate : soft, semi full bodied, delicate carbonation but not flat. Delicate set up yet flavorful. Mastery craftsmanship apparent.
Taste: subtle that one might wrongly call it simplistic. Fine detail are hiding in corners. Leafy citrusy bitters with soft sweet mid-top-end.
Other notes dangerously approachable, pleasure to have one.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (1840) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle - hazy gold with slim white head. Big citrus aroma with lots of fruit and pine. Lots of pine, resin, earthiness. Superb hoppy bitterness, medium bodied, crisp, refreshing, drinkable. sweet, dry, well balanced. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Pours clear blond, finger white head Smell super piney citrus, grapefruit Taste clean pine, fruity hop finish Mid body, sticky Great

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (1319) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2014
This beer is really nice and starts with a hops and citrus aroma. The flavor is mild, bitter, potent. All alcohol is covered. The finish is sweet and just slightly spicy.


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