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RATINGS: 1174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2013
FROM NOTES: October 22, ’13. A: Tropical fruit, orange, mango, and hops. Really floral and fresh. A: Pours a slight cloudy golden orange color, with a nice one finger off white head at the top, leaves a pretty good amount of lacing around the glass. T: Initially an earthy hops bitterness followed by a mild caramel and citrus sweetness. The malt character is hearty but there isn’t much balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy. P: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky. O: A decent 2IPA but there are several others in the style that I would pick first.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsporrer (466) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Pours a medium to dark amber with t thin white head. Light carbonation. Crisp aroma of tart citrus. Slightly syrupy texture. Fairly bitter and not very refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tommynh (90) - - MAY 29, 2016
Very nice IPA, nice initial scent with a good IPA bite. No bitter aftertaste really with some nice notes when tasting ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CopterScott (233) - Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2016
From tap at Yard House in Vegas. Light copper to dark gold color with an off-white head the leaves lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine. Flavor is citrus, pine, and caramel.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
bobbysutts (19) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2016
This must be a dud, smells pretty off. Very disappointing as its my first try of victory beers. It's off down the sink. Shame. Large lumps of sediment almost chalky consistency. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Szopeen (234) - Toruñ, POLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Piwo złociste, klarowne, z ładnie krążkującą, bujną pianą. Aromat niezbyt intensywny, są owoce tropikalne, są czerwone owoce, jest trochę miodu. W smaku cytrusowe, lekko wyczuwalny alkohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evilkniamhel (352) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2016
From bottle. Pours cloudy gold. Nose of lemon sherbet, sharp pine resin, Mandarin. Bitter, tropical fruit, refreshing on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (4919) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle thanks to Craig! Cheers Buddy! Appearance - golden with a nice fluffy head. Nose - fresh sweat, resin and lemon. Earthy spicy. Taste - grapefruit, resin and bitter pith finish. Palate - medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long dry bitter finish. Overall - good double IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3661) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2016
On tap at the Monte Carlo Pub (Las Vegas, NV). Golden body with a thin, white foamy head. Sharp hoppy aroma with grapefruit, malty and flowery hints. Alcohol is subtle. Its robust, well balanced, hoppy taste carries citrusy, woody, and herbal notes. Ends with a long bitter finish. Very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (2463) - SPAIN - MAY 15, 2016
Tap / Tirador. @ Vector Beer Factory, Tokyo, Japon. A: Hazy golden / Dorado turbio. T/S: Hops, fruity, citrusy, slightly resinous and malty / Lupulo, afrutado, citrico, ligeramente resinoso y a malta.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (14844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
Hazy dull gold. Thin head. Has a big hop nose that’s a little wet and green. Somewhat orangey on the palate, with a lot of rich malts and abundant alcohol in the finish. Not the greatest sense of balance.


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