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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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrhopsbeertalk (97) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2013
The aroma and taste are heady peppery hops with hints of pine resin. The malts and ABV nicely balance with the big bitterness. Almost too easy to drink.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1602) - 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.

   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

   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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firemarshal (144) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle. Clear; Dark Amber. Aroma is sweet Citra hops with their wonderful floral scent, pine resin, caramel malts. Flavor is a delicious blend of herbal and sweet floral hops. The Simcoe and Mosaic really stand out. Great malt backbone to support the alcohol. Don’t drink more than 2 on an empty stomach. The wolf bites ;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (1835) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
Pours clear amber with low white head. Aroma of resin, pine and grapefruit with mango and tropical fruit in the background. Taste is big resin bitter with balancing tropical fruit and honey. Rich, creamy body with soft carbonation.

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