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RATINGS: 539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
johnbuck100 (230) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Draft in Lancaster. New standard for double IPA. Hoppy, nice unfiltered haze, with a wonderful flavor. the 8.7 alcohol is completely hidden by the hops. Not bitter, just a perfect citrus aroma and taste. lighter than hop wallop, a good thing. one of the best beers i have had in my 40 years of drinking beers. Perfection attained.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
grundsow (44) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Difficult to describe the appeal of the leaf-litter type of flavor and aroma of this fantastically great-tasting beer! Reminiscent of a handful of loose, dark, composting leaf dirt from the woods. Only downside is the high alcohol & price tag.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dbree22 (10) - Dunedin, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Victory? Yes! Bout time you Bums made something good. This is in my top 5 for IPAs. Great job!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrhopsbeertalk (66) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bushfucs (1) - - DEC 31, 2013 does not count
This is the first beer to make me join ratebeer. No BS this beer is straight up funky Skunk in a botttle, Victory knows what they were goin for and I got it.

4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
soupy (30) - - MAR 1, 2014
Bright fruity, hop heavy, bronze pour. A great IPA, reminiscent of a West Coast style.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheWhiteWolf (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014 does not count
Scored a case for 42.50$ Popped a bottle and poured it into a pint glass. It yielded a 2 cm creamy head that was bursting with pungent hops. The taste was wildly hoppy with notes of bitter pine clashed with pineapple and with an almost indescribably glorious dank finish. It was smooth drinking and I hardly noticed the 8.7% abv. World Class IIPA.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TYearby (7) - New Prague, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2014 does not count
The hop bite is there from the get go and the palate is awesome! The Simcoe hops are awesome and the taste is even better!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MattShizzle (532) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle - Xmas present. Light golden color - clear. Hoppy aroma. Really good! This might even be better than Hop Wallop was. Really, really hoppy.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
iworkatinitech (24) - New York, USA - JAN 10, 2014
This hit every note I wish for in a black IPA. Nice roastiness in the aroma and taste as well as an assertive hop profile that delivers throughout!


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