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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
johnbuck100 (248) - 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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drpimento (2421) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Man, they nailed this sucker. Killer appearance, aroma, flavor, palate, finish, the whole ball of wax. Can really drink the hell out a this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Roser (44) - Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Appearance- semi cloudy/hazy, honey gold hue. Decent foamy bone white head that dissipates evenly and leaves good lacing. Smell- it’s got that "cat pee" thing going on. Obvious welcome overwhelming piney, resiny nose. Taste- hop hop hoppy! Perfect level of bitterness. Pine upfront that lasts throughout with a little bit of a sweet honey center. Mouthfeel- so smooth! Big (but not too big), full flavored. Goes down easy for a DIPA (could get in trouble with this one if not keeping count). Overall- excellent! Outstanding! There’s a lot going on in this beer, without too much going on (you know what I mean). Get it! Enjoy it! Cheers all!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2015
My absolute favorite beer. Golden, full of pungent piney citrus dank hops, taste is dominated by tropical fruits, grassy funk and a snap of bitter. Finished clean and heady. A perfect DIPA.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AlbusDumbledor (16) - Montesarchio, ITALY - FEB 8, 2015
bread, citrus, floral, resin, herbs, amber, clear, white foam, frothy, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium body, oily feel, thin feel, soft carbonation, long finish, bitter,

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
loverbeer58 (10) - - FEB 14, 2015
Birra buonissima, che fa dell’equilibrio r della complessità del sapore,oltre che dell’odore, il suo punto forte. Non la più amara del lotto, non blanda ma sicuramente equilibrata bene come poche. Birra buonissima.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dirtyhop (10) - - FEB 14, 2015
Miglior birra di sempre, tra quelle bevute da me. Equilibrata, buon amaro, tanti luppoli e bella sorpresa. Grandissima birra.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
grundsow (107) - 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.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Fashawn (374) - Montesarchio, ITALY - FEB 9, 2015
Birra irripetibile. Unica come sapori e complessita, naso splendido a cui manca un minimo di forza per essere perfetro. Ma passano in rasswgna frutra tropicale, agrumi, pino ,ed un po’ d’erba. In bocca la base maltata è sufficiente per supportare la birra, che ha tanta frutta tipo papaya, ananas, ed un po’ di frutta verde, dopo il finale agli agji di pino ed erba appena tagliata, appena terroso. Corpo quqsi snello, alcol impercettibile, pochissime bollicine e birra quasi oleosa, ma scorrevole. Capolavoro.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dbree22 (11) - 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!


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