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RATINGS: 909   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2013
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1053) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. Taste is bitter citrus, dough, pine, wood and a nice dose of booze. Solid IPA. Cheers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (3024) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Tap, gold pour with white head. Nose and taste are super hoppy and bitter, awesome citrus for days

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjmc64 (18) - Deer Park, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Poured from 12oz. bottle. Hazy, light gold with a medium white head that faded quickly. Strong aroma, heavy on citrus, especially grapefruit, also pine notes. Light to medium mouthfeel. Nice up front juicy citrus flavors, again with grapefruit coming to mind. This fades into a long finishing bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5877) - Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2014
12 oz. bottle (also had on draft a while ago). Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have a nice toasted bready malt base with citrus, resiny, dank hops, moderate bitterness and I agree with many others that this is an improvement over Hop Wallop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (1600) - Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Notes of citrus and tropical fruit but has a bit of the catty Simcoe character I’m not crazy about. Also a touch too bitter for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigbish (552) - California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
This is a really great DIPA. Very well balanced between the hops and malts, with a nice sweet finish. You could actually sit and have a few of these without wanting to rip your tongue out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (11048) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 14, 2014
Frischer Hopfenantrunk, milde angenehme Bitterkeit. Vollmundig, steigende holzige Bitterkeit. Intensiv blumig, kernig, Aromen von Zitrone und Vanille. Absolut gelungen! 11/12/12/13/11/13

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6968) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2014
bottled, lightly hazed golden with a lingering head; loads of grapefruit in the aroma, with hints of artificial kiwifruit and pine forest floor; good whack of bitterness, hints of peach and vanilla. very drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcclainc50 (204) - New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a golden color with a little cloudiness and a medium white head leaving a little lacing. Nice hoppy aroma. Up front hoppy taste with a grapefruit and citrus aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bricks (635) - Delaware, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Balanced hop smell. Average appearance. Tastes is a great balance of various hop styles. Excellent IPA.

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