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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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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Poured hazy yellow with a fizzy white head. Aroma of citrus, melon, and resin. Really inviting aroma. Big tropical citrus hop profile flavor. Really delicious. Palate was a little thin but no alcohol. Good bye Hop Wallop.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1174) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours light hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is peach, apricots, citrus, resin, pine and biscuit. Taste is mid sweet ripe fruits, medium bitter pine, finish is lingering dry grassy bitterness. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3128) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from Berlin in Nørrebroparken. Pours a clear golden with a small off-white head. Bitter with some sweetness. Aromas of sprucy hops with hints of grapefruit. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2359) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Thin head of white bubbles with minimal carbonation. Nice citrusy hops aroma with some pineapple, caramel malts and some mild cheddar cheese. Color is a nice bright golden orange. Noticable alcohol presence and warming. More citrusy hops and caramel in the flavor. Moderate bitterness but is balanced very well. Some herbal flavors, bitter orange and mint. Finishes dry and a bit pasty from the bitterness. A very good IIPA!!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1262) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Single bottle from W&M Mansfield. Pours out a cloudy-hazy light golden color. Some stuff floating around. Honey-spice-pine aromas. Flavor is quite bland at first. Much better as it warms. Somewhat peppery, like a good saison, but plenty of spicy bitterness. Slight bit of citrus too. Very good overall.

2.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastmaster (227) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
On tap. Big head. Well carbonated. I’m getting a dirty sock filed with sliced grapefruit. Mellow thick and sweet. Tastes flat, and the aroma is funky. Might be the glass... unfortunate. Not fanatic.

3.6
   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.

4.5
   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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1609) - 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.

3.9
   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

4.1
   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.


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