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RATINGS: 1022   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 12/20
badwhale (391) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle to glass shaker. Pours a dark yellow, clear, and an off white head that dissipates quickly. Barnyard aroma, and citrus notes. Great hop flavors, very deceiving ABV. Mouthfeel is pretty light. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shark_Pants (397) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2015
Golden amber colour, small head that dissipates quickly. Grassy and piney aromas, with some lemon citrus as well. The taste hits the same notes, with honey malt sweetness but doesn’t really resonate. Nice slick oily texture and light tingle. Solid but not spectacular.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and light pine flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and light pine lingers with light tropical fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (376) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Pours a clear golden yellow with a half-inch white head. Aroma is grassy and soft caramel. Taste is slight sweet caramel followed by slight bitterness which then leads to a sweet honey-ish finish. Medium-full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (128) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Aroma: spruce, citrus, Appearance: golden, clear, white head Taste: golden, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2901) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden with a foamy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine and citrus. Moderately bitter and slightly sweet flavor with grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit, citrus and caramel. Slick texture, medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thehinge (282) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Golden pour with a small white head. Lacing is a bit thin. Grassy aroma. Tons of hop taste throughout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopbrad (5) - - MAY 12, 2015 does not count
perfect tropical, pine and resinous hop flavor and a slight malt presence. about as good as it gets for a double IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (8271) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2015
12 oz bottled. BB 04/Jul/2015. (The Beer Mongers) Portland, OR.
Cloudy yellow golden colour with a small rocky white head. Dry citrusy hops, freshness, moderate bitterness, dryness and niceness in the aroma. I was expecting something very harsh and dark... I’m positive now. The flavour is also very hoppy... and strong and intoxicating. Dry, hoppy and strong. Not necessarily a world class DIPA but definitely a very good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2159) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Looks like carbonated honey. Citrus and pine but with a dark earthiness adding a different twist.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
619photos (3) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2015 does not count
Well balanced hops with mellow citrus notes make this an easy favorite. First time enjoying this double IPA and would not hesitate to buy more of this.

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