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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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badwhale (352) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (555) - - JUL 22, 2014
Tons of citrus hoppiness, grapefruit followed by refreshing pine, solid caramel maltiness. A lovely hop bomb with a dangerously high drinkability :)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Racegoer (352) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Yep some floaters, piney grassy hops in the aroma poured into perfection in a pint glass. Thick and rich this one is a winner pineapple at the end hold it back a touch. This is a solid D IPA. RECOMMENDED!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
backdaft (201) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bomber. Pours a hazy gold. Slick white head leaves nice sheets of lacing. Earthy hops and bready, malty aroma. Dirty earthy resinious hops. Sweet stone fruit and citrus notes. A bit of spice. Medium bitterness with a dry finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2367) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle, 11C. Pale amber, a few particles, large white head. Aroma of ruby grapefruit, citrus blossoms, peach, pine. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Sweet stone and citrus fruit, zesty and floral notes, pine not overwhelming. Dryish finish with firm but not rampaging bitterness. No unintegrated alcohol. A delight.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1684) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUL 18, 2014
12 oz bottle, thanks brenn79. Aroma is piney, grapefruit, floral. Pours hazy golden with a thick white pillowy head with excellent retention and lace. Taste is citrusy and piney with a nice candy sweetness balanced by an expressed but not over the top bitterness. Palate is perfect for style. Very nice DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1676) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Draught at West End Tavern. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with floral hops, caramel, citrus, peach, resin and pine. Bitter finish with citrus, resin and hops. Excellent double IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1654) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2014
Finally tracked a bottle of this down to CBB (last one!) roughly 600 odd yen served in a plastic glass. 8.7% deep gold big head of foam midway between fizz & cream. Big bold hop bouquet pine, fruity/floral & some resin, a bit earthy. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel with a light refreshing palate cleansing finish. Refreshing. The taste is too bitter for my taste: pine, green, resin, a bit herbal/floral and some earthiness. Quite balanced but the finish is quite bitter. Pretty good and I can see why it is beloved by hopheads. As it warms up the malts join the party making it bitter as hell but a bit sweeter and more balanced. Not my cup of tea but well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FestDecBeet (101) - - JUL 17, 2014
Look: pours dark gold color. With a bright white head. Hangs around for a little bit, but not long. Smell: tropical fruit. Fruit gum. Sweetness. Slight floral notes. Taste: tropical fruit. Slight sweetness. Light bitterness. Pineapple. Flowers. Feel: medium carbonation. Medium dryness. Heavy film on the mouth. Overall: good double IPA. Would love to enjoy on a hot night in the summer. First drank: home 7/17/14

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (336) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
12oz bottle. Hazy golden with a thin frothy white head. Flavors are bread, lemon, peach, garlic, alcohol and grass with spicy and earthy notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
BK7 (722) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2014
On tap at Sparky’s. Earthy and dank. Grapefruit and pine with light candy malts in the background followed by some earthy dirt flavors. Resiny and juicy. Solid IPA bitterness throughout. Dry finish with a slight alcohol burn. Tasty.


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