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RATINGS: 1188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
oobawa (1931) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2017 Solid old-style IBU-packed West Coast IPA, bitter hop forward and mildly ganja-ish. Starts with a slice of toast slathered with orange marmalade, then gains a mineral heaviness backed up by a grassy hop middle. Finishes dry and bitter, pinecone blending with lemon zest and a mild boozy punch. Tasty, and surprisingly deep considering the weak nose.

3.9
meccahh69lol (366) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAR 4, 2017
We chose Dirtwolf mostly based on its name. Pours with a reddish color and barely any aroma. Has a smoky, tangy, and slightly bitter taste that sweetens after a while... almost like a spicier amber ale. A beer that might be a bit unexpectedly complex but grows on you after a while. Perfect for sharing on a Thursday night while sitting on the same side of the bar booth as the man you love, who definitely liked this one more than you did.

3.8
scottgeo (3) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2017 does not count
A really nice DIPA. The alcohol doesn?t seem as high as it is. Good bitterness and aroma. Nice clarity. All the usual citrus and pine but subdued for a DIPA.

4
Tognetta (953) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 3, 2017
Alaranjada de pouquíssima turbidez, esouma branca de ótima formação e persistência. Aroma de lúpulos resinosos, pêssego maduro. Paladar de médio dulçor e amargor. Corpo e carbonatação médios. Final de média persistência, mantém as características do estilo fielmente, álcool perceptível mas bem inserido, potente, lúpulo, resina e caramelo na medida.

4.2
Pallleon (508) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 23, 2017
Nagyon finom iipa. Tömény gyümölcsös illat (grapefruit, ananász, pici narancs). Szép arany szín. Kiegyensúlyozott sör, melyben azért a komló játssza a főszerepet.

3.4
ffaoe (1056) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2017
very strong citrus aromas of orange, tangerine, and grapefruit. golden and clear in color with nice long lasting head. taste is hop forward with notes of pine, resin, and citrus

4.3
kassner (1755) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Well I thought I had rayed this before, but no matter. It is a regular case buy and I think this is an outstanding dipa. The alcohol and content are big, double, but still not just alcohol. Great lacing and while the color is a tad to light it is just the right balance when you want the hops to play the major part

4
john44 (3510) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle. Hazy Orangey Gold in colour. Small off-white head. Good lacing. Very Fruity; grapefruit citrus, tropical fruits, pineapple. Very Hoppy; piney resinous and floral hops. Malty; biscuity malts, caramel. Nice fruit/hop/malt balance. Bittersweet very fruity hoppy balanced by biscuity malts. Long bitter dry citrus fruity finish. Enjoyed this a lot. Terrific DIPA! (2014-12-06)

3.3
sonotono (266) - torino, ITALY - JAN 5, 2017
Premessa: ho bevuto una bottiglia scaduta da 6 mesi. Dorata, molta torbidità e particelle in sospensione. Schiuma cremosa. Odore fruttato, floreale. Sapore dolce, corposa, amaro finale deciso dal sapore citrico. Da riprovare più fresca.

3.5
CObiased (569) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2016
12oz bottle - nice clear light to med golden yellow with a med fluffy off white head. Hop forward aroma of citrus and tropical fruit hop notes and a light malty background. Good hop flavor - clean, fruity, bitter. I like the light biscuity malt and how it melds with the hop bouquet.


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