RATINGS: 1219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
Wildly assertive, intentionally untamed and dangerously satisfying, DirtWolf Double IPA is the culmination of Victorys 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 Victorys Hop Wallop Ale, which will take a hiatus from the market for the time being, DirtWolf Double IPA will launch the brewerys 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 isnt 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonotono (266) - torino, ITALY - JAN 5, 2017
Premessa: ho bevuto una bottiglia scaduta da 6 mesi. Dorata, molta torbidit e particelle in sospensione. Schiuma cremosa. Odore fruttato, floreale. Sapore dolce, corposa, amaro finale deciso dal sapore citrico. Da riprovare pi fresca.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CObiased (492) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2810) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Nice enough! Pleasing hop nose, some citrus, indistinct tropical fruits (in that I cant really name them but it still seems tropical), a little resin, a little locker room. Flavor is candied up front, not cloying, with candied citrus and pineapple. Soft but full mouthfeel. Finishes with resin and bitterness. One of the more drinkable double IPAs Ive had, though of course the full candied malt profile reminds a bit of a "strong ale" or barleywine, but who cares. Golden color, modest head and lacing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1858) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 12, 2016
This Victory beer pays proper tribute to the wolves among scrubs. It features four American varieties of them and uses them to deliciously devastating effect. DirtWolf pours golden with a white, rocky head. Dank aromas - grassy, floral, leafy, and tropical. Overall flavor is fruity: lemon, grapefruit, mango, melon, pineapple, tangerine, peach. Theres also notes of pine and pepper. Bone dry finish. The hoppy beer market is dense and ever-growing. Its hard to justify having an IPA more than once, even a great one. DirtWolf is one that I could come back to time after time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (2134) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - NOV 7, 2016
Bottle. A- Tropical citrus, slightly grassy. A- Gold color, clear liquid, white head. T- Medium bitterness, tropical fruit, dank. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, dry bitter finish. O- Surprisingly not too aggressive. Enjoyed this one more than I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2016
$2.59 bottle from Market Street Wine Shop, Uptown. Pours clear golden with an inch of white head. Mild aroma of lemon-grapefruit hops. Flavor is grapefruit, mild slightly sweet fruits, pine, lemon rind, and some floral hops. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2016
[email protected] Twist, Stockholm (backlog). Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, some wooden and herbal notes with mild sweetness. Flavour is fruity, alcohol, some floral and mild toffeeish notes. Quite nice fruity and floral aftertaste. Feels rather mellow, and is actually quite easy to drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Michael27 (1781) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2016 Frisch vom Hahn im Hopfenreich. Dunkles, klares Goldgelb im Glas. Weie Schaumkrone. Scheint etwas berbewertet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kapusil (1394) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 22, 2016
On tap. Slightly hazy golden body, lasting white head. Aroma of honey, grapefruit, honeydew melon, bubble gum and hop resin. Taste of honey, honeydew melon, pine, grass, bubble gum and peach. Huge hop character in the taste and aroma, but its not super bitter. Very nice DIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gururyan (722) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Aroma of dank bud, surprisingly smooth with just as surprising of biting, parting finish. Not boozy at all, not watery either...good balance to say the least. After the quick bite at the end, back to the smooth body and a slightly warming sensation but again, not boozy.

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