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RATINGS: 1182   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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3.2
Cavie (4769) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Bottle from Illinois brought back to Texas. Fairly clear, orange, foamy head. Some sediment in the bottom of the glass. Aroma is a bit old, some fruity notes, hops, Dank notes. Flavor is hops, dried leaves. Dry bitterness on the finish. New World hops. Not fresh hops, but they are there. Would probably be better on tap fresh.

3.9
JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 15, 2017
Dark copper color with a smaller, dense head of taupe bubbles. Heavy lace. Sweet toasted malt aromas, with strong pine and very mild berries. Sweet start with pale malts and hints of rye. Somewhat prickly feel. Nice balancing bitterness that allow the berries to come back out in the finish. Even the linger has a bit more berry presence than I would have expected. Some spiciness, leads me to believe there might be some rye in the malt bill. Either way a tasty IIPA in my book. 2/17

4.7
slokillwill (1) - Charlestown, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2017 does not count
Tastes amazing. I enjoy it a lot. Highly recommend picking it up. Slokill motherfuckeeeeer

1.6
Sheef (4) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2017 does not count
This earthy, dank offering tastes like someone left soiled garden gloves in the tank. I am all for innovative beers but Dirt Wolf is an apt name for this rough, unpleasant beer. I am trying to think of a scenario where this would be the most appealing beer I could wish for. I am still pondering.

3.9
oobawa (1647) - 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 (319) - 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 (951) - 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 (432) - 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 (874) - 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


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