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RATINGS: 1222   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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thegreenrooster (4373) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is all things hop. Really a super nice pungent bitter hop. Flavor is again a solid bitter hop. Lots of fruity melon and citrus acid lay on the tongue. Finish has a bit of sweetness but it’s quickly overpowered by a strong hop bitterness. Very clean tasting and pushes those alpha acids to the limit. Put this in your top 5 to seek out.

3.2
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottled. Poured brighter golden with a short-lived white head. The aroma picked up bright citrus zest and lesser medicinal notes, with sweet caramel and a kiss of honey supporting. The flavor found bitter grapefruit and peppery hops throughout, with sweet malt supporting.. spicy and a bit hot on the finish. Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation.. it was kind of hot, but it grew on me.

4
valpoaj (742) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle pour - orange-gold body with a medium whitish head that recedes a bit more quickly than others in style as of recent. Aroma is quite enticing - can definitely note the Citra working here, and there is a good sweet malt backbone evident - slightly grainy, there is also a bit if piney hops to balance it out - great nose. Flavor is quite good as well - assertive hops get occasionally checked by the malts, but the hops are the show here - the piney hops show a bit more on the tongue, but there is some puckering fruit in here as well. Mouthfeel is good - overall a nice rendition of a wonderful style.

4.2
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Pour is clear amber yellow with a tight full off white head. Nose has clean fresh grain with strong citrus and grapefruit hops. Brightly subtle and balanced. Taste is similar, strong grain bill, fresh and deep. Assertive clean hop, citrus and grapefruit. Light bitterness in the finish with a lighter body, clean feel, moderate carb and dry finish.

4
stevoj (4966) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Near perfect imperial IPA, done with a dash of East Coast panache. Lightly hazed golden body with small soapy head. Aroma is citrus and pine in equal amounts. Taste is pure hop goodness, nice silky mouthfeel, buttery bitter finish.

3.8
yespr (44807) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2014
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity, peachy. Solid hoppy. Bitter, fruity, grapefruity and pine. Bitter and solid hoppy dry finish.

4.3
hawanna (3291) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2014
0,355 l bottle BB 20.06.15 caramel, cereal, grass, spruce, citrus, golden, clear, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, full body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

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ansalon (3795) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2014
Pours cloudy orange with a low white head. Aromas of peach, apricot, orange, resin, pine, grass. Taste is orange, peach, apricot, resin, slight grass. Mouthfeel is soft and medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very good!

3.7
CJ_Pain (221) - Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Nearly 9% abv well hidden. Dry IPA verging into IIPA territory though it is clearly marketed as a IIPA I'm just not feeling it. More akin to an IPA if it weren't for the abv. A good brew nonetheless. Been awhile since I had hop wallop, the beer it replaced though I remember hop wallop in a sixer not a 4 pack. What's up with that Victory?!? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 11, 2014
Draft at Hopcat in Grand Rapids. Pours a clear golden color. Aroma and taste are citrus, grapefruit, and very well balanced with malts.


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