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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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sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Nice hop smell- just like fresh hops. The grapefruit and citrus flavors hit you up front. There isn’t a lot of malt flavor, and I didn’t taste the alcohol, though I could tell this was strong. Not too bitter. Very good overall, but not quite up to lagunitas sucks or nugget nectar standards in my opinion.


3.1
Palme (4780) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2017
On tap @ Church Republick. This is a blurry golden color ed one. Only a small film of a head on the top, whiteish in color. It smells kinda sticky and marmaladeinfused bitter. Peely and piney. Sticky strawberries and it smells kinda consentrated. Not bad. A little unbalanced and boozy in the tastes. A rush of citrus peel bitterness. Orange peel oily bitter like, a little unbalanced. Also, not the cleanest one this. Fear that might have something to do with the place. Nice and oily in the mouth and it’s just about average on the carbonation. Sharp boozy in the tail. Should probably try this again at another occasion. 14.06.2017

3.7
Fliwmn (13) - Moorhead, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2017
Nice refreshing IPA without a lot of aftertaste. Could drink several anytime of day ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Mister_Li (1337) - GERMANY - JUN 3, 2017
Klares Gold mit relativ wenig Schaum. Malzig, etwas Karamell, süßlich, fruchtig, Zitrus, Grapefruit, harzig, etwas bitter.

3.6
kustie (1156) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2017
[email protected] Golden color with white head. Aroma has caramel, malt, grassy hops. Taste is fruity with long bitter aftertaste. Flavors of pine, needles, malt.

3.6
Christos (5696) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2017
(Victory DirtWolf Double IPA) Bottle 355ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 8.7% Orange coloured body, crystal clear, small and thin white head on top. Faint aroma of citrus, orange peel and caramel malts. Taste of grass, citrus, pine, dank hops, some tropical fruits notes, a hint of alcohol. Medium body. Good.

3.7
mike_77 (6597) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2017
Clear golden colour. Aroma and flavour have sweet candied fruits and well balanced hop bitterness.

4
Ronritter (665) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2017
12oz bottle pours gold with white head aroma is lots of pine and some citrus taste is the same bitter finish

3.9
scottmcneil100 (1) - - MAY 12, 2017 does not count
Tangy Grapefruit, tangerine, good strength, great branding. A top American beer and one of the first DIPA on my list ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
ginotarugo (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Bitter aroma, bitter flavor, bitter aftertaste - bitter. No fruity or citrus flavors, only bitter IPA (as expected with this style). I knew I wouldn’t like the taste, but I do like Victory Brewing and I admit it is a cool name and labeling. On a final positive note, the overwhelming bitterness hides the 8.7%ABV very well. Regardless, one was enough for me.

3.7
Fules (1191) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - APR 23, 2017
Nagy, tartós hab, borostyán szín. Nehéz, citrusos, déligyümölcsös illatok. Lágy, krémes déligyümölcsös, barackos, citrusos ízvilág, kissé karcos fenyős keserűvel és némi gyantával. Testes, mégis könnyen itatja magát, erősen szénsavas, nagyon keserű. Igazi gyümölcskavalkád, feltűnően krémes lágyságát karcos keserű ellenpontozza. Finom sör.


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