RATINGS: 1182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
First off this is top notch IPA. They say Hop Wollop is gone for this ipa, well I loved Wollop. But this is a step up. Bottle into a ale glass. Pour is honey amber, lace head. Aroma, well grass, spring, hops. Taste is a blend of perfect bittersweet. Finish is great IPA.

fidelis83 (2497) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2017
Clear orange to copper pour with a thin, soapy white head. Aroma is caramel biscuit and bready malts, light sweet citrus, some dank and spicy citrus hops. Pretty subdued aroma-wise. Flavor is toast, oily grain, deep citrus, a little dank, pine shoots, mineral and a tiny bit of catbox. Medium body, dry, slightly oily feel, a bit astringent in the finish, light to medium, sharp carbonation. Good stuff overall, could definitely use more early additions of hops though.

Lowe1983 (1621) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2017
Pours an amber color with a white head. Aroma is floral and pine hops with caramel malts. Flavor is hops all the way but a little light for a double. Only a hint of some warming.

xnemes (4) - - SEP 10, 2017 does not count
Pours hazy yellow with a nice white head. Nice hop bitterness with a relatively Clean aftertaste. solid double IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

JohananaV2 (278) - Hurst, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2017
Really delish, sup rich, would ordy again. Most def a top IPA. Peace out, phone book bra says sup fam ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

jrodooo5 (1705) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Pretty average all around for a double iPa. Pours orabgish w/ no head & little lacing. The aroma is surprisingly light w/ just some malt coming through. The taste is mild but relatively smooth for The high avg. Ok overall.

bnokk (539) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2017
APPEARANCE- medium dark amber color. NOSE- surprisingly mild hops, almost have to work to smell them. FLAVOR- malt forward, hop is lost in the dirt. NOTES- really subdued IPA for American standards. I applaud nthe effrot, but I don’t love the flavor.

dan3871 (2) - - JUL 4, 2017 does not count
Enjoyed this lots of flavor and great taste with very little bite not to bitter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Palme (4817) - 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

Fliwmn (27) - 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

Mister_Li (1528) - GERMANY - JUN 3, 2017
Klares Gold mit relativ wenig Schaum. Malzig, etwas Karamell, süßlich, fruchtig, Zitrus, Grapefruit, harzig, etwas bitter.

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