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RATINGS: 1204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Close but no cigar! Another Pliny knockoff. They say they used fresh hole hops but I dont taste them. Good for the price.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tognetta (825) - So Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 3, 2017
Alaranjada de pouqussima turbidez, esouma branca de tima formao e persistncia. Aroma de lpulos resinosos, pssego maduro. Paladar de mdio dulor e amargor. Corpo e carbonatao mdios. Final de mdia persistncia, mantm as caractersticas do estilo fielmente, lcool perceptvel mas bem inserido, potente, lpulo, resina e caramelo na medida.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pallleon (250) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 23, 2017
Nagyon finom iipa. Tmny gymlcss illat (grapefruit, anansz, pici narancs). Szp arany szn. Kiegyenslyozott sr, melyben azrt a koml jtssza a főszerepet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ffaoe (633) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kassner (1607) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Well I thought I had rayed this before, but no matter. It is a regular case buy and I think this is an outstanding dipa. The alcohol and content are big, double, but still not just alcohol. Great lacing and while the color is a tad to light it is just the right balance when you want the hops to play the major part

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2742) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle. Hazy Orangey Gold in colour. Small off-white head. Good lacing. Very Fruity; grapefruit citrus, tropical fruits, pineapple. Very Hoppy; piney resinous and floral hops. Malty; biscuity malts, caramel. Nice fruit/hop/malt balance. Bittersweet very fruity hoppy balanced by biscuity malts. Long bitter dry citrus fruity finish. Enjoyed this a lot. Terrific DIPA! (2014-12-06)

3.3
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CObiased (424) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2779) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1703) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (1948) - 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.


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