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RATINGS: 1218   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MattShizzle (608) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle - Xmas present. Light golden color - clear. Hoppy aroma. Really good! This might even be better than Hop Wallop was. Really, really hoppy.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ronritter (572) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ginotarugo (62) - 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 wouldnt 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (1148) - Gyngys, HUNGARY - APR 23, 2017
Nagy, tarts hab, borostyn szn. Nehz, citrusos, dligymlcss illatok. Lgy, krmes dligymlcss, barackos, citrusos zvilg, kiss karcos fenyős keserűvel s nmi gyantval. Testes, mgis knnyen itatja magt, erősen sznsavas, nagyon keserű. Igazi gymlcskavalkd, feltűnően krmes lgysgt karcos keserű ellenpontozza. Finom sr.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (8454) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2017
(Bottle) Pale amber colour, slightly hazy, with frothy off-white head. Malty, hoppy nose with notes of resin, citrus, grapefruit peel, mandarin, honey and floral/resiny hops. Malty, hoppy taste with mandarin, tropical fruit (pineapple, mango, lychee), grapefruit, resin, honey and quite a bitter finish with lots of resiny hops. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Not really very balanced, quite bitter and a bit boozy after a while. But really tasty, with an impressive hop presence. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mangael (6) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2017 does not count
Chapterhouse. Bra l med fyllig och rund smak. En fyllighet som vergr i en beska jag nskar vore ngot kraftigare. En fruktighet helt i min smak.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (1285) - Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Draft at Yard House, The LINQ, Las Vegas. Clear gold, white head. Citric aroma. Taste is citrus, pine, grapefruit, caramel. Bitter finish. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (4642) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (6171) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
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


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