Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3,573 | Reviews: 1,892 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Chyren:
4.47/5 rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Recently had me a very unique IPA thanks to my room mate who, being partial to cartoon characters, picked me up a bomber of this stuff. The hops in this one comes off citrus-sweet and flowery, and they are supported with a malty bite that comes up strong in the end and you really don't see it coming. My first couple of sips I just sat there completely perplexed not knowing what the hell I had just tasted. It was really great! The other surprise with this one is the ABV... it's 8.5% but the beer is easily drinkable, not thick like you might expect an imperial IPA to be.
If you can try this one, do so immediately.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2011 04:12:53 | More by Chyren
More User Reviews:
4.39/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This beer is technically past its prime, but I saw it on the shelf and knew I needed to grab one while I could.
A: It's a beautiful beer. Pours a bright tangerine color. Pretty clear, maybe a little chill haze. Two fingers of head that slowly dissipates. Awesome lacing on the glass.
S: For an old bottle the hops are still very present in the aroma. Powerful citrus and pine. There's almost a hoppy sweetness in the nose.
T: Yep, awesome beer. It lives up to the hype for me. Strong hop characteristics of pine, citrus, and floral notes. Slightly resinous. There's actually a very slight sourness to it like a strong belgian pale. Perhaps that's from the age.
MF: There's a great malt character that keeps this beer pretty balanced for all the hoppyness it provides. Very carbonated, again almost like a belgian strong ale. The alcohol is very present, slightly warming.
O: An awesome beer. I wish there were more than one of these at the bottle shop. Great balance of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. I think I would describe this as straight up hop juice.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2014 15:17:10 | More by benloho
Hop Wallop from Victory Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,573 ratings.