Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company
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4.3/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I poured this 12oz bottle into one of my trusty shaker pint glasses. A nice, bone white head rolls up and clings stickily to the sides of the glass on the way down leaving sheets of lace. The body of this beer is perfectly clear, and truly pale, being a light straw-shaded hue of amber. The nose is nowhere near as hoppy as I wouldve expected. The hops that are there tend to be of the grassy variety rather than the typically citrus/pine aromas I was expecting. Picking up some doughy yeast on the nose as well as a somewhat annoying vegetal aroma. Once I taste the beer it does become a bit more interesting though. Nice sweet malt up front, the bitterness here is dense, but again out of something called HOP WALLOP Im expecting more. I do pick up on some of the citrus/pine PacNW hops in here but interestingly enough it does seem like some Euro hops are in here lending a spicy/grassy flavor. The alcohol only plays a tiny sweet note at the back of my throat, barely noticeable. Nice bitter and slightly dry after-taste. This is an interesting beer, with a nice hop complexity. It does not however offer the brutalizing hop flavors and aromas Id come to expect of this style.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2005 04:56:01 | More by FormatKid
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