Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company
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4.68/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
I'll put it this way, after checking this site for the last few months, Hop Wallop is the beer I decided to write my first review about. I like my IPAs the way I like my action movies. Big explosion in the very beginning, followed by an introduction of the individual characters and their qualities.
Beers like this I enjoy in a congac glass... maybe I just like the way it looks, but I swear it brings the smell to a point that I taste each drink before it reaches my lips.
The initial taste is so citrusy and bitter it 'hops' to the back of my tounge and lets those slow malty flavors catch up with the rest a second later.
Though Hop Wallop's head is rather thin, the lace of sip-rings around my glass reminds me of how each sip gets longer and deeper and more appreciated.
There's a lot of complexity here and I don't know where to start. I'm reminded of Weyerbacher's Hops Infusion, though I feel like this has more punch. I give it high marks for mouthfeel because it really tingles every part of my mouth from my lips to the back of my throat, like those tiny carbonated bubbles can't stop popping with hidden flavors.
Drinkability? Gosh there's very few beers I'd rather spend a night drinking, though one night this week after only 4 Wallops I decided to go to a bar to find something with a lower alcohol content. Sure, I can handel a 8.5% beer, but killing a 6pack would be a chore.
Blame it on my sense for immediate satisfication or on years of hot sauce abuse, but I get real excited about the spicy richness that IPAs offer. Victory really did a great job here... this is the big brother of Hop Devil and its name is fitting.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2005 05:43:45 | More by Hop2it
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