Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by JimsArcade:
3.6/5 rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A recipe that changed drastically after it's initial release... for the better. Not that the original version didn't have its merits. (I miss the fresh-cut lawn smell and taste of that recipe and its extreme bitterness.) This new version is much more balanced, though ultra-hop-heads may want look elsewhere as Victory has muted the hop profile since its first recipe. If anything, this is a great starter IIPA now.
Surprisingly pale for an IIPA, hops and alcohol dominate the nose. The bitterness is countered by a malt sweetness that makes this beer quite drinkable (DEADLY drinkable on cask as it's so smooth).
(This review is based on my experience of the beer as it comes from a bottle, my most-frequent sampling. On draft, taste and overall would score and extra 0.5 each. On cask, where Hop Wallop truly shines: taste, mouthfeel and overall would get a 1.0 bump each.)
Serving type: bottle
09-24-2012 18:39:40 | More by JimsArcade
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Hop Wallop from Victory Brewing Company
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