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Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,588 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,588
Reviews: 1,892
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 115
Gots: 169 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-17-2003)
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JimsArcade

Pennsylvania

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
92 out of 100 based on 3,588 ratings.