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Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,538 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3538
Reviews: 1888
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%


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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Reviews by Mistofminn:
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Mistofminn

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can't really read the print on the bottle, but from what I can tell, the best by date is in Oct, but I can't see the year. Could be 09 or 10, but doesn't matter I'm drinking it either way.

Poured into a pint glass, golden in color with a lightish copper tint. Surprisingly clear. About two fingers of off-white head sit atop the beer, with decent retention and leave a little bit of lacing.

The nose is pretty hoppy. I get citrus and floral hops along with some grassy hops as well. A solid malt backbone is fairly assertive, which makes me lean toward thinking this is an 09 bottle.

Tastes much more bitter than the nose would lead on. The citrus and floral hops are gone, replaced by earthy and piney hops, with a resiny bitterness lingering throughout the duration of the brew. Alcohol doesn't come out much, maybe a little as it warms but it's nicely hidden.

Mouthfeel is medium in body, with a light carbonation and little to no alcohol burn. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Drinkability is pretty good on this one.

Overall, a solid DIPA from Victory, but I was expecting just a little bit more.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2010 01:22:38 | More by Mistofminn
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Usually have this on tap at Victory, but found the bottles at my local craft beer store. Pours a nice golden color. Compared to the draft pour it is much lighter and less hoppy, but a slight piney hop flavor. Not a fan of it on bottles.

Somewhat bitter. Light on the front end. Not a huge fan of its replacement, Dirtwolf. I will just wait for now on to drink this at the brewery.

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Knew this beer was retired about 6 months ago in favor of DirtWolf so when I saw a bottle at the local store, I figured it was about time I finally try this.

Hop Wallop poured a hazy and cloudy gold yellow hue with a two finger white soapy head. The lacing sat in rings as I took each sip.

The smell was almost none existent for me. Resinious hops and bready malts were the only faint things I picked up.

The taste was the best part of this beer. It was dominated by the dank piney hops and a layer of toasted malts on the tongue. At the back end, I tasted orange (it was subtle) but the bitterness kept coming.

I think this beer needed a stronger malt backbone to intensify the hops. Overall not my favorite from Victory. DirtWolf is a big improvement.

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Hop Wallop from Victory Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,538 ratings.