Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company
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4.58/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: pours a rich golden yellow with a white head. Gentle pour produced about a finger of head which has receded to a small pool.
S: Very herbal smelling with some spicy smells that assault the nostrils. Another whiff to acclimate picks up some pine and grapefruit smells. It's a bit light and the head retention isn't quite there but the smell is spot on.
T: Follows the nose pretty well. The flavor stars off pretty herbal and slowly slides to a piney and resinous flavor with just a small hint of what could very well be grapefruit rind. On the swallow there is a lingering piney aftertaste with just a kiss of sweetness to show that there were at least SOME malts used in this beer. On subsequent sips the malts do show themselves
M: high carbonation is a tad prickly and the beer feels a bit thick but isn't chewy. It does border on syrupy though but it doesn't quite get there.
Overall: a well done IPA with more than enough hop flavor to go around.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2011 04:25:07 | More by SHODriver
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Hop Wallop from Victory Brewing Company
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