Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3,573 | Reviews: 1,892 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by aquaderek:
4.6/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Ok, I am not the only hop dork out there... this beer has received amazing ratings. Why doesn't everybody brew an American Double/Imperial IPA, it seems like everybody likes them. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. I am not a huge fan of the appearance of this beer, looks like your average ale with clingy head which dissipates. The nose is where this brew starts to com alive, hops, hops, and more hops. There are some slight citrus notes, almost no malt, but yet the nose in not out of balance. The taste and mouthfeel follows the nose in that really too much hops, yet seems balanced. As far as the drinkability, I have had 4 early on a Friday, I don't think I will be going out this evening that 8.5 will catch you, doesn't seem as strong as it is.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2008 23:42:14 | More by aquaderek
More User Reviews:
4.39/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This beer is technically past its prime, but I saw it on the shelf and knew I needed to grab one while I could.
A: It's a beautiful beer. Pours a bright tangerine color. Pretty clear, maybe a little chill haze. Two fingers of head that slowly dissipates. Awesome lacing on the glass.
S: For an old bottle the hops are still very present in the aroma. Powerful citrus and pine. There's almost a hoppy sweetness in the nose.
T: Yep, awesome beer. It lives up to the hype for me. Strong hop characteristics of pine, citrus, and floral notes. Slightly resinous. There's actually a very slight sourness to it like a strong belgian pale. Perhaps that's from the age.
MF: There's a great malt character that keeps this beer pretty balanced for all the hoppyness it provides. Very carbonated, again almost like a belgian strong ale. The alcohol is very present, slightly warming.
O: An awesome beer. I wish there were more than one of these at the bottle shop. Great balance of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. I think I would describe this as straight up hop juice.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2014 15:17:10 | More by benloho
Hop Wallop from Victory Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,573 ratings.