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Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,541 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3541
Reviews: 1890
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 jzeilinger:
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a tulip, large, foamy two fingered white head, medium amount of carbonation, is a nice bright gold color, looks very crisp and very clear.

The aroma is a hop heads dream with maximum amounts of citrus in the nose followed with some floral, a little pine hint, and some spicy notes. The taste...ahhh...pucker up! Maximum hop flavoring with relatively few malts to bring the hops into check, the malts here are way off in the distance on the palate to almost non-existant, they are running away in terror from the massive IBU's. The taste starts out as a grapefruit overload, then morphs into a bit of faint spiciness, and finishes semi-dry, massively bitter, and with huge lingering citrus. As I work through the glass, the rich, foamy head sticks to the sides of the tulip glass.

This a medium bodied beer, exhibits medium amounts of prickliness on the tongue. This is far and away one of the most lopsided, unbalanced, and obnoxious beers I've ever had... which is probably why it's one of my favorites!! I really love this brew and it's not for the faint of heart.

Serving type: growler

12-30-2009 00:55:20 | More by jzeilinger
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larryarms847

Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Note: Best By Date - Sep 13, 2013; Drank on Date - Apr 23, 2014 so the scoring may be lower than what it would be if these were fresh.

Appearance is an enticing bright rusty orange and poured a very thin head from a 12oz bottle.

Smell is bright and hoppy, with a little booze, probably from the age.

The taste is a mighty fine hop bomb with very prevalent citrus notes. The citrus flavors seem a bit dull for a brew this hoppy, again I believe due to the age of this beer those flavors have probably faded over time.

Mouthfeel is a delight, slightly too boozy, but again probably only to do with the age.

Overall this is a marvelous brew and I only wish i would have picked it up 7 months before it's "best by" date. Oh well.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 22:07:12 | More by larryarms847
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-22-2014 14:27:08 | More by OnryAndMean
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Ale4Tyndale

New York

4.8/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy hops!
Lesson learned from Victory's Hop Wallop: do not eschew trying new beer simply because the label pic evokes Saturday morning cartoons of yesteryear. That said, Victory, you might want to reconceptualize the design if you ever rerelease. Yumm!

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 11:01:49 | More by Ale4Tyndale
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-18-2014 03:28:07 | More by SkinniePost
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afsdan

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

04-16-2014 02:46:07 | More by afsdan
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Rob_Z

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-14-2014 19:25:05 | More by Rob_Z
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JWQ

Virginia

3.39/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 01:47:03 | More by JWQ
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Luweezy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

04-05-2014 16:32:00 | More by Luweezy
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GOBLIN

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

04-02-2014 14:17:41 | More by GOBLIN
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-26-2014 17:45:03 | More by DaveMiller
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Viperman1316

Indiana

3/5  rDev -26.8%

03-24-2014 02:28:23 | More by Viperman1316
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skydogpenn

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-22-2014 19:55:34 | More by skydogpenn
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HopkingGonzalo

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-19-2014 00:56:10 | More by HopkingGonzalo
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PickwickHopz

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

03-18-2014 21:29:25 | More by PickwickHopz
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -26.8%

03-16-2014 15:04:19 | More by Fettpopps
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khargro2

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

03-12-2014 23:24:04 | More by khargro2
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Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-09-2014 21:51:25 | More by Yellolab2010
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WheelsPSU

New York

3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 20:05:37 | More by WheelsPSU
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Maurizio

California

2.58/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Mixed dank and citrus nose. Mildly oxidized aroma. Taste is similar: a hint of oxidation, mild dank, and moderate citrus. Mildly astringent as well. Thin head, with good lacing. Mouthfeel thin-medium. No heat. I generally like Victory beers, and was pretty disappointed with this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 15:50:36 | More by Maurizio
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JKV96

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

03-06-2014 21:36:50 | More by JKV96
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

03-01-2014 21:48:19 | More by VeganUndead
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Bwagner1122

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-27-2014 00:47:48 | More by Bwagner1122
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jaymo18

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-25-2014 04:16:05 | More by jaymo18
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drdiesel9483

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

02-24-2014 17:59:02 | More by drdiesel9483
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Hop Wallop from Victory Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,541 ratings.