Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company
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4.13/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Bottle courtesy of 67couple, poured into a tulip with a BBD of March 25, 2011. Cheers dude!
Pours a bright and clear mandarin orange, with a couple of fingers of very slightly offwhite head. Settles to a thin layer, and leaves minimal lace. Aroma is of lemon rind, oranges, a touch of grapefruit, pineapple and other fruits, lingering amongst a sweet and toffee like malt. Truly a citrus explosion here. Taste is initially extremely bitter, on the verge of being cloyingly so. Likely the most bitter thing to hit my lips in recent memory, wow. This effect lessens as the beer warms however. I'm finding it hard to determine the flavours underneath this overwhelming bitterness, but I can dig out the sweet malt which coats the mouth initially and a quick blast of citrus (mostly lemon and pineapple?) which follows it. I love me a bitter beer, and this certainly exceeds any expectations I had of how bitter this would come across. A hint of alcohol is felt at the end of the mouth, but is almost invisible. Bitterness lingers indefinitely on the tongue and is relatively dry as well. Medium-high carbonation, smooth on the mouth as well. Drinkability takes a bit of hit here because of the limited amount of this I could put back without permanent tastebud damage. Recommended, and quite solid for the style. A definite palate wrecker to say the least.
Serving type: bottle
08-27-2010 20:04:28 | More by liamt07
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