Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by madmanjf:
4.22/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I had this on cask, gravity pour, day two of being opened.
The beer was surprisingly clear with a lot of carbonation; approximatley one inch head with a lot of volitility immediately after being poured. The head drops down quickly but about a quarter inch of head remains with some nice lacing throughout the life of the pint.
There wasn't a specific aroma that stuck out easily, which I found surprising for a double IPA. Aside from the basic citrus and pine smell, there really wasn't much else coming through to the nose.
I had a very difficult time distinguishing tastes as well; in fact, combined with my difficulty in picking up aromas, I'd probably flag this for a second review on my part in case I was off that night. Nonetheless, this beer tasted great. Light, sweet hoppiness with some light malt and a bitter but quick finish.
The hops left a sweet stickness in the mouth, which was very interesting and welcomed. Despite the high carbonation, the beer was quite smooth and not acidic in feeling.
Overall, it went down quite easily, was very smooth, enjoyable and packed a wallop :)
I had two 20oz imperial pints.
Serving type: cask
04-11-2008 19:56:53 | More by madmanjf
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