Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company
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4.47/5 rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Bottled 12/30/03. Lightly turbid pale bronze hue. Steadfast, dense and lofty ivory white head. Tattered lace remains. Burst of pink grapefruit and lemon oil upfront in aroma yields to a melange of minty ethanol and toasted malt. Softens as it breathes, with tangerine and light toffee hints surfacing agreeably. Welcoming aromawise. In flavor, incipient is a brief snap of light caramel sweetness. This is readily overrun by a surge, then lingering plateau of quinine and citrus pith bitterness. Hop flavor is of juicy, ripe lemon and sugar sprinkled grapefruit. Marmalade impressions abound. Surprisingly bereft of evergreen notes, save a trace pine needle hint. Full bodied and nearly perfectly dextrinous without any syrupy qualities in mouthfeel. Finishes surprisingly soft, with butterscotch sweetened biscuit and candied orange hints lingering. A delicious DIPA heavy handed in citrus character, shy in pine, and functional in malt character. Superlatively drinkable and approaching balanced, even. Reminescent of a more ballsy Bell's Two Hearted. Superbly crafted. Thanks to Buckeyenation for the delivery!
Serving type: bottle
09-05-2004 00:04:50 | More by marc77
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