Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company
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3.6/5 rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A - deep golden with a hint of orange, brilliant clarity, delicate white head, lots of carbonation leisurely moving along, excellent lacing left behind.
S - fresh citrus and herbs, smells like they used some noble hops (website says 100% American whole hops, so probably some sort of hybrid like Mt Hood or Liberty) along with american c-types,, lemony, light malt sweetness, not a huge bouquet
T - more of that herbal, lemon rind flavour (sorta dirt-like too), turns rather sharp in the finish, soft malt sweetness for balance, lots of bitterness to match, very clean flavours
M - creamy smooth, light enough to not way things down, but still firm, med carbonation, noticable alcohol warmth does not offend, dry finish.
D - this is ok, and certainly a different approach to an IPA, but the combo of hops just doesn't work for me.
I've tasted IPAs that blend in noble hops, and it can work very well, but this one results in that dirt taste. It's not a drain pour, but it's not really a beer I would seek out in the future.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2009 20:49:16 | More by markaberrant
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