Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company
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4.58/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5
Fortunately for me, I live 8 minutes away from Victoryville and am there alot. The boys pulled out a 1/2 bbl on 8/23/2004 and I was there promptly at noon.
What can I say about one of the best brews ever brewed by one of the best breweries?
After looking cloesly at this 8 month old brew that was stored in a cooler I did notice a touch of chill haze. The physical stability of the beer was just on the edge. The color was still great. That's why I didn't give it a 5 for appearance.
The nose however was strong, bold, and was just like I remembered it when it came out the first time. This batch was defintely frist batch. Ron Barchet confirmed this by reminding me no second batch (the dry hopped version) was bottled exclusively.
The nose has hints of pine, grapefruit, and wonderful blended hops.
The taste was wonderful. It's mellowed NOT! It's still as bold, smack ya upside the head as ever. For those who love the turly hopped up brews, this one 's for you! Wow!
The mouthfeel was most pleasant and it is extremelty deceptive in terms of the ABV. No noticable alcohol burn on the way down.
3.5 for drinklability because of the ABV - this ain't no session beer!
Serving type: on-tap
08-26-2004 12:41:54 | More by maybrick
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