Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by mnj21655:
3.83/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Enjoy By Oct 13 09
Pours a relatively clear orange-gold in color with maybe a half finger of off-white head that quickly disappears. Aroma is pretty good, all hops. There is a quite strong grassy aroma with resinous and citrus notes as well. Taste is pretty good, very hop forward but with a nice malt backbone. The grassy notes that are present in the aroma and missing from the flavor. Resiny/piney hops dominate the flavor with hints of citrus. Hop flavor and bitterness both build throughout and reach a crescendo then segue into a long hoppy, bitter finish. Mouthfeel is pretty good, medium+ body, moderate carbonation, very resiny, probably a bit too much. This is a bit too thick in terms of body. Drinkability is ok. I enjoyed it but I don't automatically and immediately want another.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2009 23:28:52 | More by mnj21655
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4.39/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This beer is technically past its prime, but I saw it on the shelf and knew I needed to grab one while I could.
A: It's a beautiful beer. Pours a bright tangerine color. Pretty clear, maybe a little chill haze. Two fingers of head that slowly dissipates. Awesome lacing on the glass.
S: For an old bottle the hops are still very present in the aroma. Powerful citrus and pine. There's almost a hoppy sweetness in the nose.
T: Yep, awesome beer. It lives up to the hype for me. Strong hop characteristics of pine, citrus, and floral notes. Slightly resinous. There's actually a very slight sourness to it like a strong belgian pale. Perhaps that's from the age.
MF: There's a great malt character that keeps this beer pretty balanced for all the hoppyness it provides. Very carbonated, again almost like a belgian strong ale. The alcohol is very present, slightly warming.
O: An awesome beer. I wish there were more than one of these at the bottle shop. Great balance of malt sweetness and hop bitterness. I think I would describe this as straight up hop juice.
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2014 15:17:10 | More by benloho
Hop Wallop from Victory Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,573 ratings.