Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by pheurton:
4.8/5 rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
on cask at Victory, 2004 philly rally: cloudy golden orange with sheets of cascading foam that settles to a 1/2" of a creamy slightly off-white head. lace stuck to the glass in a way i've never seen with any other beer...almost left the glass opaque as the beer was consumed. flowery pungent hop aroma of pine needles and lemon zest...just unbelievably fresh and intoxicating. relatively low-level of carbontaion and super-creamy full mouthfeel. so goddamn smooth it's almost unreal. huge resinous chewy hop flavor with much more of christmas tree character than i remember from the bottled version. remains juicy and still somehow retains a note of sweetness, which comes in as over-ripened pear and other light fruit flavors. finish is long and wonderfully bitter. this beer is at it's best when it gets to near room temerature and the softness of the hops really come out. as good as the bottled version was, the cask-conditioned version one-up's it. as close to perfection as i've ever encountered. unreal.
Serving type: cask
03-28-2004 20:59:08 | More by pheurton
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