Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company
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4.58/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Well, I feel I am one of the fortunate ones to have this unusually facinating brew from the Boys at Victory at premiere debut of Hop Wallop at The Drafting Room in Exton, PA. I had an opportunity to enjoy it both on draft and in the bottle. Old Hop Wallop (Steve German, Victory's Director of Sales), the Sheriff (Matt Guyer), the Deputy (Jack Curtin) and Miss LuLu Belle Lager (a.k.a. Miss Victory) were in attendance. What a group!!
The style of this brew is simply described on the bottle as a very hoppy ale. Believe me it is hoppy happiness!! The appearance is this burnt, setting sun color. There are no carmel malts in this beauty. The head consists of a dense white foam with a pronouce lacing from start to finish. The hops aroma is unmistakable; a noticable fusion of a floral, fruity fragrance. There is this disturbingly delicious hop taste that awakens the palate with a noticeable grapefruit and spicey flavor. What is this combination of hops that have been added at the various stages to provide this unique compliementary flavor? I know there are two of them, but who really cares after enjoying the beautiful sensation of joy. The pale malt provides an excellent, tantilizing hint of sweetness. The mouthful consists of this delicious slippery, smooth velvet feel. If your a "hophead," this is one drinkable brew. The only scary aspect of this brew is you will never know its 8.5% abv until you have the second one. Then, you feel like Old Horace "Hop" Wallop and feel that hoppy happiness glow. Hope you all have an opportunity to try this one.
Serving type: on-tap
12-17-2003 03:42:40 | More by rotsaruch
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