Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company
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4.08/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5
Hazy light yellow/brown with red highlights. Head foamed lightly then collapsed quickly leaving lots of streaking on the glass on the way down.
Smell is sweet honey and biscuit malt with fresh hay and brown sugar in the background. Faint graham cracker.
All the smell, all the complexity is gone on the first sip: a biting, cutting astringent hop shot numbs the taste buds along with the higher alcohol which is not well masked. Not a complaint but a description. The astringency and alcohol warmth spreads across the tongue across the back of the throat and up to the upper palate.
Mouthfeel is rich, layered, buttery, and welcome. Drinkability suffers form high alcohol, but this is a wonderful beer.
More than a hop wallop, this beer packs a hop after-wallop. It's welcome, too.
Serving type: bottle
10-12-2010 23:20:14 | More by salvo
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Hop Wallop from Victory Brewing Company
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