Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by session1979:
3.68/5 rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Saw this on the shelf at Davidson's yesterday and being the hop whore and Victory fan that I am, I snagged a sixer for immediate consumption.
Appearance: Poured this into my Duvel glass. The color was a golden orange/yellow hue with a thick 2 finger head that lasted for several minutes before dissipating into the glass.
Nose: Flowery hops and alcohol, a bitter citrus scent I would describe as grapefruit accompanied by big tropical fruit aromas, possibly mango. There is a minty Belgian yeast-like aroma that seems a bit out of place.
Taste: Hop Wallop is right, the hops hit you square in the face with the first sip. The finish lingers but unfortunately overall the taste is a bit one sided and I would prefer to see a bit more balance with the presence of a malt backbone.
Mouthfeel: Very rich, smooth consistent mouthfeel that if full of carbonation.
Drinkability: The ABV is noticeable from the first smell, but even so I could still drink a couple of these in a sitting.
Overall: A good beer and the price is reasonable for a DIPA, although I think there are better options in this category.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2008 16:01:24 | More by session1979
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Hop Wallop from Victory Brewing Company
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