Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by spoots:
4.35/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I absolutely adore this beer, but is has to be enjoyed on tap to really unleash its full glory. In this case, I am reviewing a fresh bottle (dated 11/10/05)--which to be truthful, ain't bad.
A - I love the look of this beer in a glass. It looks robust, formidable, and serious. The color is a complex yellow, tinged with the slightest greenish hue. Lovely.
S - On tap, this beer is a golden god. The smell is amazingly fertile and earthy. In the bottle, it loses some of that aromatic muscle.
T - Same issue. On tap, it is fresher than fresh--just bursting with newly sown hops. In the bottle, it loses a little...life.
M - Hard to complain about the mouthfeel. This is a man's beer, with a mouthfeel that makes me want to go sleep in the woods. Don't ask.
D - OK, so it's not on tap. But it's still extraordinary, and an incredible pleasure to drink.
God bless Victory for making this beer. An absolute gem!
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2006 05:11:11 | More by spoots
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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.