Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company
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4.08/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Let me first just say that I have recently indulged in the Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA and I was out to find an IPA that just is going overboard on hops. I am going to try to keep this as unbiased as possible given my current taste.
this beer poured a hazy pale golden color with a sticky one-finger head that is still sticking around (no pun intended) though I have let this beer sit. All is typical of a hoppy beer.
The aroma is very fruity. Sweet. That indicates a heavy malt content and less hops, which is typically indicated by a floral smell.
Though not called an IPA by Victory Brewing, this beer is very hoppy, and dry-hopped at that, which pretty much indicates an IPA. The beer is very sweet with a hoppy bitter finish. Like I said, it's more of an IPA than an ale that goes overboard with fresh hops.
I am a huge fan of creamy beers. Hop Wallop is creamy enough to have mild carbonation and prevent that crispness that I feel takes from the overall mouthfeel.
Overall, this beer is rich and heavy on the IPA characteristics, which is great for IPA lovers, just not what I was looking for today. The aftertaste isn't so overwhelming that the rest of the malt sweetness and hop content can't be enjoyed.
Serving type: bottle
09-24-2009 23:56:16 | More by stevenseg
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