Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by stevenseg:
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
More User Reviews:
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 3,574 ratings.