Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company
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4.58/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
What a relief. This better-than-expected brew makes me happy on a sleepy Sunday. Put your nose into it, then slowly sip the day away.
STYLE: Double/Imperial IPA
LOOK: Musty orange, cloudier than expected. Off-beat peanut. The carbonated but creamy head dissolves nicely with above-average lacing and retention.
NOSE: The gem. Floral, orange peel, sweet tangerine, grapefruit. I’m glad I skipped that afternoon nap in favor of this tasting session. Even if I wanted to, I couldn’t do it now. The sweet, piney, hop-filled aroma has me alive and well.
MOUTH: Candied orange slices with a lemon-pine spritz. The grapefruit comes to the fore as it warms. I recommend letting this one sit for a few minutes before imbibing. The hoppy, floral notes are stronger on the nose than in the mouth. The 8.5% ABV is well masked by a refined, almost idyllic, finish. You don’t want it to linger any longer, and it doesn’t.
BA Rating: 91
Hayward Abbey Rating: 92
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2012 19:00:42 | More by viverlee
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Hop Wallop from Victory Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,575 ratings.