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Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,573 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,573
Reviews: 1,892
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 111
Gots: 161 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-17-2003)
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy golden in color with soft orange hues. Fluffy white head pours two fingers thick. Decent retention. Nice sticky lacing.

S: Citrus juices. Pine resins. Spice. Herbs. Fresh Baked bread.

T: Citrus or grapefruit juce is overtaken by a blast of citrus and pine hops that have a spicy bitterness to them. Soft caramel malts lend a biscuty presence but are beaten back by more big hop flavors. The beer finishes crisp with a wet grass or earthy taste.

M: Smooth and slightly slick. Minimal carbonation. Warm and dry.

D: Hopheads come and get it! This beer will cure your hop fix. A tad unbalanced for my tastes, but a nice brew none the less. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2007 00:48:18 | More by Tyrawlings
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cichief

Virginia

3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a single, with a best before date of October 23, 2007.


A- a Bright gold in color, but hazy. A thin off-white head.

S- Scent of hops and yeast. Not strong however.

T- It tasted strongly of bittering hops, however the finishing hops seem muted.

M- Very carbonated, with a dry finish.

D- This is not one of Victory's better brews, maybe the bottle I sampled wasn't handled properly, but I expected more from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2007 22:57:00 | More by cichief
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Damian

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank on-tap at Eli Cannon's Tap Room, Middletown, CT

Poured a clear, straw yellow with a tight, foamy, white head that slowly faded to a thick ring of lace. Large drips of lacing fell all along the glass.

Aroma was sweet, fruity and quite fragrant with some leafy hoppiness hiding in the background. Notes of granny smith apples, tropical fruits and cotton candy came through strong.

The taste however was drastically different than the nose. Biting, citrusy hops attacked the palate from the start and never let up. A soft malty base was present, but it seemed to do far more in terms of mouthfeel than flavor. As for the flavor, it changed little as the beer moved along the palate. The hops turned more puckering, dry and bitter and a slight alcohol kick was apparent in the back of the mouth. The long-lasting finish was incredibly dry, hoppy and almost astringent at times. I cannot remember the last time I had a beer that made me so thirsty.

Body was medium for the style with a rich, creamy and frothy mouthfeel.

While this beer excelled in many aspects, its lack of balance and complexity made it rather unappealing. (Where were the rich orange peel, grapefruit and pine sap flavors I am used to having in a typical double IPA?)

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2007 04:15:24 | More by Damian
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Redwood21

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden color with a white 1 finger head that shrinks fast. noticeable bubbles.

S: sweet, sweet, sweeet There is a prominent citrus sweetness, with some hoppy aroma as well

T: almost too sweet fo rme. there is hops, bitterness, sweetness. its good, but i wish it was a lil more balanced. a quick swash in the mouth creates a dry bitter taste throughout my mouth, this style would probably go very good with greasy food as most ipas, dipas do. when the beer warms a bit, the flavors become more gentle, more balanced. but i still wish for a bit more, this is enough to bump taste to 4 though

m: had to lower the boom on mouthfeel because im not a fan of a dryer beer. i know a lot of ipas, dipas are dry by nature, but ive had ones that balance it better. this dryness however would go great with food, but i would like the beer to stand alone.

D: would be higher, if as i stated at least twice now this beer could stand alone better. i think this beer would be great with burgers or pizza, or similar fair, but as a beer to just sit back and enjoy, its a bit too unbalanced and dry for me. still a very good beer though.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2007 01:40:54 | More by Redwood21
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Dukeofearl

California

3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$11.99 (?) or more for a 6 pack at Lone Hill Liquor in Glendora, CA. in March 2006. Reviewed the last bottle of the bunch.

Pours a pretty, clear golden amber with a nice very white fluffy head that drops to a nice cover that hangs around a bit. Stickage all over the walls of the Imperial pint glass.

Aroma is hoppy- but what hoppy? Very aromatic, grassy, weedy- a field of overgrown grass and lots of weeds in bloom on a warm spring day after the dew lifts. I am both drawn to it and repelled simultaneously. Slight oiliness.

Flavor follows through with lots of sharp oily hops. Slightly sweet maltiness hidden underneath- honey and whole grain bread, maybe even molassas. I like it and don't like it at the same time.... what a concept. Rich and full mouth, astringent at the end.

I'll admit, I have really mixed feelings of this after a six pack (not all at once, of course). In some ways, I do like it, in others it is really not the hops bill that I like. So what to do? I guess the answer is that is interesting, I am glad to try it, good show Victory, thanks for the chance, but now I'll move on to something I know I like.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2007 03:59:20 | More by Dukeofearl
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Atlas1

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ah, the Hop Wallop, how you continue to impress...

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass. The Wallop appears an opaque golden color with a fat, bubbley two-finger head on top. Kinda looks like a Belgian white due to the cloudy nature of it. The head eventually settles, leaving a thick ring of intricate lace all around the glass. Very cool. The bouquet is hoppy and strong. I don't know what kind of hops are used in this beer, but it honestly smells like marijuna. Not joking. It has that sticky cannibas scent to it. But it's hoppier, with some citrus and some pine. What a great aroma. I should've poured this into a snifter to really capture everything. Taste is sweet up front, with malty notes of lemon, pineapple, and pear. The middle begins to shift into a tangy bitterness. And the finish is stong, hoppy, and bitter. Leaves a heavy bitter aftertaste. Man, I really like this beer. Very drinkable for such a potent IPA. You can tell that there's some alcohol here, but it's not overwhelming at all. It's more subdued by the strong bitter finish. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Another very nice beer by the folks at Victory.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2007 18:55:22 | More by Atlas1
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kajerm

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottled marked "enjoy by Nov 06 2007," a gift from a very good friend. Pours blush-orange into a giant wine glass. The head is a film of big soapy bubbles; terrific lacing, as I'd expect for the style.

The aroma is eye-stinging pine resin and grapefruit. Hoppy, hoppier, hoppiest.

There is fleeting evidence of a bicuity malt backbone in the opening, but the taste quickly turns into mouth-scarring hops that rape and pillage your mouth. A mouthful of this beer stimulates the bitter tastebuds on the back of my tongue to an almost unbearable extent.

Holy living fuck, this is a hoppy beer.

The mouthfeel is creamy but a bit thin, and the carbonation isn't as brisk as I'd like for a DIPA.

All told, the most single-mindedly hoppy DIPA I've ever tasted in my life. There's an element of this beer that I really like-- it's completely dedicated to pure, unbalanced hoppiness for its own sake, and I respect the goal. Victory has followed West Coast brewing to its logical conclusion on the East Coast. It's not complex, and it's not particularly imaginative, but it's most definitely an extreme beer and an honest one. This is a tunnel-vision beer, and if I'm ever in the mood for hops without any other flavors or smells to get in the way, I'll know exactly where to look.

Not a session beer, but it could be if you ripped your tongue out, I guess.

RERATE: Consumed cold on my friend's advice. Primary hop aroma becomes less dominant, and I notice a faint orangey smell. I noticed this in the previous bottle as well, but it was so slight that I thought I might be hallucinating it to meet the word count. Flavor is the same as before, but the bitterness becomes a bit less edgy-- more drinkable but less interesting.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2007 06:19:38 | More by kajerm
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BigJTrucker

Oregon

4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Recieved this bottle in a trade with JasonM.

Pours a beautiful golden color. Head settles quickly leaving some faint lacing on the surface. Smell is of pine with the faintest of grapefruit. Taste is just the right amount of grapefruit with the faintest hint of pine. Hmm. Mouthfeel is nice and full bodied, just the right amount of thickness. Very little bitter aftertaste. One of the easiest drinking DIPA's i've ever had the pleasure of trying. Sure, you can find one with more bitterness, or less balance, but why would you want to?

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2007 04:02:53 | More by BigJTrucker
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hoppy Hoppy Joy Joy

Wonderfully hoppy brew here...

it pours an opaque brass color with little head that settles quickly leaving lace stains down the sides of my pint glass.

it smells of piney hops on top of piney hops, yummy!

this beer will knock a hop head's socks off, and leaves such a sweet bitterness it makes the drinker crave more (sorta like eating spicy food).

even though it's 8.5% abv, I still consider it a really good drinkable ale.

Sure, amatuers will fall but it gives the rest of us something to laugh at!

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2007 00:44:16 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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cueball52

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a yellow gold with a frothy white head. The head has some staying power too. It starts about 1" thick and slowly settles to about 1/4" then stops leaving a frothy rim about the glass. The appearance is a little cloudy but clean (no floating particles).
The aroma is a citrus, orange, grassy smell.
The first taste bursts out with hops and is followed with the warmth of alcohol. It leaves a nice sharp bitter after taste.
After the second drink there is still a small head and heavy lacing around the glass.
It also has a nice full bodied mouth feel.
Very well done!

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2007 01:01:37 | More by cueball52
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks for hooking me up with this biegaman, long time in tasting!

Pours a clear golden amber, thin white head forms, nice lacing, spirals on the glass, settles to a nice ring around the glass. Smell is sweet, some honey and caramel, grapefruit and floral hops, bit more citrus, not bad, pretty light. Taste is nice, really thick grapefruit, caramel, floral/citrus, bit of a bitter astringency, almost plasticy, nice full bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is nice, full bodied, medium carbonation. Nice drinkable double IPA, but kind of lackluster nowadays, some off flavours but overall I enjoyed this. Thanks Jan!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2007 00:12:12 | More by Viggo
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kdmorse

California

4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mmm...

Now that I live in SoCal, I'm in the land of IPAs. I recently visited San Diego and was impressed by every IPA that I laid lips upon, but Victory has shown that PA knows a thing or two about IPA.

All-around grapefruity and sweet. Hops for all the right reasons. Malt is there, but who cares. This is a wallop of hops, just as promised. Sweet, fruity, floral, fresh.

Drawbacks: A little paler than expected and the head didn't hang around. A little light in the mouth, but that makes it all the more drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2007 06:35:34 | More by kdmorse
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BeerZack

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

First off, I dunno if I would call this a double IPA... this beer is deceptively smooth and light bodied. It shows less malt character than most IPAs.
With that said, I love this beer!
Pours a golden straw and fairly clear with nice white head that sticks. Not too much smell for me, but faint citrus.
The taste in here is grapefruity hops all the way home. Feels nice and smooth in the mouth and leaves a bitter grip on your tongue and cheek for a few seconds after you swallow.
The best thing about this beer to me is its drinkability. The lack of a sweetish malt character to balance the hops is what makes this beer so great. I can drink my hops without filling up on syrupy brew. The high drinkability I rate this beer is when served pretty cold... a sweet and slightly alcohol taste comes up when it heats up... so drink it cold and fast! 8.5% alcohol by volume, its like a 40oz... but its 12oz; and it tastes good, and it cost 3X's as much...

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2007 01:52:01 | More by BeerZack
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy, orange/peach color with small head for an IPA. Head settles to sparse splotches.
Smell of peach, orange zest, pine and some sweet malt.
Taste is overpowered by the hops. That's it. Hops, pine, some citrus zest. Not much else
Too conentrated on hops (hence the name), but I expected some complexity and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2007 19:47:17 | More by Mebuzzard
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kpantz

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Executive Summary: This is not your mother's Imperial IPA. It departs from the textbook style in several ways. The flavor profile leaves almost no room for malt attributes. The mouthfeel is a little thin. I would prefer to see this classified as an IPA.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy straw/golden color. Head is more than a finger thick and hangs fairly tight. Very good lacing. A few floaters in here.

2006 Edition - "Enjoy by Oct 19 06"

Smell: Citrus and pine hops are about all I get. No malt detectable here.

Taste: Similar in profile to the smell - fairly one-dimensional in that you get little to no malt character and a full-blown hop blast. Hop flavors mix nicely, and the bitterness is something to be reckoned with. Malt is only present enough to keep the hops from ripping holes in your tastebuds.

Mouthfeel: Not nearly as thick or sticky as most other Imperial IPAs I've had. In fact, this one feels more like an aggressive IPA. Light to moderate carbonation doesn't get in the way of the hops.

Drinkability: While an exercise in hop domination, this one isn't perfectly balanced, and I'd be hard-pressed to put more than two of these away in a session. My taste buds are already asking for something different after one bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2007 04:12:33 | More by kpantz
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dickroop

Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This ale pours a hazy honey-straw color, remarkably light color for a DIPA. I compared and it is only a shade darker than a Miller High-Life (but nowhere near as clear, for the haziness). There wasn't much head, but, oddly enough, a little lacing hung around. The small was citrus, specifically grapefruit.

The taste was grapefruit and slightly grassy. This taste is so grapefruit, it makes me think of the little glass bottles you once could buy in the convenience stores, about 7 oz bottles of Tropicana Grapefruit Juice, containing bitter gray juice. Well, this beer reminds me of that but it's better. In the mid-palate there was the *faintest* momentary hint of sweetness, banished in a millisecond by everlasting bitterness. The finish is a little grainy and bitter.

Mouthfeel was clean and astringent. It has a pretty light body, well carbonated, and little to no apparent heat from the alcohol. A little chewey.

Drinkability is great for a DIPA, very easy drinking. There's no doubt this could sneak up on you, but many of the downsides of DIPAs are not here, the oversweetness, the readily apparent contribution of alcohol to the taste. For the unrepentent hophead, this is remarkable stuff, highly recommended.

Addendum: I enjoyed this ale on cask at the Barcade in Brooklyn, NY, May '09. What great stuff. There was minimal head or lacing, but the aroma had lemony and apricot elements. Quaffing yielded lingering bitterness, with alcohol evident. Mouthfeel was slightly oily. Could drink it all night.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2007 16:32:16 | More by dickroop
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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle.

Slightly hazy, golden fluid, with a large, rocky, white head.

Pine tree in a bottle. Just a hint of biscuity/bready aroma pops through the leaves occasionally.

The taste is grapefruit juice. After a bit of temperature increase, I get a little bit of biscuity flavor and some honey in there. Maybe some peaches. Pepper and peppermint at the finish. The bitterness lingers nicely into the aftertaste. In case you didn't pick up on it - this beer is about the hops, balanced it ain't!

Medium in body. Medium + carbonation. Quite drying. Alcohol warmth hits you rather fast.

Very Nice. I had this the first time about a year ago, and didn't care for it much. Thought I would try it again following my conversion to a hophead. Glad I did and would strongly recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2007 13:52:16 | More by
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Absumaster

Netherlands

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jasonm for this!

A golden, yellow beer with a thin, bubbly head.

Smell is citric hoppy (oranges) with blackberries, some fruit and hard candy. Light grapefruit and in the back some moist basement smell. I didn't know how to descirbe this in a better way.

Taste is bitterrrr, like raw hops resulting in a resinous, piney and oily hoppiness. There is very little malt to be tasted, this beer is 99% about hops. The remaining 1% is slightly biscuity and bready. I like it to be a little more malty. Some blackberry and red fruit add a nice touch to an otherwise somewhat one-dimensional beer. Mouthfeel is mild.
Drinkability is very good, once my mouth got used to the bitterness (numbed), it went down easily.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2007 20:42:58 | More by Absumaster
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Boppar

New Hampshire

3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into my trusty pint glass.

A first glance revealed a golden-orange color and about 1.5 fingers of head, which diminished to some sturdy lacing after about 30 seconds. A fairly attractive beer.

The smell is what intrigued me, however. Zesty, citrus scents are immediately present, most noticeably sweet orange marmalade. A subdued lemon rind smell lingers in the backgorund.

The first sip is a pleasant surprise. Not only is the orange marmalade readily apparent, but there are also some sweet malty notes, and here's the kicker: the faintest hint of white pepper. This beer has a lot going on in the flavor department, yet everything meshes together to make for an enjoyable drinking experience.

The mouthfeel is nothing spectacular, but it seemed to work really well for this style of beer. It is thick enough to help you from getting into trouble with the 8.5% ABV, but thin enough for an IPA.

All in all, a delightful offering, but between the high-ish ABV and the massive hop presence, I wouldn't want to have more than one at a time. But I will certainly enjoy the rest of this six-pack, one wallop at a time.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2007 00:23:13 | More by Boppar
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jsbrendle

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hadn't had this on draft in some time. Ran into it at Mad Mex of State College by shear dumb luck. Would gladly have some over the Hop Devil on their other tap given the chance to since this DIPA is more rare to find. which I did. Poured yellowish with perhaps a bit of a red blush to it. (bar lighting made it hard to see with much certainty) Head disappeared rapidly. Packed an aroma full of sharp resiny hop. flavor agrees -- the name is no lie, it does pack a hop wallop. But not as refined a hop flavor as in say Three Floyds' or Legacy's DIPAs, but plentiful resiny/floral. Do find myself wishing for just a bit more malt to support the hops and a bit more in the mouthfeel department. It does come across as just a little thin in mouthfeel and lean in malty sweetness with a strange sharpness to the overall impression coming out of the very direcy assault of piney hops. Worth a try if you can find it. but definitely no session beer because of the high ABV it also carries.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2007 12:02:19 | More by jsbrendle
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought a case of this based upon reviews and online chatter. I was slightly disappointed in that I ended up with way too much Hop Wallop. The color was yellow, bright yellow with a stark white head. The smell was a little ammonia and hoppy. The taste was "catty" and hoppy. The beer drinks really easily for the ABV but the ammonia-like taste wears on me.One bottle is awesome. One case, not so much.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2007 21:55:31 | More by ArrogantB
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umustdrink

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Light orange in color. White head that settles at a film. Lacing occurs in small patches. Tiny bits of sediment suspended visible. Not much to look at.

S - Pungent piney hop aroma with a faint spice. Nothing else detectable.

T - Mild piney hop flavor up front leading to an oily hoppiness with a faint citrus note and finally to a pungent spicy hop aftertaste.

M - Medium consistency, also an oily factor provided by the hops.

D - Well it's got a ton of hops in it I guess. Not a whole lot else going on with this beer other than that.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2007 02:03:09 | More by umustdrink
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ubermunkey

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden, almost orange color with a thin white head that dissolved leaving little patchworks of bubbles. The smell was a strong floral and pine scent of hops. The first taste was a full on hops rush. I could get a little citrus and lemon zest at the end, but the hops pretty much ran this show. After the initial assault on my tastebuds, the next few sips seemed to calm down, more of the citrusy notes came through and it actually became quite smooth and drinkable. It felt light and prickly in my mouth and left just a tinge of alcohol warmth. Another strong contender from Victory Brewing.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2007 03:38:44 | More by ubermunkey
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Jaynuze

District of Columbia

3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold with a nice thick creamy head that leaves a great lace behind.

S: Strong florals and citrus with freshly cut grass and pine.

T: The front hits you with a ton of hop bricks, but mellows out just in time to smack you in the back of the head with a few more hops. No strong aftertaste and the hops are aparent without being overbearing.

MF: Well carbonated, very smooth and creamy.

D: Watch out, cause one could drink quite a few of these in one sitting. If you find yourself in this situation I would suggest you to remain sitting for a while ... the 8.5% has a really bad habit of sneaking up on ya.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2007 22:39:29 | More by Jaynuze
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atsprings

North Carolina

4.9/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a crisp straw yellow with a decent slowly diminishing head, lots of bubbles visible rising to the top. Aroma was a nice punch of citrus hops. Taste is a wonderful amount of citrus hops with just enough pale malt to provide a solid backbone. A hophead's delight. The beer has a good level of carbonation and the alcohol is well hidden. This is one of my favorite beers, I wish it was available all year, however, I understand how the fresh hops are what makes it so great.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2007 04:27:54 | More by atsprings
Hop Wallop from Victory Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,573 ratings.