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Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,613 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,613
Reviews: 1,892
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 117
Gots: 187 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

phishterrrrrrr88, May 16, 2014
Photo of benloho
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.

benloho, May 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

MikeWard, May 06, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (Enjoy by 6/21/14)

A: Hazy copper-tinged straw body with ok lacing and a slight residual head. Good level of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Great head on this that is thick and foamy (one finger).

S: Decent hop level for the age on this. Slight fruitiness that is more floral than piney.

T: Slight hop flavor to this, but I know this beer is past its prime (even though they give it a year due to the bottle conditioning). Decent enough for the age, and quite piney. Even a bit of a spice on the end. Easy drinking and not super bitter.

M: Good level of carbonation, that is subtle and soft. Not crisp or harsh at all.

O: I had to get this before it was gone from shelves, but it is definitely past its prime. They shouldn't give this a year shelf-life.

gillagorilla, May 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

zestar, May 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -39%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Note: Best By Date - Sep 13, 2013; Drank on Date - Apr 23, 2014 so the scoring may be lower than what it would be if these were fresh.

Appearance is an enticing bright rusty orange and poured a very thin head from a 12oz bottle.

Smell is bright and hoppy, with a little booze, probably from the age.

The taste is a mighty fine hop bomb with very prevalent citrus notes. The citrus flavors seem a bit dull for a brew this hoppy, again I believe due to the age of this beer those flavors have probably faded over time.

Mouthfeel is a delight, slightly too boozy, but again probably only to do with the age.

Overall this is a marvelous brew and I only wish i would have picked it up 7 months before it's "best by" date. Oh well.

larryarms847, Apr 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

OnryAndMean, Apr 22, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy hops!
Lesson learned from Victory's Hop Wallop: do not eschew trying new beer simply because the label pic evokes Saturday morning cartoons of yesteryear. That said, Victory, you might want to reconceptualize the design if you ever rerelease. Yumm!

Ale4Tyndale, Apr 19, 2014
Hop Wallop from Victory Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,613 ratings.