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Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,578 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,578
Reviews: 1,892
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 112
Gots: 165 | 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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Ianhockey91

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow! A phenominal ipa, this is one for the ages. Pours out a nice darker golden color with a white head that leaves a beautiful amount of lace, i mean its a work of art in its own right. The smell is overwhelmingly citrusy, wit ha hint of alcohol and very little malt. The taste, ohhh the taste, hops hops and more hops. The malt is light in character and doesnt have too much presence. Its a bit sweet up front and then you "get walloped" bith a citrus blast of hops towards the end all followed up with a touch of alcohol. Perfect Perfect Perfect.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2003 00:17:43 | More by Ianhockey91
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5/5  rDev +22%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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JackTheRipper

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5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this one in the cellar waiting for a special occasion, and seeing 20,000 BeerAdvocate.com members seems like a special occasion indeed.
A: Hazy golden amber in color. Head was initially about a fingers worth of a light tan suds, it's now about a quarter inch of a creamy looking foam. Some sediment is noted in the glass.

S: From this day forward, this is what will come to mind when I think of a Double IPA. Smells are a sweet grapefruity hop aroma at first. Not bitter in smell at all, but a solid hoppy aroma (I wish I knew what sort of hops they use). Nice malty bread smell underneath the hops. Brilliant.

T: Taste is a smart hop flavor that is surprisingly mellow at first, letting me get a nice feel for the malts used. There's a quick flash of a sweet flavor, but that gives way to a hoppy acidic twang that doesn't punch you, it seems to build on itself and grow into it's full hoppy glory. Finish is a long lingering sharp citrus flavor.

M: Super smooth, it's from a bottle but feels more like a cask conditioned. Full bodied, carbonation can't get any better, and the alcohol is nicely warming but very well masked.

D&N: As near to perfection in an IPA as I can imagine. I realize that five's should be rare, and this one got fives across the board, but I think that letting this beer age for a few months really let the flavors and aromas mature into a pretty perfect IPA. I've had many in bottles fresh from the brewery and they just didn't have the depth and character that this one does.

Edit to add: when this one comes out again, I'm thinking that putting a case or two in storage rather than two bottles would be a good idea. This beer rocks.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2004 01:56:36 | More by JackTheRipper
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Hop Wallop from Victory Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,578 ratings.