Hop Wallop - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3,596 | Reviews: 1,892 | Display Reviews Only:
4.31/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
04-23-2014 22:07:12 | More by larryarms847
4.8/5 rDev +17.1%
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!
04-19-2014 11:01:49 | More by Ale4Tyndale
District of Columbia
4.48/5 rDev +9.3%
Usually have this on tap at Victory, but found the bottles at my local craft beer store. Pours a nice golden color. Compared to the draft pour it is much lighter and less hoppy, but a slight piney hop flavor. Not a fan of it on bottles.
Somewhat bitter. Light on the front end. Not a huge fan of its replacement, Dirtwolf. I will just wait for now on to drink this at the brewery.
04-09-2014 01:47:03 | More by JWQ
3.7/5 rDev -9.8%
Knew this beer was retired about 6 months ago in favor of DirtWolf so when I saw a bottle at the local store, I figured it was about time I finally try this.
Hop Wallop poured a hazy and cloudy gold yellow hue with a two finger white soapy head. The lacing sat in rings as I took each sip.
The smell was almost none existent for me. Resinious hops and bready malts were the only faint things I picked up.
The taste was the best part of this beer. It was dominated by the dank piney hops and a layer of toasted malts on the tongue. At the back end, I tasted orange (it was subtle) but the bitterness kept coming.
I think this beer needed a stronger malt backbone to intensify the hops. Overall not my favorite from Victory. DirtWolf is a big improvement.
03-09-2014 20:05:37 | More by WheelsPSU
2.58/5 rDev -37.1%
Mixed dank and citrus nose. Mildly oxidized aroma. Taste is similar: a hint of oxidation, mild dank, and moderate citrus. Mildly astringent as well. Thin head, with good lacing. Mouthfeel thin-medium. No heat. I generally like Victory beers, and was pretty disappointed with this one.
03-08-2014 15:50:36 | More by Maurizio
Hop Wallop from Victory Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,596 ratings.