Hop Wallop | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Todd on 12-17-2003

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#4,319
Reviews:
1,904
Ratings:
3,725
pDev:
11.95%
 
 
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Photo of Zaktcc
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msscott1973
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Unclevince
3.69/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B302
2.61/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wafers
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of invertalon
4.8/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful beer. Herbal, dank and in your face bitterness. Old school, done right. Crisp and dry on the finish. Amazing nose. Absolutely love this!

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Photo of rudiecantfail
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a "snulip" glass.

L---Crystal clear, deep golden color. With a medium head. Little retention, but very good lacing.

S---Well, it's hoppy, as advertised. Pine & citrus are dominant.

T---Hop dominant. Pine & citrus are up front as in the nose. There's both a sweetness and an astringent bitterness. Nicely balanced.

F---Medium-full mouthfeel. Not particularly well carbonated. Alcohol is present, but it's not boozy.

O---A good IIPA, but not a classic or anything. I'd get it again if I come across it, but I wouldn't seek it out.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop Wallop | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's sporting a two finger thick off-white head, webbed lacing, and a clear medium-light amber body.

I smell plenty of pine, citrus, and tropical aromas from the hops and a big, sweet honey biscuit malt backbone.

Tastes like a nice heap of the hops mentioned above that. The malt sweetness is somewhat muted by the expected bitterness.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation. Definitely has a lingering hop aftertaste that usually comes with the style of beer.

Hop Wallop | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown gets a 4 out of me.

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Photo of tjwarren
2.74/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I am a huge fan of Victory. That being said... what they did to Hop Wallop is a crime. I was ecstatic when I learned of its re-release. I gasped when I found it. But, let’s get serious Victory, this is not Hop Wallop. This a a sweet beer that tastes almost like a rye beer. It should be called Malt Wallop. It is not a horrible beer in and of itself it is just not what is says it is. I have trouble even calling it an IPA. It is a beer, I am just not sure what kind of a beer it is. HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. I miss the soul crushing, pallet wrecking bitterness of the old Hop Wallop. I feel the people who bought this based on legacy are owed an explanation. Or a refund.

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Photo of Wexfordbeer
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This is quite hoppy. I like hop but this might be just a bit too hoppy for me. It is a good beer but it's tough for me to taste anything but the hop. The bottle I have is different with a lower alcohol content 7.5%

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Photo of CoasterGuy
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wizzle32
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of caahare
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thebeers
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear gold with good effervescence and three fingers of creamy off-white head that last a good while and leave heavy lacing.

Skunky pine, forest floor, flowers, apple juice, pineapple and biscuity malt in the nose.

A little residual fruit juice and white wine sweetness in the taste, with strong floral and pine hops in the finish — but not exactly the wallop I remember from twelve years ago. The aftertaste is a really nice mix of pine hop bitterness and that light sweetness.

Sticky, syrupy, medium-bodied feel with moderate carbonation. The beer really coats and sticks to the mouth, letting the flavors linger.

Not quite the palate wrecker I remember, but still a real treat. Would love this as a seasonal release for the Eagles postseason.

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Photo of mjbrandt18
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OriginalWayOut
4.78/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mickey72
4.59/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The closest East Coast beer to Pliny the Elder. One of the greatest Double IPAs to come out of the Northeast. Smooth, refreshing, and the perfect balance of hops. Why Victory chose to retire this legend is a mystery...

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Photo of SiepJones
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeaconWhite82
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Was one of my go to cases of beer. This was before Giant Eagle sold 6 packs. Just a quality IPA. The taste is the same as I like my women, bitter. I was disappointed when they discontinued this beer. The price was right.

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Photo of Timtac
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMc8ride
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Hop Wallop from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 3,725 ratings