Hop Wallop | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

BA SCORE
91
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3,705 Ratings
Hop WallopHop Wallop
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 12-17-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,705
Reviews:
1,898
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
12.04%
 
 
Wants:
135
Gots:
274
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,705 |  Reviews: 1,898
Photo of Bdilly
3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dduquette
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

super clear and yellow with big frothy head that put up the good fight. citrusy smell with lots of grain and hops. taste follows the smell with loads of citrus and grain and a little booze, but just enough to give a nice dry finish. probably my favorite offering from this brewer.

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Photo of gustavmahler-09
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Colin32
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MasterRigger
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmg480
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tarheel219
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lobina
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on draft last night. Good color and decent aroma. Not too hoppy and fairly smooth. Would have it again on draft. Haven't seen it around here in bottles

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Photo of DASA10
4.62/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billbeers
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eden
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I tasted this in advance thank god cause it's too gross for sweetie to even try. Sweet and weird.

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Photo of OGShotzy
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjd722
4.61/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Very happy that this one made a comeback, even if only for a short while. I never had the chance to try it before Dirt Wolf took the DIPA spot for Victory.

Look: On tap at the Pour House in North Wales. Appearance is that of a Pilsner, slightly deep golden straw with a nice foam and solid lacing.

Aroma: Extremely clean aroma full of grass, pine, and some citrus. It's almost of if you're walking through an evergreen forest in the early morning, really great stuff.

Taste: While the aroma isn't overly hoppy, the taste is where you definitely get "hop walloped". Citrus, piney resin, and dank bitterness are all out in full force.

Feel: A well balanced bitter coating is left after each sip, very refreshing. Excellent Victory IPA, add it to the list!

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Photo of Fcip78
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of epyon396
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harryhops
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beckteck
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

great beer why did they retire it?

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Photo of gregcordle
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Secondfiddle7
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I struggled through a case of this, enjoying it but finding it just a bit too much, not too hoppy, just too citrusy, heavy, and bitter. One was pleasant, two began to wear thin. So a case lasted months in my fridge. Recognize that it was a fine beer, but it just had too much attitude. I understand that it was retired in favor of Dirt Wolf. I have to say, I've recently taken a chance and grabbed a case of Dirt Wolf. It has all the best qualities of Hop Wallop without the excess. Whatever the folks at Victory did, it worked, and I commend them. Two Dirt Wolves go down like ice water. Ice water with a hop dance. Well done.

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Photo of EdTheEdge
3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hop Wallop from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.07 out of 5 based on 3,705 ratings.
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