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 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
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Ratings: 3,705 |  Reviews: 1,898
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

Photo of iRun2Beer
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ellis1701
4.89/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Flashback #180 - Enjoyed a few years ago. A fine IPA but lacks the punch it promises.

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From tasting notes. L: Pours brilliant amber gold under a 2” finely bubbled white foam collar. S: Earthy hops, citrus and biscuit aromas rise from the glass. T: A big hop fest on the palate with more flavor than bitterness. It starts with rich malt and citrus with an orange-grapefruit rind bitter. F: Creamy and smooth medium to medium full body and medium to medium low carbonation. O: this is one fine beer that never should have been retired.

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Photo of jooler
3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Malt bomb. No date on the bottle. I think it is old.

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Photo of GregHarold
4.91/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EMV
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at the Victory Brewery and in bottle many times.

L: Pours a deep golden, semi-opaque, with thick white head that falls quickly and laces the glass.

S: Evergreens and citrus. Hops! Lots and lots of hops.

T/F: This is a finely balanced imperial IPA. Nice malt backbone followed by a nice bitter hop profile. Pine and citrus predominate and it's a bit zesty. Love the clean bitter finish. A little zesty, and definitely a sipper.

O: A very strong Imperial IPA from Victory and a shame it was discontinued. Although I do enjoy the 'Dirt Wolf' my heart will always be with the Hop Wallop.

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

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So sad it's retired. Drank a 6 pack of these a few times and couldn't get enough of the hops.

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

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

Photo of millelacsmark
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Budinetz
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lettsgo3
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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