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Victory Hop Wallop

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RATINGS: 1833   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Horace ‘Hop’ Wallop headed West a broken man. For it was a certain Miss LuLubelle Lager that had left him, thirsting for more. Drawn by wild tales of the riches of the gold mines, Hop pressed on westward. His last nickel spent on a prospecting pan, Hop’s hunger and thirst got the best of him. Two fistfuls o’ barley and three of some wild and wayward hops tossed in the pan with some clear water was to be his meal. But sleep overcame him and he woke to a bubbling, cacophonous concoction. Overjoyed with the beautiful ale that he had made, Hop realized the secret of the ’green gold’ he had discovered in those fresh hops. Celebrated far and wide, Hop Wallop lives on in this vivid ale with his words, "hoppiness is happiness." As our annual homage to the fresh hop harvest, Hop Wallop is a fragrant experience that delights the tastebuds. Pure gold of color, this ale offers its heady bounty of hops to the adventurous of taste. Bold, bracing and surprisingly refreshing for a strong (8.5% a.b.v.) ale, Hop Wallop lives up to its name and legacy.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9728) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2005
Lightly hazy golden ale with a thick luscious white...beard. Very spicey pinhey hops in aroma, with pine needles. Sweet malt with intense hops in mouth, yet very smooth due to vodka notes. Alcohl comes out more than hops in finish. Excellent. Yahoo! Thanks to PisskyNight!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Pours a clear light copper, aroma of pine and citrus, hops and hops and more hops, nice white head with large bubbles that leaves a good lacing in my glass, sticky pine and grapefruit hoppy flavors with some malt sweetness to balance this hop monster out a bit, medium body with a thick and sticky mouthfeel, finishes bitter, nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2005
Nice yellow, with a decent head. I was so happy with the flavor, malty, with plenty of hop action too, No alcohol dominance, even though its 8.5! I wish this beer was always available in california, I’d buy quite a bit of it. Thanks Duane!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Heavy on the malts and a little light on the hops for an imperial. This one leaves you looking for a bit more of a hop bite. Overall it is still a good beer. Just not quite as good as Hopdevil.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 4, 2005
thanks to kinz for this brew.mr. horace "hop" wallop poured a clear yellow with a white foamy head.the appearance was alot like your avergae macro actually.although it did leave nice lacin/webbing on the glass.the aroma was a little lighter than expected,but still gave off a nice hoppy smell.as the description states,its very refreshing.the mouthfeel is a little light at first,but then the hops and malts kicked in.this i2pa had more of a citrus style hop than the piney/citrus mix i am familiar with.then tis followed by some sweet malts.this is very different in a very good way.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Thanks to BuckNaked and TheBeerCellar2 for this brew!! Dark golden color with a big rocky head. Color really hurts the appearance. Decent pine hop aroma. Flavor is very well balanced citrus hops and malt. Nice lacing. Aroma kills the score.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Bottle, yellow with a hint of gold, average head, smell of citrus and hops, aroma let me down when i tasted it, fairly hoppy, but a little much alcohol, with a bitter end.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homebrewerguy (303) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2005
I popped ze cap unt I vas grapt by ze cascade hoppen unt floatet arownt ze room I vas. I finally vas able to trink zum unt zen I vas uberwelmt by ze taste of hoppen. Finally after beink vallopped arownt I vas, zhere vas zum gut malt tasten too. Vhen I got mein zenses, ze bier vas kaput! I need anuzzer one of zhese.
Earlier Rating: 1/29/2005 Total Score: 3.8
Nice head upon pour, very hoppy cascade aroma, first taste is an incredible cascade flavor followed up by a malty sweetness, perhaps a bit thin for an IIPA but that certainly doesn’t detract from this great beer but just lends diversity in choice. Cascades are not my favorite hop but this beer was REAL easy to drink. I’ll have another.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2006 Organey, hoppy, and delicious! Some batches are wayy too bitter though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Pour is clear golden with a billowing off white head...aroma is everything hoppy...some grapefruit, LOTS of pine and resin...soapy...taste is all over the place with hops...strong alcohol in the finish...


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