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Victory Hop Wallop

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RATINGS: 1838   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2005
Golden, fluffy white head. sweet and fruity aroma of oranges and red apples. Hop bitter aftertaste. Full bodied. Hints of alcohol and butter. Very bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalhead (632) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2005
BB date just a couple mos away. Found a case of this on the shelf that had been forgotten in the back storage room. Not as impressive as I thought it would be. A nice mix of hops and mild malt,easy to drink but nothing special.I’ll do an update in 6 mos or so.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 14, 2005
Tempered gold color with a nice cap of creamy head that spackles the edge of my tulip with lacing. Bright blend of traditional U.K. and cutting edge U.S. hops mix with resinously sweet malts with a pin prick of alcohol. The balanced body shows up first with a good dose of umami (tastiness) & the bitter sweet reminder of both the hopping rates and the malt bill. As for the hidden treasures, here’s my list of plunders: celery, potato starch, lemon zest & capers. Worth the 259 rating (as of rating) count before trying. Straight forward but unique, both desirable traits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AZeagle (11) - Cave Creek, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2005
The hop aroma hit me the second I opened the bottle. I knew it was going to be enjoyable. It poured out a nice clear light amber with a fluffy white head which stayed with it throughout. The flavor was strong on hops but not overpowering. The aftertaste stayed with me for quite a while, which was not necessarily a bad thing. Overall a great experience, I can’t wait to get back East to get some more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - FEB 11, 2005
Thank you Don (Belle). Great Hoppy scent (duh) medium gold with a thick creamy off-white head. A bread and butter creamy taste up front, sweet malt, earthy, honey in the middle with the fresh hop kick at the finish. Man, I’m really digging these hoppy treats I’ve had over the past week. Is it just a fling or are my Belgian beauties in danger of falling out of favor?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10453) - 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!

   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.

   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!

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1787) - 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.

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