badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2008 Original Rating 11/12/2004: Clear gold color with a frothy head. Interesting aroma of hops... not nearly as pungent as I would expect. Oddly sweet tasting hit of hops on the tongue. Just a slight bit of that pine nature that seems too prevalent in IPAs, especially IIPAs. Quite nice! 7/4/8/4/17 ReRate 1/17/2008: Gold color with a large head. Strong English hop aroma. The taste seems to be a blend of English and German hops. Lots of them, but it doesnít seem very bitter at all. Apparently, my review is the same, but the score is going to be lowered. A casualty of changing tastes, I suppose.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2004 Best before 5-4-04.Aroma is of a pleasant German nature(except for the abundance of a finely tuned hop content),bready yeasty,almost toffee sweet malts,and the hops are grassy,citric,and pretty plentifull.The appearance is a solid gold,nice white head,very nice lace.The hops are piney and somewhat citric(I sense some columbus hops?)and maybe even some Noble varietys?The palate is nice and lively(bitter)and of a nice healty medium body.The finish lingers perfectly,the hops and malt are a fine pairing,very artistic in their attack.Like and Imperial pils in a way but this is the heady stash right here.Itís a tad hot right now but itís still in a good fresh enjoyable state.Well executed to say the least. Did I mention the drinkability and well hidden strength? A must to experience, if your loving the hoppy golden ales of the future.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 11, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crystal clear almost neon gold with thick white head. Hops on the nose...well thatís an understatement...peach pine and hops. Heavy mouthfeel with bitter lingering finish. Rich peach, apricot, pine resin, soap, and sweet honey in the mid palate. Alcohol is noticeable on the finish though not distracting. Nice brew!
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Grey Lodge and Druids Keep; bottle found in NJ. Sublte floral bouquet. Thick head at Grey Lodge; not much bottled or at DK. Awesome lacing. Big bitter bite, and even bitterer finish. More like a super german pilsener than an ale. High hopes for this one, but a bit disappointed (buyers remorse?) Anyway, the DK barman says this will get you where you want to be real quick.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Typical light copper clear color with a thin head on top. The aroma is intense with serious hoppyness. It doenst present such a strong floral or citrus smell as most IPAís, but a serious kick of sweet grassy/leafy bitterness. The flavor is much more intense. As soon as it hits the middle of my mouth, it makes my jaw wince in over-the-top-hop-ness. Even after its left my mouth, its still hopping. Intense beer, which is right on par from the good olí folks at Victory.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crazy bottle cover. Hop Wallop is elvetastic. Deliciously hoppy and it filled me with hoppiness. Delicious beer that is remniscient of the Stoudts double IPA and the 90 minute. Great job.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.05.04 This beer had such a devilish power of hops that it chokeslammed me down onto the table and grunted "DRINK ME HARDER".
Lit my fire like gasoline and a match
biznizness (1056) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2004 This beer is awesome. It packs a manly wallop of hops that I find pleasing. PETE LISTEN UP MAN, YOUR TIME IS OVER. IíM GOING STRAIGHT TO THE TOP, NO SLEEP TILL 500. This beer is actually quite light for such a wallopy brew.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours out a dark amber color with an almost pine/citrus aroma. The taste is very hoppy with some nice spice notes of pine and grapefruit. A really good double IPA, personally like it better than a lot of the others Iíve had.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally got a bottle of the coveted hop wallop today. Opened it at room temp, hop aromas abound in the pour. This is fresh as it gets by way of a bottle version. Most higher abv double IPAs have a tendancy to be sweet to balance the alcohol. This one is hoppy and a bit hot right now, but I expected it. Slight malt backbone, but mostly hops and alcohol at this point. This will be perfect in a few weeks.