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RATINGS: 1847   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 ale, Hop Wallop lives up to its name and legacy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2004
This poured a cloudy yellow-gold with a medium sized white head. The flavor was super hoppy and really outstanding. I really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2004
nose literally smells like grapefruit rind. so fresh. nice yeast bits in the bottom. very warming alcohol in the stomach rather than in the mouth. intense hop character. have been lucky enough to find it in bottles as well as on draft, when it is super good. hope they make it a continual product so people can taste it and so the price goes down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2004
Bottle pours a hazy golden with a decent fluffy white head.   Visible bits float about, lacing seems adequate.   Delicious hop aroma, Cascade perhaps.   Initial taste is of minor pine and light hops.   Mouthfeel is very smooth.   This one isnt overtly hoppy.   Lacks the cloying bitter aftertaste of other IIPAs.   Yes, very smooth to drink, and quite easy to not put down.   Full bodied, slight bitterness on the exit.   I dig it!   Thanks goes out to Pabobcat for the trade!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2004
A wonderful companion to prima. Nice amber color with a citrus pine hops flavor. Great.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2004
Very nice looking glass O' beer here, hazen golden yellow color with a slight bronzey tone with a tornado of sediment swirling around within. Solid medium height for its crown, just over a finger high, light yellowish in hue, thick, dense, creamy, fades down slowly like a shadow, leaving an always present very thick skim, well actually I guess I wouldn't call it that, its more like a thin frosting. An impressively wide array of thin curtainy lacing covers the glass. Aroma has a wonderfully charged hoppyness thats largely floral and fresh with a higher sweetness within thats a bit citrusy of very fresh orange, lemon, grapefruit peels layered over the top. Some tender grasses and hop resin are filled in right to the hilt. Not much located on the malt scale here, all hops on the nose, quite lovely. Nice hop flavor comes right across the front with sweetish floral tones, kinda herbal and grassy, but definately higher in its sweetness and bitterness, its somewhat fat, not quite, but definately juicy enough and resin filled with slight dulled citrus squeezing off notes of freshness in the corners. Dries out in layers effectively slow with lots of hoppy things attached and there's a favorable biscuity dry maltiness in the backing that begins to stand out more as you get farther in to the glass. Very nice. Pretty decent showing of hops here, was looking for something a bit more juicy and fat but the drying levels are what really kept me attracted to it. Feel is close to full with some nice bitterness thats chalked full of floral sweetness and has some very fine drying qualities all the way through to its finish which lingers long and begs you to keep on drinkin'. That said, this continues to be amazingly smooth to my buds with great hop tones, bitterness included. Stellar drinkability! I clearly need more...yummy stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2004
Respects to CB and TAR for sending me this Wallop in our recent trade!
Rating # 380
The body pours a foggy orangey bronze but produces a thick fluffy Ivory colored head to accompany. The nose is vast with grapefruit and caramel malt, but big notes of pinesap and freshly cut limber smack me upside the nose.
The flavor gives off far less of the grapefruit and presents buckets of caramel and pine chips, a little bit peppery. I’m taken aback by the amount of spiciness here, pretty earthy and slightly astringent.
The palate is delightfully smooth and creamy, finish is Hop City and dry…… A good Imperial IPA but I think it will slip from the top 100 once more ratings are amassed, there are lesser known but better Imperial IPA’s out there… Goose Island makes one of those, IMO .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jaysus (17) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Whoa, I love this brew... Very clear, with no visible 'yeasties' and a vicious hop bite - you will feel this one in your cheeks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Resiny instead of grapefruity, and hops seem to hit up front instead of attacking me on the swallow. Different and another reminder that I need to give hoppy beers a chance. Had at RB Philly gathering February 2004.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamdead (8) - Ashland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2004 does not count
Pours a light amber hue with a hoppy nose. Mediummmmmm bodied, hops all the way garpefuity kinday hop juice. Very Smooth. Excellent Beer. Thanks to BrainO

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Dark golden color with a lasting egg white head. Aroma was fantastic with notes of ruby red grapefruit, orange blossom, toast, and pine sap blended with honey. Great bitter citrus shot up front with a sweet maltiness to counterbalance. Smooth with a nice soft carbonation. I would love to have this available all the time, but guess I'll have to wait until Nov. 04 for that to happen. A Hop-Head MUST try!

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