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Victory Hop Wallop

 (RETIRED)
overall
97
89
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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 1838   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophaze (173) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with nice head and minimal lacing. Aroma of citrus and floral. Taste of grass, citrus, sweetness from the malt. Decent. ----Hophaze out

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Growler pour from the brewpub, courtesy of Andy. Thought this was retired. Pours a clean gold with fluffy white head and webbed lacing. Nose of caramel, citrus and grassy hop. Sweet and caramel-y with a pretty bitter finish. This used to be a favorite of mine when I was first drinking craft beers but I suppose my tastes have changed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1323) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Tap at rattle n hum. Little hazy deep golden color, white. Aroma is sweer fruits, grapes. Balanced hoppy body, grapes, fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hartung32 (228) - Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Very good beer from a very good brewery. Nothing really stands out about it to me; still better than a lot of IPAs though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisFields (77) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Pours cloudy gold with a healthy two finger head that provides excellent lacing. Aroma is definitely hoppy, but with a sweet malty base. Taste is bitter grapefruit and rind with a solid malt backbone throughout. Mouth feel is almost sticky with a decently mild level of carbonation. Overall a pretty tasty ale. Its too bad that it has been discontinued, but considering its being replaced with Dirtwolf I won’t complain too loudly.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtdewa1 (327) - rome, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2014 Bottle into ipa glass. Cloudy yellow pour. Floral aroma. Taste is floral, citrus and grapefruit. Malty backbone and lingering bitterness. Very smooth. Very good ipa.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chribban (185) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2013
Hazy golden with a white head. A lot of lacing on the glass. Nose: Pine, tropical fruit, grass, butter and malt. Taste: Hops, grapefruit, citrus, grass, honey and bread. Medium body and carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Love this beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1090) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours slightly hazy golden with slight off white head. Aroma of floral hops and malt. Taste of citrus with very hoppy bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3035) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle 0.335l at Janoinen Lohi, Helsinki. Originally rated 19082011. Colour is cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scottnasty420 (17) - - NOV 23, 2013
The story on the bottle really perked by beer lionz for a hoppy extravaganza. While I think some of the flavor are a little hard to find, still enjoyable.


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