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Victory Hop Wallop

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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 1834   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisFields (70) - 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 (274) - 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 (162) - 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 (840) - 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 (2653) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Laxor (3) - - NOV 23, 2013 does not count
The smell and the taste were both impressive. Bite was sharp but not overpowering. Hop Wallop was a WALLOP on my tastebuds!

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AFMcKone (34) - Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Tropical fruits and citrus on the nose, but the taste leaves some to be desired. Overly fruity and not as much pine as some others have noted. It's... okay.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
njnut (213) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Poured into tulip. Hazy golden color with small thin head. Slight lace on glass. An east coast high hoped beer. Aroma is slight citrus. Mouth feel is slightly oily with average carbonation. Finish is less citrus more pine. Overall an enjoyable brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (1989) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
A: Golden Straw/Mild Amber Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head, Great Lacing S: Bready, Piney, Mildly Malty T: Piney, Bittering Hops, Mildly Bready M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Drying, Mildly Bitter Overall, a big pine bomb with some malty finish ...and to the guy from NY that gave it a bad rating recently (4/6/13)....its (bleeping) Hop Wallop, not Hop Balanced, you cant ding a beer for being too hoppy with a name like hop wallop, idiot.


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