ChrisFields (98) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
craftbeersweden (388) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
JHeath99 (1503) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
VastActiv (4057) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
scottnasty420 (17) - - NOV 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Laxor (3) - - NOV 23, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The smell and the taste were both impressive. Bite was sharp but not overpowering. Hop Wallop was a WALLOP on my tastebuds!
AFMcKone (35) - Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
njnut (362) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
merc7186 (2653) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.