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Victory Hop Wallop

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RATINGS: 1836   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2009
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear medium orange color with a small to average, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine. spruce, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and peel bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20090804]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
12 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy dark orange with a fully gone white head. Aroma is mild grapefruity and of orange hops notes. Dry, mild spiced and citrus fruity hops flavours. Dry hoppy, light malt base and very bitter flavoured into a lasting dry far finish. I would have liked a bit more body from the malt to give a better smoothness and balance to the hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29284) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2004
A hazy orange beer with an orange head. The aroma is very hoppy, but also sweet. The flavor is very sweet with notes of fresh hops, like sticking your head into a hop bush, this leads up to a rather bitter end almost like sucking on a lemon.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of JCapriotti. Clear, deep golden. Fresh, hoppy aroma of pine needles. Medium body with some sweetish malt. Completely dominated by distinct aroma hops leaving a solid dose of bitterness. 291206

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20714) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2008 Bottle. Clear golden coloured with a white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops, grass and pine needles. Flavour of hops, grass, pine needles and grape fruits. Hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20313) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is nectar and wood along with some vanilla in a very pleasant balance. Flavour is caramel, wood, nectar and also has some rather nice fruityness and sour wooden notes in it. Wellbalanced.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19370) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2004
Bottled, thanks tiggmtl! Deep golden. Aroma of hay and malt. Very sweet and very hoppy, soft mouthfeel. Biscuity malt is there to balance the hop assault. Really bitter finish. Very pleasant, apart from excessive sugaryness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small longlasting White head. Has a fruity hoppy citrus piny aroma. Sweetish malty very bitter, slightly harsh hoppy piny flavor. Has a long malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
1st June 2008. Smooth beer with juicy fruity hops. The bitterness is well controlled. Very drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14513) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
Golden color. Delicate aroma of hops. Strong flavor, fll mouth, malty, with excellent hops, a lot of hop oils and sweet hop resins, sweet caramel and toffee, very long and aromatic final. Excellent.


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