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Victory Hop Wallop

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RATINGS: 1829   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
1st June 2008. Smooth beer with juicy fruity hops. The bitterness is well controlled. Very drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (13181) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2009 bottle at cropredy ... amber ... grassy pine hop nose... sweet pine bitter finsish ... way too bitter ... little grassy...

Cask at GBBF 09 .... amber ... musty fruit hop ... dry bitter grapefruit and pine ... pale ale hop ..2.7

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (12758) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2006
Bottle at ØLbaren - thanks to Jannick and Bager. Hoologans: Hophater Anette and the lovely Mette. Very light yellow - white head - pilsner looking. Aroma: sour socks. Taste: High hoppy -> heavy hopped. grass, straw, heavy dryness, almost no malttaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (12674) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2008
Twickenham Brewery tasting 08. Clear gold, thin white head. Thanks to some decent hops. It’s fine. But a bit metallic. It’s ok, a little disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (11916) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2009
Bottled (CK, BB 10/2009). Slightly hazy golden-orange color, good creamy off-white head. Strong aroma of pine, grapefruit and cat piss. Very hop juicy with loads of pine, grapefruit and other fruity flavors. Medium-bodied, not extremely malty, so actually drinkability is quite ok. Also hides alcohol very well. Good beer, but maybe a bit boring, I would not drink this very often.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (11812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
It’s about time I got a crack at this one! Golden amber colour. Zesty citrus hops and dark malts. Hoppy flavour, surprsingly lean body. Evenly balanced and with floral hoppiness. My type of Imperial IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a dark golden color with a large white head. Had a nice grapefruit aroma and a big hoppy taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2004
(WCC2) Cloudy golden with medium-large off-white head. Aroma is pine, crisp, mild lemon. Taste is mild sweet, pine/grapefruit, light lemon. Medium body, chewy. A delightful one-dimensional beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2006
12 oz bottle-pours a 2 finger white head with gold/yellow color. Aroma is very aromatic, citrus&floral hops. Slightly musty. Taste is lemon, bitter light hops, sweet malt, alcohol. Oily mouthfeel, mild carbonation. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010
Date: January 03, 2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Whole Foods Market, DC
Appearance: hazy golden orange
Aroma: sweet grapefruit aroma
Flavor: lots of hop flavor and a long bitter finish, nice malt sweetness to give it some balance, blossoms into a wonderful sweet grapefruit nectar flavored with lots of hops and a fine bitter finish
Overall: an instant classic

Date: May 11, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar stock
Score: 3.9 to 3.7
Aroma: big sweet grapefruit aroma
Flavor: still the big sweet malt flavor with lots of hops

Date: October 23, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
the grapefruit aroma and flavor is subdued,

Date: April 27, 2008
Mode: cask
Source: brick store
Appearance: muddy light orange, frothy bright white head, splotches of lace
Aroma: huge sweet crystal and grapefruit aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: lots of sweet crystal malt flavor balanced by huge citrus hops, light bitterness rises out of a grapefruit rhind character, lots of orange and tangerine in the citrus

Date: November 14, 2008
Mode: cask
Source: brick store
yup, still great stuff

Date: August 21, 2010
Mode: cask
Source: Taco Mac The Fred
sweet crystal malt and lots of hops, floral and spicy, well placed bitterness, liquid hops are the joy of life,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4


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