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Victory Hop Wallop

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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (14973) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14089) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 13, 2012
Bottle @ Bierzwerg.de. Pours clear dark golden with a white head on top. Very malty with lots of bitter grapefruit and pine. Crisp , smooth and dry. Good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14020) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (13761) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13023) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Tap at Birreria Paradiso, courtesy of Evan, thank you sir. Clear light yellow, big white head. Aroma of subtle citrus. Taste is solidly bitter but a bit unbalanced. Underwhelming.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12964) - 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 (12777) - 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 (11971) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (11687) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2011
Hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel and rather hoppy - pine needles and grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and very bitter. Dry and very bitter finish. 060711

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11590) - 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.


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