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Victory Hop Wallop

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RATINGS: 1841   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PisskyNight (13) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2004
ahhh....finally ... I can’t say much more or even well enough in summary as well as rich has said but here goes Appearance: Nice bright gold hue....the body has a good 1/3 inch white frothy head....the head is near a sappyness in that it clings to the glass walls pretty nicely.... Smell: Great sweet apple/star-fruit/mellon aroma...hints of floral pine but a great overall nose satisfication Taste: Great sweet delicate grapefruit taste without any bitterness....not sure how they did that...jolly rancher apple bursts...pears and mellons seem to be the underlying additive....great balance and depth...no malty backbone as rich has stated...nice hop punch... not as overwhelming as I was prepared for....but I like it that way Notes: I am amazed with this limited release...there were only 32 cases I blieve that night and I am happy to say I have one of them...great stuff : Reviewed this one again...I realised that my score was too low after drinking many of these for different reasons...possably a fealing of awe while scribbling on a hopdevil coaster

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2552) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2015
(from notes) - served in pint glass A - hazy yellow/orange capped with medium eggshell head. Head has modest retention. Ample, fine carbonation. Aroma of citrus hops and malt. Mild aroma for style and taste. T - "Hop Wallop"? Yes, but amply tempered with a generous load of caramel malt. Has bitter (lemony grapefruit) hop finish and aftertaste true to style. Pronounced citrus and pine notes to hops. M - brisk and a bit tingly; medium body; D - a good sipper, although I notice it is disappearing rather quickly; a good session beer too, but watch out for that 8.5% ABV which is not obvious via aroma or taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nordcore (1093) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle 33 cl. Yellow, hazy with a white head. Soft hoppy aroma with some orange sence. Light bittersweet with a soft hoppy end. bb. 23.07.2014, tested 01.09.2014.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"no doubt i had a bad one, even though the date on the label had not passed...but the spoiled version is all i have to go on. too bad...Storm King was really good, and I just finished an Alesmith IPA & wanted to compare. This one smelled spoiled & skunky, although there was still a hint of the choice hops that were there, it actually looked good on the pour...even if the head was a little much. Body was nice too, but since it was bad, the flavor made it so i only wanted one swig. not available anywhere near Reno, so I’ll rerate if i ever find it again. Man...i’d planned on sampling Green Flash IPA, but this spoiled crap ruined my palate for the night! rerate from a spoiled 2.3... got a good batch this time. got a touch of skunk in the nose before the hops, but maybe it was in my head. it disappeared when i poured. thinner but smoother than i was expecting. quite hoppy and complex, but not a huge 2ipa, which i guess is both good and bad. solid, grapefruit hops. very very smooth. 9/09 same on tap."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosco (199) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Hazy yellow. Some burnt toast bitterness up front with a quick bitter finish. Sweet. Sharp carbonation, thin palate, no complexability. $1.66/12oz bottle at Publix

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
aumentm (196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Hop wallop is a cool story and this golden beer is alot of fun. This beer is bold and adventures. Not a late bloomer. Great aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (673) - USA - AUG 25, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 18 Jul 2011 -- A nice IPA. Hops are slightly underwhelming, mostly bittering. Not much flavor and aroma hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eManu (470) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
from a 33cl poured a hazy golden body with a nice creamy off-white head that staid some time. Aroma is wonderful, hops, candy, spices and flowers. Flavors of malts, floral, sweet and herbal hops, slightly spicy, peppery. Alcohol, bitterness, nice strong body. Nice strong complex flavors, long lasting bitter taste in mouth, very enjoyable. Great Brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours golden, nose is resinous, pine, caramel, taste is quite fruity and juicy, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1913) - - JUN 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-29-12 - I had had this beer long ago in bottle form, and then recently had it on tap. I was quite disappointed with the tap tasting as I was remembering something much better. I have decided to give it another go, this time in the bottle form I remembered liking well. Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance - Pours a medium golden color with a huge white head. This was very different from the tap serving I had which had almost no head at all. The white billowy head sat with persistence for some time before fading to give a fair amount of lacing. Smell – The nose is a bit on the lighter side with a base of caramel sweetness, buiscuit , and a medium citrus hop aroma. A very light pine is also present. Taste – Up front there is a biscuit base that is mixed with some citrus hop flavors and a caramel sweetness. These flavors create a base for the brew as they are present throughout. More toward the middle the caramel intensifies and is mixed with a lighter bit of pine hop flavor. The caramel flavor then begins to lose ground and the citrus and pine surge at the end, leaving a pleasant bitter on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body is on the creamier side with a moderate level of carbonation. Pretty good and pleasurable on both fronts with the carbonation exciting and the creaminess soothing the tongue thus allowing the hop flavors to bath the tongue a bit more. Overall – Now this was what I remembered!! It was vastly better then my previous encounter on tap, which when looking back at the lack of carbonation may have been an end of the keg pour. This time I was much more pleased with my drinking experience as this brew is quite tasty and does have some very nice characteristics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vikingguy (865) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Gold with big foamy head and lots of sediment. Resinous hop aroma. Taste- first thing noticed is the sweet fruity malt. Tropical fruit. Hops hit you next...piney and resinous. Just a tad soapy. Overall, very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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