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RATINGS: 1850   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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, Hops 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 ale, Hop Wallop lives up to its name and legacy.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a nice white head. Slightly cloudy. Nose is grapefruit with some sweetness. Well balanced. Citrus hop with some sweetness. Dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3635) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2014
On tap in Bloomington (IN)
I was not expecting to see this on draft but when the opportunity presented itself last fall I did not hesitate. A very nice release definite packs a Wallop that hits you multiple times with flavor and depth. Typical of Victory, this is a prototypical Eastern IPA.

Aroma / Appearance - A creamy orange base glimmers with light below lazy legs and stiff white head. Citrus, grapefruit, and bright hops warm the air. This is not meek about trying to compete with the other imperial IPAs.

Flavor / Palate - Smooth despite the high gravity, this mixes malts with hoppy mangoes. The warm finish flows and sticks to the throat. A solid release is worth drinking fresh although it will probably morph into a nice barleywine with due time.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vandc01 (399) - North Branch, USA - APR 10, 2014
Aroma - not an overwhelming aroma, but definately something there. Sweet Piney smell. Appearance - Cloudy orange hazy color. Taste - Nice balance between hops and malt. Nice mouth feel. Orange peel Palate - Very nice. Lingers in the mouth nicely Overall - Very good beer. I would have it again. Not as "hoppy" as the name suggests though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (5318) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2014
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Medium body. Big citrus hops, grapefruit especially. Solid big IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
From notes. Bottle from a local store. Loads of hoppy fruit flavors. Citrus, pine and caramel. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobGuts (22) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
I just did my 2nd sampling of this brew, it wasnt any better then first a few months ago. I like many of the Victory line up, but this iPA doesnt do it for me. Maybe to hoppy?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2014
From notes. A decent DIPA, but very sweet. Definitely hoppy, very sweet with some floral notes, grass. Retired now, indifferent on the beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (19209) - PCastle, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2014
Ins Glas ergiet sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit geringer aber schnen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig herb, fruchtig, tropische Frchte. Geschmack stark malzig bitter, fruchtig herb, minimal wrzig.

3.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gruberm (329) - - MAR 8, 2014
Golden pilsner like color. Small to no head and little odor, perhaps grainy if any odor at all. Flavor is nice grassy citrus hop flavors with a light subtle effervescent finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. Aroma has notes of flowers, grapefruit, citrus, tropical fruits and toasted malts. Medium yellow/amber hue with an average white head that mostly diminished and left decent lace. Flavor is very sweet and bitter. Palate is full bodied and watery with a soft carbonation and long bitter finish. Overall a nice IIPA from Victory.


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