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Friday, December 22, 2006

Beer Tasting: Victory Hop Wallop

The Beer: Victory Hop Wallop (2006)
Style: American Double IPA
Reviews: Beer Advocate Rate Beer

Packaging & Date Stamping: 12oz. brown bottle; "Enjoy by 11/08/07"

From where & how stored: Purchased from the brewery and stored at cold refrigerated temperatures

Pricing: $10 per six-pack (after tax)

Availability: Seasonal

ABV, IBU, & Other Available Stats: 8.5% ABV

The Look:
- Large, airy bubbles atop a 1 1/2 finger creamy head
- Slickness on walls of glass
- Fairly clean and golden-colored with a bit of cloudiness

The Aroma:
- Fresh, bright, grassy and damp woodsy aroma...expect hops to follow

The Taste:
- Malt backbone? Barely. This is a hop-forward beer.
- Not very balanced like many east coast IPAs
- Medium-bodied, smooth mouthfeel
- Bitterness persists, especially through the finish
- Predominate flavors of grapefruit and sour candy

The Verdict: A sipping winner for the bitter loving hopheads

1 comment:

eli said...

Mmmm, fresh Hop Wallop is amazing.