Liam Deegan

Beer Review: Victory Hop Wallop

In Double IPA, Reviews on October 9, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Pennsylvania brewery yet again!  They seem to be the East Coast’s answer to the Sand Diego area breweries.  They have size like Stone and others in the West and they do East coast style hopped up brews that the West coast loves, but with an East coast twist.  As an original east coaster, I love what these Pennsylvania breweries are doing.  Here’s my review of Victory’s Hop Wallop:

In the glass it is pale orange/golden straw colored with a white fluffy head and moderate retention.

Sweet pale malt kicks off the smells and then fruity, citrus hop notes fill out the aroma.

Nice creamy sweet malt flavors roll in, followed up by a fruity then bitter hop bite.  Biscuity, bready and buttery malt flavors and piney, bitter grapefruit hop flavors combine to make a nice hoppy beer with a strong malt backbone.

Very interesting taste, with an intriguing balance of sweet malt and bitter hops.  The balance allows for minimal palette fatigue, which makes this a very drinkable beer.

The flavors give the devoted hophead what they want but the malt adds dimension to keep you filling up your pint with this delicious brew.

A good afternoon beer to have with lunch, especially a hearty meat and cheese sandwich.  Take it to a picnic or keep it with you as you grill or barbeque.

Style: Imperial IPA

ABV: 8.5%

Cheers!

 

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