26 April, 2011

Victory Hop Wallop Ale

8.5% abv

A brewery I hadn't heard of before, Victory Brewing, with a nice hoppy ale. I really enjoyed this. Great balance of upfront hop aroma, malt flavor, bitterness, and alcohol warmth. When cold, hop aroma and flavor were a bit more noticeable. As it warmed, the body got very smooth, with an almost honey feel to it. As it warmed further, bitterness got stronger, but not overwhelming.

A nice surprise!

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