Hop Wallop fills the glass with a crystal-clear golden hue and a soft white head. Lemon, orange and pungent, resinous hop scents permeate the beer’s bready malts while a touch of alcohol spice sharpens the aroma. A thin layer of toasted malts spreads out on the tongue while hop flavors build: Dank, piney, almost sprucelike hops fill the mouth, while juicy orange hop notes brighten things up. As the beer washes back, its bitterness escalates, scraping the tongue down the swallow. Although a stronger malt backbone would help carry the intense hop presence, this beer’s bitter finish and bold hop flavors certainly live up to its name.