Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by Ben4881:
4.3/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Victory HopDevil Ale
Victory Brewing Co.
This beer pours hazy amber with a barely-off-white head that dissipates quickly leaving sticky, spotty lace. As the beer drains, all the lace succumbs to gravity and rejoins the brew at the bottom.
Certainly smells like hops, but not an overwhelming punch. There is some sweet malt smell in the background as well, but mainly hops and not all that strong. After a taste, however, the organic, plant-like hop aroma is much more prevalent.
What the hops lack in odor, they make up in taste. From the very beginning, the hop flavor tickles the front of my tongue. Then, the sticky, oily, bitterness hits the back of my tongue. The aftertaste is a dry and fiery hop flavor worthy of the name HopDevil. Then, the aftertaste slowly transitions into something subtly warm and piney.
As the hazy appearance would indicate, this beer has some body to it. It is thick, but not chewy. For me, the carbonation level is adequate and appropriate. I can feel bubbles dancing on my tongue, but they do not take much away from the taste.
I could definitely find a groove with this beer. The body is just right and my tongue is not completely body slammed by the hops. It has the perfect combination to drink more than one in a session. Victory hit the mark with this creation.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2008 03:09:11 | More by Ben4881
More User Reviews:
3.73/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (best by 5/9/14)
A: Hazy, copper colored body. Almost no lacing and only a pencil head.
S: A nice, pine malt body, with an almost caramelized sweetness in there. I even get a bit of onion/garlic in there.
T: So, apparently this is 3 months old since it expires in 2 months and they date Hop Devil with a 5 month shelf life. Whoops. The hops have really died out. All malt here. Light and piney. Piney hop aftertaste. A bit watery even.
M: Prickly, coarse and rough. Gets smoother as it warms up.
O: I will try to get it fresh, but I have had older IPAs that have tasted better than this.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 03:34:53 | More by gillagorilla
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,118 ratings.