Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by BucannonXC5:
3.78/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, Calif., on Dec. 27, 2012
Price: $19.99 for a variety 12-pack
Misc.: Box said enjoy by March 10, 2013.
Poured a honey, caramel amber color with about two fingers of khaki white head. No lacing on the sides of the glass on the way down and below average retention on the tops.
Smelled big whiff of floral hops up front with a bit of a caramel malty finish. Also got light notes of citrus hops (lemon and, even less so, grapefruit), wet cascade hops and pine. Maybe even a bit of rye in there. Not much bitterness on the nose.
Tasted similar to the nose, but within even more malts and more bitterness. Hops seemed to be dominated by cascade hops, but also citrus (light lemon, grapefruit and orange) and some pine late on the tongue. Still got some rye and also some iced tea. Malts were mainly caramel.
Light-to-medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Lively (above average) carbonation. Long, bitter finish.
An OK IPA if you like the maltier kinds. The best of the Victory variety 12-pack for me was the Headwaters Pale Ale, followed by this IPA (Hop Devil), then maybe the Prima Pills and Golden Monkey.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2012 07:01:30 | More by BucannonXC5
More User Reviews:
4.2/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
tan-nish kind of head, dark caramel color and no carbonation.
hop aroma but not pungent or strong.
taste is mildly sweet with a biscuit flavor within the hop. I cannot find a date on the bottle, as someone else alluded to, but there does seem to be some hop blandness due to time on shelf going on.... a very nice brew, for sure, but not seeing the 'wow' as others have explained....
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 23:16:11 | More by pkalix
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,128 ratings.