Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by Grundle20:
3.68/5 rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The beer is murky and brownish in color. There's a decent off white head to the beer with some decent retention.
More of a malty smell here with little touches of sweetness and notes of prunes and currants. Not too terribly potent but apparent none the less.
Taste and Mouthfeel:
This beer oddly reminds me or raisin bran which is a cereal I enjoy quite a bit. Up front there's some semi sweet, but rich malts lending a smooth mouthfeel to the beer with just a sting of hop bitterness. These flavors soon transfer to more of a sun dried raisin flavor. The finish is pretty clean and there are some minor apricot notes in to the aftertaste.
It's about as drinkable as any other IPA really. There's really nothing especially good or bad about this brew.
This beer seems to get quite a bit of hype in my opinion but I think it's just kind of your average good IPA. A good selection none the less.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2007 21:20:33 | More by Grundle20
More User Reviews:
4.55/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured bottle into glass. 6.7% abv.
Appearance- A brilliant and clear dark red amber with a massive foamy head on it.
Smell- Citrus; orange and grapefruit. Not much else....did I mention citrus? lol
Taste- A dual blast of malt and hops. The initial malt blast is somewhat of a toasty bread character. The hops remain through the whole flavor profile until a spicy hot finish. Notes of grapefruit along with hints of sweet caramel too. Wickedly complex.
Mouthfeel- Heavy body of which is thick and creamy.
Overall- A solid example of a great IPA. This was the first craft beer I tried years ago so maybe it has a sentimental impression on me, but nevertheless, it is damn good if you dont mind a complex bitter blast. The hops linger as much as any other IPA. A must try if you're a hophead.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 03:33:24 | More by PA-hunter
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,155 ratings.