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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

Hop Devil AleHop Devil Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,292 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5292
Reviews: 2353
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%


Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001)
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Just getting to rating this in December, 2011. Enjoyed at Victory next to Hop Wallop and Ranch S, a bit of an IPA tasting. This is darker than Hop Wallop, a reddish copper with a white head. Flavor is super tight, pretty dry, caramel malt with a faint sweetness, a hops are prevalent and throughout the palate a la a fresh harvest ale. I began to appreciate the dryness of this, and the tight balance next to Ranch, which was a hot mess in comparison. Kind of a scaled down version of Hop Wallop, as they're both on the drier side and have a really fresh hop expression that reminds me of harvest ales more than standard American IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2011 02:16:34 | More by JAXSON
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Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,292 ratings.