Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,118 | Reviews: 2,341 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by JWU:
4.4/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz. bottle poured into my trusty mug.
A- Beautiful deep translucent copper/amber. Off white head that dissipates in a normal amount of time, but leaves great lacing.
S- sweet caramel and grainy malt base, with a nice balancing citric/earthy hop.
T- Starts with an interplay between the grainy malts and the citric and earthy hops, smooths out into a nice caramel note, and comes back to a light grapefruit bitter hop note which leads to the dry, but not overly dry finish. This is one of the few IPA's which has earthy and citic hop profiles in perfect harmony.
M- lighter side of medium, perfect carbonation, and dries perfectly on the back end. Only thing I could possibly ask for is possibly a bit more of a creamy mouthfeel.
O- Stands out in an overcrowded field of IPA's. Not your average IPA with the big German malt bill, but the hop profile on this is what brings me back time and again. Fantastic stuff.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2012 01:55:09 | More by JWU
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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.