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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Hop Devil AleHop Devil Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,683 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,683
Reviews: 2,366
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 134
Gots: 354 | FT: 4
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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Luigi

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rich dark amber color and slighty hazy. Thick sticky head with good retention. The aroma is very hoppy. A definite piney hop bitterness. A small amount a grains try to pull through the hops. The flavor is pretty much like it smells. Strong floral and pine like hops dominate. Just enough malt to balance the ale. Dry hoppy finish. HopDevil is a hop lovers dream! Be careful though, 6.7 % acl by volume will catch up to you quick.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2006 05:49:45 | More by Luigi
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Appearance: Clear amber color with orange edges, a thick, fine, creamy head, and beautiful sheets of lace.

Aroma: Citrusy hop aroma of overripe stone fruit, like peaches, or apricots. The hop character is a bit funky, like the fruit is slightly too far gone.

Taste & Mouthfeel: The medium bodied texture carries light, sweet, fruity flavors, and green, fresh hops on the tongue. The fruity sweetness combined with the grassy hop create the overripe stone fruit/peach character, with the finish presenting full, biscuity malt flavor, subtle pear, and spicy hop. The hop bitterness is well balanced throughout, but shows a bit too much resiny bitterness on rest (about 5-10 seconds after you’ve swallowed).

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Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,683 ratings.