Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by MattyG85:
4.26/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a crisp looking amber orange with a moderate amount of rising bubbles. About two fingers of off white head that recede into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.
Smell: A juicy, earthy, and ripe hoppy aroma with good hints of citrus, grass, and caramel malt. Upfront scent of earthy hops with hints of grass and a little pine. Juicy citrus fruit presence with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, pineapple, and tangerine. Solid sweet malt backing with hints of caramel, grains, biscuit, cracker, and yeast. A balanced and pretty solid aroma.
Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a ripe juicy and fairly earthy IPA taste with good notes of citrus, grass, and caramel malt. Upfront mix of hop flavors with earthy notes of grass and pine resin. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange pulp, lemons, mango, tangerine, and pineapple. Good malt balance with notes of sweet caramel, grains, cracker, biscuit, and yeast. Nicely juicy and drying. A very solid IPA taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and slightly oily and sticky. Finishes dry and smooth.
Overall: A very solid American IPA. Good juicy hop notes with a nice caramel malt backbone.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2014 08:58:53 | More by MattyG85
More User Reviews:
4.76/5 rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
From a bottle into a pilsner glass. Bought this bottle yesterday couldn't wait to crack it.
A: deep gold with a burnt orange hue. Not much light penetration. Little head and no lace to speak of. I can see the carbonation rising rapidly in the glass.
S: pungent hops with light citrus aroma on the tail end.
T: bitter and hoppy from start to finish. The citrus smell carries over to lemon notes mixed with those hops.
M: fantastically smooth for such a bitter bomb in flavor. I could drink this all day.
O: I find myself wondering how I waited so long to pick this up and give it a try. If you an IPA/DIPA drinker this is a must try.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 16:09:30 | More by Gear54
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
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