Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by RunawayJim:
4.13/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
As this is one of my favorite IPA's, I figured I needed to make another review of it for the serving type I normally get... the bottle.
Poured into a standard pint glass, it's a deep amber color, and a bit cloudy as well. The carbonation can be seen rising to the top. The beer poured with a thick 1.5 finger white-ish tan head that hung around for a bit and then slowly shrank. The beer leaves lots of lacing on the glass.
It smells mostly of citrusy piney hops, not much else can be detected. You can tell just from the smell that this will be a hoppy beer.
The beer immediately tastes of those hops and has a bit of a bite to it at the start, but the flavor gets a little more balanced as you go down, but it's pretty much all hops all the way. It leaves a very strong hoppy aftertaste. You can feel the carbonation in your mouth.
The drinkability takes a bit of a cut on this one, mainly because of the super duper hops bite, but also because of the carbonation, which seems a little more on the excessive side.
I previously reviewed this beer on cask. The bottled version is nowhere near as smooth and tastes a bit hoppier than from the cask, but that does not make this an undrinkable brew. This is still a top notch IPA, and as with most Victory beers, it doesn't disappoint.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2007 22:11:30 | More by RunawayJim
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