Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: Deep copper with about a one-finger off-white head. Minimal lacing.
Smell: Strong hops are foremost, but a darker malt tone is also noticeable.
Taste: Easily lives up to the 'HopDevil' name, as hops are what dominate the flavor. It might have been a wise move on the part of Victory not to make this stronger alcohol-wise, because it's quite potent already because of taste alone. This beer accomplishes balance while also showcasing a specific element, something many others do not. As the bitter hops occupy most of the palate, there is yet that undercurrent of malt I mentioned when describing the scent. If one holds the liquid on the front part of the tongue, the malts are easily taste-able, revealing a very subtle sweetness; as the beer moves towards the back of the tongue, the hops assert themselves powerfully.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Actually, I don't really know what to say about this part, because the flavor is so distracting. (No, that's not a problem.)
Drinkability: I seem to recall drinking these in succession; right now, I only have this one, so I can't see how many I can drink. But I would drink more than one a night, yes.
For all you hop-heads: bottoms up! HopDevil is an absolute winner.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2010 22:46:50 | More by Thiestru
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Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
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