Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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3.45/5 rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
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Deep orange colored body. Slightly hazy but nothing that detracts from the beer. Two finger eggshell colored head rests atop. The head recedes rather quickly leaving a modest amount of lacing.
The first thing I notice in Hop Devil is a biscuity malt presence. While it is not the predominant aroma, it is a bit more assertive than I would expect for the style. Pine dominant hop aroma is accompanied by pleasant floral and subtle citrus scents.
Sweet bready malt rolls on to the tongue, this is soon overwhelmed by a strong piney bitterness. The hop profile comes off as a bit too one dimensional. There simple is not enough citrus or floral flavors to compliment the overwhelming pine bite.
Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation. The finish is on the drier side and is what should be expected from the style.
Hop Devil just does not do it for me. The hop flavor is not to my liking, I find it a bit abrasive. Not a bad beer, others seem to really like it however it is not one I will seek out.
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2011 17:40:09 | More by kzoobrew
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