Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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4.75/5 rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I found this single 12oz brown bottle at the Binny's in Plainfield, IL for $1.79. There was an "enjoy by" date of July 16, 2O1O on the front label, but it's so small you will need a magnifying glass to read it.
The beer poured a hazed orange color and made a 1 finger off-white head that lasted a few minutes before fading back to a thin rim. It's a nice bright orange when held to the light. Tons of lacing clings to the glass with each sip.
The smell was an array of floral, piny, and citrus hops. I can't wait to taste this.
This is delicious. Tons of bitter hops in here but it's really not that bitter, if that makes any sense. All the hop flavors are tamed by a mildly sweet malty backbone. You can taste the pine, the orange-grapefruit citrus, and the flowery hops, but it's not so hop overloaded that it hides the malt. It's a beautifully balanced beer with great taste.
Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel with medium to moderately high carbonation. I love the way this beer feels in the mouth, especially after it warms up a bit.
This is an excellent IPA. I'm going back to get the whole 6 pack as one is not enough.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2010 09:53:49 | More by matjack85
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Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
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