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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Hop Devil AleHop Devil Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,804 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,804
Reviews: 2,367
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 141
Gots: 404 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001)
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matjack85

Illinois

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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A: A hazy copper color that's deep in the middle, but lighter around the sides. A large, frothy cream-colored head sits on top and retains for quite a long time before deflating to a pinky-thick head that sticks around until the end. Lots of thick, sticky lacing left all down the glass.

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T: The initial bitter characteristics are rather merciless, no doubt a result from how fresh this batch is. The hops have not yet been tamed by time and absolutely dominate your palette with little mercy spared by the honey-like sweetness that creeps in the background. As the beer swishes through your mouth, some earthy, pine resin, and grassy notes sneak in and compliment the prominent grapefruit/orange profile. A little spice from the alcohol lingers in the end, along with some hop bitterness. Flavors flow wonderfully along the spectrum, ranging from bitter, to semi-sweet, to spicy.

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Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,804 ratings.