Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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4.6/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
HopDevil (cool name, and cool bottle) pours a deep redish-bronze to amber with a one finger head that recedes to a thin soapy film. A bit of lacing sticks to the glass, and stays put.
The nose is full of grassy, musty, floral, and citrus (particularly grapefruit) notes. I dig the outdoorsy smell going on here....like after it rains in the spring. It smells...zesty and fresh.
Oh yeah! That's goood! Grassy vegetal sweetness (like flowers maybe?) predominates along with a fresh mouthfeel. Then, the sweetness turns to bitter grapefruit mid-sip followed by a bitter alcohol punch. I can taste quite a bit of malt for an IPA....and for me that is a good thing. IMO this is a very balanced beer (for the style at least).
I really like the nature-y fresh zest and the sweet and sour combo on the tongue. For me, this is very very drinkable since it has that hop heavy kcik that I crave, but the sour pucker is not at all overwhelming even towards the end of the glass! I could session quite a few of these babies!
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2006 15:29:27 | More by pmcadamis
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Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
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