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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
92
outstanding

6,457 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,457
Reviews: 2,400
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 185
Gots: 665 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a 6-pack of this brew on a road trip to chicago after reading so many great things about it. Normally I'm not a huge hop fiend, but after drinking Stone brews for a while, it's something I crave!
Let me start with "this beer is GREAT!"
It pours a wonderful red color...almost like an amber ale, but slightly lighter. Defintely a little more red than a typical IPA.
The smell is really sweet, but with charactaristic hop floral overtones. The hops are certainly there but not overpowering.
Taste is actually much like the smell. It's actually a much sweeter than what I was expecting. Lots of cherry and currant flavors mixing, but with a nice bitter hop finish.
At 6.7% it's potent and I'm not sure I could ever session these, but I could certainly have 2-3 with no issues.

Edit 8/22: Now that Victory has started shipping to Colorado, I'm able to try this again and affirm that it's still my favorite overall IPA.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is easily the most rated beer (340 notes posted here as of this date) that I've ever reviewed. Frothy, elegant buttercream-colored mousse settles over the viscous, reddish liquid.
Noses full of candied citrus-flavored Washington hops appear first, then, after tasting, they produce a tarry, resinny bitterness equivalent to licorice or charred pine sap. Heady, perfumy, sweaty hop aromatics define the experience from the nostrils up. There's texture here, but, despite its grand scale and breadth, it is one that remains powdery in its slate/iron bitterness. One version of a far-too ubiquitous style I'm sorry to report.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours an attractive red, garnet color with a one inch head that hangs around. The smell was very aromatic of fresh hops and hop flowers and pine. Taste was wonderful and complex. Hops, citrus fruits and malt are all dancing on my tongue making for a truly enjoyable drinking experience. This is one of the best American IPA's available and I'm glad I can get this now in NC. Recommended.

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Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,457 ratings.