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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

6,134 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,134
Reviews: 2,384
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 163
Gots: 548 | 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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4/5  rDev -2%

TypsiYpsi, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

t0rin0, Mar 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

nzerbe, Mar 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

JHendu, Mar 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

morsetaper2, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Indybier
3.44/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had the draft-nitro @ Fountainhead tonight and it was like a hopped up marshmallow. I will wither away of old age before the frothy/creamy head on this goes down.

So cool to tame the bitterness of the hops w/the nitro and still remain damn tasty. Killer w/the gorganzola burger, too.

Bottle w/drink by date of 06/13.

Nice amber in the glass w/decent lacing. A very nice looking beer.

The nose is a bit perfumey. The hops are there, but, it's got a lilac & hop combo thing.

The flavors are pretty standard IPA - hoppy and bitter and not much else. Lacks any interesting factor and fairly one dimensional.

Overall - I'd recommend to someone who has never had an IPA and wants to try a basic, no-frills beer w/the two basic components of the India Pale Ale - hops and bitterness.

Basically a Hop Czar for a few bucks more.

Indybier, Mar 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

ste5venla, Mar 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Rheaume17, Mar 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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2/5  rDev -51%

elroacho, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Soloveitchik, Feb 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

robthepenguin, Feb 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

JClarson, Feb 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Seaba, Feb 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Wiedemann, Feb 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

CaptainNomihodai, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of lordofstarside
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz to my stone specialty ipa glass. Enjoy by 5/12/13 date

Pours a mildly carbonated golden orange with a finger of foam. Good visibility with mediocre retention and lacing. Aroma of spicy malts with a strong malt base. Orange and other citrus rind meld with some floral notes and alcohol, pretty balanced here. Taste follows the nose well, upfront spicy hop with a sturdy malted backbone. Not much of the floral or citrus notes translate well to the palate, leaving much of the flavor cut and dry hop and malt. The two balance each other well, but leave the overall flavor pretty bland- not much complexity. Feel is solid, dry and sticky, easy to drink with well concealed alcohol. Overall this beer is good in a balanced sense, however living on the west coast I'm used to my ipas ridiculously over hopped and citrusy, not something I get with this beer. As a result I disagree with it's average rating pretty dramatically. This beer just isn't for me

lordofstarside, Feb 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Skabiski, Feb 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

powpig2002, Feb 25, 2013
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,134 ratings.