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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

6,689 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,689
Reviews: 2,451
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 220
Gots: 902 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

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Ratings: 6,689 | Reviews: 2,451
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One of my favorite american IPAs

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Served in a pint.

A - Rich copper hue with a sizable ivory head. Good retention.

S - Sweet fruity hops fill the nose alongside slightly-spiced biscuits.

T - Loads of grapefruit bitterness here amongst a plethora of hops and notes of subtle sweetness. Biscuit flavors come through with a touch of caramel for a sense of balance.

M - Warm medium body with big carbonation.

O - A solid IPA from Victory with a bit of spicy heat to make this one unique!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. It's been a long time coming since I've last had this beer, over a year now at least. I'm interested to see what I think of it now after all that time, since I remember enjoying it. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a coppery burnt sienna orange colored body with about a finger of doughy khaki colored head. Some thin wispy cavernous lacing.

S - Smell is of amber malts, breadiness, some cream, metallic / copper presence, and a dirty herbal earthy hoppiness. Definitely not the fruity hop bomb that I usually expect from an IPA nowadays. Has that nasty dirty sock sort of smell that I sometimes find.

T - Taste follows the nose: sweet grainy maltiness, white bread, a metallic coppery mineral crispness, and a dirty earthy twiggy hop presence. More malt forward than hop bitterness, I'd say. Some spicy hop bitterness is present and some sugary green apple skin sweetness in the finish.

M - Feel is crisp, carbonated, dry, and bitter with sticky overripe green apple skin.

Overall, not my ideal American IPA. Way more malt forward than I like my IPA's, and definitely not as bitter as I thought it once was. Perhaps it would be a good starter IPA for people new to the style. A good beer, but not one I would actively seek out.

Victory Hop Devil ---3.5/5

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While there is a fairly pungent herbal and orange peel hop side, what seems to me like Vienna or Munich bready malt has a large role in the aroma.

Flavor is a rich, thick, bitter orange peel, like orange marmalade on very grainy bread.

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This beer knows what it is and is quite refined. It's not a West Coast IPA, but it is delicious.

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Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
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