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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Hop Devil AleHop Devil Ale

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6,269 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,269
Reviews: 2,387
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 170
Gots: 587 | 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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Photo of greenbean3
1.7/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Used to love this beer while living in PA. Don't understand what happened to this beer. Apperance: great. An aluring dark amber color. Smell is also good. Taste: nasty metallic after taste. What happened to this beer? Definitely down hill from previous offerings. What went wrong?

greenbean3, May 29, 2010
Photo of phishbone23
1.75/5  rDev -57.1%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of Beershack
1.75/5  rDev -57.1%

Beershack, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of icefisherman
1.8/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

ok well i will be the first to tell you im not a big ipa fan but i pulled this at mystery beer so i drank it at mystery beer. it started off ok it looked like a good beer it smelled like a ok beer and then all hell broke loose it taste verry verry hoppy not my style at all more hoppy then any other ipa ive had which ads to the mouth feel of a thousand razorblades slicing my tonge i think i would rather drink corona than this cheap gypsy swill again

icefisherman, Dec 12, 2005
Photo of beercat11
1.9/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I had this beer many moons ago and enjoyed it much. I recently bought it again due to slim selection. This beer is not what it used to be. I am seeing more and more that companies that have had a good history of serving up great beers are falling short more and more. I guess nothing is sacred anymore, even good beer in the current world of greed and corner cutting. Thanks alot Victory. Count me out.

beercat11, Jan 18, 2011
Photo of bulldogg915
2/5  rDev -51%

bulldogg915, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of jaredseaman77
2/5  rDev -51%

jaredseaman77, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Zonian1
2/5  rDev -51%

Zonian1, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of ChainChompsky
2/5  rDev -51%

ChainChompsky, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of cfalovo97
2/5  rDev -51%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of Metz
2/5  rDev -51%

Metz, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of dcperilli
2/5  rDev -51%

dcperilli, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of redfox405
2/5  rDev -51%

redfox405, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of elroacho
2/5  rDev -51%

elroacho, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of tmars13
2/5  rDev -51%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of Jason1124
2/5  rDev -51%

Jason1124, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of jfcaa193
2/5  rDev -51%

jfcaa193, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of ken2cart1
2.03/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A- light mahogany, lbig 1 inch frothy head

S- def a solid caramel backbone, fruit hopsmell in there, but not as much hop smell as an ipa should

T- wheres the hops? decent bitterness, but no hop flavor, watery, matallic taste, HAS THIS BEER GONE BAD?


D- not enjoyable at all

ken2cart1, Aug 09, 2009
Photo of ttu94
2.08/5  rDev -49%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I was very hesitant to write this review. American IPA's are my favorite style of brew. This beer is highly recommended so I thought it must be good. After drinking my first I thought I had a bad bottle. It was poor, make that very poor for any style of beer. I did not write a review cause I thought I must have a bad batch. 4 weeks later I buy another sixer. Same crap! This time I did a blind taste test with Broken Halo, Avery IPA, Great Divide IPA, and this mess. I could pick this thing out blindfolded every time, and not for good reasons.
It looks good nice color and head. But that is where good ends and bad to worse starts. It smells like a decent IPA with malts and lots of hops but then a whiff of, (I don't know what) hits me. I really don't know what to call it, plastic? or soap. Whatever the smell is it is even more prevalent in the taste. A very distinctive yuck aftertaste. To its credit the beer is much better as it warms but I will be very gun shy about trying another.

ttu94, Jun 23, 2007
Photo of hoptrip619
2.15/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Poured a dark amber/copper into a clean pint glass. Appears to be lightly carbonated w/o much head.

S - Smells like a bum farted onto a pine cone... Seriously... The bottle reads "Enjoy by Sept 19 2010"

T - Cheesy hop flavor, combined with a saltwater taffy malt character, and a lingering resinous bitterness.

M - Medium body, flaccid carbonation

D - I've heard good things but please stop shipping your beer to California if it's going to arrive ruined.

hoptrip619, Jul 21, 2010
Photo of mikethebeerguy
2.18/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

All in all not a great taste. They threw a ton of spices together and prayed... an overpowering taste of hops. Very heavy flavor. I guess a lot of people are into that though. Not me though, not a smooth beer and certainly not good flavor. I would not recommend this overpriced and overrated beer to anyone.

mikethebeerguy, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of evanackerman
2.23/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

wow, i was very disappointed with this one, there is no balance to this brew just over the top hops, this needs some malt flavor very badly. aroma is very strange and not plesant, i wish i would not have bought an entire six pack of this.

I ususally like highly hopped beers but this one is just too one-dimensional, i guess most others disagree but i can't understand why this is so highly rated.

evanackerman, Nov 05, 2005
Photo of Bike2work
2.25/5  rDev -44.9%

Bike2work, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of Obsidian
2.25/5  rDev -44.9%

Obsidian, May 15, 2014
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 6,269 ratings.