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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

6,239 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,239
Reviews: 2,388
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 169
Gots: 581 | 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 tobelerone
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A high quality, middle-of-the-road contemporary IPA, and by that I mean it’s highly hopped but not so much that it’s not totally drinkable, a palate smasher, or likely to please fans of the super hop bombs. It’s also very nice on draft, with a slightly smoother, stickier feel and somewhat lower carbonation on a medium body. It’s nearly clear, copper with a slight reddish tint, and has a good-sized fluffy head as well as nice retention and lacing.

Aroma and taste are very much in line; bitter citrus and pine resin hops; faintly floral notes, caramel malt that’s a bit sweeter in the taste than in the nose but doesn’t overshadow the hoppiness. The flavors are really detailed and not just bitter; finishes semi-dry, with a kiss of sweetness and lingering bitterness. Again this won’t blow any major hopheads away in today’s IPA scene but it’s a very well-made and dependable beer that easy to drink, easily found, and an easy answer when you want a nice hop fix.

tobelerone, May 24, 2012
Photo of jkane101
4/5  rDev -2%

jkane101, May 30, 2013
Photo of Gregafree
4/5  rDev -2%

Gregafree, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of kemkempalace
4/5  rDev -2%

kemkempalace, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of doppelmeup
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This poured a cloudy, pumpkin color into a pint glass with a 1/4 inch head which dissipated quickly, leaving some nice lacing.

Fruity, hoppy aroma, not as sharp as SNCA.

Very nice, bitter taste with some hints of malt. Not overpowering or cloying as I found SNCA to be.

Great bitter finish that cleansed the palate and then left the mouth feeling clean and refreshed.

I liked this much more than SNCA.

Will definitely try this again.

doppelmeup, Dec 28, 2005
Photo of BFro
4/5  rDev -2%

BFro, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of SheLaLa
4/5  rDev -2%

SheLaLa, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Sylv
4/5  rDev -2%

Sylv, May 05, 2012
Photo of ZenAgnostic
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by Sept 8 2011. 12 oz bottle poured into a wine glass.

Appearance - Sightly hazy amber red body.

Smell - Slightly hoppy. Mild. No sharp notes.

Taste - Smooth bitter hop. Slightly stale aftertaste. Dry. Alcohol isn't really noticeable.

Mouthfeel - Lots of body and foaminess in the mouth.

Overall Drinkability - Smooth session IPA. Enjoyable but didn't wow me like I thought it would based on the average rating.

ZenAgnostic, May 30, 2011
Photo of ms11781
4/5  rDev -2%

ms11781, Jul 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

dspinler, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

tyjaman, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of Hitmanoo
4/5  rDev -2%

Hitmanoo, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Endeavor11, Jul 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

FCRICH, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Apok23, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of guinnessfan
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from variety pack purchased at Breski's

A: Ruby copper ale, with a one finger head that quickly fled the scene, leaving a small trail of lacing behind.

S: Hops, citrus, etc. as expected.

T: Good hop bitterness, balanced well with malt. Grapefruity taste lingers.

M: Mild carbonation, medium body, seems to have a somewhat oily texture.

D: Good beer, easy to drink due to the balance of malt. Not as good as HopBack Amber, but good nonetheless.

guinnessfan, Jan 19, 2007
Photo of Clinton87
4/5  rDev -2%

Clinton87, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

GrabMeAnAbbey, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of drh1382
4/5  rDev -2%

drh1382, Feb 15, 2013
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,239 ratings.