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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

6,464 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,464
Reviews: 2,401
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 185
Gots: 675 | 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 TheBigBoy
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok - i've had HopDevil many times in bottle and in draft...and to no surprise, I do find this too be much, much better on draft. A flavorful IPA with not too much power, you can drink a few of these. Has a craft taste to it, which I say as a complement, not a criticism. I am fan of most beers from Victory in including one of my favorites, Prima Pils. if you like IPAs that are not over the edge, you probably will enjoy this one thoroughly. Get it on draft and enjoy it that much more.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright clear reddish amber color with a slight head.

Aromas are a touch hoppy, bitter, and floral, but I mostly notice a sweet maltiness on the nose. Smells are decent, but not what I expected from an IPA.

Flavor is crisp, sweet, creamy and malty. But where are the hops? (Isn't this called "HopDevil"?) They seem to be lacking here, only notice them just slightly on the finish. It is a good tasting beer, but reminds me much more of a pale ale, not an IPA.

Mouthfeel is pretty good, the malty creaminess sticks to your mouth.

This is a very drinkable beer, very session worthy. But this to me doesn't seem to have a lot of American IPA qualities. (maybe British IPA qualities...) Still worth a try, just not at all what I expected.

Thanks for the bottle Mikesgroove!

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Morey
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a bottle into my Sam Smith's pint glass this amber colored IPA produced a nice 3/4 inch head that settled to a nice lacing after a few minutes or so.

Smells of caramel and malts dominate the aroma of this beer reminding me more of an English style pale ale or bitter by smell. Not much citrus or pine in the nose like most IPA's.

Taste is somewhere between an IPA and a red/amber ale. You get a little bite from the hops, but it backs off rather quickly in my opinion allowing the fruit like flavors of a red ale to come rushing in.

Morey's Bottom Line: This is a great beer that I could drink several of during a football game or some other event. That being said, there are ALOT of IPA's out there, and this is good, but not my favorite.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of doctor333
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark golden color with 1 finger head that fades over time, alot of lacing.

S - smell is of sweet malts and some citrus hops.

T - citrus grapefruit hops. Slight bitter finish that goes away after a short while.

M - Full body beer with medium carbonation, feels good in the mouth.

O - Very good beer, with a good balance of flavors. Very lucky to live near the brewery. Picked up a 1/6 keg for the first time. Enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: It was a nice clear ruby color with a beautiful sticky off-white lace. The head settled slow but was very nice.

The smell was of fresh hops. A very grapefruit flavor.

The taste was very sweet and malty. Much more malty that I had expected. It was very mild for an IPA I thought. There was a slight tinny flavor at the end that wasn't very pelasant.

The mouthfeel was a good consitency. For how malty it was it had a nice consitency.

A very drinkable brew. I could make this a session brew. At 6.7 it is weighing in slightly for a session brew but I think it could happen.

Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had not had this beer in some time, but saw it on tap at the Judge's Bench last night, and figured why not.

The beer pours a rich copper color, with pretty good head retention and lacing. This beer really doesn't look like an IPA, but it sure smells and tastes like one. On the nose, I get some light bitterness and pepper, with a hint of underlying malt. The beer smells as if it will be on the dry side, which in fact it is. On the palate, the beer is a little heavy handed in the malt department, but there's pleny of hoppy bitterness to balance it. In fact, I think the excellent balance in this beer is probably its best feature. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and drinkability is very good. The finish is relatively dry with the alcohol very well disguised.

While nothing exciting, this is still a good solid IPA, one that is very easy to drink with relatively low alcohol. Unfortunately, there are just too many better IPA's on the market these days, for me ever drink this on more then an occasional basis. Nevertheless, this is still a solid IPA.

Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,464 ratings.