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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

5,779 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,779
Reviews: 2,367
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 137
Gots: 394 | 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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psychosisgnome

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

11-23-2011 16:12:53 | More by psychosisgnome
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tread

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

02-26-2012 12:58:16 | More by tread
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Eazy28

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

06-13-2013 04:53:44 | More by Eazy28
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majorbase2

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2%

04-02-2014 03:48:31 | More by majorbase2
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rudabegga9

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2%

12-29-2013 13:44:31 | More by rudabegga9
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eeggles

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2%

12-15-2011 17:35:11 | More by eeggles
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

11-15-2011 00:57:14 | More by Exiled
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ChrisKuhns

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

06-30-2012 21:16:55 | More by ChrisKuhns
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davet100

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2%

08-14-2013 18:13:26 | More by davet100
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

01-06-2013 13:28:54 | More by Casterbridge
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webb534

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

12-22-2011 20:33:08 | More by webb534
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Jason_Quad


4/5  rDev -2%

07-10-2012 19:59:31 | More by Jason_Quad
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Tyecko

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2%

07-25-2014 16:20:54 | More by Tyecko
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nyctrance2

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

02-05-2012 18:30:54 | More by nyctrance2
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JimsArcade

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

HopDevil pours clean into a pint glass with a considerable pillowy off-white head nearly two-fingers thick, and remains about ½-finger thick from start to finish.. The color is reddish brown, like cinnamon.

In the nose, the aroma has hints of malt, raspberry and caramel, all of which are present bringing the aroma into the mouth. It is surprisingly complex.

The first sip offers an expected but pleasantly strong floral hop character. What I do not expect is the malt: it's very evident and underpins the hops perfectly. It has a very light mouthfeel, which is an achievement given the strong malt character, and the carbonation is spot on for the style: medium-to-high and very crisp. At its coldest, it doesn't appear too complex: the malts and hops are dominant and at first do not offer any other characteristics. As it warms mid glass, the above-average alcohol becomes evident, but balances perfectly with the malts and hops. Orange zest flavors start to sneak in at the finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2004 03:19:05 | More by JimsArcade
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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2%

10-18-2012 00:19:59 | More by ncaudle
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2%

07-24-2013 12:50:03 | More by millelacsmark
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becktone

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hopdevil pours to be a hazy amber/orange color. It has a nice medium sized head to begin with but it slowly recedes to a smaller stable head. The lacing along the sides of the glass also make this beer look appetizing. When agitated the lacing becomes thicker and the rest of the head gains a little size to. Basically ddead retention isn't spectacular.

The aroma of this beer can be described as flowery. These aromas and other hop aromas are easily detected. I also noticed that this IPA doesn't smell quite the same as the others that I've had, just something different about it. It could be that it lacks the strong citrus aroma that is apparent in so many others.

The taste of this beer is strongly influenced by hops, the flowery aroma obviously comes from the flowery taste of this beer. It is a fairly bitter beer and is mainly hop influenced. However, I do taste a roasted barley/grain flavor in the aftertaste. This is a good beer and definitely above average, but I prefer Sone or SNCA over this one.

This beer has a medium body and goes down pretty smooth. The carbonation seems high at first when it is felt on the front of the tongue, but as it sits in the mouth longer and when swallowed the perceptable level of carbonation considerably drops. This beer is good and I would buy it agian but I prefer Stone and SNCA when it comes to IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2005 05:59:58 | More by becktone
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

09-30-2012 14:58:38 | More by nquigley16
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Sunrays

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

06-24-2013 00:44:56 | More by Sunrays
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FlyFisher2782

California

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Cheers2beers for this one.

Starts of with a billowing tan head that dissipates a little quickly and gives up a dark straw colored beer underneath.

The nose of this beer I find lacking a bit for an IPA. Not much hops present in the smell but I did catch a hint of a dark plum and some bready overtones.

First sip brought me right back to the fact that this is definitely an IPA. Starts of with a crisp malt backbone, dry, bready and well balanced. This is definitely more of a "dry" ipa with little sweetness in the malt.

There are mostly bittering hops in this one, but perfectly balanced with the malt it makes for a nice platform to show off the hoppy finish which stays with you for a while. Peppery, spicy hops, no real citrus to speak of.

Overall a VERY balanced IPA with a perfect amount of carbonation and a great hop finish.

You could definitely session some of these as the alcohol was imperceptible.

I'd crack another anytime.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2007 04:56:29 | More by FlyFisher2782
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omnibusfilms

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

08-25-2013 04:39:23 | More by omnibusfilms
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Hermthegerm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

04-21-2013 11:57:19 | More by Hermthegerm
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JCFinn

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

12-09-2011 21:40:56 | More by JCFinn
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mike_lepere

Delaware

4/5  rDev -2%

02-16-2014 16:21:42 | More by mike_lepere
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
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