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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
92
outstanding

6,376 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,376
Reviews: 2,398
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 176
Gots: 635 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

SDTERRY, Sep 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

crob3888, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Diablerie
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Recently acquired a six-pack of this brew for an IPA/dIPA tasting night with some good friends. The other night, I more scrutinously analyzed one of the "leftovers".

12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance -
Coppery/light-brown coloration with thin tan head. Head has very minimal retention--disappears within several minutes of pouring.

Smell -
Mosaic of floral hop smells; grapefruit and lime possibly? It's always difficult for me to pick apart the scents of fruity esters.

Taste -
A salvo of hops for the most part. In fact, it seems a bit unbalanced. There would be room for malt character, but I never did say it was a bad thing to have too much hop flavor. Just being critical, I suppose. Again, it's hard for me to pick apart the flavors, but I certainly catch a hint of pine and a confirmation of the grapefruit odor detected previously.

Mouthfeel -
Very full. Perhaps a bit sticky and resiny. Still, it goes down easy enough.

Drinkability -
A bit intense, but certainly very enjoyable. A great example of an IPA.

Diablerie, Sep 24, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

DonDonLongJohn, Nov 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Stidge77, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of theozag
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

In a word, I found HopDevil Ale to be nothing short of splendid.

Pours so pristinely that the platinum-blonde heads seems to simpyl appear over the beer without any agitation at all. The brew itself is a milky, medium amber from bottle to stomach. Smells of sweet summer breezes and roasted bitterness. Take it from someone with a weak sense of smell, this one is sure to impress. Starts crisp and smooth, but washes over the tongue with lots of bitter flavor in very short order. A full-bodied brew, HopDevil delivers everything you expect from a great IPA: hops, hops, and more hops (with a bit of caramel and creme flavors thrown in for good measure). Finishes rough, bitter, and dry but more drinkable than the average IPA because it leaves only a pleasant aftertaste and feels good rolling down the throat.

Overall, probably my favorite IPA to date. If you're ever close to the Victory HQ, I suggest you take a detour and pick up a couple of bottles.

theozag, Dec 08, 2003
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jpd026, Feb 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I picked this up at an ingles while I was in NC, but I have seen in around the Charleston area.
Appearance is a beautiful dark golden brown color with a thick lace that sticks to glass the whole way through.

Smell is very piny with an overabundance of hops with a little citrus smell as well.

I love the taste it is pure hops , very bitter. Cannot really pick up any malts but I am sure they are there.

This beer has a great mouthfeel with a perfect amount of carbonation.

Very good beer, will buy this on nights when I might want something a little more hoppy the my usual Sierra Nevada.

MrHolland, Dec 10, 2007
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Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,376 ratings.