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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

6,238 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,238
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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4/5  rDev -2%

FreshZ, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of smooth_aleing
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into pint glass.

A wonderful IPA, one of the better ones I've had.

A= beautiful, glass-like amber color. Froths up to a nice head upon pouring, with good lacing throughout.

S= Spicy, hoppy, mossy, woodsy smell fills the nose.

T= Floral and woodsy. Excellent hop notes, with a good bitterness lingering throughout to balance the initial smoothness and sweetness. Light, but with a bit of weight to it.

M= Nice bitterness, but light. Doesn't linger too long on the tongue.

O= Great IPA, a welcome challenge to Dogfish and other American IPA's. Well happily drink this again.

smooth_aleing, Apr 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

dllman25, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Burkbom23, Apr 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

BrownAleMale, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

garfscores, Apr 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

WritersBlock, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Seakyden, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Irish0480, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

jjplikebeer, Apr 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

polopaul20, Apr 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

HumphreyLee, Apr 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

RollTide7, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of Act25
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown bottle - Downington PA

Appearance: CLEAR amber / copper with few bubbles, providing a rich, off-white thick foam head that laces the glass. Perfect color.

Smell: Prominent grapefruit hop, very spicy. Spiciness is dominant in a good way, with background balance of sweet malts and bready, biscuity aroma. Clean, welcoming IPA.

Taste: initial hop intensity. Original in being spicy, stinging and salty. Earthy grass flavors start, then followed by distinct spiciness. Way in background there's sweet toasty malt with bready and honey flavors. Provides a strong finish of stinging, refreshing, hops. All the precarious, see-saw balance and spiciness make it a great food beer (tonight with burritos and provolone and mozzarella) (NJ Mexican).

Mouthfeel: Refreshing, full body, smooth and creamy with a maltiness tone

one of my favorite american IPAs, sure to please. On the stinging, spicy, tingling hop forward end of the spectrum. A must try. And a regular for me up there with Dales Pale Ale and Great Divide Titan.

Act25, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

TonyT013, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

jk3, Apr 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

runlikeakenyan, Apr 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

montag30, Apr 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Tom_Gilman, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of Bauzen
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a mature dark-amber in color. The head is fluffy and aromatic and it leaves lacy residue along the glass on it's way down.

Aroma is bold and bitter. Slight floral and citrus notes, mainly grapefruit and sharp malts.

HopDevil serves as a great departure from my steady stream of IPAs. It's hoppy, but well balanced with intelligent use of malts making it bold and unique with bitterness, but refined with lasting finish. Your mouth will feel and taste this beer long after you're done drinking it.

If you like over-the-top pale ales, this is not the beer for you. It is, however, a great example of Victory's boldness in producing a unique, hop-heavy beer.

Bauzen, Apr 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Dogzbone, Apr 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

RandyKemka, Apr 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Bones10, Apr 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

hiphops24, Apr 03, 2013
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,238 ratings.