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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Hop Devil AleHop Devil Ale

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6,214 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,214
Reviews: 2,386
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 169
Gots: 571 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Beerswag, Apr 25, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz longneck

A) Pours with a two finger head that is off white in color. Slowly settles to a big bubble lacing at the edge of the glass. A clear bronze body.
S) Pleasant, sweet floral aroma. Hints of caramel and butterscotch.
T) Bold hop bite from the beginning lasting to the finish. A well balanced mix of hops and malts. Peppery. Hints of spruce. Mellow caramel notes.
M) medium body. Clean. Crisp. Mellow hop tannins in the finish.
O) A delicious IPA.

u2carew, Apr 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Tim, Apr 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

SaxmanRick, Apr 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

LSx, Apr 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Keithandandrewdotcom, Apr 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

J_Dub, Apr 24, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into glass give a large fluffy/bubbly head that is slightly off-white in color. The beer is a dull orange-brown color and is very hazy. Head slowly recedes to leave a small film on top with moderate-heavy lacing.

The smell is not very strong and has light and sweet malts, bread, and floral hops. Taste is similar to the nose but with a large addition of spicy hops. Starts with malt and white bread, then floral hops, followed by a rush of spicyness. Ends with spice and grapefruit. Very crisp finish. Mouthfeel is medium body and medium carbonation.

JG-90, Apr 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

JakeDebus, Apr 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Kenai4, Apr 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

clfrost, Apr 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

hurdjg, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Hermthegerm, Apr 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Jameswoody, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

nrbw23, Apr 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

nebula1999, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Casey3236, Apr 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

YamagamiTravis, Apr 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

mpbrady320, Apr 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Jason1337, Apr 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

BBrewington, Apr 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

coachdonovan, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

jpatton0127, Apr 16, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Have had this several times over the years but it had been a while and I happened to find it available on tap in the Philly airport last week. So, consider I was in PA, just arrived in the states, figured this would satisfy my IPA needs.

Poured a rusty copper color, thin white head.

Nose; floral hops, bready malts, that's about it.

Taste; way too much malt character. Overpowered what little hoping there was. Now, I know this was served in an airport (thankfully in a Sam Adams perfect pint by my request) but wow, this beer is not at all what I remember. Could have been a freshness issue but I don't really think so considering I was in it's home state and from what I would guess, international airports serving local beer should be running through the stuff fairly often so the keg couldn't have been that old.

Mouthfeel; clean but a bit slick.

Overall; it worked in a pinch but the last time I was in the Philly airport, I had a much more enjoyable layover beer in Yard's IPA...

pixieskid, Apr 16, 2013
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,214 ratings.