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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

6,239 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,239
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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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 12/30/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, biscuit, light toast, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus hop and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit. tangerine, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, biscuit, light toast, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent IPA. All around great complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of nodder
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

A- Copper/amber with a one finger white head. Mostly clear. Some thin lacing on the glass.

S- Malty. Some citrus/pine notes, but not as much as I expected.

T- Bitter pine, citrus, hay(?) with a malty backbone. Alcohol well hidden.

M- Medium body and smooth. Carbonation on the low end but enough. Very bitter but it works.

O- A hop bomb for sure. I liked it. Not for the timid/1st time IPA drinker for sure!

nodder, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Renegawam, Yesterday at 10:37 PM
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4/5  rDev -2%

MDM, Yesterday at 06:50 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

In my top 10 IPA's

tarrbaby, Yesterday at 01:12 PM
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3.72/5  rDev -8.8%

Paydr0, Yesterday at 12:56 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

dt_gbpackersfan, Friday at 11:40 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

TheBeerNation, Friday at 06:09 PM
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3.64/5  rDev -10.8%

Gkruszewski, Friday at 02:11 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

kwlightner, Thursday at 11:51 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

VTBrewHound, Thursday at 09:37 PM
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4.12/5  rDev +1%

joel_bou, Thursday at 06:06 PM
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4.88/5  rDev +19.6%

Bradman01, Thursday at 07:35 AM
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3.68/5  rDev -9.8%

primaldiscord, Thursday at 07:24 AM
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4.04/5  rDev -1%

CGiusti23, Thursday at 04:38 AM
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4.51/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hoopdreama, Thursday at 03:31 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

ldmuldoon, Thursday at 03:04 AM
Photo of Brutaltruth
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a 12 oz bottle
Another from a great brewery, thus IPA pours a bright amber copper color with a nice thick
lightly off white head and great clinging lacing. Nose of caramel malts, citrus and pine hops,
grapefruit, orange zest, and lemon peel. Flavors are sweet to the sides, bitter hops to the
back, and citrus hops over all. This is a finely balanced IPA that even a non-hop head like
myself can enjoy. Tons of citrus malts, light bittering to the aftertaste, and a great malt
backbone that gives it a fantastic drinkability.

A must for hop heads and those who are on the border who prefer big malty brews.

Brutaltruth, Thursday at 01:42 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Dayman766, Wednesday at 03:29 AM
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Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,239 ratings.