Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a pint glass.
A: Clear copper with two-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted about five minutes. Fantastic lacing.
S: Herbal pine and notes of grapefruit.
T: Light to moderate sweetness and solid hop bitterness. Bitter up front with a nicely toasted and slightly caramel malt presence.
M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth.
O: Solid IPA.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2012 00:28:49 | More by SolipsismalCat
3.78/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, Calif., on Dec. 27, 2012
Price: $19.99 for a variety 12-pack
Misc.: Box said enjoy by March 10, 2013.
Poured a honey, caramel amber color with about two fingers of khaki white head. No lacing on the sides of the glass on the way down and below average retention on the tops.
Smelled big whiff of floral hops up front with a bit of a caramel malty finish. Also got light notes of citrus hops (lemon and, even less so, grapefruit), wet cascade hops and pine. Maybe even a bit of rye in there. Not much bitterness on the nose.
Tasted similar to the nose, but within even more malts and more bitterness. Hops seemed to be dominated by cascade hops, but also citrus (light lemon, grapefruit and orange) and some pine late on the tongue. Still got some rye and also some iced tea. Malts were mainly caramel.
Light-to-medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Lively (above average) carbonation. Long, bitter finish.
An OK IPA if you like the maltier kinds. The best of the Victory variety 12-pack for me was the Headwaters Pale Ale, followed by this IPA (Hop Devil), then maybe the Prima Pills and Golden Monkey.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2012 07:01:30 | More by BucannonXC5
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,780 ratings.