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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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Photo of Alextricity
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

*March 23rd review from RateBeer*

First off, this bottle says best by March 18th 2013, so it’s about a week past its prime.

Appearance: Pretty clear beer with some small particles floating around. Two fingers worth of head that stays at about one through the glass. Very nice lacing.

Aroma: The aroma is of spice and malt with hops there, but definitely in the background and more subtle (I presume because of the age of this beer).

Taste: The taste is... interesting. Truth be told, it tastes like V8 juice to me as far as the "spice" is concerned, but without any vegetable notes (thank God). Sweet through the front of each sip, with a slightly bitter, spicy finish. Really, I get a LOT of peppery notes in HopDevil, and I don’t mind. The mouthfeel is smooth, and a slight coating is left in the mouth on each sip.

HopDevil’s a very good beer, and this one’s not even fresh. I would try this again out of a fresher bottle.

Alextricity, May 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Captain_Rapp, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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Photo of Roman5150
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottl into snifter

Appearance: dark amber/mahogany, thick white head

Smell: you can smell the bitterness, earthy floral hops, minor fruity notes, pineapple and citrus

Taste: very smooth, less bitter than the nose and name would imply. Extremely well balanced, very resinous earthy hay undertones with a sharp citrus backbone. Alcohol and malt are pretty well disguised by hops. One of the more balanced ipas ive had.

Mouthfeel: not much carbonation

Overall: a very well balanced ipa with loads of hops but not super bitter like i expected. Truy an amazing beer, will be buying again. Highly drinkable.

Roman5150, May 17, 2013
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Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,376 ratings.