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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Hop Devil AleHop Devil Ale

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5,956 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,956
Reviews: 2,375
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 152
Gots: 476 | FT: 5
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 Brunite


4.03/5  rDev -1.2%

A: A nice deep copper color. A tan, fluffy head that recedes to leave major lacing.

S: Nice aromas here. Citrus...bold hops....very little malt.

T: This is it. A great IPA. Juicy grapefruit flavors abound. A tad bit of pine but citric notes rule. Delicious.

M: Medium body with just a slight bit of hop resin coating the mouth.

O: A great IPA.

04-30-2011 20:43:22 | More by Brunite
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

01-04-2012 18:02:46 | More by AWS2111
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3.68/5  rDev -9.8%

A - Deep amber orange, pretty standard IPA color with a little depth. Great one finger foam head that retains well. Delicious looking beer

S - Clean, crisp citrus with heavy pine notes on an extreme hop nose. Very little malt character here except as faint background. Standard IPA smell, not very strong, but still enjoyable.

T - Nice hop front, very piney in taste with floral undertone. Mild citrus notes become apparent when it begins to warm. Not the greatest taste in the world, but still very enjoyable and very drinkable. Mild bitter aftertaste.

M - Active carbonation that fizzes and adds a pleasant touch to the mouthfeel. Not too thick but not weak. Very crisp, very refreshing. An extremely clean feel for a beer.

O - Well built IPA, great hop character, very refreshing and enjoyable.

11-02-2012 17:29:03 | More by BigBarley
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-30-2012 16:32:56 | More by wakajawaka76
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-24-2013 23:02:03 | More by drinkAK
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

10-20-2013 23:21:06 | More by ScotNH
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4.38/5  rDev +7.4%

I picked up a single to give it a try. 12 oz bottle with enjoy by Jul 06 06 on it poured into a pint glass

A—pours cloudy dark and murky, copper color with a 2 inch foamy sand colored head, slowly collapses, full lacing is produced. A very enticing looking brew…

S—citrus, pine, pepper, some floral notes as well

T—mmm! Pine and peppery, flowers, the bitterness is nicely balanced with some malty sweetness, finishes dry with a little bite to it

M—sharp and bold, medium bodied, medium carbonation

D—a solid IPA that is well worth seeking out!

05-24-2006 20:36:48 | More by hanco005
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4.7/5  rDev +15.2%

A - Golden-orange in color with a good amount of carbonation bubbles floating up into the 1 finger tall fluffy white head, leaving a thick rim of lacing and spotty lace down the glass as the beer is enjoyed.

S - Wonderful scents of tangerine & peach sit atop caramel sweetness, lemon zest, grains, grass, and yeasty funk.

T - Waves of mango, orange rind, and a combonation of bitter and juicy hops start the sip, followed by a good dose of caramel malts, leading to a slightly dry, malty finish.

M - The medium body holds moderate carbonation, with a slight dryness on the finish.

O - A well rounded IPA, one of, if not the best IPA I have ever had, good job Victory.

01-29-2012 03:25:33 | More by Rickythejeweler
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

07-09-2013 22:16:45 | More by radiofish
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4/5  rDev -2%

04-06-2014 21:42:10 | More by sabitu
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4/5  rDev -2%

05-19-2013 01:47:53 | More by CMOrak
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4/5  rDev -2%

06-23-2013 05:51:50 | More by jkd03c
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

03-02-2014 20:48:11 | More by carlmoberg
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4.4/5  rDev +7.8%

Grabbed a 6 pack at BevMo.

Cooled a 12ozer down and poured it into a pint glass.

Poured a beautiful crystal clear copper color. Thick foamy off-white head. Beautful carbonation. Thick lacing like a MoFo!

Huge malty aroma. The big malt smell overpowers the hops. Smells like fresh boiled wort to me.

Thick on the palate, rich malt flavor. A fruity raisin like flavor and hints of tea in there. Very mild bitternes that sticks to the back of the tongue with a hint of grapefruit.

Very good, full bodied, nice balance and very drinkable.


11-10-2005 03:18:11 | More by SteveO1231
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4/5  rDev -2%

10-11-2012 21:18:37 | More by frogfan
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4.03/5  rDev -1.2%

Enjoy By: Nov 23 2011. Just in the nick of time.

A: Pours a very nice, dark honey color with two fingers of frothy white head...beer is mostly clear. The head has some really nice staying power and leaves behind loads of sticky lacing. The film is thick with lots of large bubbles around the edges.

S: Hoppy, but balanced. Sharp, clean citrus and some pine. Malts are bready and caramel.

T: Again, the taste is hop forward, but remains balanced. Citrus(lemon and orange), pine and earthy(almost musty) hops are present. Bread and caramel backbone give way to a slightly bitter finish. There's also a spicy quality to the taste, but not sure what to attribute it to. Very nice tasting beer.

M: On the full side of medium bodied, creamy.

O: HopDevil is a very enjoyable beer and continues Victory's string of solid offerings. I'll be sure to reach for this again.

11-16-2011 01:24:35 | More by titosupertramp
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

07-12-2012 09:35:27 | More by flayedandskinned
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-16-2011 22:39:52 | More by wo87810
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-21-2013 03:32:50 | More by charlesjwinkler
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4.28/5  rDev +4.9%

A: copper, amber. 1.5 finger head nice lacing. Dark color for an ipa.

S: mmm citrus and pine

T: east coast ipa taste where the taste is primarily pine. But there is a citrus undertone of mostly grapefruit and the caramel malt sweetness nicely balances the beer.

M: pretty light bodied

O: a great beginner ipa but I revisit it often... Because it's great. A perfect example of an east coast ipa

03-03-2014 02:24:49 | More by Givemebeer
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-09-2014 01:58:30 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
Photo of whoneeds8


4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured into a pint glass orange color with a thick off white head. Ok lacing. Smell isn't too terribly strong. The taste has a nice hop bite upfront that balances out very nice. In fact, the hops kinda burned my lips because of the BBQ I was eating along with it. Overall, this is a very good AIPA with no bad aftertastes.

10-05-2009 22:43:24 | More by whoneeds8
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

12-26-2011 23:03:13 | More by jlenik
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

04-16-2012 21:56:39 | More by kb2250
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

01-27-2013 01:26:25 | More by muddyh2oblues
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
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