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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
91
outstanding

5,802 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,802
Reviews: 2,367
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 141
Gots: 403 | 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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UA8

Washington

3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark amber color with a tall beige head.

S- Citrus hops are prominent, a touch of tropical fruit such as pineapple, semi sweet malt.

T- Leads with a citrus character that rolls into a slightly sweet and smooth caramel. Finishes with a little bit of herbal and pine hops.

M- Ridiculously smooth probably the best character of the beer. Carbonation is moderate.

D- This a real solid beer I would like a little more character in the flavors but it drinks very smooth so that somewhat makes up for the lack of complexity. Worth a try I just worry about it being a Victory beer because I have had a lot of consistency problems with their beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2009 00:31:45 | More by UA8
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Snow81

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Reddish orange

Head: Nice white head and lace that sticks to the sides of my glass

Smell: Malty sweet citric hops

Taste: Very sweet dark citric floral notes going on grains mix in nicely

Weight: Light to medium body

Finish: Hop blanket the cheeks, malty sweetness is still present

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 04:44:24 | More by Snow81
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rkf1976

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

10-04-2013 23:53:54 | More by rkf1976
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ChrisKuhns

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

06-30-2012 21:16:55 | More by ChrisKuhns
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jrand2621

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

07-25-2014 12:53:48 | More by jrand2621
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

04-03-2014 20:17:42 | More by hmmmbeer10
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mjc410

Vermont

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ok, so I've been revisiting some of my old favorites recently, and I've found that I've been able to appreciate a lot of them more and more. I've just gotten a Victory variety case, and review of Prima Pils, HopDevil, Lager, and GM are coming right along, some not for the first time.

HopDevil is a beauty of a beer, with a very creamy, very light tan head that has some huge bubbles. It falls pretty quickly, which hurts it a bit, but the sticky lacing helps to make up for it. The beer is a bright golden amber. Smell is strong of sweet caramel and a lovely hop combination. The hops are initially biting and bitter on the tongue, and then the beer gets smooth in a very nice way that is so much fun to repeat. The hops really build in the back of your throat, perhaps slowing consumption a bit. I end up liking this more each time!

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2006 21:42:46 | More by mjc410
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

04-29-2012 20:36:19 | More by aszatk01
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danipp

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

12-15-2012 03:04:39 | More by danipp
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JT99125

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

05-07-2013 21:06:47 | More by JT99125
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CorgiDad

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

02-21-2014 12:58:51 | More by CorgiDad
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Stubbie1

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This IPA pours a dark mahogany red. The tan head develops nicely and gives away to a thin lace. The aroma is all hops; hints of citrus and pine float in the air. Nothing overpowering but enough for the name “Hop Devil” The taste is very nice, again HOPS! However, there is a nice mild sweetness just before the bitter hop finish. This is very enjoyable to drink. There are more than enough hops to enjoy but not enough to burn out the taste buds. For me, this is a very drinkable IPA. I will look forward for the other 5 in my fridge! No wonder it is in the top 50!

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2003 17:01:53 | More by Stubbie1
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moulefrite

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is one smooth IPA! In general I'm not a huge fan of the style. I find most-especially domestic IPA's to be simply too overdone. This offering however is real easy to like. From the moment the beer hits the glass it impresses. deep burnt orange/copper in color, the beer sports a mouth wateringly attractive creamy,beige head. Aromas while certainly hoppy are balanced nicely by an almost sweet, malty biscuit component. Flavors are as well hoppy, yet again the bitterness is counterbalanced by a toasty, delicious roasted, maltiness. Especially nice is this beers mouthfeel-lovely, round, full bodied, and very creamy in texture. This is a stand out beverage even for those who don't go crazy for the style. By the way, the finish on this beer lasts a good solid minute!!!

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2003 00:33:56 | More by moulefrite
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jimmygord

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-17-2014 22:48:18 | More by jimmygord
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DMc8ride

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

07-28-2014 21:17:37 | More by DMc8ride
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BierStein711

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draught!

Outstanding herbal IPA with a two finger head and amber body

Smells of hebal pine and aromatic resin

Tastes like grapefruits, apricots, booze, and a good hop bite at the finish!

Smooth mouthfeel

Moderate carbonation

Excellent beer! I plan on grabbing a sixer soon!

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2013 19:07:03 | More by BierStein711
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

02-29-2012 22:19:13 | More by let8it8grow
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mttdls

New York

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

09-19-2012 18:23:13 | More by mttdls
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EnthusedAboutBeer

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

08-14-2013 16:33:12 | More by EnthusedAboutBeer
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ScotNH

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

10-20-2013 23:21:06 | More by ScotNH
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-17-2012 18:30:16 | More by MooseBoose
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jhhollier

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-09-2012 13:14:26 | More by jhhollier
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

09-10-2012 23:47:15 | More by heddar33
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MikalMick

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-08-2012 22:59:29 | More by MikalMick
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JuliusCaesar

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2%

03-28-2014 13:41:34 | More by JuliusCaesar
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,802 ratings.