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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

6,233 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,233
Reviews: 2,387
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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4/5  rDev -2%

ThirdEyePA, Dec 05, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

let8it8grow, Feb 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

reitzbrewing, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

Jason_Quad, Jul 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Erice78, Nov 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

MikeDAdams, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of ndekke39
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank this from a 12 oz bottle with a best-by date of October 25, 2007. Pours a hazy copper with a slim, foamy white head. Good retention; leaves a rim of foam around the edge of the glass. Smells of caramel and fresh, crisp hops. Some citrus aromas, like orange. Taste begins with piny hops, then centers on the sweet caramel, then finishes cleanly with the hops again. Light, fizzy carbonation on the front of the tongue; complements flavors well. Overall, this is a well-balanced IPA, wonderful for drinking. Not one of the extreme IPAs for hopheads, but still a great example of the style anyway.

ndekke39, Aug 06, 2007
Photo of abrand
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle with best before date on label poured into the Square One pint glass.

The HopDevil pours a copper color with a quick dissolving 2 finger off white head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Nose is pretty subtle with sweet hints of citrus fruits including grapefruit and a hoppy finish rounds her out. Palate has some caramel and malts in it along with the piny IPA and hoppy finish. A mediocre tasting IPA at best. Mouthfeel is fairly thin with solid carbonation. Drinkability is mostly due to the style as this one does not shine compared to others. In contrast though, the ABV that this has does make it much more drinkable than some IPA's.

abrand, Feb 24, 2010
Photo of 9InchNails
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color with a white head that fades into a film and then into a ring around the glass.

Citrus piney hop aroma all the way! Some subtle bready yeast.

Citrus and pine immediately! Some floral mixing with a bready- buscuity taste, also a sweet caramel that balances it out at the very end with a lingering slight bitterness.

Carbonation is about medium. Refreshing -- spite the bitterness, I could drink this all night.

This a very tasty, well balanced IPA. A hint of alcohol is noticeable. I am definitely going to try this in a six pack -- very easy and enjoyable to drink.

9InchNails, Oct 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

jivex5k, Sep 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

twkirkby, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

dragomni, Jan 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

TequilaTom, Aug 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

C-Dog, Nov 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

PTEdelman, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

MrBuckHigh, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

tarheels4life23, Oct 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

ronin926, Jun 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

n2pux, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of mklinger
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass. Very substantial head, at least 3 fingers going 1/2 an inch over the top of the glass. Lovely light amber , nice clarity and pretty carbonation.

Aroma was a bit muted for an IPA. Some citrus and a bit of dank earthiness. Not my favorite combination of aroma hops. It's not highly flawed but it doesn't resonate with me.

Flavor was fairly balanced for an IPA. Nice malty richness, some toastiness in the malt with a touch of sweetness. Good bitterness follows. The Victory website says there's Tettanager hops in here and that just doesn't seem to fit view of what an IPA should taste like -- there's an earthy herbal quality here that's just as assertive to me as the more common citrus qualities & I'm just not crazy about the earthiness & herbal qualities here.

Mouthfeel and drinkability are still very good here. This is an extremely well-brewed beer. I'm just don't like the recipe as well as I thought I would. I've had 4 HopDevil's now & it's a good beer that many will like & I can see why. It's just not for me.

mklinger, Jan 12, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

rcatalano, Jun 19, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into tulip glass.

A - Poured an amber color with orange hues. The pour produced a nice tan head of foam that subsided into a film of small spotty bubbles, random scatterings of lacing clung to the glass throughout.

S - Hoppy aroma of pine and grapefruit with slight bits of alcohol pushing up the rear.

T - Very floral with hints of citrus and pine. Finishes off with a bitter hoppy bit and some alcohol warmth and a slightly metallic/soapy taste.

MF&D - Medium bodied, but not quite as oily or clingy as I would have liked. A definite notch below N.N. or 90min IPA, but overall a quality ale worth checking out.

nasty15108, May 02, 2008
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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip:

Appearance: Deep dark but crystal clear mahogony color. Just barely off white head that dwindles down and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: Amazing balance of malty and hoppy notes. mostely citrus hops comming through.

Taste: Very bitter. All grapefruit on the palate. Malt doesnt balance out the hops on this one and for the style it should.

Mouthfeel: perfect carbonation, nice mouthfeel. Creamy midpalate.

Drinkability: Pretty good American IPA. I am not sure the difference between this and an APA but im assuming these are more bitter. Would try again for sure

Augustiner719, Jan 09, 2010
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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear, apple cider color with a small thick foamy head that dissipates quickly. Aromatic orange and fruity-zesty hop aroma with a rounded sweet and slightly toasted malty background. Good hop bitterness early in the sitting. Caramel maltiness takes over as the beer warms. Soft watery mouthfeel because of the lower carbonation. Fairly dry on the finish with no distracting sidenotes. A tasty drinkable IPA. Not as devilish as the name implies.

chickenflea, Aug 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

jtransel, Nov 12, 2013
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,233 ratings.