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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

6,555 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 6,555
Reviews: 2,423
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 202
Gots: 767 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

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Photo of VAbrookiechaser
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of ChadwickHines
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Simply awesome in every way possible. Hop it up, you can't go wrong with this one

Photo of saltydog
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The day before tasting the bottle for review, I had this cask at Mugs Ale house. I like the beer much better on draft; the lower carbonation smooths the flavors out substantially. Appearance: Reddish orange, clear, thin head, but fairly retentive. Aroma: very subdued due to low carbonation, but hops are apparent. Taste: Big hops, but malt is apparent, not as overpowered as in bottle. Mouthfeel is very smooth at low carbonation. Very drinkable.

Photo of thinkbreakfast
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The mythical HopDevil resides in the lore of farmers...

Appearance: Almost an amber tinge. The head has plenty of fluff on the pour and stays relatively strong through out.

Smell: Ahhh. After a month of drinking Natural Light (financial hardship) this brings me back to what beer really smells like. Solid Hop goodness. Lacking the pine scent that I love though.

Taste: Very well balanced. The Hops come through strong, but not overpoweringly. The malt is present on the tip of the tounge.

A very strong example of an IPA. Not the best I've had, but nothing to sneeze at.

Photo of fingolfin72
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep copper color with a lacy, off-white head.

Nose- somewhat floral and piny. Very inviting.

Palate- big, but not overwhelming. It has a woodsy, piny, hoppy bitterness with a slightly creamy malt undertone. Overall, a very bracing beer which whets the appetite. The bitterness slows down the sipping pace a bit, which is good; there's enough alcohol to cause trouble.

Photo of RunawayJim
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As this is one of my favorite IPA's, I figured I needed to make another review of it for the serving type I normally get... the bottle.

Poured into a standard pint glass, it's a deep amber color, and a bit cloudy as well. The carbonation can be seen rising to the top. The beer poured with a thick 1.5 finger white-ish tan head that hung around for a bit and then slowly shrank. The beer leaves lots of lacing on the glass.

It smells mostly of citrusy piney hops, not much else can be detected. You can tell just from the smell that this will be a hoppy beer.

The beer immediately tastes of those hops and has a bit of a bite to it at the start, but the flavor gets a little more balanced as you go down, but it's pretty much all hops all the way. It leaves a very strong hoppy aftertaste. You can feel the carbonation in your mouth.

The drinkability takes a bit of a cut on this one, mainly because of the super duper hops bite, but also because of the carbonation, which seems a little more on the excessive side.

I previously reviewed this beer on cask. The bottled version is nowhere near as smooth and tastes a bit hoppier than from the cask, but that does not make this an undrinkable brew. This is still a top notch IPA, and as with most Victory beers, it doesn't disappoint.

Photo of Lepley
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep reddish-orange, cloudy, one finger of head with little retention, a little lacing.
S: Hoppy, sweet, fruity, floral.
T: Bitter from the get-go, very hoppy. Strong citrus flavors; orange, lemon grapefruit. Spicy sweet. Slightly boozy. Incredible hop flavors.
M: Good carbonation, smooth.
D: This a great IPA, one of the best I've tried. Easy to drink and full of flavor and character.

Photo of i3ei3s
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of ox1574
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of pengs68
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of sofisdad
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of MarkSmithVT
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of gtg079x
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of SSS
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

S-nice subtle hop aroma, sweet and crisp
A-yellow color with off white head that dissipates soon after poured
M-nice light crisp feel, carbonation is on the lighter side
T-bitterness hits the tongue first then a mellow sweetness, followed by a lingering bitterness, definitely an easy coast IPA.
O-a nice IPA, give it a try, I'd say good middle range, sorry Victory I prefer Dirt Wolf

Photo of RogerSterling
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Manuel_M
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Billybrewboy
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Jkharris200634
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of djeffbee
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WOW! My go-to beer. This beer has wrecked any semblance of keeping control of purchasing extravagant beer. Living in the PA Suburbs, its quite easy to find the brewery and very common for me to have a keg on tap.. My favorite all around beer.

Serving Types - All - really the cask ale should be called crack ale. WOW, yum...

Appearance - deep ruby red with an awesome head
Smell - none better - hops shining through, balanced very well
Taste - see 'smell'
Mouthfeel - love it, love it! When sipping and holind this on your tongue - very amazing!
Drinkability - @6.7, not too bad - After 15 or 20, I get real tired!

love this beer -

Go Victory!!

Photo of ChiSox05
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured honey colored, foggy to look through, decent head retention, appears appetizing, some lace splattered around.

Nice, sweet lightly roasted malt, varied hop bouquet of rind and citrus and grassiness, not overpowering.

Bitterly hoppy, malt barely shows through, more in the nose than the taste. Rindy lemony hoppiness. Medium bodied, lasting sharp bitterness. semi-strong carbonation.

One bitter beer, not much for balance on this one. Taste is enjoyable, spicy, maybe aging could smooth it out. I would not have guessed as high as 6.7%.

Photo of ugaterrapin
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. It has a fairly clear amber hue with about a finer worth of eggshell head. The aroma has a little more malt characteristics than most of the IPAs I drink. There is crisp hop presence in the smell as well. This is one of the better balanced IPAs I have tasted. There is a strong hop presence all around, but the slight sweet malt component balances this extremely well. Overall a great IPA and a little different from most of the IPAs I drink in terms of the malt backbone being a little stronger.

Photo of LaPlaya
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BillDrinksBeer
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Sudbuster
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,555 ratings.