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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 omniscientcause
3.28/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one awhile back, thought I would give it another shot. Now I remember why I haven't had it in awhile.

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

A: Dark Amber with a small white head.

S: Bitter smell of hops which is mostly masked by sweet malt.

T: Not as hoppy as anticipated. For me this was dominated by malt.

M: Medium body with light carbonation.

O: I don't think this was as fresh as it could have been...the best drink date is several months away but this was mostly dominated by malts and not the hops I was lookign forward to. Will probably revisit this beer 6 months down the road.

omniscientcause, Aug 24, 2011
Photo of Rico488
4/5  rDev -2%

Rico488, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

Scoobert, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of K_Diggity
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

K_Diggity, Aug 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

willitsmckinley, Dec 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

DrDaves49, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of aussiebeer
5/5  rDev +22.5%

aussiebeer, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of jdlapera
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

jdlapera, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Spinach937, May 14, 2014
Photo of moot2142
2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

moot2142, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of gwfrankpsu
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a wonderful beer!!!! Like all Victory brews this leaves a mark, you never wonder who makes it. A keeper.

gwfrankpsu, Sep 17, 2001
Photo of rotsaruch
4.9/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I feel bless and cursed in living so close to Victory - less than 15 minutes away. As usual quality is exceptional with all their brews, but this weekend the finest balance, smoothest drinking HopDevil was available on the hand pump. The hops were there with fruity flavor and delicious bouquet and malty finish. It was considered desert after a great round of golf.

rotsaruch, Jul 14, 2002
Photo of ITK4ever
4.93/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pop the top and the hops don't stop!!! Tastes as good as it smells. This is the beer that drove me over the edge to hop heaven. I am now an admitted hop-head and it's spoiled me for life. Every morning I wake up and crave the hoppy after-taste and it's all because of HopDevil. I can't live without it. Join the Hop Celebration!!

ITK4ever, Jun 07, 2005
Photo of cktison
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle with best by Sept 23 07 on side. Into pint glass.
A: Beautiful, frothy head with nice retention. Moderate lacing. Clear, dark amber with beautiful hue.

S: Hoppy, pine, sweet, slight bit of alcohol is apparent. Citrus and grapefruit are of course present.

T: Great. Well-balanced, hoppy, bitter (but not too) ale. Nice malt backbone with hops and citrus that really come through. A bit sour, citrusy, nice clean finish. Orange and grapefruit dominate.

M: Nice carbonation, smooth, very light alcohol present - great.

D: This is a great, easy drinking IPA. It's not the hoppiest, spiciest, or best - but as far as a session IPA - this is about as good as they come. Great.

cktison, May 14, 2007
Photo of ckaufman
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite East Coast IPAs... It pours with a rich copper amber color and nice 1-2 finger off-white head. Head retention for about half of your drinking time with nice lacing from rim to the bottom of the glass.

Nice hop & malt aroma with this brew... much like a traditional English IPA. Very dense earthy overtones here.

Great hop flavor from the start which trails out to a stong malt finish. Real whole flower hops and German malts contribute to this I'm sure!!!

Very smooth in the mouth as it goes down.

I could drink this beer all night long and not get tired of it. All things said... this is one of the best East Coast IPAs available today!!!

ckaufman, Jul 30, 2008
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

xDeadGuYx, Nov 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Doughbodyboy, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

mk66, Jun 21, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51%

Jason1124, Jun 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

hsc12, Aug 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

DaveU31, Jun 09, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +7.8%

dgaffney88, Oct 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Relayer10, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

mstrcrwly, Dec 21, 2013
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,376 ratings.