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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

6,631 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,631
Reviews: 2,441
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 215
Gots: 846 | 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 Wackyfoot
4.77/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dark amber pour with a medium sized off white head. The power is in the spices here, big spicy flavor right up front fading to a hoppy finish in the back end. Also one of the best smelling IPAs I've ever had. A glorious winner all around, all hail Victory!

Photo of shertz
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received from fellow BA. Poured into a Pint Glass at 45 degrees. The bottle is dated best by Nov 11 07, plenty of time left on this one.

A- Two finger head goes away pretty quick. A hazy amber color with a little foam left on top. Some bubbles are spotted rising to top.

S- Citrus hops and some sweet malts. Smell of these hops are pretty strong as I was able to get a whiff during the pour. Smells yummy.

T- Obviously the taste is full of dry hops. Last night I reviewed a Stone's IPA and I feel like this one is a little less hoppy than that one. Don't get me wrong, this is a nice IPA though.

M- Medium carbonation but little tingling left in my mouth that you usually get from a hoppy IPA. Still nice.

D- This is a nice, close-to sessional as I can get. It's local for me and well-done, but much better on-tap. Another nice one from Victory.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of fps_dean
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden orange with very little head and moderate lacing.

Smells like hops, but a fairly mild scent.

Tastes like piney hops and some grapefruit, and is balanced out nicely with toasted and grainy malts, although the bold hops clearly dominate in flavor. It's not an overly powerful IPA, and goes down very smooth.

A very solid IPA overall. One of my favorite summertime IPAs because it goes down so smoothly, but still perfectly acceptable in the winter as well.

Photo of Bauzen
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a mature dark-amber in color. The head is fluffy and aromatic and it leaves lacy residue along the glass on it's way down.

Aroma is bold and bitter. Slight floral and citrus notes, mainly grapefruit and sharp malts.

HopDevil serves as a great departure from my steady stream of IPAs. It's hoppy, but well balanced with intelligent use of malts making it bold and unique with bitterness, but refined with lasting finish. Your mouth will feel and taste this beer long after you're done drinking it.

If you like over-the-top pale ales, this is not the beer for you. It is, however, a great example of Victory's boldness in producing a unique, hop-heavy beer.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of andrewmartin
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Able to snag a single of this at Kenny Road market.

A: Pours a beautifully deep burnished amber wtih a nice rocky head-impressive to look at.

S: Plenty of citrusy hops in the nose, no surprise about that. What is interesting is how clean it smells.

T: Starts off very smooth and creamy, almost easy-drinking, but then the bite of the hops kicks in, very nice and complex. Enough soft malts to keep everything in balance.

M: Quite creamy for an IPA, plenty of body here.

D: This is one nice IPA, glad it is easily available in central Ohio. Score another for Victory!

Photo of scottblaze
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Medium amber, copper, frothy head good retention.Citrusy, malty note in the nose. Hoppy bitterness as it should, not much citrus(grapefruit or otherwise), bitterness lingers. Slighty chewy.. may be the carbonation. Could drink a bunch of this. Thumbs up :)

Photo of efrank
3.5/5  rDev -14%

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

this is a good ipa. I had it on cask at the victory brewpub. It had a nice coppery color. low carbonation due to the cask. thin head which disappated quickly. The aroma was a piney hop scent, nothing else. Taste was warm but over the top hop flavor. that resiney hop flavor that makes you pucker like kissing your grandma. thick mouthfeel with medium drinkability. a good effort.

Photo of ThickestHead
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chilled pint glass.
Comes a medium copper color that leans towards orange on the spectrum, it is clear yet not easy to see through. Has a nice tan head too.
Smells of toasted malts covered up by a mild aroma of coarse citric hops.
Tastes likewise, more pronounced than the smell, but still not as potent as what I was hoping for in this brew.
Creamy and smooth with a good balance and well carbonated.
Very drinkable yet I will try Victory's other offerings first before I revisit this one.

Photo of lovellfam5
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of devlishdamsel
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a keeper. I usually find myself not returning to Ipa's with the "piney" bitter aftertaste. This one is an exception. Poured into a teku, this has seriously awesome creamy head for an ipa and it retains well. Most ipa's have head which dissipates, but not this beer. The color is deep amber, almost red, full of dancing bubbles. The scent at first is piney and spicy but halfway through mellows out and a deep jasmine scent dominates. Quite lovely really. Perfect carbonation: not too much, not too little. A mellow yet spicy and resin like taste which rounds out to slight bitterness lingering on the back of the tongue, maybe a bit grapefruit like? A bit of hotness I suppose, but this is probably just accentuated by the bitterness! This is like drinking a juicy hop!, and an extremely drinkable one at that! I cannot wait to try this on tap!

Photo of jpvenezia
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,631 ratings.