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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

6,462 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,462
Reviews: 2,401
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 185
Gots: 674 | 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 -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of silks636
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle. Freshness date stamped on label.

Deep ruddy amber color. Slight haze. Pours a thick, sticky off-white head that leaves considerable sheets of lacing. Moderate head retention. Just a quick swirl and the aroma tells you that this beer means business. Heavy duty hop nose with sweet floral and pine hints. A slight bready malt scent is detectable as well. Being prepared for a full-on frontal hops assault, I was pleasantly surprised when tasting this beer. The hops are the star of the show here, but they are not at all overwhelming. Not what I would call balanced, but not ridiculously mouth smacking bitter either.

Starts off smooth with a touch of malt before the hops kick in. The hops then give a sharp initial sting, but turn to a more subtle melange of flavors. Citrusy and earthy tastes over a light toasted malt, which surprisingly doesn’t get buried by the hops. The finish is sweet and fruity with a lingering aftertaste. Mouthfeel is slightly slick with light carbonation.

This one takes no prisioners and is crafted to damn near perfection. HopDevil is very drinkable and a first rate representation of the style.

Photo of Calico
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I almost think I like this better than their Hop Wallop.

Poured very clear amber-red with nice lacing.

Nose quite hoppy. I was trying to determine which hops. Cascade or Columbus or Brewer's Gold or what. Also a bit of sugary, mapley malt in the nose. Not much but a trace.

I began drinking and it was a marvelous balance of malt and hops - perfect sweet-bitter combination. Vermont maple syrup tempered with California hop juice. Added to with what only yeast can do.

Suffice to say that I cannot adequately describe this beer. I love Brooklyn East India Pale Ale, Southern Tier IPA, Redhook IPA, Snake Dog IPA, and Lake Placid Frostbite, but this tops them all in my opinion. Not one to cellar (that's its elder brother Hop Wallop) but one to drink on tap and buy in bottles.

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

Poured into tulip glass with a 1cm head that lasted for only a short time. A nice color, soft amber, just a bit cloudy.

Nose was slight but stands up to typical IPA standard. Taste-wise was quite good with the second sip of the session better than the first. Citrus and slightly bitter, nice hop-flavor and enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of Ianhockey91
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Wow, what a great brew. The aroma is excellent, and with the first pour i noticed the head had a lot of staying power for an ipa. As expected, the hops hit and they hit hard. The mouthfeel however was a little thinner than expected, but still good. It left a very interesting grapefuit aftertaste in my mouth. All in all a very very drinkable beer, make sure to wait a few between your first and second ones so that you can appriciate it more.

Photo of ClearDog
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just purchased two six-packs from New World Wine Co. in Milwaukee which is from what I'm told, the first store in Wisconsin to offer Victory Brewing Co. brands.

Appearance -- Pours into my imperial pint glass a light orange amber color. Nice two finger head; quickly shrinks down to a one finger creamy white head. Carbonation is visible.

Smell -- Hops. Can just make out whiffs of grapefruit. It gets better as it warms. Pleasant and very enjoyable. In a way as the beer gets warmer it smells somewhat sweeter.

Taste -- Bitter hops. Hop Devil tastes just a little different than a lot of IPA's I've tried. The first couple of sips remind me of smoke. As the beer warms you get alcohol, but nothing overwhelming, as well as a grapefruit like finish.

Mouthfeel -- Medium to light. Creamy. You can feel the carbonation on the sides of your tongue.

Drinkability -- Very nice drinkability. I could probably get myself into a little trouble with this one. Easily one of the better IPA out there. Overall a very enjoyable IPA.

Photo of donaldchapman
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark copper to brown with a long lasting off white head.
S - Citrus and earthy hop aromas as well as a pronounced caramel, toffee malt aroma.
T - Sweet caramel and toffee malt followed by pronounced citrus and earthy hop flavors, backed up by a substantial bitterness.
M - Medium full body, with smooth hoppy finish, lasting flavor, and crisp.

This is a great beer, The hop is the focus but the body is right there to back it up, great IPA.

Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,462 ratings.