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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

6,094 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,094
Reviews: 2,380
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 159
Gots: 537 | 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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5/5  rDev +22.5%

jdl55, Dec 05, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Tyler523, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Cheshire_Crew_Al
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought as a single bottle, poured into a pint glass

Full disclosure - I am not typically a hoppy beer guy, bought it as a recommendation

A: orangish, decent lacing, about 1-2 cm foamy head

S: hoppy - citrus-y

T/M: First is the hoppiness assault on the palate, but the second wave is sort of a slightly sweet, maybe bready phase that balances out the hops quite nicely, there is an aftertaste that, for me, is difficult to define but is extremely pleasant. The carbonation is medium. The astounding aspect of this beer is that the hop flavor is so well counter balanced but it's still strongly pleasant that makes me wonder why I haven't tried more IPAs

O: excellent beer, again, not my beer style preference, but if more IPAs are built with this level of complexity, I might have to branch out

Cheshire_Crew_Al, Nov 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Vintarabo, Nov 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

JFear, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Melocollo, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

stevebrown, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of dwarvenspirits
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a very thick head when poured. The head has a beige tinge to it. Pours a nice, thick-looking amber/copper color. Smells like . . .citrus, lemon or lime stand out with some piney after notes. Mouthfeel is slightly thick. Big hop flavor, almost consumes this entire beer but there is a malt backbone towards the middle and then finishes a touch dry with the pine flavor lingering. Bitterness suites the style. Overall a damned good drinking beer. It may be a touch too heavy on the body but it's a good beer, just make sure you let it warm up a bit to get all the goodies in there.

dwarvenspirits, Apr 04, 2007
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4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a steady favorite, one of five or six I like to have cold in fridge at all times. Pours into pint glass to form beautiful fine-bubbled foam that crashes fast but leaves lace.

Not as hazy as you'd expect from such a hoppy brew; wonder if they filter it?

Smell every kind of hop you could imagine, as well as mighty fierce ethanol. You might wonder if hops could possibly smell any better. I grow them in backyard garden; IPA like this is where hops belong.

Taste could maybe use a bit darker malt roast, as hops are so potent it's hard to taste anything else. But I really love it anyway.

Mouthfeel is greasy with hop resins, yay! Hop bitter aftertaste and really volatile floral hopblossom back up your nose when you hang onto your glass wondering if you want another swallow yet makes this a have your ale and swallow it too sort of gift to mankind.

Drinkability is limited by what feels like more alcohol than the supposed 6.7%. Maybe the huge hoppiness makes you imagine this brew will get you drunk too fast? Also it's a bit pricey for my budget, so no more than one a day, please.

jameswaldo, Feb 05, 2010
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4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear brownish copper color with a half inch of off white head that lasts a while. Leaves a small amount of lacing that dissipates quickly. Good creamy and hop flavor. Citrus tones and flavors aren't overpowering and are well balanced. Doesn't have a heavy body, with medium carbonation and has a very smooth finish. Very drinkable IPA.

rjochman, Feb 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

DaveEcenrode, Jun 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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joewheeler06, May 28, 2014
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,094 ratings.