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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Hop Devil AleHop Devil Ale

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6,553 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,553
Reviews: 2,423
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 200
Gots: 765 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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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 TomMcNichols
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Weaselbob74
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an English pint glass.

A: Deep reddish amber, with lazy but consistent streamers. Head is 1.5" thick, luxurious and creamy-looking. After a minute, reduces to about 1/2" head, with a full circumference of lace. Really delicious looking.

S: Pine was the only thing I could smell at first. After a quick swirl, citrus and a slight caramel scent reveal themselves. Doesn't smell balanced, but as a hop-head, I personally like it.

T: Crisp grapefruit bite followed by a cream-soda-like malt rush, fading away under the siege of a pine forest of hop bitterness. Although the bitterness overwhelms the malt through the early aftertaste, puckering my palate, the last flavor I can taste is the ghost of a sweet *something*. A really schizoid beer; I love it, but I can't call it well-balanced. Fits the name, though: the HopDevil really comes out to play, then runs away.

M: Oddly thick at first; it's almost like it dissolves in your mouth, becoming thinner as it passes across your taste buds. Kind of cool, really.

D: It seems stronger than 6.7% ABV, but the intriguing "ninja attack" nature of the hops makes it neither overwhelming nor boring. I could definitely drink several of these in a sitting. In fact, I think I will.

Photo of MP72
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- this is one dark reddish orange colored IPA

S-Hops and citrus grapefruit

T- Tastes very balanced , there is a good hop bite and malt smoothness that lets you know its an IPA but is very easy to put down.

M- mouthfeel is great little on the heavier side compared to Stone but still smooth and refreshing.

D- for me drinkability is high , This is one of my absolute favorite IPA's form one of my favorite breweries.

Give this one a try if you love IPA's

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of jpittman80
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Clear copper with small off-white head, which fades to the edge of the glass but does leave some lacing.

S - Faint citrus hop aroma.

T - Outstanding. One of the best balanced American IPAs I've had. They don't try too hard on the hop bitterness, but it is subtle and lasting, mingling well with the malt back that is present but I wouldn't call sweet. With a subtle hop bitterness and aroma, it seems like they really punched it up on the flavor hops.

M - Nice medium body and soft carbonation.

D - Very refreshing. I had to pace myself because it was going down so easily.

Thank God there's an American IPA out there that doesn't feel the need to kill you with bittering hops. Not that it's bad, it's just a nice change of pace. Very, very flavorful. I guess my only complaint is the very faint hop aroma.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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 malts. It's not an overly powerful IPA, and goes down very smooth.

A very solid IPA overall. A great choice in the warmer weather, because it goes down so smooth and is fairly refreshing, but still perfectly acceptable in the winter as well.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of ricp215
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Everything an IPA should be.
Strong Hop flavor - Citrus, Pine
Smooth drinkability

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.91/5  rDev -3.9%

Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,553 ratings.