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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Hop Devil AleHop Devil Ale

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6,632 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,632
Reviews: 2,441
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 215
Gots: 848 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful amber with a hint of copper. Nice head that settles moderately, leaving a hint of lace. Smell is actually akin to Stone, with a beautifully balanced aroma of cascade hops over amber malt. Taste is not as much like stone. Cascade hops are even more prominent, yet at the same time this beer achieves an indescribable balance. Hops are overpowering all other flavors, but I have trouble setting the glass down. A wonderful brew, to be sure.

Photo of pavandal
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer poured a nice amber color with a think 1' head. Head dissapated into a cake like form, and wouldn't leave until I drank it.

Smells of floral hops.

Tastes is awesome. Hoppy, but not unbalanced. Slight malty hints, but bitter hops prevail.

Feel is a bit heavier than your average IPA, but it's not out of control.

ABV is a bit high, but if you can handle it, have another. Drinkable if you like hops, and I do!

Photo of Baraka
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours copper with a solid sustained head. Nose is filled with citrusy hops: some mango, maybe some pineapple, ect. Solid nose for sure. Very forward on the hop bitterness, but also has a solid malt presence that adds some complexity. The hops still dominate, of course, and we get many of the same citrus flavors present in the nose. Ends with some lasting bitterness. Really tasty beer; I would certainly have another.

Photo of blackenmn
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass:

Appearance and Smell-Poured a good clean orange/copper color. Left a very miniscule head which went away very quickly, not much carbonation present. Smell was of malty/sweet citrus. Seemed like more of a floral than piney hop presence in there. Very tame, nothing really aggressive on the nose.

Taste and Mouthfeel-Pretty balanced. Had a very sweet almost caramel/citrus thing going on. Subtle taste but was enjoyable none the less. Made the hoppy finish stand out alot. The finish kind of dominated while making up for the lack of carbonation in the brew.

Drinkability-Overall a decent drink, maybe lacking a bit of character. Very gentle IPA nothing stands out or overwhelms. Could see downing a few of these fairly quickly due to the lack of anything biting.

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Photo of hopstradamus
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. A bold, copper colored, beast of a beer with just the slightest haze. A fluffy, off-white head attempts to hold in the hop aroma.

S. Hops, hops, hops, and little else. There may be more to this beer but not in the nose. The hop aroma is grassy, and citrusy, with hints of grapefruit and lavender.

T. The taste is just like the nose except the hops are more floral than grassy and there is some malt character. The malt is bready but not heavy and is only a momentary distraction from the hops.

M. I found the mouthfeel to be very light and I loved it for that. A beer with this much hops can easily be heavier and kind of chewy in addition to being bitter but this one is light and refreshing, and a little dry.

D. Delicious and refreshing...I must have more!

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Photo of BHopp12
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a goldish orange color with a reddish tint to it. Very nice white head to it that leaves a nice lace behind

S: Piney from the hops but not overwhelming, more malt smell then hops which was unexpected.

T: Citrus and pine hops jump out right away with a little bit of a bitter taste to it. Little bit of a fruity malty taste

M: medium carbonation, medium body and little hint of bitterness

O: Being so close to Victory I am very partial to them but this is a fantastic IPA no matter how you look at it.

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Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,632 ratings.