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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

6,361 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,361
Reviews: 2,397
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 174
Gots: 632 | 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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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 12/30/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, biscuit, light toast, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus hop and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit. tangerine, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, biscuit, light toast, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent IPA. All around great complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of nodder
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

A- Copper/amber with a one finger white head. Mostly clear. Some thin lacing on the glass.

S- Malty. Some citrus/pine notes, but not as much as I expected.

T- Bitter pine, citrus, hay(?) with a malty backbone. Alcohol well hidden.

M- Medium body and smooth. Carbonation on the low end but enough. Very bitter but it works.

O- A hop bomb for sure. I liked it. Not for the timid/1st time IPA drinker for sure!

nodder, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12oz Brown bottle with pry-off cap and best by date of 10/20/2014 poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours amber with a slight haze and 1/2 finger of head with a full lace down the glass

Smell: Piney hops and slight floral note

Taste: The hop character starts off earthy and a bit floral and spicy in the middle; finishes bitter with a pine note

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation and feels slightly oily

Overall: This is a solid IPA that has whats almost becoming an "old-school" flavor as crazy as that sounds. The newest and modern IPA are really focusing on citrus flavors but this beer really reminds me of how my very first IPAs tasted like a pine cone. Its been over a year and half since I last had this, its a classic and will stand the test of time.

Tuck_leepulin, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

J-Bonestradamus, 9 minutes ago
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

jeremy3311, 15 minutes ago
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3.4/5  rDev -16.7%

Purified, Today at 02:47 PM
Photo of ChadwickHines
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Simply awesome in every way possible. Hop it up, you can't go wrong with this one

ChadwickHines, Today at 12:03 PM
Photo of mountainzen
3/5  rDev -26.5%

mountainzen, Today at 02:56 AM
Photo of SSS
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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

SSS, Yesterday at 10:13 PM
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

irish6174, Yesterday at 03:36 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

pkolafa, Yesterday at 07:11 AM
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3.6/5  rDev -11.8%

Machoo, Yesterday at 02:59 AM
Photo of heygeebee
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Full of pine and malt, with a very bitter finish. Odd, I know, but not too much citrus in the mix. Mouthfeel a little harsh, tho the malt comes thru nicely as it warms.
West coast thru and thru.

heygeebee, Thursday at 09:11 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

Rod_J, Thursday at 03:14 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

mikemikemike, Thursday at 03:10 AM
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4.56/5  rDev +11.8%

Mule420, Thursday at 02:53 AM
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3.8/5  rDev -6.9%

RedTarmac, Wednesday at 03:09 PM
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4.04/5  rDev -1%

sampsonw, Monday at 10:55 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

fugazidps, Monday at 09:55 PM
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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

olradetbalder, Monday at 02:18 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

awesomea, Monday at 02:13 PM
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Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,361 ratings.