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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

6,227 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,227
Reviews: 2,387
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 169
Gots: 579 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

EmptyPockets, Sep 23, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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dheldman, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

REY_CORTEZ, Sep 22, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +1%

Aire142, Sep 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

zookerman182, Sep 22, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +2.5%

Served on tap into a shaker glass.

A- Poured a very dark orange color with bright white soapy head that left glass coating lace. 4.5

S- Big pungent grapefruit, pine, sweet caramel malt, and dank hop notes. Very aromatic and hoppy. 4.5

T- Lots of orange citrus, some grapefruit, pretty big caramel malt backbone, and some light piney and earthy hop notes. Moderate bitterness. 4

M- Very dry, prickly carbonation, quite smooth, and refreshing. 4.5

O- A very nice well-balanced IPA with lots of hop aroma and flavor and a higher malt bill than many other IPAs but one that works very well with the hops. 4

Hoptometrist, Sep 22, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +18.6%

DylPS90, Sep 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

H0PHead108, Sep 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

osant37, Sep 21, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%

quang_dam, Sep 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

pasjc2001, Sep 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

tjcamm, Sep 20, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -1%

Hindsw072860, Sep 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Hopmodium, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

DrBier, Sep 19, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +18.6%

DYount80, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

digga90, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of StoneTSR
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

APPEARANCE: The color of this beer is gorgeous; a medium shade of copper-orange that is nearly crystal clear. A finger and a half of head rises with the first poor then settles into a coaster-sized cap. Hundreds of bubbles surround the outsides of the glass and dart up to the top as soon as the wiggle themselves free from the glass itself. The lacing is not super thick, but it leaves a record of each sip with a nice layer.

SMELL: The fruit aromas are the star of the show here. Grapefruit (with a little sugar on top), orange and maybe a touch of apricot are all here. Some pine with a hint of grass and some nice floral notes complete the smell.

TASTE: A luscious caramel backbone provides a canvass for all the traditional, American-style IPA flavors to play; grass, pine, orange, grapefruit, mango (maybe?) and biscuit. The bready finish is a perfect complement to the malty start.

MOUTHFEEL: Sweet to start, dry to finish. Medium bodied with a pleasant sparkle.

OVERALL: We have some outstanding IPAs in this market here in Colorado, but there are very few East Coast-style IPAs that are made this well. An homage to balance, the hops are enough to satisfy any hophead, but with enough complexity to turn the anti-IPA crowd into fans.

StoneTSR, Sep 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

scottl76767, Sep 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

JHop, Sep 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

kruky, Sep 18, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -10.5%

sjones5045, Sep 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Demon_Lung, Sep 16, 2014
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,227 ratings.