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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Hop Devil AleHop Devil Ale

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6,460 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,460
Reviews: 2,401
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 185
Gots: 671 | 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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2.86/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Maybe I've been spoiled by the IPA's in San Diego. It may also be a West Coast / East Coast thing but this just has too much malt for me. When I see something called "HopDevil" I expected a hop-bomb with no concern for balance. Like I said, it may be a WC/EC thing but it makes me tap my heals and chant: "There's No Place Like Home, There's No Place Like Home".

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice dark red color and creamy white head. ~2 inches of foam when poured aggressively.

S - Nice hop aroma - all the right notes of citrus, pine, and spices.

T - Nice hop flavor at first, malty middle, and smooth finish - not overly bitter or sweet.

O - Sad to admit that this may be my first taste of Victory. I will definitely hunt out more of their beers after trying this one. Whole flower hops done right.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of silverking
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- Hazy amber with a rocky light tan head. head retention is excellent and there are well defined rings of lacing.

S- Floral, spicy, and piney hops. there is a strong undertone of caramel.

T- Pine, and lots of it. It slowly fades into a caramelized/burnt sugar taste. The finish isn't overbearingly bitter, but you notice it.

M- Medium bodied, but surprisingly crisp. Carbonation is moderate and slightly prickly.

O- Very good.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a shaker pint at World of Beer - SMU.

Like a brand spanking new penny. Bright copper, perfect clarity. One finger of white froth sticks to the glass in teeth-shaped streaks.

Slightly funky, spicy citrus. Grapefruit peel, caramel.

Same deal in the flavor, but more pronounced. Like an HD version of the nose. Bright, clear grapefruit, a bit of caramel and biscuit to back it up. Lingering bitter spice.

Medium body, high pinching carbonation is almost painful. Clean.

Nothing special, nothing bad. A big, brash American IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottle poured into a pint glass. I would call it not so much copper but a light bronze

it smelled of hops, but with a sourdough bready aroma, with a slight aroma of pine needles coming in late. and a sweetness from the malts as the beer reached more towards room temperature.

you can taste the bitterness in your first sip, but then it disapates and comes back again as you swirl it in your mouth. you get a yeast full bready taste, also a slight sweetness from the malt

m- it has a rich full bodied feel with slight carbonation, you can definitely sense a high abv, but, not overpowering. wouldn't kick this beer out of the fridge, can drink it everyday.

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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%

Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,460 ratings.