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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Hop Devil AleHop Devil Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

6,083 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,083
Reviews: 2,379
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 160
Gots: 531 | 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 bens0n
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear orangy color with a small amount of off white head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves some minor lacing.

On the nose I can pick up on a feint cirtrusy smell and a slight trace of hops, its on the sweet side.

Flavor wise its got a really sweet cirtrusy flavor, almost no bitterness at all, theres an orangy flavor that lingers on your tongue inbetween sips. Not very bitter at all.

Its got a nice level of carbonation and dry finish, nothing special, but pretty well balanced.

bens0n, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev -2%

Stoffel, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of rderedin
2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

rderedin, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of RandyBoBandy
4/5  rDev -2%

RandyBoBandy, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of XanderCruz
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

XanderCruz, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of vicsju1991
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle, poured into hopdevil pint glass, my 42nd review, with my favourite beer to commemorate the hitchikers
A- beautiful lively amber, nice two finger head, stays for a while, good lacing
S - wonderful citrusy hops, lots of grapefruit
T- follows the nose, nice grapefruit, intense bitterness
M - creamy and easy to drink
O - my favourite beer, my only all 5 beer other than FBS

vicsju1991, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of perrymarcus
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a pint glass.

pours a medium amber tone while yielding a 1" off-white head; medium retention and lacing.

nose packs a nice bouquet of citric and pine hoppiness with some muted malt characters in the background.

flavor follows the aroma with that strong citric / pine presence out front followed by some caramel maltiness. bittern hops persit through the finish and into the aftertaste. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall a worthy IPA; not one that will knock your socks off - no wow factor here - but relatively tasty and enjoyable.

perrymarcus, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of Codytucker13
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Codytucker13, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of sharemybeer
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

sharemybeer, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of pharmer
4.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by date: April 29th, 2012---Yes--this should be fresh!

A: Pours a very nice burnt orange color that produced very little head.

S: Outstanding! Grapefruit, pine with some nice earthy, musty undertones.

T: Similar to the smell. Lots of citrusy grapefruit and earthy notes. Quite balanced with a nice bit of malt shining through.

M: Very smooth, medium carbonation, but a bit more body than a typical IPA (which this is not!)

O: A beautiful beer. Smells awesome, tastes great, not really overwhelmingly bitter, but just enough to get a nice alpha acid fix. Will enjoy again, and again, and...

pharmer, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

Kavon, Jan 05, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

Massbmx, Jan 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

AWS2111, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Rob315
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Rob315, Jan 04, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51%

jaredseaman77, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

ajf0259, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of PhillyFurt
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

PhillyFurt, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of BeerKangaroo
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

In a pint glass:

A: clear amber/golden body with a white head that disappears within a couple seconds

S: earthy hops that isn't overbearing, light clove

T: bitter through the earthy hoppiness

M: light to medium, sessionable, sharp bitter aftertaste, no finish

O: this a pretty good AIPA, there is nothing overbearing in this beer and there is nothing that holds this back from being a superb beer

BeerKangaroo, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jriggins6, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of armock
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a cask at the Petrol Station in Houston, TX

A - Poured a copper color with an off white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is a nose full of citrus and piney hops

T - Follows the nose lots of citrus and pine hops with a touch of malt coming through

M - This beer has a great smooth medium body with lighter carbonation to it

O - I've had this beer many times but this is one of those IPAs that get better when its from a firkin the smoothing out from the cask just brings out the flavors a must try if you have the chance to get it cask

armock, Jan 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

blnktapes, Jan 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

SvenLehman, Jan 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

bconsidine, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

twbeecher, Jan 03, 2012
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,083 ratings.