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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Hop Devil AleHop Devil Ale

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6,634 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,634
Reviews: 2,442
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 215
Gots: 853 | 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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3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into a pint glass

A: Pours a clear amber color with a half finger of white head. Head recedes quickly to a film.

S: Mainly floral hops with a bit of fruity and caramel sweetness. Seems balanced between hoppiness and sweetness.

T: Hop bitterness mixed with caramel malts floral hops. Balanced sweetness and bitterness, but a bit lacking in hop flavor.

M: Medium to thick bodied with good carbonation.

O: A solid IPA, though a bit boring. Quite well balanced and very drinkable. Solid bitterness and a nice sweetness. A decent IPA

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2.25/5  rDev -44.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.61/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark orange almost copper. Decent head action, stuck around for a while.

S - Smells dark and spicy. A tad of orange maybe grapefruit. Definitely getting the bready malt smell. Strong hop presence but not a very pleasant one. Not too impressed.

T - Definitely better than the smell. Strong bite up front that coats your tongue. Sticks around for a while. The spice you get on the smell comes through in the taste but it's not as strong and it is better balanced with fruity flavors; more grapefruit in the taste than on the smell which is nice. When everything settles down it leaves a very pleasant piney taste.

M - Pretty dry. Coats your tongue but not the whole mouth like some IPAs. Doesn't feel heavy, very drinkable.

O - I'm into this beer but am not crazy about it. It's more about hopping the hell out of the beer than balancing the flavors. If you're not a hop head there is no reason for you to pick up this brew.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No obvious bottle date on a couple 6 packs(all the Imperial Stouts I saw were dated lol) I glanced at so I said F it and grabbed a single bottle to see whats up. Victory, whatsupwiththat?

Pours a clear copper colored body with a finger of offwhite head. Not many bubbles moving through it. Tiny bit of lacing left.
Smells of grapefruit and lots of spice. There is some sweet caramel malt backbone to this.
Spice dominate flavor accompanied by some grapefruit. Some sweetness, but it is mostly hops which provide a bitter punch.
I'm just not totally feeling this spicy IPA. It's pretty interesting though.
Pretty smooth, low carbonation, medium body, and dry.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Enjoy by date of 05/13/12. Poured slowly and carefully into a standard one pint glass.

A: A light shade of copper that is clear and has plenty of carbonation streaks raising. It had a thick almost clumpy off white head of about two fingers and left some lacing.

A: The aroma was some sweet caramel and some light floral dandelion and maybe some lavender.

M: Plenty of carbonation and a medium body. It leaves a slick coating.

T: This is where the beer shines. It begins with a caramel sweetness. Then the floral hops kick in, and then some pine comes through, too. All of the flavors are bold yet transition nicely from one to the next. It leaves a pleasently bitter after taste.

O: This is a great blend of bold flavors. Really outstanding how the flavors work well together. This a great american pale ale.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,634 ratings.