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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Hop Devil AleHop Devil Ale

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6,213 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,213
Reviews: 2,386
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 169
Gots: 571 | 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%

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
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

aliving1, Jan 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

shockrocker65, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of kagent777
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this one in a trade, but I am not certain who it was from. I suspect this one was from Sonofalime, Thanks Mike! Poured into my beer goblet. Unfortunately, I did not see the best before tiny little stamp that says, I think, Nov 11, 2011. This may not reflect a fresh bottle.

Appearance: A hazy orange, light amber beer with a longer lasting off white rocky head. Very appealing. Not much lacing, just a few bubbles.

Smell: A medicinal pine with nice biscuit and caramel malts. I also get some floral hop notes as well.

Taste: The bitterness is solid and well rounded. The malt backbone stands up to the hops and they make a good combo. There is a little residual sweetness from the malts after the hops fade away. This is a well rounded IPA, not one that shakes its hops at you and says "Look at me!"

Mouthfeel: A medium body to go along with medium carbonation and solid mouthfeel. No problems at all.

Overall: A solid IPA to be sure. I am not sure that it can stand out in a crowded field. Then again, maybe I need to try a fresh bottle. Stupid Utah DABC.

kagent777, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

jstewart1130, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of vkv822
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into tulip snifter.
best by: April 28, 2012

Pours a clear, burnt-orange with a foamy off-white head.

The aroma is a bouquet of citric and piney hops with a subtle malt backing. Very inviting.

Again a very pleasant blend of citric and piney hops upfront with just enough biscuit malt backing.

A medium body with just the right amount of carbonation.

A very nice IPA. Strong hop presence, with an appropriate level of malt balance. I'd enjoy having this again.

vkv822, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

antique, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

Jstark5150, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

dragomni, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

Huffaroma, Jan 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

zintori, Jan 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Sinewave, Jan 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

ejw127, Jan 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

GuisseppeFranco, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of hopsolutely
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An excellent American IPA!

Beautiful amber colour with decent head and lacing. Aroma of caramelized malts and citrus/pine, "west-coast" hops. Well-balanced flavours cover sweet to bitter brilliantly well, with an excellently dry and lingering bitter finish.

Would love to try on tap - this is a great beer!

hopsolutely, Jan 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Mark5252, Jan 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

nathanjohnson, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

GrabMeAnAbbey, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of JAXSON
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Just getting to rating this in December, 2011. Enjoyed at Victory next to Hop Wallop and Ranch S, a bit of an IPA tasting. This is darker than Hop Wallop, a reddish copper with a white head. Flavor is super tight, pretty dry, caramel malt with a faint sweetness, a hops are prevalent and throughout the palate a la a fresh harvest ale. I began to appreciate the dryness of this, and the tight balance next to Ranch, which was a hot mess in comparison. Kind of a scaled down version of Hop Wallop, as they're both on the drier side and have a really fresh hop expression that reminds me of harvest ales more than standard American IPA.

JAXSON, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a translucent amber hue with a creme colored spongy head.

S: Aroma is thick with earthy hoppiness and Belgian-like yeastiness, fruity esters, some fig, even a bit of spicy clove and cinnamon; quite surprising.

T/M: Low to medium amount of carbonation, caramel sweet maltiness and more earthy hops. Light fruity esters and a mellow lingering bitterness round out the finish.

It's an atypical ipa with a familiar punch.


TheBeerAlmanac, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

tjdrewry, Dec 31, 2011
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,213 ratings.