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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Hop Devil AleHop Devil Ale

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6,631 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,631
Reviews: 2,441
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 215
Gots: 845 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Simply a world-class beer and a world-class IPA. Pours perfect dark amber and has a nice off-white head. Plenty of delicious hops and perfect taste of a IPA. Some IPAs do not have enough good malt backbone, but HopDevil has it.

One of my desert island beers.

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3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What a treat it is to have Victory's beers available on our shores. I've had everything from their range that we get out here multiple times, and it's pretty much uniformly terrific. Summer, while officially over, shows no sign of relinquishing it's sticky grip on this part of the country, and if I had my druthers I'd have a fridge full of Prima Pils and maybe a couple of Helios saisons with which to ride it out. This beer, also, is really fucking good.

Pours a red-tinted orange with a wispy tan head. Still and maybe a bit flat, but gosh it's a pretty colour. Pretty standard nose of pine needles and caramel.

Big malt presence, more than even the nose lets on. Bread dough, caramel, maybe a bit of honey. At the same time the hops are going to work too. Pine, citrus pith, some earthy/herbal flavors. Not super-complex, but strikes a really good balance. Incrediblly full and silky mouthfeel. After each sip your palate feels properly coated with goodness.

Textbook US IPA. I like it an awful lot.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a luscious, clear, bright reddish-orange color with a nice layer of tan foam. Nearly 2" to start, it drops fairly fast to a 1/2" layer with really good retention.
Smell is rich with citrus and piney hops balanced somewhat with malt.
Taste is very much as expected, hop heavy, piney but not bitter, with a minor note of malt behind it. Not much else there, a bit of citrus, maybe a hint of vanilla?
Fairly full-bodied with a surprisingly restrained effervescence for the style. Drying finish. A much nicer IPA, much more balanced than so many others, not all hops with nothing else, well worth drinking.

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3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a copper colour with an off White head that retains well

S - Quite piney on the nose with some grapefruit and a little malt.

T - HAs a nice piney flavour up front. Followed by some grapefruit and then some bready and caramel malts.

M - Body is medium and a medium carbonation.

O - Would have liked to have seen less malt in this beer with a little more hop punch. Nonetheless a flavoursome drop.

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Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,631 ratings.