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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Hop Devil AleHop Devil Ale

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6,620 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,620
Reviews: 2,438
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 213
Gots: 837 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hand pulled and served in 10 oz chalice

Appearance – A deep golden color with a light slight off white head. The head fades with a bit of lacing on the sides of the glass and giving a thin foam film that persisted throughout the drinking experience.

Smell – Piney hops are the most prevalent, but are mixed with some more citrus and a bit of floral hop as well. A very small amount of caramel can be detected as well, but is largely overshadowed by the nice hoppy aroma.

Taste – Smooth malt of breadiness and sweeter caramel are up front, but soon become just a base for a nice potent hop flavor. Pine is up first and is the strongest of the hop flavor. A bit of citrus then comes into the profile and mixes nicely with the pine. These two flavors with the caramel malt backbone take the taste to the finish with a long lasting spicy hop flavor that lasts in the mouth for quite some time.

Mouthfeel – As with most cask beers, this one is a bit low on the carbonation level, but yet soother and creamier tasting then its bottled contour part. It’s a different feel for the beer. I am not sure if I like it more this way or the more normal bottle/tap way. The cask’s smoothness kind of soothes the hoppy burn a bit, complimenting it nicely. But with the soothing comes some extinguishing of a nice hop flavor. It’s a tough call…

Overall – A good brew to try on cask if you have a chance. Different flavor and feel profiles are definitely accentuated this way.

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Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - Poured nearly 3 fingers of beautiful bumpy golden cumulus, the color of the ale is a brite copper amber color, with yellow orange hilites when held to the lite.

Smell - Wow, lemon and pine, with a touch of crisp biscuit in the background. Nice, but on the lite side in the nose. This ends up being the only week part of this ale.

Taste - With a name like hopdevil I almost winced in anticipation of having my tastebuds destroyed, but was I wrong. Starts with really flavorful lite grassy green hops and lemon citrus, citrus becomes more pronounced and introduces grapefruit with a touch of citrus sweetness, there is also crispy biscuits and a touch of malt here too, the finish is grapefruit and pine, but not overpowering here at all - smooth transitions, nice balance, and decent complexity. Finish is bitter but still juicy.

Mouthfeel - Lite to medium, but actually very juicy, making the mouth water. Carb is medium but very smooth, adding a brite crispness, but the edges are smoothed by the juiciness of this beer. Really a fantastic mouthfeel on this, highly drinkable and downright thirst quenching.

Overall - What a nice IPA! I'm really enjoying this alot. Not overly bitter, and definitely not overly sweet, such a perfect balance. A great looker with nice lacing and a fantastic mouthfeel, alcohol is very well hidden too, and sessionable at 6.7% A must try.

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Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,620 ratings.