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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Hop Devil AleHop Devil Ale

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6,552 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,552
Reviews: 2,423
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 200
Gots: 763 | FT: 5
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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Photo of thecheapies
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber-orange body. Nice clarity and bubble streams. Sloshy head that hold up well. Beautiful lace.

Nice citrus/pine burst in the nose, heavier on the pine. Great oily hop aroma and a biscuity malt backbone. East coast all the way.

Slapfaced spicy pine hop attack on the palate with a grapefruit twist. A little tinny with the malt, some backend chemical alkaline, but it pairs with some juicy melon. Decent malt backbone with a whole-grain bread feel. Some unexpected alcohol burn.

Almost overcarbonated on the tongue. The body is medium.

Hey, in PA, you take what you can get. And, this has always been a great IPA to turn to. Local and fresh. And, that's important.

Photo of dmcassel
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of zenwatts
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of HopNelius
4.67/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served out of a 12 oz and into a pint glass.
Appearance- yellow amber color with medium carbonation.
Smell-citrus hops and malt.
Taste- notes of grapefruit, pine Nd malt.
Mouthfeel- pleasant nice acidity with the notes of grapefruit coming through.
Overall- this is one of my favorite beers and is readily available where I live, it does not taste like every other ipa, thi an ipa for those of us who like hops and lot of em!

Photo of wertschy
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of spacecoyote
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Imsothirsty
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of kirkse
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of kennylopez
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a fresh 12oz bottle into a globe glass.

Appearance: a hazy golden color with a fingers worth of white head that leaves rings of lacing.

Smells: pine and citrus hops are huge and a grassy hint.

Tastes: there is a big citrus hop character at first and finishes with a tangy pine note. This is a wonderfully balanced IPA and quite flavorful.

Mouthfeel: the 6.7% is so well hidden through all the delicious hop flavor. the carbonation is great and a super refreshing brew.

Overall: I love this IPA quite a bit. I plan to always keep it in the fridge and at $8 a six pack a everyday drink for me.

Photo of stafford2
2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of hopfacebrew
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from brown 12oz bottle, enjoy by April 9, 2011, to a pint glass.

A - The beer pours a nice deep dark copper color. A nice 2 finger cream colored head with good retention and lacing.

S - Lots of hops on the nose. Some slight toasty malt biscuit character as well but hops!

T - The beer starts with a slight toasty biscuit flavor noticeable on the nose but is immediately joined by the nice hop character. Pine and Citrus and Earthy hop tones. The middle brings a nice balance between the hops and malt for a nice mouthfeel. There is almost a fruity character to it which works well with the bitterness and malt. The beer finishes smooth with a nice blend of hop bitterness and malt.

M - Medium bodied with good carbonation. Smooth.

D - Very.

Overall, this is a very good IPA. I am very pleased to have enjoyed it. I would buy it again.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-25-2011 03:03:17

Photo of Jordanbryan10
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of poppyjohn
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of PhilMcGill
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of KAF
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of rogueleonardi
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of BHopp12
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a goldish orange color with a reddish tint to it. Very nice white head to it that leaves a nice lace behind

S: Piney from the hops but not overwhelming, more malt smell then hops which was unexpected.

T: Citrus and pine hops jump out right away with a little bit of a bitter taste to it. Little bit of a fruity malty taste

M: medium carbonation, medium body and little hint of bitterness

O: Being so close to Victory I am very partial to them but this is a fantastic IPA no matter how you look at it.

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

This beer pours semi-dark golden color with a great white frothy head.

Oh my the hops! No wonder they call it HopDevil! The stinging hops scent is complimented with a hint of fruits.

The taste is awesome. I was expecting the hops to be overpowering but they do very well. The fruits also play on the back end here.

The mouthfeel is great, smooth and delicious.

Overall it is a great beer for hop lovers, which I can be at times.

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

A- amber colored with inch thick and bubbly off white head, head quickly settles leaving moderate lacing.

S- i get a nice semi-sweet balance of citrus and hops and bready malts, lingering earthy tones.

T- follows the nose, very well balanced taste initially it's slightly sweet and sour from the combination of the citrus and piney hops, very malty for the style but it helps give it a nice finish.

M- medium to full bodied, thicker than i expected probably due to those bready malts, light carbonation, pleasant aftertaste.

O- very nice IPA, better than what i expected, the citrus and piney hops balance out nice with the bready malts, and those earthy tones make it different, better than most entry level IPAs.

Photo of gkob
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 01/22/12 notes. Picked up a bottle of this on Friday at Stateline in MD. 12 oz. bottle poured into my Duvel tulip.

a - Pours a somewhat transparent reddish amber color with moderate carbonation evident and one finger of fluffy off white head. Light lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of fruity malts, pine hops, caramel malts, grapefruit, and citrus hops. Hops are there but not overly strong, and more malts than I was expecting.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, pine hops, fruity malts, pale malts, caramel malts. taste has more hops than the nose but is still decently malty, and has some lightly bitter to it. A step up from the nose to me.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, with some light bitterness.

o - Overall a nice IPA, though I was expecting it to be hoppier. A nice mix of hops and malts, and pretty easy to drink. Would give another shot sometime.

Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,552 ratings.