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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Hop Devil AleHop Devil Ale

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6,627 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,627
Reviews: 2,440
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 213
Gots: 843 | 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%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of vicsju1991
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle, poured into hopdevil pint glass, my 42nd review, with my favourite beer to commemorate the hitchikers
A- beautiful lively amber, nice two finger head, stays for a while, good lacing
S - wonderful citrusy hops, lots of grapefruit
T- follows the nose, nice grapefruit, intense bitterness
M - creamy and easy to drink
O - my favourite beer, my only all 5 beer other than FBS

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

12oz bottle served in a pint glass.

pours a medium amber tone while yielding a 1" off-white head; medium retention and lacing.

nose packs a nice bouquet of citric and pine hoppiness with some muted malt characters in the background.

flavor follows the aroma with that strong citric / pine presence out front followed by some caramel maltiness. bittern hops persit through the finish and into the aftertaste. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall a worthy IPA; not one that will knock your socks off - no wow factor here - but relatively tasty and enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of pharmer
4.79/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by date: April 29th, 2012---Yes--this should be fresh!

A: Pours a very nice burnt orange color that produced very little head.

S: Outstanding! Grapefruit, pine with some nice earthy, musty undertones.

T: Similar to the smell. Lots of citrusy grapefruit and earthy notes. Quite balanced with a nice bit of malt shining through.

M: Very smooth, medium carbonation, but a bit more body than a typical IPA (which this is not!)

O: A beautiful beer. Smells awesome, tastes great, not really overwhelmingly bitter, but just enough to get a nice alpha acid fix. Will enjoy again, and again, and...

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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2/5  rDev -50.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

In a pint glass:

A: clear amber/golden body with a white head that disappears within a couple seconds

S: earthy hops that isn't overbearing, light clove

T: bitter through the earthy hoppiness

M: light to medium, sessionable, sharp bitter aftertaste, no finish

O: this a pretty good AIPA, there is nothing overbearing in this beer and there is nothing that holds this back from being a superb beer

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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

From a cask at the Petrol Station in Houston, TX

A - Poured a copper color with an off white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is a nose full of citrus and piney hops

T - Follows the nose lots of citrus and pine hops with a touch of malt coming through

M - This beer has a great smooth medium body with lighter carbonation to it

O - I've had this beer many times but this is one of those IPAs that get better when its from a firkin the smoothing out from the cask just brings out the flavors a must try if you have the chance to get it cask

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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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%

Photo of kagent777
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,627 ratings.