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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Hop Devil AleHop Devil Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

6,459 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,459
Reviews: 2,400
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 185
Gots: 669 | 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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Photo of zander4dawin
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A darker IPA with a very thin head that turned to nothing but a few suds. Great pine and floral smell. Has some sweet roasted malt taste, even some burnt sugar, followed but spicy, floral, but not some much bitter hop notes. Easy to drink, doesn't over whelm the pallet. I actually find it quite mellow, like an extra floral pale ale.

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

famous for a reason,but really the first of its kind... a big bold merger of a red ale and an ipa. pours redish with plenty of head, smells like an ipa, but add some malty sweetness a la american red/amber ale. makes for a really nicely balanced flavor profile with the hops still dominant. bitter but not brital finish. medium body and good carbonation make it plenty drinkable. goes great with grilled chicken, and gets a nice warm buzz on

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4/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of tdm168
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale amber with a mountain of off white, dense, foamy head that has great retention. The nose has floral, piny hop aromas as well as some some bready, malty notes. The taste is bready, biscuity, doughy up front with some bitter, piny, pineapple-like, citrusy hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated, and very smooth.

The flavor profile here is complex and intense. The hops reach every spectrum and the malt is complimentary and reaching in its own right. Definitely worth checking out.

Photo of 2dogbrew
4/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of jrenihan
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by March 8, 2012 printed on label.

Beer is amber in colour. Moderate white head. Good lacing.

Smell is quite balanced for an IPA. The focus is on the hops, with damp pine scents and a bit of juicy pineapple, but the malt is right up there with the hop scents. A bit of a bready aroma.

Taste is similar to the nose. Damp pine, mild pineapple and other citrus flavours, and a bready, biscuity malt backbone. Finish is quite bitter but not overly so.

Moderate to high carbonation. Medium body. A bit sticky.

Overall, good. In my view, not a great IPA but certainly enjoyable.

Photo of AlexM
4/5  rDev -2%

Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,459 ratings.