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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
91
outstanding

5,981 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,981
Reviews: 2,376
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 153
Gots: 482 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001)
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ZAP

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

This is an excellent IPA..right up there with, but not better than, Bell's Two Hearted Ale....It pours a rich, deep copper with a litte white lace..the nose is a wondefull mix of floral and spicy hops...the taste is bitter grapefruit style hops along with some decent malt to balance...I'd love to see the bittering units on this as it is very high I'm sure...but at the same time it is relatively balanced....Definitely west coast style..some great hop flavor to this....a very good/borderline great IPA...I love this Brewery...they rock!!!

09-09-2002 23:00:52 | More by ZAP
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ckeegan04

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

A - Somewhat cloudy redish orange color. Two finger head with excellent lacing.

S - Citrus hops dominate, not much else noticed.

T - Strong hop bitterness. Grapefruit citrus taste. Some light malt backbone to it. Enough to provide a small semblance of balance to the beer.

M/D - Excellent all around. Medium bodied with excellent carbonation. The bitterness is the only thing holding it back on the drinkability, but I think that is a good thing.

04-15-2008 17:58:43 | More by ckeegan04
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-07-2012 16:04:00 | More by Stinger80OH
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longpondbeerman

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

A refreshing, light, and effervescent IPA, the hopdevil is great for one of those warm late sping evenings. I can almost hear the birds chirping as I pour this dark caramel (with a russet tint) brew. The head disappeared quickly, and I noticed not much lace as it receded. The smell is of rolling hills of hops with a hint of the citrus groves wafting in on a light breeze from over the hill. There's noticeable carbonation, but for this kind of day, it's perfect (I just came in from a five-mile walk). This stuff goes down fast, or maybe it's late May and I'm just plain ready for summer.

05-27-2003 14:56:54 | More by longpondbeerman
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uturn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-01-2011 23:50:05 | More by uturn
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Oxymoron

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

I've had this beer multiple times but never rated, or until now. Sampled from a 12oz bottle, HopDevil pours a dark orange color with brown tinge, but brightens significantly when held to the light. The beer is for the most part clear. Also good head retention and lacing, but both dissipates over time.

The smell has strong hop aroma. Strong floral aroma with a zesty citrus, a little bit of piney and noticeable spiciness. Some slightly sweet malt is noticeable but hops are strong. Overall this is a stronger smell that is very prominent even for an IPA.

The taste is strong hops but not oily like some high hop beers are. A big floral flavor that is complex. A start from a citrus savor but a stronger grapefruit and lemony flavor just overflows the taste buds. A basic somewhat sweet malt is in the background but plays second fiddle to the hops.

A medium body with limited carbonation, HopDevil is a great tasting IPA. Nothing new here. So go out and try one for yourself.

10-01-2005 04:50:03 | More by Oxymoron
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-18-2014 01:13:16 | More by mfl620ks
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cannunzi

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-29-2013 19:04:51 | More by cannunzi
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ImagenSeinfeld

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-30-2014 04:15:10 | More by ImagenSeinfeld
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maviola

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-10-2014 00:47:01 | More by maviola
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cfinch2

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-20-2011 20:50:22 | More by cfinch2
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antoines15

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-15-2012 22:49:24 | More by antoines15
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Ryanc23


4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-17-2012 14:46:53 | More by Ryanc23
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-26-2012 16:04:26 | More by rolltide8425
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

01-19-2014 21:05:49 | More by Lehighace06
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Tuck_leepulin

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12oz Brown bottle with pry-off cap and best by date of 10/20/2014 poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours amber with a slight haze and 1/2 finger of head with a full lace down the glass

Smell: Piney hops and slight floral note

Taste: The hop character starts off earthy and a bit floral and spicy in the middle; finishes bitter with a pine note

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation and feels slightly oily

Overall: This is a solid IPA that has whats almost becoming an "old-school" flavor as crazy as that sounds. The newest and modern IPA are really focusing on citrus flavors but this beer really reminds me of how my very first IPAs tasted like a pine cone. Its been over a year and half since I last had this, its a classic and will stand the test of time.

08-15-2014 02:02:03 | More by Tuck_leepulin
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beersvh23

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-24-2012 04:47:56 | More by beersvh23
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yinz11

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-11-2014 19:03:06 | More by yinz11
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strongaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-19-2012 03:34:04 | More by strongaf
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MWilt

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

02-26-2014 13:25:37 | More by MWilt
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JJStorm

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-17-2012 00:40:35 | More by JJStorm
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lucasj82

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-14-2013 01:10:21 | More by lucasj82
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pintofparadise

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

09-28-2012 23:00:41 | More by pintofparadise
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justinm4bama

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-27-2014 05:52:48 | More by justinm4bama
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GWW

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-02-2013 01:22:05 | More by GWW
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,981 ratings.