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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

6,094 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,094
Reviews: 2,380
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 159
Gots: 537 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As soon as I popped open a bottle, I could smell the sweetness of the brew. Upon pouring it out, a nice reddish/orange color permeated the glass. It literally looked like maple syrup straight out of a maple tree. The taste was, as one previous reviewer stated, all hops. I could feel the hops from the moment they hit my mouth. After getting over the hops, I tasted some fruit in the beer. As for the drinkability, I did not notice how much I had in one instance until I looked at the glass. I could probably polish off three before my night is done. It goes really well with grilled chicken and corn. Enjoy!

tommy78, Apr 24, 2007
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Could not locate a bottling date on the label or the bottle. Other bottles in the sixpack say enjoy by 1/16/14, and since Victory recommends drinking them within five months, they would have been bottled 8/16/13, about two and a half months ago.

Original 9/15/13 review of another bottle purchased earlier:
Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass
a: Clear amber with a huge and stubborn 2 inch tall off white head which eventually receded to very heavy surface foam and extensive even lacing. Awesome!
s: Caramel! Unusual!
t: Bitter hops over very distinctively dark caramel malt with strong coffee undertones! Breakfast IPA, anyone? Coffee tones did tend to decline near the end, but left a slightly bitter aftertaste towards the entire back of the tongue. Refreshingly heavy carbonation.
m: Medium. Blindfolded, I might mistake this for a light breakfast stout!
o: A most unusual IPA, and one I need to try again to confirm this bizarre but very enjoyable profile.
My experience seems quite different from other recent reviews described below. I did not get either the citrus or overpowering hops, but rather caramel/coffee under moderate hops.. I loved it as it was, Definitely will buy more to see if that's how my palate reports it again.
Original ratings were a:5 s:4.75 t:4.75 m:4.25 o:4.75

NEW REVIEW 10/27/13: Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass
a: Clear amber with a huge and stubborn 2 inch tall off white head which eventually receded to even surface foam film and some semi-patterned lacing.
s: Pine
t: Very hops dominant, light malt underneath. Bitterness lingers on the tongue.
m: Moderate with good body. Quite smooth,
o: Excellent IPA, bordering on a double and might pass for such.

scotorum, Oct 28, 2013
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,094 ratings.