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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Hop Devil AleHop Devil Ale

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6,227 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,227
Reviews: 2,387
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 169
Gots: 579 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

mzetts88, Oct 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

tylerstravis, Feb 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

lauries444, Jun 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

darkmoon66, Dec 16, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

fuzzcherry, Nov 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

You know, I'm a little hesitant to review this beer because I remember it being better in the past. Oh well, here goes:

A: Very good. Orange-amber with a one-inch head. Leaves plenty of lacing, too. However, I have to comment that the carbonation appears lacking. 4/5

S: Very funky - almost like old milk. I just confirmed from Victory's website, however, that they used wild Belgian yeast in making this beer. THAT explains a lot. Can detect caramel and amber malt, Belgian yeast, citrus and grapefruit. However, the beer has an old milky smell imparted from the Belgian yeast. Kind of a turn-off. 3/5

T: Just alright. Taste follows the nose. Lots of caramel, toffee from the malt, lemony and grapefruit from the hops, stale bread and milk from the wild yeast. Would've been great except for the last part. 3.5/5

M: Good. Nice and smooth. 4/5

O: A solid beer but I really didn't like the addition of Belgian wild yeast. 3.5/5.0

leantom, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

gpawned, Oct 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Getalegup, Mar 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

DaveOB, Sep 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Fantastic color. Vibrant amber color with some nice small bubbles coming from the bottom of my Mellow Mushroom tumbler. Great two finger tan head that lasts a good while.

S- Hops with some other smells i cant figure out.

T- Good taste of bitter hops, with some kind of spice making this a complex IPA. Its strong and not for that faint of heart. (its called HOP DEVIL comonnn) hops hops hops, not my favorite hoppy IPA be defiantly pretty good. The malts in this beer balance it out making it not completely overpowering with the hops. Well done Victory..

M- Good mouth feel, the hops dont completely dry out my mouth, but i have a mild, fresh hop feel that lasts.

D- Its a strong IPA but pretty fairly decent on the drinkability.

JesteR14, Mar 16, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

devilfluff, Apr 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Jason1337, Apr 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

EnthusedAboutBeer, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

pjdavid300, May 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

R_J_FearNoBeer, Apr 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks to 67couple for this.

A: Dark copper/amber color. Very clear. One and a half finger slightly yellow tinted white head, thick, with awesome retention and great lacing.

S: Not a big aroma from this one. Mostly sweet caramel malts. Some toffee. A super light pine scent.

T: Very malty. Lots of caramel and toffee. A hint of floral hop bitterness.

M: Medium bodied. Very creamy. Light carbonation.

O: Pretty much a malt bomb. Looking at the label I'm 3 weeks over the "Enjoy By" date. 7-14-11. Guess I need to get this one fresh and give it another try.

doughanson78, Aug 04, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Sinewave, Jan 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

DIPAFAN, Feb 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

nicholas527, Mar 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

AmishRockstar, Jul 22, 2013
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,227 ratings.