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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

6,214 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,214
Reviews: 2,386
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 169
Gots: 571 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

ZehrAlte, May 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

SMITHAND, May 03, 2013
Photo of damndirtyape
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Rosewood Grill, Hudson, OH. Served in a Shaker Pint Glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy copper. Plenty of thick sheets of lacing and lots of persistent strands. Thin foam across the top (off white, slightly orangish) that lasted the whole way down the glass.

Smell: Herbal, slightly cheesy smell, odd, but this went away as it warmed up and the beer approaches room temp. At that point, the smell moves over to floral and citrus.

Taste: Very hoppy through and through. Bitter up front taste, moving into buttery caramel malt sweetness middle, and then more of a bitter finish. Bitterness had aspects of pine and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: Nicely thick, good carbonation to counter it. Hop oils sticking to the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: A good AIPA, but not a great one. The aroma makes wonder if this one had been in the keg a bit too long (it had been awhile since they changed out the keg). By itself nice, but not wow. Went well with food (walleye) and okay drinkability, but without food, I think I would have stopped at one.

damndirtyape, May 03, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a wonderful translucent orange/red with one full finger of off-white head. The foam take a bit to settle, leaving massive lacing along the glass and a nice bubble cake on the top of the beer.

S: The nose is a mix of malt and pine hops. I think this beer might be a bit old. I'm getting a touch of grass and dirt in here as well.

T: It starts out sweet and malty with a bit of pine hops coming on a second or so later. As the beer moves into the middle I get butter, and dirt. This beer is definitely old. Too bad.

M: Medium bodied beer. It has some heft, it's coats the palate, and it lingers for awhile after the beer is gone.

O: I wish this beer wasn't an old bottle. I have had this beer many times in the past and my rating will not do it justice in the long run. It's a solid IPA with big hoppy feels ans a rounded out malt bill. An east coast IPA standard.

trxxpaxxs, May 02, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz longneck

A) Pours with a two finger head that is off white in color. Slowly settles to a big bubble lacing at the edge of the glass. A clear bronze body.
S) Pleasant, sweet floral aroma. Hints of caramel and butterscotch.
T) Bold hop bite from the beginning lasting to the finish. A well balanced mix of hops and malts. Peppery. Hints of spruce. Mellow caramel notes.
M) medium body. Clean. Crisp. Mellow hop tannins in the finish.
O) A delicious IPA.

u2carew, Apr 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Tim, Apr 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

SaxmanRick, Apr 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

LSx, Apr 24, 2013
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,214 ratings.