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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

5,814 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,814
Reviews: 2,367
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 142
Gots: 413 | 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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B00ZER

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-25-2012 03:33:04 | More by B00ZER
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bradwalrus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

11-25-2012 03:15:00 | More by bradwalrus
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KevinMcDonald


4/5  rDev -2%

11-25-2012 02:15:30 | More by KevinMcDonald
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Ds0589

New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had at Shannon Rose in Woodbridge,NJ. Appearance is a hazy copper. Retains some head throughout with some bubbles.

Smell is more woodsy. A lot of citrus. The lime and orange are what stands out the most to me.

Taste is spicy. Seems like a more bitter Sierra Nevada. Big hops and the citrus blends very well with them. Get a lot of orange in the taste.

Mouthfeel is that its a moderately heavy beer. For 7 percent the alcohol hides very well. The aftertaste lingers for a while but its pleasant.

Overall, this is a very good beer. Good balance of hops and citrus. The alcohol isnt too powerful. Victory is close to me. Havent really explored there variety but might have to after trying this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 02:56:23 | More by Ds0589
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hansenme

California

4/5  rDev -2%

11-22-2012 15:52:16 | More by hansenme
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

4.88/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: poured from 12 oz bottle (bbd Oct 4, 12) into a pint glass, orange amber with a 1" off white head that lingers leaving good lacing, slightly hazy
S: beautiful floral citrus hops, orange, lemon, pine, caramel malt
T: big hops perfectly balanced with a great malt backbone, finish is dry with good hop flavor, notes of citrus and above scents
M: good carbonation, medium body, great lingering aftertaste, no hint of alcohol
O: this is a fine IPA with a perfect flavor profile, it is perfectly balanced, it is one of the better American IPAs widely available

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 04:10:15 | More by M_C_Hampton
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-22-2012 02:57:07 | More by hollywood_15063
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micahmye

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-22-2012 00:27:44 | More by micahmye
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kirbmeist

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

11-21-2012 06:10:48 | More by kirbmeist
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KaitLee

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

11-21-2012 01:54:07 | More by KaitLee
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chrismel

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

11-20-2012 23:56:19 | More by chrismel
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eargle

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-20-2012 20:11:08 | More by eargle
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username

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-19-2012 22:30:25 | More by username
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CygnusX1


3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

11-19-2012 15:20:52 | More by CygnusX1
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mgoose

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-19-2012 15:17:35 | More by mgoose
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gshak

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-18-2012 20:45:54 | More by gshak
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JRBUSNA02


4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

11-16-2012 19:09:51 | More by JRBUSNA02
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VernonKell

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

11-15-2012 22:27:55 | More by VernonKell
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HoppyPeteSkolnik31

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-15-2012 21:29:08 | More by HoppyPeteSkolnik31
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inspektor

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

11-15-2012 20:37:57 | More by inspektor
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CraftBeerGuild

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-15-2012 14:17:43 | More by CraftBeerGuild
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BeerDocT

Georgia

4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a chilled tulip glass.

-Appearance 4.0: Poured out a deep, reddish gold. Completely opaque, but with no bits and pieces floating about. Small, 1/4 inch head quickly dissipated leaving nice, foamy CO2 swirls.

-Smell 4.5: Wow! Amazing bouquet. Deep, deep hoppiness with a huge grapefruit hit that is quickly balanced with a subtle sweet and grassiness. I also pick up notes of caramel barley.

-Taste 4.5: Front is slightly sweet, but that's about it. Middle is grassy and smooth. Finish is where the hops hit you: huge hop punch with predominately grapefruit but also alkaline, white pepper and subtle ginger. Also a swirling, sweet, brown sugar sweetness. Finish is long and alkaline with more of the grassiness, but fades quickly into a pleasing dryness.

-Mouthfeel 4.0: Smooth and creamy carbonation that certainly enhances the enjoyment of all the hop flavors associated with this beer.

-Overall 4.5: This beer is beyond a mere American IPA. It is something else, it is its own creature that defies classification. If you are a fan of IPAs, this one will stun you. There are some drawbacks to this beer (not easily sessionable, does not go well with some food), but very, very few. A legend and definitely worth tracking down and trying if you have not yet done so.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 05:18:39 | More by BeerDocT
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fullmoonbeer

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%

11-15-2012 01:36:30 | More by fullmoonbeer
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

11-15-2012 00:12:34 | More by nheinzie57
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derricksmalls

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-15-2012 00:11:16 | More by derricksmalls
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
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