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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

5,778 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,778
Reviews: 2,367
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 137
Gots: 393 | 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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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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Florida

5/5  rDev +22.5%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%

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Delaware

5/5  rDev +22.5%

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Michigan

5/5  rDev +22.5%

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wyonono

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-10-2011 23:57:39 | More by wyonono
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thebrood1987

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Looks like a pretty malty IPA. I smell hop fruitiness that reminds me of the Cascade hop with a grapefruit like fruitiness. I also get an amazing tropical smell reminiscent of mango with some sweetness from the malt. The taste is just as awesome that starts with a spicy hop bite that quickly gets run over by the burnt caramel malt and then the dry bitterness comes through with that grapefruit like fruitiness from the hops.

I'm glad they decided to pick this beer to have the different malt backing to balance the hops out. This malts remind me of a lighter Yakima Glory so that the hops shine through more. It's actually an interesting take on an IPA because of that burnt, roasted caramel malt taste that goes along with the whole flowers they use. I love that they use whole flowers in their beer it gives all of them a distinct Victory taste... this one being one of their very best. Another A plus for Victory.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 01:15:05 | More by thebrood1987
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homerbunker

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-26-2011 16:11:07 | More by homerbunker
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Hoolie5

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +22.5%

05-16-2013 16:40:42 | More by Hoolie5
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Jupitersample

New York

5/5  rDev +22.5%

06-09-2012 20:55:45 | More by Jupitersample
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tbizzle0

California

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-03-2011 03:54:20 | More by tbizzle0
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gee, Hop Devil gets reviewed so seldom that I am anxious to get one posted. Ha! Instead, I want to indulge in a little bit of (not really) frivolity.

Ode to Hop Devil

O, great Hoppus Maximus!
You were my first love.
I discovered you early on
And although I have had others
You remain the one that converted me.
Once, I embraced Rolling Rock,
But the pony left me behind.
Then, I received your kiss,
And I was won!

My mentor, Lew, puts it so well:
You are the perfect marriage of malt and hops
And who am I to disagree?
Your tawny beauty is breathtaking
But so is your tannish head.
Some find you indescribable
But I must disagree!

You, dear Hop Devil, are the beer for me.
Rotsaruch, Maybrick, Shapudding, favorites all,
But you, Hop Devil, make me sit up tall.
Your sticky lacing,
Your thick, full mouthfeel,
Your bitter start,
Your sweet end,
Your reddishness,
You, baby, are my dream.

They say that the devil is male,
But you give that supposition the lie.
Hop Devil, you are as sensuous as any woman.
I will love you until the day I die.


My apologies if that seems rambling or silly, but it was heartfelt. May my Karma be struck dead.

Serving type: cask

02-20-2007 10:03:15 | More by woodychandler
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Kevin79

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-04-2011 18:32:30 | More by Kevin79
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tfsimpkins

Florida

5/5  rDev +22.5%

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Vermont

5/5  rDev +22.5%

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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +22.5%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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California

5/5  rDev +22.5%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.5%

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Florida

5/5  rDev +22.5%

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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +22.5%

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New York

5/5  rDev +22.5%

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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.5%

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Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +22.5%

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Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,778 ratings.