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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

6,080 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,080
Reviews: 2,378
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 160
Gots: 529 | 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%

yeti123, May 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

desperado28, Jul 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Njstoutlover23, Apr 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

JJern1982, Feb 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Ahh Hopdevil, how I love thee.

I'm a fan of the IPA style of beer, and I believe that Hopdevil is exemplary of the style. Big on malt and hops, this beer satisfies.

The pour reveals a pretty amber color, fairly clear with only a hint of haze (I can read this screen, albeit backwards, through my pint glass). The aroma is strongly hoppy, with a bit of malt behind it. A half-inch or so of head forms, then diminishes to a lacy covering. A good bit of lacing occurs on the side of the glass as the beer inevitably dwindles within.

The first taste is hoppy in flavor, and surprisingly well balanced between the bitterness and malty sweetness. One normally expects an IPA to be hoppy, and this one is, but not to the detriment of the malt base. The mouthfeel is substantial but not cloying, with hop oils playing a leading role. The sweetness of the malt and bitterness from the hops leave a very balanced sensation, from beginning to end. Carbonation is spot on, and supports the mouthfeel perfectly.

Overall, this beer is extremely satisfying, and well worth the $8ish per sixpack at which i can acuire it locally. It has become a staple in my beer fridge. Definitely one of my favorite, and most drinakable, commercial IPAs. (The other is Tupper's Hop Pocket).

Lafe, Mar 29, 2004
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Trumbullout, Mar 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

owenmeaney, Jan 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Gfunk, Mar 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

bfrailey, Aug 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

jaxray8, May 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

GinDC, Mar 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

wcl113, Jun 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

MaddGeneral, May 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Romangirl, Aug 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

nafredet1, Mar 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

sirz, Aug 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Flippymoz, May 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

NIURicky, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of mdagnew
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

355ml bottle bought from Wineworks, Newtownards...

Poured a nice golden coppery orange colour. Creamy head with orange tinges poured quite thick then faded quickly to light ring around the edge. Light carbonation... light lacing lines...

Aroma - Spicy juicy fruits (apricots, limes, oranges), piney / grassy hops, some caramel sweetness, biscuity malts, perfumed, some light almond nuttiness, toasted bread...

Taste - Quite sharp spicy, piney / floral hop bitterness, toasty / biscuity maltiness, light honey / caramel sweetness, good fruitiness (oranges and grapefruit), light medicinal hints, perfumey, sea salt traces, faint metallic hints...

M&D - Quite sharp initially then mellows out. Light / medium bodied... supremely quaffable..

Overall - A superb IPA... highly recommended...

mdagnew, Jul 08, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

jrs3082, Jul 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

erogers, Jan 17, 2013
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danjw, Nov 04, 2012
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whojim, Aug 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

CalbeDacks, May 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

DarthVegas23, Oct 08, 2013
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,080 ratings.