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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

5,751 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,751
Reviews: 2,366
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 135
Gots: 378 | 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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Beerbuddy21

California

4/5  rDev -2%

11-09-2012 05:14:38 | More by Beerbuddy21
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GaryFields

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-09-2012 01:47:43 | More by GaryFields
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Mojo

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one good IPA. It pours up a cloudy apricot color with a one finger head and beautiful lacing. Smell is pine, floral, malt, biscuit, and citrus. Taste pretty much follows the nose. I get a nice spicy flavor up front followed by a dry hoppy finish. The aftertaste lingers a little too long and is fairly strong. A solid IPA which is recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 05:31:53 | More by Mojo
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nloyless

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

11-08-2012 05:20:12 | More by nloyless
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Craftonly23121

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -2%

11-07-2012 16:08:48 | More by Craftonly23121
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a cloudy copper color with low clarity. The head is a one finger light khaki shade with some fantastic lacing. It also retains itself rather nicely.

S: More piny than citrusy. The hops have a strong black pepper vibe to them, while the maltiness seems almost toasted.

T: Just like the aroma, its a pine-based IPA - which isn't necessarily my preferred type of IPA. The label calls this 'spicy' and I'm inclined to agree. All of the bitterness in this brew seems to be located midpalate, as the maltiness is semi-strong to start, while the finish sees general bitterness subside in favor of a peppery hop flavor. Even if it's not horribly interesting, I'd say it's a good example of a 'balanced' IPA.

M: I think it's about 5-10% overcarbonated in general. Still, it balances nicely between wet and dry on the finish, leaning towards dry somewhat. I won't call it 'refreshing', but I will call it easy to down.

O: For better or worse, it's a bog standard IPA. Basically, if you've had SN Torpedo or FW Union Jack, you'll know what to expect here. I'd gladly get it again so long as its fresh.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 01:46:42 | More by ThisWangsChung
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -51%

11-06-2012 20:41:08 | More by cfalovo97
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EvilAsh

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-06-2012 19:29:30 | More by EvilAsh
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dwhitey517


4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-06-2012 04:59:50 | More by dwhitey517
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

11-05-2012 21:51:00 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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aresonantvoice

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-05-2012 19:13:39 | More by aresonantvoice
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Preluderl

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

11-05-2012 05:41:13 | More by Preluderl
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DonDonLongJohn

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-04-2012 20:02:11 | More by DonDonLongJohn
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beerrooster

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-04-2012 10:53:53 | More by beerrooster
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danjw


4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

11-04-2012 06:15:45 | More by danjw
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JWing

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-03-2012 18:56:38 | More by JWing
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jonas

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

11-03-2012 13:41:34 | More by jonas
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brandonati

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

11-03-2012 00:36:59 | More by brandonati
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ACY73

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

11-02-2012 19:06:18 | More by ACY73
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BigBarley

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep amber orange, pretty standard IPA color with a little depth. Great one finger foam head that retains well. Delicious looking beer

S - Clean, crisp citrus with heavy pine notes on an extreme hop nose. Very little malt character here except as faint background. Standard IPA smell, not very strong, but still enjoyable.

T - Nice hop front, very piney in taste with floral undertone. Mild citrus notes become apparent when it begins to warm. Not the greatest taste in the world, but still very enjoyable and very drinkable. Mild bitter aftertaste.

M - Active carbonation that fizzes and adds a pleasant touch to the mouthfeel. Not too thick but not weak. Very crisp, very refreshing. An extremely clean feel for a beer.

O - Well built IPA, great hop character, very refreshing and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 17:29:03 | More by BigBarley
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chippo33

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

11-02-2012 06:32:24 | More by chippo33
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brettski

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-02-2012 03:44:36 | More by brettski
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Garlicjosh

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-01-2012 21:44:58 | More by Garlicjosh
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banger7

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

11-01-2012 18:56:17 | More by banger7
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jtuttle

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-01-2012 13:59:22 | More by jtuttle
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,751 ratings.