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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

6,267 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,267
Reviews: 2,387
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 169
Gots: 587 | 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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Ratings: 6,267 | Reviews: 2,387 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Homer1
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Homer1, Mar 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Cutty, Mar 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

terence, Mar 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

jamescweber, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

mre0683, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of Greywulfken
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep amber with orange highlights in a nonic pint; off white foma head that persisted and laced nicely.

S: I get a lot of the malt, and the hops are a nice mesh of pine and citrus

T: flavors are of bitter hops, in a resiny pine and citric pith kind of way, the malt is very present but its sweetness is subdued. Drinks fairly clean and finishes crisp and hearty at the same time.

M: light-to-medium, good carbonation, leaves a rich bitter coat - very lively - evaporates

O: a very well-done beer. The malts are in strong competition with the hops, but don't use sweetness to catch your attention. This feels stronger than 6.70 abv.

Greywulfken, Mar 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

GrantBrennan, Mar 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Gerred, Mar 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

LSMroz, Mar 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

minnemts, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Teddy-Pickles, Mar 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

GoGata, Mar 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

RyFikes, Mar 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

mishtif, Mar 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

charlesjwinkler, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of Murrhey
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz standard pressure-cap bottle into a shaker pint glass. No best-by date. Reviewed live.

A- Half a finger white head. Surprisingly thin, actually. Long retention for what is there. Amber-honey color with high clarity. Sudsy lacing up the sides. Decent looking brew. Wish the head was nicer though.

S- Slightly funky citrusy and pine. Some sweet malts, but mostly the aromatic and earthy hop character. Honey, grapefruit, pine.

T- Spicy and earthy hops with a caramel malt backbone. Strong citrus and hop acid. IBUs must be relatively high on this badboy. Good flavor, not a smack in the face while still being bitter.

M- Medium bodied, sticky and dry. Great feel.

O- Honestly let down a little. Not bad, above average for an IPA, but not as good as the score might lead me to believe.

Murrhey, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of CaptainSloose
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: a deep copper colored ale

S: caramel and pine, a tiny bit of chocolate

T: lots of upfront bitterness that lasts throughout the sip,

M: the caramel is very big in this beer, but not a whole lot else going on

O not bad, I venture to say my beer wasn't as fresh as one would desire. Lots of hop oils left on the back of the tongue. Probably will not buy again. I taste lots of centennial bbut not much else. I've had and made better.

CaptainSloose, Mar 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

mikeforr, Mar 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Cavalieri, Mar 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

KeyWestGator, Mar 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Danielr26, Mar 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

Samber79, Mar 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

brheuer, Mar 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

doc17325, Mar 17, 2013
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,267 ratings.