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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
92
outstanding

6,366 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,366
Reviews: 2,398
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 175
Gots: 629 | 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%

jaweed1, May 25, 2013
Photo of dancaplette
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottle poured into a pint glass. I would call it not so much copper but a light bronze

it smelled of hops, but with a sourdough bready aroma, with a slight aroma of pine needles coming in late. and a sweetness from the malts as the beer reached more towards room temperature.

you can taste the bitterness in your first sip, but then it disapates and comes back again as you swirl it in your mouth. you get a yeast full bready taste, also a slight sweetness from the malt

m- it has a rich full bodied feel with slight carbonation, you can definitely sense a high abv, but, not overpowering. wouldn't kick this beer out of the fridge, can drink it everyday.

dancaplette, May 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Jsher, May 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Jonbw, May 23, 2013
Photo of Absolut
4/5  rDev -2%

Absolut, May 23, 2013
Photo of CoryR
4/5  rDev -2%

CoryR, May 23, 2013
Photo of Wally
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Wally, May 23, 2013
Photo of SebD
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: It has a nice deep hazy orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down slowly and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, floral hops, some pine, sweet bready malts and some caramel.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some citrus, floral notes, a bit of pine and sweet bready/caramelly malts to balance it out.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

SebD, May 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Novabrewer, May 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

woostergooner, May 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

DeekNayvuz, May 22, 2013
Photo of MarkQ617
4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this poured into a pint glass. Awesome beer to have in the Spring or Fall months, but really any time of year. Super crisp, outstanding flavor of hops and citrus (especially big on the hops as the name would lead you to believe). Really nice copper color with a whitish foam head. Just enough boozy flavor to let you know it's there without getting into the range of an imperial or anyhting like that. One of the best offerings I've had from Victory, very nice beer.

MarkQ617, May 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

DStoked, May 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

mitch3114, May 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

DudMan, May 22, 2013
Photo of Alextricity
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

*March 23rd review from RateBeer*

First off, this bottle says best by March 18th 2013, so it’s about a week past its prime.

Appearance: Pretty clear beer with some small particles floating around. Two fingers worth of head that stays at about one through the glass. Very nice lacing.

Aroma: The aroma is of spice and malt with hops there, but definitely in the background and more subtle (I presume because of the age of this beer).

Taste: The taste is... interesting. Truth be told, it tastes like V8 juice to me as far as the "spice" is concerned, but without any vegetable notes (thank God). Sweet through the front of each sip, with a slightly bitter, spicy finish. Really, I get a LOT of peppery notes in HopDevil, and I don’t mind. The mouthfeel is smooth, and a slight coating is left in the mouth on each sip.

HopDevil’s a very good beer, and this one’s not even fresh. I would try this again out of a fresher bottle.

Alextricity, May 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Captain_Rapp, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

johntfox, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

jbeervt, May 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

tipfortap, May 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

wonothesane42, May 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

ljthockey7, May 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

birdsellam, May 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Fubar1453, May 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Isotope, May 19, 2013
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,366 ratings.