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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

6,457 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,457
Reviews: 2,400
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 185
Gots: 664 | 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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Photo of TravisR
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of olivianjeremie
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer had a great hoppy flavour, but not too hoppy. It had a great golden brown color, like an ale. It had good mouth feel and a good smell. It had a pleasent aftertaste. If you like a hoppy beer, this could be your beer. Enjoyed this beer on tap in Rochester

Photo of salthemonster
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kbaer77
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of MikeyJ777
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of maq89
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of TheDoak
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JakeEsterly
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Geno206
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of GuttaMane138
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of woodchip
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Johnnyv310
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of jkane101
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of MaltyMates
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of cannunzi
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Plonk
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of domnalbrecc
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of cre83
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of JamesMN
3.66/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on/enjoy by date mostly scratched off but the year 2013 was visible.

Appearance: Deep amber with good clarity and a frothy off-white head.

Aroma: Some licorice, brown sugar, and subtle pine. Not super aromatic.

Taste: A solid but manageable amount of hop bitterness upfront with a good piney and almost citrusy flavor. The malt brings a nice balance without adding too much sweetness or unnecessary complexity. Smooth finish and lingering bitterness with a caramel malt flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body and velvety smooth. Good drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Though I suspect that this bottle of HopDevil Ale is a little old, the flavor has stood the test of time. The hops and malt work together and strike a great balance. The bitterness has become mellow in a way that suits the beer well. Would I drink it again? Yes.

Photo of mastodonj
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It's one of the darkest IPAs I've seen. Very clear but little head or lacing; wonder if it's just my particular bottle...

The aroma is not real inspiring. Malty? Definitely not a west coast or Rocky mountain IPA. :-).

Flavor is full bodied and spicy, tasting like a much higher ABV beer.

Mouth feel is great. Tingles all the right places.

Overall, it's a very good ale. I'm partial to more floral and citrus hoppiness but this is a beer that is worth seeking out.

Photo of bmurray10
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of WestCoastFan
2.86/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Maybe I've been spoiled by the IPA's in San Diego. It may also be a West Coast / East Coast thing but this just has too much malt for me. When I see something called "HopDevil" I expected a hop-bomb with no concern for balance. Like I said, it may be a WC/EC thing but it makes me tap my heals and chant: "There's No Place Like Home, There's No Place Like Home".

Photo of yancot
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of jet812
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,457 ratings.