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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

5,979 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,979
Reviews: 2,375
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 152
Gots: 481 | FT: 5
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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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

01-13-2013 23:06:29 | More by acurtis
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TheMarkE

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Dang good. First impression upon opening: freshly cut Christmas tree. Or is that the neighbor’s Douglas fir? Anyway… Smooth and very hoppy, with a hint of grapefruit. This is everything that an IPA should be.

The more I sample of Victory the more I like them.

01-13-2013 20:41:57 | More by TheMarkE
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scarnold8

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

01-13-2013 19:24:43 | More by scarnold8
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sirsteve42

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

01-13-2013 04:08:02 | More by sirsteve42
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

01-13-2013 03:28:32 | More by Nolen12
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EatonHops

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

01-13-2013 01:59:16 | More by EatonHops
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timwmccann


4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

01-13-2013 00:56:09 | More by timwmccann
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Eddsdds


4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

01-12-2013 23:20:56 | More by Eddsdds
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donjcarlsson

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

01-12-2013 21:17:48 | More by donjcarlsson
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TheKitten

Montana

4/5  rDev -2%

01-12-2013 07:08:56 | More by TheKitten
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Tittles

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2%

01-12-2013 02:23:05 | More by Tittles
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DilisioYCBC

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2%

01-12-2013 00:51:07 | More by DilisioYCBC
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Gross

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

01-11-2013 22:41:48 | More by Gross
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MDF

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

01-11-2013 14:35:04 | More by MDF
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Weebay

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

01-11-2013 12:58:11 | More by Weebay
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Flightoficarus

Washington

4.16/5  rDev +2%

As part of an on-going quest of trying "non west-coast" IPA's, I'm paying this one a revisit (Tried it once back when first getting into craft beer, but hadn't developed a taste for IPAs)

A - Pours a cloudy, amber hue, with a single-finger off-white head, which quickly recedes, but with good lacing.

S - Smell is of toasted caramel malts, faint notes of orange peel, and lots of floral/spicy hops

T - Taste is a great blend of floral, spicy hops, with just enough balancing toasted caramel malt and toffee notes. There are some faint citrus notes, but this one is mostly floral/spicy. I'm also getting some herbal notes in the finish. Really nice and well balanced here.

M - Body is spot on, registering in medium territory. Carbonation keeps this beer lively, but easily drinkable.

O - Overall, this is a pleasant IPA to get your hands on if you see it. Great, balanced flavor without being a hop-bomb that slaps you in the face, or too malty. Hopefully I can find this on draft on my next east coast trip.

01-11-2013 12:22:00 | More by Flightoficarus
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VTWicked

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

01-11-2013 12:14:33 | More by VTWicked
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bh123

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

01-11-2013 03:59:51 | More by bh123
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Hanselpb

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

01-11-2013 01:29:37 | More by Hanselpb
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

01-10-2013 21:30:17 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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gdornfeld

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2%

01-10-2013 10:25:19 | More by gdornfeld
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VoodooBear

Puerto Rico

4.31/5  rDev +5.6%

Presentation: 12 oz. brown bottle, served in a Samuel Adams pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, dark gold color. Thick, fluffy, two finger, tan colored head that slowly settles down. Nice lacing throughout.

Smell: Subdued, this is not a very aromatic beer. The smell is mainly sweet malts with a citrus hop scent in the background.

Taste: A very spicy hop bitterness is the first thing that hits your taste buds. It's incredible, and it stays on the palate for a while. Taste is dominated by this hop flavor. Some citrus notes and a nice malt sweetness complement it very well. You can also taste the alcohol quite clearly, but it's not unpleasant or overwhelming.

Mouthfeel: It's very smooth and creamy. Medium-bodied and surprisingly easy to drink, despite the hop "kick" you get at the beginning. It has a decent amount of carbonation.

Overall: This beer does the name justice. The mix of flavors, dominated by the citrus and spice hoppy taste is an incredible experience, even though it kicks your palate's ass. A brew every hop-head should try. But even people who don't like the hop bitterness, but appreciate beer, will be pleased by the complexity of the flavor and the feeling you get from it. Highly recommended.

01-10-2013 08:15:33 | More by VoodooBear
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2%

01-10-2013 02:55:14 | More by Sludgeman
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

01-10-2013 02:23:17 | More by spycow
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Mrduprey215

Pennsylvania

2.89/5  rDev -29.2%

Not too fond of this one from victory but an ok opener for the night. The "hop" is very evident in the taste.

01-09-2013 22:10:02 | More by Mrduprey215
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,979 ratings.