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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

6,214 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,214
Reviews: 2,386
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 169
Gots: 571 | 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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4/5  rDev -2%

analienacorn, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of GuzzLah
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - pours a clear, light orange with a medium head. Low bubbles. Some lace.

S - mild for an IPA, citrus, pine and floral. Soft malt. A little soapy.

T - same as the aroma. Grapefruit is prominent. Not intense or special, but it does it have a nice flavor. This is a soft IPA. Drinks like a hoppy pale ale.

M - light-medium body with moderate carbonation. Low-medium bitterness for an IPA. Mild malty sweetness.

O - not a super hoppy IPA. Conservative, easy to drink and well made. Would drink again, but I wouldn't rave about it.

GuzzLah, Mar 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

nafredet1, Mar 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

NIURicky, Mar 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

wmobley, Mar 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

psuwakko, Mar 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

mcewesr, Mar 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

crytion, Mar 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Chamby, Mar 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Lazaro, Mar 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Cvescalante, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

snohojimbo, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

JoeLacy, Mar 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

JeffSuttonTX, Mar 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

leftbigtoe, Mar 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

BLACKBEARDNY, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Segelstrom, Mar 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Mike099, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Mattyb79, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

MisSigsFan, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Duvel, Mar 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

jmgault1, Mar 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

ChiefHopHead, Mar 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

BeerSnobery, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of 57md
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Did some back-to-back sampling of the regular tapped version and the nitro-tapped version. The scores apply to the higher of the two versions - which in this case is the regular.

Appearance is copper with almost a finger of head that lingered a bit and left nice lacing on the glass. The nose is a potent combination of hops and grapefruits. There is an excellent blend of malt and hops upfront with a hop bitterness on the finish that ranks with the best single IPAs out there.

This is an East Coast IPA all the way, and a damn fine example of one if I might say so!

The nitro version made for an interesting sample, but I would not want to drink Hop Devil this way more than once. Of course, the head is fluffier by far and the "rings" that are most often identified with nitro stouts appear on the glass as this offering goes down. That said, the best parts of an IPA are sadly muted by the nitro. The nose is nearly non-existent and the bitterness is curbed to the point of boredom. It certainly was smooth and creamy, but I am not sure I fancy smooth, creamy IPAs.

This seems to me to be a poor style to pump nitro into.

57md, Mar 07, 2013
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,214 ratings.