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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

5,789 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,789
Reviews: 2,367
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 140
Gots: 398 | 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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Roland45s

Virginia

3/5  rDev -26.5%

11-14-2012 18:09:08 | More by Roland45s
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CurtFromHershey

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-13-2012 17:16:47 | More by CurtFromHershey
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craft_shannie

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-11-2012 22:46:35 | More by craft_shannie
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KATIPA


4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

11-11-2012 21:43:21 | More by KATIPA
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

11-11-2012 18:19:14 | More by SadMachine
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Rupert50

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

11-11-2012 17:11:30 | More by Rupert50
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Robdrinx

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

11-11-2012 01:45:49 | More by Robdrinx
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MarkSmithVT

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-11-2012 00:49:28 | More by MarkSmithVT
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TheSpecialK


4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-11-2012 00:39:51 | More by TheSpecialK
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-10-2012 14:11:59 | More by ScaryEd
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gshoes3

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

11-10-2012 03:11:46 | More by gshoes3
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Coldsnack

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-09-2012 16:41:37 | More by Coldsnack
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-09-2012 09:34:35 | More by Dank26
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Beerbuddy21

California

4/5  rDev -2%

11-09-2012 05:14:38 | More by Beerbuddy21
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GaryFields

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-09-2012 01:47:43 | More by GaryFields
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Mojo

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one good IPA. It pours up a cloudy apricot color with a one finger head and beautiful lacing. Smell is pine, floral, malt, biscuit, and citrus. Taste pretty much follows the nose. I get a nice spicy flavor up front followed by a dry hoppy finish. The aftertaste lingers a little too long and is fairly strong. A solid IPA which is recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 05:31:53 | More by Mojo
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nloyless

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

11-08-2012 05:20:12 | More by nloyless
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Craftonly23121

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -2%

11-07-2012 16:08:48 | More by Craftonly23121
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a cloudy copper color with low clarity. The head is a one finger light khaki shade with some fantastic lacing. It also retains itself rather nicely.

S: More piny than citrusy. The hops have a strong black pepper vibe to them, while the maltiness seems almost toasted.

T: Just like the aroma, its a pine-based IPA - which isn't necessarily my preferred type of IPA. The label calls this 'spicy' and I'm inclined to agree. All of the bitterness in this brew seems to be located midpalate, as the maltiness is semi-strong to start, while the finish sees general bitterness subside in favor of a peppery hop flavor. Even if it's not horribly interesting, I'd say it's a good example of a 'balanced' IPA.

M: I think it's about 5-10% overcarbonated in general. Still, it balances nicely between wet and dry on the finish, leaning towards dry somewhat. I won't call it 'refreshing', but I will call it easy to down.

O: For better or worse, it's a bog standard IPA. Basically, if you've had SN Torpedo or FW Union Jack, you'll know what to expect here. I'd gladly get it again so long as its fresh.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 01:46:42 | More by ThisWangsChung
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -51%

11-06-2012 20:41:08 | More by cfalovo97
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EvilAsh

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-06-2012 19:29:30 | More by EvilAsh
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dwhitey517


4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-06-2012 04:59:50 | More by dwhitey517
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Imperial_Sapient_Groat

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

11-05-2012 21:51:00 | More by Imperial_Sapient_Groat
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aresonantvoice

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-05-2012 19:13:39 | More by aresonantvoice
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Preluderl

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

11-05-2012 05:41:13 | More by Preluderl
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,789 ratings.