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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

6,376 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,376
Reviews: 2,398
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 176
Gots: 635 | 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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3.9/5  rDev -4.4%

Smidge, Nov 09, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

Redrock, Nov 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

Reds76, Nov 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

I'm a relatively new beer taster, but after trying a few other IPA's from Southern Tier, Sierra Nevada, and even Samuel Adams, I find Hop Devil to be rather (surprisingly) bland. It's a 12oz bottle, fresh (over 2 months till it's past its due date). The color is good, but it poured quite syrupy into the glass. The smell is malty, with just a touch of citrus fruits. The taste is, as I said, bland. Almost no taste, bread like perhaps, with a mild grapefruit and pine aftertaste. It's a bit thick on the tongue. Overall I'm somewhat disappointed. I saw the high ratings and expected more. I'll definitely pass on this in the future.

tds101, Nov 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

thomasarose, Nov 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

ChurchofPayton, Nov 08, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +15.7%

Ransarge2000, Nov 08, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +4.9%

HopHead_, Nov 08, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

Evanscj1, Nov 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

bruceb, Nov 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

ThrashMaster, Nov 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

jjdc, Nov 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

This review is for the bottle. Time and time again, I have tried this beer in the bottle only to be disappointed. I have no idea why this beer is so different in bottle than on tap. On tap, this is a 4.5. The bottles I have had do not seem to hold up like other IPA's. I have no idea why but among all the beers I have had, across the country, this one had more disparity in bottle vs. tap.

The anticipation is there when the cap is popped. The aroma is inviting, the pour is strong, and the color is a beautiful copper. But....the hop characteristics and resin like smell and taste that are so prevalent on tap are muted. I guess this beer does not travel well. But, if anyone tells me this beer rates 100 on tap, then I gotta call newbie.

There are some great IPA's out of the bottle/can. Try Sun King Osiris, Ninkasi Total Domination, or Sculpin IPA. This one disappoints. 100 Points? Ha..... rated higher than Zombie Dust? Flower Power? What are they smoking. This is a damm good beer, but more like a 90-92.

Smr7626, Nov 07, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -3.9%

KnucklesMcFisty, Nov 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

hopperjones, Nov 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

RavenForBeer, Nov 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

blvdlover, Nov 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Fantalek, Nov 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

Aprice34, Nov 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Ohsdrummer08, Nov 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Pours a clear, brazen-amber color with a minimal, bubbly white head.

The aroma is very floral and herbaceous, with a dominant, sweet maltiness among toasty biscuits and grains.

The flavor shows a toasted malt base with moderate sweetness, which enhances the uprising fresh, sharp hop bitterness. Green grass and grapefruit bite into the tongue, while the toasty maltiness with hints of toffee keep things in good balance. Medium bodied and crisp on the palate, the finish is on the dry side, while malt still shines trough. The most convincing part of this IPA is its aftertaste, as it is surprisingly long and superdry, with hops sparking very late on the back of the palate, unleashing an enjoyable taste of fruits and grass just at the moment when you begin to think it may be over already.

aleigator, Nov 04, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -6.9%

rfoltz53, Nov 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Urk1127, Nov 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

MikeM417, Nov 03, 2014
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,376 ratings.