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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

6,136 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,136
Reviews: 2,384
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 163
Gots: 548 | 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 superspak
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 12/30/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, biscuit, light toast, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus hop and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit. tangerine, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, biscuit, light toast, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent IPA. All around great complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of nodder
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

A- Copper/amber with a one finger white head. Mostly clear. Some thin lacing on the glass.

S- Malty. Some citrus/pine notes, but not as much as I expected.

T- Bitter pine, citrus, hay(?) with a malty backbone. Alcohol well hidden.

M- Medium body and smooth. Carbonation on the low end but enough. Very bitter but it works.

O- A hop bomb for sure. I liked it. Not for the timid/1st time IPA drinker for sure!

nodder, Aug 17, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +4.9%

Colin32, A moment ago
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4.04/5  rDev -1%

Dave928, Yesterday at 11:48 PM
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4/5  rDev -2%

A decent IPA that's a little too malty for my liking. There's some citrus, and just a hint of fruit, but this really drinks like a hoppy amber ale more than an IPA. I'd put in in the same class as Troegs Nugget Nectar.

RichKent, Tuesday at 04:31 PM
Photo of TheLibertyFlamesTaster
4/5  rDev -2%

Drank from 12oz bottle.
Smell- I couldn't smell to much to be honest. I smelled more malt than in a normal ipa
Taste-Sweet with a fruity citrus like notes. Hits with a bitter hop then fades out slowly .

Disclamer -As a very amatuer beer taster My rating are not that spot on. I hope to provide a basic review that summarizes the core taste of the beer.

TheLibertyFlamesTaster, Tuesday at 02:48 AM
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4.08/5  rDev 0%

dagubna, Monday at 11:47 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

beb86, Monday at 05:34 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

qcghost, Monday at 02:36 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

HipHopAnonymous, Sunday at 10:20 PM
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3.16/5  rDev -22.5%

TophStroh, Sunday at 04:48 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Very good ipa...looks good in my college football glass

brockg, Sunday at 02:58 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

MeganandDana, Sunday at 01:38 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Duffman79, Saturday at 08:17 AM
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4/5  rDev -2%

Meb3, Saturday at 12:28 AM
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4.4/5  rDev +7.8%

TomT2, Friday at 10:22 PM
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

ZachStubbs, Friday at 07:04 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

dipso123, Sep 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

StephRai, Sep 25, 2014
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Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,136 ratings.