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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

6,622 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,622
Reviews: 2,439
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 213
Gots: 838 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of FLima
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber color with a thick head with good retention and leaving laces.
Initially tropical fruity aroma but then fades away to piney with toasted malts. Hints of resin and caramels.
Good bitter taste of grapefruit mostly offset by sweet punch of toasted malts. Notes of pine, caramels and condiments. Dry with a long lasting bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with good carbonation.
Good IPA, full of character, being very malty and bitter, and still easy to drink. Victory did a good job balancing strong flavors.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.94/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite american IPAs

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pint.

A - Rich copper hue with a sizable ivory head. Good retention.

S - Sweet fruity hops fill the nose alongside slightly-spiced biscuits.

T - Loads of grapefruit bitterness here amongst a plethora of hops and notes of subtle sweetness. Biscuit flavors come through with a touch of caramel for a sense of balance.

M - Warm medium body with big carbonation.

O - A solid IPA from Victory with a bit of spicy heat to make this one unique!

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. It's been a long time coming since I've last had this beer, over a year now at least. I'm interested to see what I think of it now after all that time, since I remember enjoying it. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a coppery burnt sienna orange colored body with about a finger of doughy khaki colored head. Some thin wispy cavernous lacing.

S - Smell is of amber malts, breadiness, some cream, metallic / copper presence, and a dirty herbal earthy hoppiness. Definitely not the fruity hop bomb that I usually expect from an IPA nowadays. Has that nasty dirty sock sort of smell that I sometimes find.

T - Taste follows the nose: sweet grainy maltiness, white bread, a metallic coppery mineral crispness, and a dirty earthy twiggy hop presence. More malt forward than hop bitterness, I'd say. Some spicy hop bitterness is present and some sugary green apple skin sweetness in the finish.

M - Feel is crisp, carbonated, dry, and bitter with sticky overripe green apple skin.

Overall, not my ideal American IPA. Way more malt forward than I like my IPA's, and definitely not as bitter as I thought it once was. Perhaps it would be a good starter IPA for people new to the style. A good beer, but not one I would actively seek out.

Victory Hop Devil ---3.5/5

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,622 ratings.