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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

6,103 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,103
Reviews: 2,381
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 158
Gots: 539 | 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
Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12oz Brown bottle with pry-off cap and best by date of 10/20/2014 poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours amber with a slight haze and 1/2 finger of head with a full lace down the glass

Smell: Piney hops and slight floral note

Taste: The hop character starts off earthy and a bit floral and spicy in the middle; finishes bitter with a pine note

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation and feels slightly oily

Overall: This is a solid IPA that has whats almost becoming an "old-school" flavor as crazy as that sounds. The newest and modern IPA are really focusing on citrus flavors but this beer really reminds me of how my very first IPAs tasted like a pine cone. Its been over a year and half since I last had this, its a classic and will stand the test of time.

Tuck_leepulin, Aug 15, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%

Mpkeith29, Yesterday at 09:25 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

dheldman, Yesterday at 06:11 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

REY_CORTEZ, Yesterday at 03:47 PM
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4.12/5  rDev +1%

Aire142, Yesterday at 04:52 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

zookerman182, Yesterday at 03:40 AM
Photo of Hoptometrist
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%

Served on tap into a shaker glass.

A- Poured a very dark orange color with bright white soapy head that left glass coating lace. 4.5

S- Big pungent grapefruit, pine, sweet caramel malt, and dank hop notes. Very aromatic and hoppy. 4.5

T- Lots of orange citrus, some grapefruit, pretty big caramel malt backbone, and some light piney and earthy hop notes. Moderate bitterness. 4

M- Very dry, prickly carbonation, quite smooth, and refreshing. 4.5

O- A very nice well-balanced IPA with lots of hop aroma and flavor and a higher malt bill than many other IPAs but one that works very well with the hops. 4

Hoptometrist, Yesterday at 01:04 AM
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4.84/5  rDev +18.6%

DylPS90, Sunday at 09:22 PM
Photo of H0PHead108
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

H0PHead108, Sunday at 07:41 PM
Photo of osant37
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

osant37, Sunday at 02:40 AM
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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%

quang_dam, Sunday at 01:01 AM
Photo of pasjc2001
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

pasjc2001, Saturday at 11:53 PM
Photo of tjcamm
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

tjcamm, Saturday at 11:46 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Hopmodium, Saturday at 05:20 AM
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4/5  rDev -2%

DrBier, Friday at 09:48 PM
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4.84/5  rDev +18.6%

DYount80, Friday at 06:31 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

digga90, Friday at 06:56 AM
Photo of StoneTSR
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

APPEARANCE: The color of this beer is gorgeous; a medium shade of copper-orange that is nearly crystal clear. A finger and a half of head rises with the first poor then settles into a coaster-sized cap. Hundreds of bubbles surround the outsides of the glass and dart up to the top as soon as the wiggle themselves free from the glass itself. The lacing is not super thick, but it leaves a record of each sip with a nice layer.

SMELL: The fruit aromas are the star of the show here. Grapefruit (with a little sugar on top), orange and maybe a touch of apricot are all here. Some pine with a hint of grass and some nice floral notes complete the smell.

TASTE: A luscious caramel backbone provides a canvass for all the traditional, American-style IPA flavors to play; grass, pine, orange, grapefruit, mango (maybe?) and biscuit. The bready finish is a perfect complement to the malty start.

MOUTHFEEL: Sweet to start, dry to finish. Medium bodied with a pleasant sparkle.

OVERALL: We have some outstanding IPAs in this market here in Colorado, but there are very few East Coast-style IPAs that are made this well. An homage to balance, the hops are enough to satisfy any hophead, but with enough complexity to turn the anti-IPA crowd into fans.

StoneTSR, Friday at 06:39 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

scottl76767, Friday at 04:07 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

JHop, Thursday at 02:20 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

kruky, Thursday at 01:39 AM
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Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,103 ratings.