Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Hop Devil AleHop Devil Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

6,472 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,472
Reviews: 2,402
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 188
Gots: 686 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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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  rDev -1.7%

Photo of JamesMN
3.66/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on/enjoy by date mostly scratched off but the year 2013 was visible.

Appearance: Deep amber with good clarity and a frothy off-white head.

Aroma: Some licorice, brown sugar, and subtle pine. Not super aromatic.

Taste: A solid but manageable amount of hop bitterness upfront with a good piney and almost citrusy flavor. The malt brings a nice balance without adding too much sweetness or unnecessary complexity. Smooth finish and lingering bitterness with a caramel malt flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body and velvety smooth. Good drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Though I suspect that this bottle of HopDevil Ale is a little old, the flavor has stood the test of time. The hops and malt work together and strike a great balance. The bitterness has become mellow in a way that suits the beer well. Would I drink it again? Yes.

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4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It's one of the darkest IPAs I've seen. Very clear but little head or lacing; wonder if it's just my particular bottle...

The aroma is not real inspiring. Malty? Definitely not a west coast or Rocky mountain IPA. :-).

Flavor is full bodied and spicy, tasting like a much higher ABV beer.

Mouth feel is great. Tingles all the right places.

Overall, it's a very good ale. I'm partial to more floral and citrus hoppiness but this is a beer that is worth seeking out.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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2.86/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Maybe I've been spoiled by the IPA's in San Diego. It may also be a West Coast / East Coast thing but this just has too much malt for me. When I see something called "HopDevil" I expected a hop-bomb with no concern for balance. Like I said, it may be a WC/EC thing but it makes me tap my heals and chant: "There's No Place Like Home, There's No Place Like Home".

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice dark red color and creamy white head. ~2 inches of foam when poured aggressively.

S - Nice hop aroma - all the right notes of citrus, pine, and spices.

T - Nice hop flavor at first, malty middle, and smooth finish - not overly bitter or sweet.

O - Sad to admit that this may be my first taste of Victory. I will definitely hunt out more of their beers after trying this one. Whole flower hops done right.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- Hazy amber with a rocky light tan head. head retention is excellent and there are well defined rings of lacing.

S- Floral, spicy, and piney hops. there is a strong undertone of caramel.

T- Pine, and lots of it. It slowly fades into a caramelized/burnt sugar taste. The finish isn't overbearingly bitter, but you notice it.

M- Medium bodied, but surprisingly crisp. Carbonation is moderate and slightly prickly.

O- Very good.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,472 ratings.