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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

6,628 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,628
Reviews: 2,441
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 215
Gots: 843 | 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

No notes at this time.
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours and orangish red with a small white head, with nice clarity. The smell is sweet upfront with tons of hops and some nice subtle citrus notes. Not a very potent smell for an IPA. The taste is bigger than the smell would suggest, hops up front, then some sweet notes, followed by a nice bitter hop flavor. The bitter aftertaste sticks around for awhile. The mouthfeel is smooth, nice carbonation, the flavors have a good balance and are well layered. This is a nice IPA, the bitter doesn't over power or annoy, a nice hophead beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Hazy dark hop orange color. Well carbonated. Thin head and no lace.

S- The aroma isn't really working for me. There are hops and all, but there's also a very strong fruit aroma like old tangerines. It still smells promising, but that feature is a bit off-putting.

T- Floral hops as well as tropical hops. Moderate amounts of grapefruit and citrus. Hops deliver a ton of flavor, and a moderate amount of bitterness. There's a lot of sweetness to even it out.

Biscuit and caramel malts make up a considerably large part of the aftertaste. Almost to the point of leaving the hops buried. This one delivers hops and then malts. There's a pretty balanced load out in this.

M- Medium body. Creamy from just the right amount of carbonation. Dry and sticky finish. The drink coats your mouth in no time at all. A tad of alcohol heats things up.

O- An IPA that is definitely leaning towards citrus. It also adds malt for balance, but remains a hop forward IPA. I enjoyed it, but I'll opt for more IPAs with more pine flavor in the future.

Worth checking out.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rich dark amber color and slighty hazy. Thick sticky head with good retention. The aroma is very hoppy. A definite piney hop bitterness. A small amount a grains try to pull through the hops. The flavor is pretty much like it smells. Strong floral and pine like hops dominate. Just enough malt to balance the ale. Dry hoppy finish. HopDevil is a hop lovers dream! Be careful though, 6.7 % acl by volume will catch up to you quick.

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

On-tap at Citizen's Bank Park, Phillies-Mets game!

So wonderful to have real beer choices at the game. I must toast Victory for getting their beer into the ballpark and the ballpark serving it cleanly and well, even in a plastic cup...

The grapefruity floral piney hoppy aromas and flavors stand up well to outdoor drinking as Phillies fans curse out Mets fans all around me...refreshing and deliciously drinkable...can't go wrong with this super-full flavored beer with a long, bitter finish.

Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,628 ratings.