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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

6,075 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,075
Reviews: 2,378
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 160
Gots: 527 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

edhizdeid, Feb 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

JWalterWeatherman, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Brian700
4/5  rDev -2%

This one pours an orange amber color with an off-white head that fizzled down to a ring around my glass. There is nice lacing going on.

The aroma is of citrus hops. There is a strong lemon presence.

The flavor is of citrusy hop flavor. There is a nice breath of lemon after the swallow. It's quite a refreshing beer.

The mouthfeel is medium/full bodied with medium carbonation.

I think this is a very drinkable beer.

Brian700, May 14, 2006
Photo of mater
4/5  rDev -2%

mater, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of nharres
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

nharres, Apr 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

timjim1327, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

velcrogrip, May 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

BryanCDM, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%

Fresh off the shelves at Ryan and Casey. Bottled label with best if consumed by.. Aug 07. My initial interpretation of this beer is a bit disappointing. Color and body are great. Glowing orange, medium head retention but great lacing. Cloudy translucency indicating unfiltered, a potential gut bomb. Needless to say this beer is very hoppy, followed by a little too much bitterness IMO, but nonetheless a good tasting beer; mainly characterized by a peachy infused body. A beefy beer, definitely not a session beer.

FLAbeergutinMASS, Sep 17, 2005
Photo of Vengeance526
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

Pours a dark copper color with a small off-white head that quickly subsides to a small ring and leaves light lacing.

Nice aroma of citrus and piney hops upfront with clear hints of caramel malt in the back.

Taste starts off with notes of fresh pine and grapefruit then gives way to the caramel malt creating a surprisingly balanced IPA.

Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts off very hoppy but is quickly balanced out nicely with the malts. Very drinkable.

Vengeance526, Sep 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

hoosier222002, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

ThirdEyePA, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

Jason_Quad, Jul 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

LooseMoose1978, Jan 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Erice78, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

C_S, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of ndekke39
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%

Drank this from a 12 oz bottle with a best-by date of October 25, 2007. Pours a hazy copper with a slim, foamy white head. Good retention; leaves a rim of foam around the edge of the glass. Smells of caramel and fresh, crisp hops. Some citrus aromas, like orange. Taste begins with piny hops, then centers on the sweet caramel, then finishes cleanly with the hops again. Light, fizzy carbonation on the front of the tongue; complements flavors well. Overall, this is a well-balanced IPA, wonderful for drinking. Not one of the extreme IPAs for hopheads, but still a great example of the style anyway.

ndekke39, Aug 06, 2007
Photo of abrand
3.63/5  rDev -11%

12 ounce bottle with best before date on label poured into the Square One pint glass.

The HopDevil pours a copper color with a quick dissolving 2 finger off white head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Nose is pretty subtle with sweet hints of citrus fruits including grapefruit and a hoppy finish rounds her out. Palate has some caramel and malts in it along with the piny IPA and hoppy finish. A mediocre tasting IPA at best. Mouthfeel is fairly thin with solid carbonation. Drinkability is mostly due to the style as this one does not shine compared to others. In contrast though, the ABV that this has does make it much more drinkable than some IPA's.

abrand, Feb 24, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

abrodsky, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of 9InchNails
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%

Amber color with a white head that fades into a film and then into a ring around the glass.

Citrus piney hop aroma all the way! Some subtle bready yeast.

Citrus and pine immediately! Some floral mixing with a bready- buscuity taste, also a sweet caramel that balances it out at the very end with a lingering slight bitterness.

Carbonation is about medium. Refreshing -- spite the bitterness, I could drink this all night.

This a very tasty, well balanced IPA. A hint of alcohol is noticeable. I am definitely going to try this in a six pack -- very easy and enjoyable to drink.

9InchNails, Oct 09, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

stella77artois, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

jivex5k, Sep 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Decidedly not pale, but copper in color. A nice, two-finger head forms, with good retention and some sexy lacing. Aroma features mostly herbal and grassy notes along with a solid toffee note. As an IPA that's been around a while, the great aromas lent by "new school" hops are not present.

On the palate there's more balance between malt and hops than many IPAs. Still, perceived bitterness is in IPA territory and there are some nice, though vague hoppy flavor notes. Despite the maltiness, the flavor is dry. Pronounced citric hop bite. The soft, fine carbonation works very well.

This really blurs the line between IPA and an amber/red ale due to the balance between the strength of the hop flavors and the malt body (plus it's got an amber color). Hop Devil ultimately stands out as a malt-forward IPA that's quite good, if not quite a stand-out in an increasingly crowded market.

gr0g, Feb 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

dragomni, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

tabascosigned, Oct 14, 2013
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,075 ratings.