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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Hop Devil AleHop Devil Ale

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6,632 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,632
Reviews: 2,441
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 215
Gots: 848 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

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Photo of RedChrome
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pour produced an orage colored body with light red hints. Inch high light yellow hued head retained a few minutes. Decent amount of small carbonation hard to see in murky body. Clumps of lacing down glass.

Nice blend of ctiric aromas and hops bitterness. Primarily a lemon aroma with hints of orange and grapefruit. There is also a very crisp light green apple. Nice blend.

Taste of hops is quite strong. A nice light lemony citrus blend is present in the back of the throat. Very faint hint of malt can be detected when held on the tongue. Great flavor.

A nice thick beer feel. A decent movement of carbonation on the surfaces helps the flavors move.

Great beer. Very nice beer with a plate of cheese. This is a great offering in the style, and a great selection from a brewer with a nice history of superb beers.

Photo of MooseBoose
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of outsider
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BryanK
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of sobeleg
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of cnally
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The HopDevil Ale from Victory. Not always available easily in Indiana, so welcome, HopDevil.

The look of this IPA is a mean reddish-amber. There is a nice lightly colored powdery head.

There are some sweet and sugary aromas in the smell, but the big impact scent is the hops. They are the first and last thing you sense, but there are some fruity aromas if you dig deep enough, for instance, grape and apple.

HUGE HUGE hops punch. The taste of hops smacks you hard, and then subsides into an aftertaste much mellowed with the hop kick. This is an oaky and woodsy flavor, but almost entirely overpowered with the hops.

This beer, I will admit, is extremely dry and unforgiving. The feel is perfect, light and lowly carbonated, but the dryness is really impactful.

This is an easy repeat beer if you like dry IPA's. I am not the biggest fan of that style. However, it is a good representation of this style and very flavorful.

Photo of NappyB
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of MaltLickyWithTheCandy
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Jaywalsh20
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Stagga_Lee
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of scooter231
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very very pretty ruby rusty red color. Smell is interesting- sweetly hoppy, almost overly sweet. Lightly fruity, too. Hints of earthy hops come to play as well. Taste is interesting as well- earthy and bitter hops at the forefront, immediately followed by an almost intense malty breadyness. Hints of sweetness hit the palate at odd times, but otherwise it's a tasty thing. Mouthfeel is pretty nice as well. Frothy and bubbly, chewy, smooth. A solid IPA.

Photo of PintOHops
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glass - Tulip

A - Hazy burnt orange color with a 2-finger off white head, sorta fluffy looking and it seems to be retaining well. A bit of Co2 can be seen through the haze, left some spotted lacing here & there.

S - Floral & dry with a some pine like hops, a bit of orange peel but not big though, as I picked up a very nice malty aroma underneath. I get toasted malt notes, slight honey and even a bit of candied like qualities.

T - Right upfront I would say I get candied like qualities, not syrupy or overly sweet though, immediately following is orange peel, and a bit of caramel. Finishing flavors would have to be a slight citrus hop that cuts through the hardy malt backbone, pine, grapefruit flavors & a rind like note. Bitterness is more noticeable as the lingering finale of the taste, kinda burnt like, pretty balanced IPA.

M - Smooth and slightly oily with a very soft Co2 bite, and it's around medium-full.

D - Pretty drinkable and balanced IPA, I think the pronounced malty profile of the beer would get to me after 2-3 pints, so for me I might be able to put down 3 pints at most. I really like this one though, and I think I'd buy again. Cheers!

Photo of TheKingofWichita
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orange red color with a medium sized white head and a fair amount of lacing. Smells of pine and some citrus and some actual hop bitterness. Tastes very well balanced. Citrusy hops up front and they dominate most of the experience. Some malts and some citrus. Mouthfeel is medium with a little carbonation. Fairly easy to drink.

Photo of Absolut
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of MightiestBeard
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of prock180
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of jlogan7
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of SamN
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle into a mason jar.

Hop Devil has a great amber color with decent depth, just slightly hazed. Creamy, looser head with a nice off-tan/white hue, decent lacing. Great looking IPA. Smell is a powerfully juicy citrus hop aroma with a solid caramel, sugary sweet malt. Wonderful aroma. Taste is classic IPA, with a moving hops complexity. Again, good balance (for an IPA), interplay with the richer malts. Quite aggressively hopped. Feel is rough, a little too much "buzzsaw" feel with the hoppiness. Appropriate thickness, but the alpha oil burn is distracting and just a bit uncomfortable. Drinkability remains good, from the aroma alone. A solid East Coast IPA, another solid brew from Victory. Nice work!

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of MNMike
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of Sam-VW
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

A - Golden orange with a thick white head. Great retention! Leaves some lacing around the glass.

S - Very malt forward and some sweet bread, some pine in there. Some Lemongrass.

T - First a little hit of malt, then the pine comes through with a touch of grass, lemon and grapefruit. Great!

M - Medium carbonation, goes down very smoothly and alcohol hidden well. Finishes dry.

Photo of HoustonTX
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a darker color than most IPAs. Medium-dark burnt orange in color. Frothy large off-white head, which maintains very well. Smells of sweet candied malt, with some nice undertones of piney hops. Taste is balanced and simplistic, yet amazingly tasty. Upfront has a nice earthy malt backbone. Very solid, and equally delicious. The American hops kick in halfway providing a solid amount of bitterness into the mix. Hoppiness is perfect for an IPA this size. Finishes with a lingering piney bitterness. Mouthfeel is resinous, and coating, and overall quite dry. Drinkability is superb for a beer this size.

Overall, a very good rendition of the IPA style. Highly recommended.

Photo of TheTrevor
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured copper with a single-finger head and some visible carbonation. The smell is a bit of malt and a bunch of really nice citrus and floral hops. Gee, I wonder how this beer got its name. The taste starts off with a huge mashup of hop flavor with a surprisingly low amount of bitterness. There's some pine, grassy, citrus, and floral hops. There's some malt in there, but it's desperately trying to hold its own against the hops. The mouthfeel is slightly thick with a medium amount of carbonation. This beer is definitely not going to be for everyone, but if you're a fan of hops there's no reason not to try it.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of miadw3
3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a dark amber-red with minimal head. Excellent lacing.

S - Sweet malt with a slight note of bitter hops.

T - Taste of sweet malt and caramel, but not much hop notes. Slight bitterness in the finish.

M - Light body and medium carbonation.

O - Perhaps the bottle was not fresh, but this was a malt bomb for me. Very little hop presence and tons of sweet malt. Enjoyed Hop Wallop MUCH more.

Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,632 ratings.