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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

6,555 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 6,555
Reviews: 2,423
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 202
Gots: 768 | 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

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Photo of brealbg
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of MikeDAdams
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of kels
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass a lovely, coppery-orange color, fairly clear, with a little carbonation visible. Nicely retained 1-finger thick, creamy white head, lots of bubbly lacing.

Smell: Nice, light and bright-smelling citrusy hops that even smell juicy. Not too strong, but strong enough to make my mouth water.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Very excellently balanced is the first thing I think! I'm quite surprised this isn't overwhelming or overpowering based on the style and the name. Nice toasted malt meets a sweetly bitter citrus. The taste is is really refreshing and only slightly sticky. Feel is decently carbonated and light.

Drinkability: Very high - the alcohol is pretty well masked in the taste and the taste is really great. Not a bad combination.

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

The pour is orange with a frothy fading head. This IPA is different from the local breed. Its hoppy flavor is leaning heavily towards the spicy side, rather than the bitter and citrus taste that we around here know and love. I'm not about to give up my Stone and Alesmith IPA's, but this is a very nice change of pace.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Number3red
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of sachie23
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of TTripp725
3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

I have slowly become a hop head and this IPA definitely asserts my new found love for a great style. It's amazing that the amount of hop flavors present in this fine brew find a way to meld and flow ever so gently. I poured this into a standard pint glass and a rather nice burnt orange copper color produced a nice white head. Crazy amounts of lacing creates a spiderweb effect down the glass. Aroma is bursting with bitter and citrus hops, euphoria tickles my senses from scent alone. As I drink this I take bigger swigs and am rewarded with a refreshing sensation. A full malt presence is recognizable but it just can't compete with the generous portion of hops added to this ale. Outstanding flavor it flows so well and it is coupled with a rich full mouthfeel that slides into a satisfying finish.

Photo of jtransel
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Hautacam
3.36/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange..lively head..laces ; drops to a film.
Smells like HOPS..piney..doughy ....almost a metallic scent in there.
Tastes sweet malt for about one second; then the hops kick in and it's grapefruit-rind time...alcohol is right there too....tames a bit on warming.
Mouthfeel is medium ....carbonation medium.
One will be enough for me. I think I'd like this better if there was just a little more sugar to balance the hops.

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

Appearance: A somewhat hazy burnt-orange body with a solid finger of off-white and bubbly head. Good lacing.

Aroma: Floral, spicy, and citrusy hops balanced by a brown-sugary malt body. A bit of booze is lurking around the edges.

Taste: Spicy, grapefruity hops dominate at first and are decently bitter. There's a solid biscuity, sweet, and nutty malt backbone bringing up the rear, well up to the challenge put forth by the hops. The booze is there, but stays in its place. Everything meshes well and is perfectly balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with good carbonation and a somewhat dry finish.

Drinkability: Goes back easily enough given the style and alcohol content. A good session IPA.

Verdict: With a solid malt backbone balanced perfectly with brilliant hops, HopDevil is one of the best IPAs that I've tried yet. I'm very much looking forward to trying the other Victory offerings I can get my hands on here in Houston.

Photo of WeedKing4
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pours a dark clear amber brown with a decent amount of head. Tastes of slight malty hop bitterness with almost a little spiceyness in there too. Drinks pretty smooth and would be quite sessionable. Didn't wow me, but its solid. Glad I tried this one.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Dark orange, somewhat cloudy, moderate head of white, fast fade, but with a remainder that produces considerable lacing.

S - Floral hops, with malt sweetness, with subtle grapefruit and other citrus.

T - Malty sweetness couples with a big pine and grapefruit pith hop hit, closing down with bitterness that rules the close until, in the final trail off the malt and sweetness remains.

M - There is mild drying, moderate carbonation, and a bit of build on the tongue, but all very manageable.

O - An IPA designed primarily for balance. With the big hop flavors is a strong malt backbone. The overall result is delicious.

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of Lupe
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light amber color, slightly hazy, with an off-white foamy head, that turns into a thin layer, and laves nice lace. Aroma is all hops, floral and citrus. Medium bodied with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Taste is very much like the aroma. Lots of hop flavor, citrus, grapefruit, and floral tastes. Malt is somewhere in the backround. Different hop flavors along with the toasted malt in the backround make this a nice balance of flavor, and not a shocking hop bitterness. Finishes slightly bitter with some spiciness. A very good IPA. Sit back and enjoy!

Photo of beerman207
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Found this at Whitey's Liquors in Lawrenceburg, IN.

A: Orange to red color. Two fingers of head that hangs around a good while leading to some nice alcing

S: The nose is honey and some floral hops

T: Hops come through withs some nice bite.

M: Has a dry finish but medium body

D: I really dig this beer. I could have a few of these.

This is a great beer. Definately one of my favoriate IPAs. I would put this up against many of the others I've tasted.

Serving type: bottle

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,555 ratings.