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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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6,545 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,545
Reviews: 2,421
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 198
Gots: 752 | FT: 5
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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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jreitman
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I do not consider myself a hop man at all, but this brew was a very pleasant experience. The beer is orange, almost amber in color with a very hoppy nose. While very hoppy and bitter, the beer still had some nice malt sweetness to it which was a pleasant surprise. Fairly complex IMO and I enjoyed every sip. A great beer indeed.

Photo of EPseja
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I can't believe it's taken so long for me to get around to rating this beer. Served from a 12oz. bottle in my SABL glass at between fridge and cellar temperature.

A - Vibrant, slightly hazed tarnished orange with a fairly viscous pour and a thick but frail butter cream head that slowly diminishes to a thin veil atop the liquid. Head retention and lacing are both fair.

S - Summery, green hops -- juicy citrus like honeyed grapefruit. Dried hop pellets swirling in cold wort. Pretty straightforward and pleasing.

T - Lightly sweet with caramel maltiness that soon gives way to a spice-laden hoppiness and a spritz of alcohol. Really gets dry in the middle and end, and the aftertaste is green and slightly astringent.

M - Cohesive and substantive. Tingly without being tongue-numbing, and puffing in the mouth to a soapy froth. Swallow is a wash of suds that is lightly belly-filling from the carbonation.

D - A good AIPA, but to me, not the best showcase of the style. Could use a smidge more malt up front to give a better initial footing on the journey into bittnerness. Tasty, but it doesn't leave me aching for another.

Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a nice thick copper color with an awesome tan-colored head created with a vigorous pour. This one smells delicious. I've spent so much time whiffing this one that I almost forgot I was supposed to drink it. An absolutely gordgeous smelling brew.

A nice bold citrus taste. Reminds me of grapefruit and oranges, maybe grapefruit peelings. Good smoothness considering the level of tart citrus hops. I also notice some sort of spices but cant figure out exactly what. Overall it tastes good. Hearty, and smooth for the style.

The mouthfeel is probably a little over medium-bodied, but not heavy. Quite a drinkable beer as well. I really wish I had more than just one.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of lstokes
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Victory Brewing Company, and it was delicious! Orange-copper beer with a creamy head, and the smell was citrusy hops with some sweet malt in the background.

Creamy mouthfeel, a sweet malt hit at the beginning which gives way to a spicy and exciting blend of hops--something of a dry and spicy finish which lingers on the palate for a good long while. The carbonation was just right for the taste and hell, I really enjoyed drinking it.

Would definitely drink again.

Photo of bunnyhustle
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice shade of rust, slightly hazy, with fluffy off-white head with good retention and lacing. Smell was of hops however I thought it was a little muted. A definite malt presence in the smell. Taste was good. Nice good hop quality to it, a little piney, with relatively decent balance for an IPA. Very nice, bitter after taste. Mouthfeel was suprisingly light and a bit crisp. Overall a good beer. I dont know if this one would quite be "sessionable" since the ABV is getting up there, but I could easily see sipping on a few of these on a nice fall day.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Photo of czechsaaz
3.1/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nice grassy hop nose with hints of citrys. But the hops overpower any other aromatics. I get no malt or yeast character through it. It's a pleasant smell, but I want more complexity.

Nice amber color with incredible clarity. A little rising carbonation with a big frothy head that fades quickly to a thin solid layer.

Flavor is powerfully hop bitter. Then comes a grassy hop flavor and then more hop aftertaste. It isn't until the long ligering effects of aftertaste that I can pick up some malt profile. Basically, this is a throw handfuls of hops in a batch beer. Which makes it not to my liking. There's more to beer than straight alpha acid.

Decent body with a nice carbonation level. So bitter though that it feels dry and a little astringent.

I'm not really impressed. For me this falls into the category of beers that have no finesse, only hops. Maybe with the right insanely spicy food this would work better but for straight drinking it is completely one dimenstional.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,545 ratings.