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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

5,778 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,778
Reviews: 2,367
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 137
Gots: 393 | 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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mttdls

New York

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

09-19-2012 18:23:13 | More by mttdls
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

04-03-2014 20:17:42 | More by hmmmbeer10
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jhhollier

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-09-2012 13:14:26 | More by jhhollier
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jimmygord

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-17-2014 22:48:18 | More by jimmygord
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BierStein711

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draught!

Outstanding herbal IPA with a two finger head and amber body

Smells of hebal pine and aromatic resin

Tastes like grapefruits, apricots, booze, and a good hop bite at the finish!

Smooth mouthfeel

Moderate carbonation

Excellent beer! I plan on grabbing a sixer soon!

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2013 19:07:03 | More by BierStein711
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MikalMick

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-08-2012 22:59:29 | More by MikalMick
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JuliusCaesar

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2%

03-28-2014 13:41:34 | More by JuliusCaesar
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jrand2621

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

07-25-2014 12:53:48 | More by jrand2621
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DESTRO

Nevada

4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

proof that a great IPA dosnt have to wreck your tastebuds and tip you over after one bottle. pours out a nice red tinged sunset and smells of wonderful citrus hops. taste is solid and balanced, a firm dose of hops with enough malt backbone to keep up. some light sweetness, bitter but not overly so, lightly spicy. medium bodied, somewhat filling but not a bloater. a very well rounded beer that shows its mucles with balance and flavor insted of all out bitterness. top notch.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2005 03:12:08 | More by DESTRO
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diamondc

Texas

2.98/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a single for $1.99. Best By Nov. 29 09

So much for the 'pale' part of India Pale Ale. More of a burnt orange, copper color appearance. A nice foam of head that leaves some light scattered lacing.

Smells like burnt toast, old pine trees, talcum powder. Nothing really floral or grapefruit-y here.

Taste is just intense pine tree sap, spicy herbal-ness, warm grapefruit juice. No real sweetness here, just that intense dry after taste from the hops that is really unappealing.

I think the beer is too unbalanced for my tastes. Glad I only bought a single.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2009 03:29:26 | More by diamondc
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brewmudgeon

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

victory hopdevil, best by March 25 2011. in mixed from festival, fond.

a 4 clear ruddy amber with an inch of yellowish white foam atop. decents rings of lace are left in its wake, at least at first.

s 3.5 would prefer a much bolder nose in an ipa.

t 3.5-4 soapy tasting, lemony. solid malt backing, but these hops are not all that tasty playing on a stage of pale and caramel maltiness. lingering pithy bitterness and something almost like coffee. yet it gets better as the beer warms a little.

m 4-4.5 ample carbonation, very creamy, almost overcarbonated (though that's easily remedied). soft medium body.

d 3-3.5-4 not much to my liking despite some redeeming qualities. really expected to enjoy this one much more, but am willing to try another specimen on another day. did improve a bit toward the end of the glass, enough to up some scoring.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 00:32:11 | More by brewmudgeon
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Sachsenfreude

Germany

3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

I usually stay away from IPA beer but my friend had some of these so I thought to give it a try.

It poured a pale murky yellow with a nice head and decent retention. The smell was almost all citrusy hops and then the taste....not something I enjoyed. Almost no malt flavors just powerful lemon rind hop bitterness with a sharp dry to dehydrating finish. Very unbalanced, tasted like sucking on a hop pellet. I know this is an IPA but damn, just over the top and lacking any complexities. Anyone could over hop a beer and produce the same result. The mouthfeel was very crisp, loose and dry, about what I would expect for the style. I will praise this beer for its drinkability though. Despite its obnoxious hoppyness, it's surprisingly easy to drink and that is quite remarkable in itself.

This really wasn't an awful beer but like so many of this style it seems to have lost touch with what a beer really is, a malt beverage, hops should be used mainly for the preservative qualities and complement the malts. I guess I'll never understand the whole IPA hype.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 07:07:23 | More by Sachsenfreude
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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.5%

05-18-2012 18:25:38 | More by SickNukes
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

09-10-2012 23:47:15 | More by heddar33
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Tyecko

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2%

07-25-2014 16:20:54 | More by Tyecko
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-17-2012 18:30:16 | More by MooseBoose
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Klebe

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-20-2014 14:31:07 | More by Klebe
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MarshMan71

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

08-12-2012 15:55:00 | More by MarshMan71
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Jacob007

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

06-19-2013 23:57:14 | More by Jacob007
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TheLevi4000

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-14-2013 00:53:47 | More by TheLevi4000
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TLove

District of Columbia

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Big Hunt in DC.

Nice, reddish ale color, well-laced head. Profoundly hoppy with a capital "H", but malty and sweet fruit component constructed to balance the graininess.

Despite popular opinion, not as overwhelmingly hoppy as it seems. The Stone Ruination IPA is far harsher in my book.

Big huevos. Big taste for the American IPA. Well-done for Victory.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2009 20:09:27 | More by TLove
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GratefulEdd

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-03-2014 03:59:09 | More by GratefulEdd
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JDM44

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-19-2014 00:02:03 | More by JDM44
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EnthusedAboutBeer

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

08-14-2013 16:33:12 | More by EnthusedAboutBeer
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WiserBud

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-07-2014 23:51:51 | More by WiserBud
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,778 ratings.