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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

5,797 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 5,797
Reviews: 2,367
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 141
Gots: 401 | 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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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.5%

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

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

10-20-2013 23:21:06 | More by ScotNH
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TooGood

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -26.5%

03-16-2014 12:31:36 | More by TooGood
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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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McStagger

California

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best by 5/9/14. The best buy date is borderline microscopic. What the hell, Victory. What the hell.

A: Pours a fairly dark copper. This one seems more like an amber than a pale. Finger and a half off white head. Good retention. Good lacing. Carbonation is moderate.

S: Very bready in the nose. Dark, biscuity quality. Hops are present, leading to a slight floral edge with a big shot of fruitiness. Mostly stone fruit, with some berry characteristics.

T: Starts off with the rich copper malts. Again, doughy and biscuity like. Hops take over mid palate and shoot up a quick. Big burst of key lime and kumquat. Finishes with a nice, almost peppery/ginger note that carries through into the aftertaste. Takes a turn for the resinous, but the malt balances it wonderfully. Hints of lemon and pine in the finish. The malts give the citric taste an almost candied quality. Finishes fairly dry, and amazingly fruity.

M: Medium bodied. Carbonation is in no way distracting. Even comes off as slightly creamy.

O: Very, very good. I think I still prefer the hop monster west coast IPA's, but this one can hold its own with anybody. Great nose and truly exceptional flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 05:59:42 | More by McStagger
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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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terpinsd

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-27-2014 15:25:36 | More by terpinsd
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prock180

Arizona

4/5  rDev -2%

03-01-2014 02:39:44 | More by prock180
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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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WiserBud

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-07-2014 23:51:51 | More by WiserBud
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AaronRed

New York

4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had to try this beer due to it's massive following in BA. I do love hops, so I knew I would love this beer. Almost like a red beer, hops beyond belief that never seemed to let up at any time. However, it was very easy to drink. I was not dissapointed.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2002 18:55:36 | More by AaronRed
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LarryV

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice reddish amber color. Virtually no head, minimal carbonation. Nice balance of malt ands hops. I think I would have liked a bit more carbonation, this particular pouring seemed almost flat to me. Still tasted delicious though.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2002 03:20:06 | More by LarryV
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TinusTime

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear amber with some darker highlights. Nice soft off white head was substantial at first but faded into just a film.

Smell quite nice and rich with hoppy goodness. Some citrusy grapefruity notes, spice, and a touch of pine all intermingle. There is a touch of sweetness that can be found through all of the hop attack.

Taste is surprisingly not too over hopped. Nice sweet bready malts provide a backbone for the hop assault. Finishes dry with more pine and citrus toward the back.

Mouthfeel is good. Not to heavy and nice carbonation keeps the palate sharp. Drinkability is very good. They go down so easy that quick palate fatique is not an issue. Overall a very good IPA, not the best in my book, but one that I will definitly come back to again and again

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2005 16:00:07 | More by TinusTime
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rkhaze

California

4.72/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good Moogly-Googly! What a beer! Poured an amber-orange color with a beautiful head and good lacing. Very hoppy-floral aroma. Good rich mouthfeel. The taste was complex with a vicious malt vs.
hop battle waging with the ultimate winner being your tastebuds. I don't think I've had a more balanced IPA. Very drinkable, highly recommended and certainly worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2003 02:31:38 | More by rkhaze
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AaronHomoya

Indiana

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

12 oz brown bottle. A couple of weeks past the best by date - too bad.

Appearance is an auburn color with decent head and fairly light carbonation.

Smell is a nice hoppy, citrus aroma with maybe a hint of caramel.

Taste is malt and caramel, then hop flavor, citrusy, then finishes with a fair bit of hops bitterness and a grapefruit rind aftertaste. Just balanced enough to not be an unpleasant, harsh bitterness. Still probably too much for some, though.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, nice feeling with the light carbonation.

Overall, a very drinkable IPA that is pretty hoppy but still balanced enough that I would drink it regularly, and often, if it was more available here. I would also like to try it when fresher.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2006 17:38:20 | More by AaronHomoya
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tln13

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-17-2012 02:13:27 | More by tln13
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mscott1975

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

12-03-2011 21:40:21 | More by mscott1975
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sabitu

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2%

04-06-2014 21:42:10 | More by sabitu
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jkn09

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

02-08-2013 19:32:59 | More by jkn09
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hsus0225

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-18-2013 04:06:10 | More by hsus0225
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grimey68

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

09-01-2013 23:35:21 | More by grimey68
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 5,797 ratings.