Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,993 | Reviews: 2,376 | Display Reviews Only:
4.38/5 rDev +7.4%
I picked up a single to give it a try. 12 oz bottle with enjoy by Jul 06 06 on it poured into a pint glass
Apours cloudy dark and murky, copper color with a 2 inch foamy sand colored head, slowly collapses, full lacing is produced. A very enticing looking brew
Scitrus, pine, pepper, some floral notes as well
Tmmm! Pine and peppery, flowers, the bitterness is nicely balanced with some malty sweetness, finishes dry with a little bite to it
Msharp and bold, medium bodied, medium carbonation
Da solid IPA that is well worth seeking out!
05-24-2006 20:36:48 | More by hanco005
4.7/5 rDev +15.2%
A - Golden-orange in color with a good amount of carbonation bubbles floating up into the 1 finger tall fluffy white head, leaving a thick rim of lacing and spotty lace down the glass as the beer is enjoyed.
S - Wonderful scents of tangerine & peach sit atop caramel sweetness, lemon zest, grains, grass, and yeasty funk.
T - Waves of mango, orange rind, and a combonation of bitter and juicy hops start the sip, followed by a good dose of caramel malts, leading to a slightly dry, malty finish.
M - The medium body holds moderate carbonation, with a slight dryness on the finish.
O - A well rounded IPA, one of, if not the best IPA I have ever had, good job Victory.
01-29-2012 03:25:33 | More by Rickythejeweler
4.4/5 rDev +7.8%
Grabbed a 6 pack at BevMo.
Cooled a 12ozer down and poured it into a pint glass.
Poured a beautiful crystal clear copper color. Thick foamy off-white head. Beautful carbonation. Thick lacing like a MoFo!
Huge malty aroma. The big malt smell overpowers the hops. Smells like fresh boiled wort to me.
Thick on the palate, rich malt flavor. A fruity raisin like flavor and hints of tea in there. Very mild bitternes that sticks to the back of the tongue with a hint of grapefruit.
Very good, full bodied, nice balance and very drinkable.
11-10-2005 03:18:11 | More by SteveO1231
4.03/5 rDev -1.2%
Enjoy By: Nov 23 2011. Just in the nick of time.
A: Pours a very nice, dark honey color with two fingers of frothy white head...beer is mostly clear. The head has some really nice staying power and leaves behind loads of sticky lacing. The film is thick with lots of large bubbles around the edges.
S: Hoppy, but balanced. Sharp, clean citrus and some pine. Malts are bready and caramel.
T: Again, the taste is hop forward, but remains balanced. Citrus(lemon and orange), pine and earthy(almost musty) hops are present. Bread and caramel backbone give way to a slightly bitter finish. There's also a spicy quality to the taste, but not sure what to attribute it to. Very nice tasting beer.
M: On the full side of medium bodied, creamy.
O: HopDevil is a very enjoyable beer and continues Victory's string of solid offerings. I'll be sure to reach for this again.
11-16-2011 01:24:35 | More by titosupertramp
4.13/5 rDev +1.2%
Poured into a pint glass orange color with a thick off white head. Ok lacing. Smell isn't too terribly strong. The taste has a nice hop bite upfront that balances out very nice. In fact, the hops kinda burned my lips because of the BBQ I was eating along with it. Overall, this is a very good AIPA with no bad aftertastes.
10-05-2009 22:43:24 | More by whoneeds8
4.22/5 rDev +3.4%
Copper color with a fluffy white head. Lacing that is as thick as the head.
Lots of orange and pine resin in the nose. Malt aromas present but understated.
A flash of nutty/carmely/biscuity malt flavors that finishes with candied orange, grapefruit rind, and earthy pine cone. Noticeably high IBUs. Very tasty.
Medium body with an oily mouthfeel from hops. Nicely carbonated.
Good IPA probably the best I have had that was made east of the Rockies. Nice balance, flavor, and drinkability. Worth trying.
06-14-2007 04:10:10 | More by bosco7
4.22/5 rDev +3.4%
A-this bad ass looking bottle could only be more awesome if it was put under a black light,OK on to whats inside...this one really looks like a winner,it pours a beautiful amber,with two fingers of egg shell colored head that looks soft as a pillow,yet hangs strong till the last drop,leaving my ILLINI pint glass covered in even stickiness from top to bottom
S-citrus,lemon and lime,with a earthy vibe,maybe a slight banana presence
T-the hop devil is definitely in charge of this IPA,it has strong grassy notes,like fresh cut yard clippings put through a fruit juicer,with touches of citrus,malts are an after thought but not forgoten,adding some sweetness thru out
M-surprisingly thin bodied(not a bad thing),the constant attack on the taste buds takes all attention away from the fact that its thinner than some others of the same style(also helps the drinkability)
D-considering the fact that I feel that my tongue has just been violated and at the same time I wish I had one more of these little devils,I have to say HELL YEAH!!
02-21-2008 05:49:53 | More by orangemoustache
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
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