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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

6,083 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 6,083
Reviews: 2,378
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 160
Gots: 531 | 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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Photo of CaptainIPA
3.63/5  rDev -11%

Poured from a 12 oz., brown bottle into a pint glass. According to freshness dating, I should have partaken by 4-14-08.

Pours a hazy, orange amber with a creamy, off-white, one finger head. Good retention with subtle lacing.

Aromas of sweet malt and piney hops upfront, followed by hints of citrus and clover honey.

Well-balanced taste profile of toasted, caramel malts and spicy, piney hops. Moderately bitter. Finishes with a slight metallic note.

Good drinkability, yet underwhelming in the hops department.

Although more Victory than defeat, HopDevil never lives up to its sinfully menacing promise.

CaptainIPA, Apr 27, 2008
Photo of zachattack555
4/5  rDev -2%

zachattack555, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Brunite
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%

A: A nice deep copper color. A tan, fluffy head that recedes to leave major lacing.

S: Nice aromas here. Citrus...bold hops....very little malt.

T: This is it. A great IPA. Juicy grapefruit flavors abound. A tad bit of pine but citric notes rule. Delicious.

M: Medium body with just a slight bit of hop resin coating the mouth.

O: A great IPA.

Brunite, Apr 30, 2011
Photo of bigpoppa67
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

bigpoppa67, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of ejw127
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

ejw127, Jan 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jkn09, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of Hockey_Fan
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Hockey_Fan, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of jdubjacket
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%

An absolutely fantastic IPA from Victory. Pours a yellowish/amber color typical of IPAs. Taste is (what else?) citrusy hops and are supported by a malty backbone. Taste a little bit of biscuit in there as well...

Drinkability is off the charts. I could definitely see this becoming a session beer for me.

jdubjacket, Jan 27, 2008
Photo of brendaniel
4/5  rDev -2%

brendaniel, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of weerezboy
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

weerezboy, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of Jesse13713
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%

Appearance - A crisp amber-golden brown. Reminds me of the leaves in the fall. Appears very citrusy with average carbonation.

Smell - A slightly milky citrus. Hoppy and floral.

Taste - Bursting with floral notes, citrus and lemon zest. Bitter and very 'springy'.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability - Medium bodied and easy to drink. Delicious all throughout and it kept me entertained. I know this is a short review, but I liked the beer quite a bit.

Jesse13713, Apr 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

RWACKO, Oct 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

aliving1, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

brokentee, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

LouDogg114, Jun 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

berkshire413, May 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

PTEdelman, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of Realale
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Absolutely beautiful, full rich copper-red color. Nice head that stuck around through most of the glass. Nose is not as hoppy as I expected from an American IPA, let alone one called Hop Devil. There is a significant sweet malty note on the nose as well. Beautifully integrated on the palate - impeccable balance. The bitterness is more prominent on the palate than on the nose and contributes significantly to a very long finish. Disappears quickly. Top notch American IPA. A touch more hop on the nose, and it would seriously challenge Bell's Two-Hearted Ale as my favorite within the style.

Realale, Sep 04, 2002
Photo of muddyh2oblues
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

muddyh2oblues, Jan 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Pensfan0782, Dec 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

rypkr, Aug 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

SammyJaxxxx, Jun 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

groleau, Aug 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

osuskin, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

terpinsd, Apr 27, 2014
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,083 ratings.