Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Hop Devil AleHop Devil Ale

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6,472 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,472
Reviews: 2,402
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 186
Gots: 683 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001)
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Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

Photo of bouncepass
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of TommyW
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Fairly clear, gold with amber tints. Big, white, bubbly head that sticks nicely.

S- Brief hint of malt then just dominated by floral, oily hop aroma.

T- Don't really get any malts here. There is lemon/orange rind taste that starts this one off; followed by the floral hops. Leaves a strong, lingering bitterness.

M- Medium to slightly full with a smooth carbonation.

D- Pretty good IPA. The lingering bitterness is a little stronger than in most IPAs, but I don't mind that at all.

Photo of BrewSTL
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of cfadams17
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Jon
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best, most balanced IPAs I've tasted. Hop Devil pours a nice copper color. Its sticky head lasts and lasts, leaving an incredible trail of Brussels lace behind. Wow. The smell is of hops and a bit of citrus. The big hops flavor is backed up perfectly with a big malt profile, which makes for an incredibly balanced IPA. I really can't believe how good this is. This beer certainly lives up to its reputation.

Transparent copper with a sticky cream-hued head. Nice retention and even better lacing. Nose inludes notes of sappy pine, citrus and some residual malt sweetness. Taste is abundantly hoppy with characteristic notes of mild grapefruit and pine needles backed by a substantial, sweet caramel malt profile. Smooth mouthfeel and excellent balance with an emphasis on hops make this an enjoyable, highly drinkable IPA. West Coast style from a great East Coast brewery. Great stuff.

Photo of jtransel
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of aszatk01
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of terpinsd
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of JALIEN
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of JDM44
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of MmmIPA
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ive had this beer countless times out of the bottle and had it two times from a cask.
4 pumps from the hand tap and the beer was in all of its amber glory.The awesome smell of hop,mabey cascades,the smell is more potent in the cask then bottle IMO.The head stood there for a minute of so,the beer was oh so creamy and at perfect temp. The malt was perfect complimenting the hops.This beer is no way over the top but it is a awesome interpitation of the style and im glad that It is a year round beer.The only fault to the beer is its abv. it will hit ya after a couple.The hops tasted so vibrant then the malt came in to knock them down a bit.A all around great beer.

Photo of pburland23
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On cask at Village Whiskey in Philadelphia.

Hop Devil is one of my all time favorite beers. This was the first time I had it on cask, so I had review it.

Pours a cloudy, copper color with a very thin head. The nose is strong on flowery hops and a delightful pine scent. The taste was a mellow version of Hop Devil. It's as is being in the cask took the rough edges of Hop Devil and sanded them down to a wonderfully smooth taste. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a slightly less than normal level of carbonation. This was a real beauty of a pour, I could have sat at the bar all day if only I could have gotten out of life's obligations.

Photo of hotsudge
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Buttermilk
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of troegaarden
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of MarshMan71
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Stoneman78
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- pours a dark, amber hue with creamy white head that is mostly lasting, excellent lacing throughout

s- as the name states, the nose is dominated by earthy, piney, bitter hops with a hint of citrus and sour grapefruit

t- again, taste is of sour citrus hops balanced well with caramel and biscuit hops, strong alcohol presence

m- Medium/heavy body with adequate carbonation

d- Nice tasty IPA that is not too overwhelming, hangs well with its West Coast brethren, unique earthiness stands out well

Photo of Sinewave
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Drinkerofales
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with hints of orange and gold. A thick off-white head quickly dissipates to leave some nice lacing.

Smell is of piney hops and some sweet malt, with some alcohol burn in there.

Taste is a big, piney, earthy hops, which fills the mouth, then some malt on the finish with a bitter aftertaste.

Texture is of a big hops bite, sticky and viscous, has the feel of a DIPA/IIPA, very nice.

Overall, great beer, flirts with big and bold, has a little more booze in the nose than expected from only(ha) 6.7, but that's my only complaint...


Photo of RichardMNixon
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of CMOrak
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of famous_mortimur
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of mostpoetsdo
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very deep copper, great white head, with excellent rings of lacing. Haven't had a beer look this good in a while.

S: Quite a bit of hops, but also really sweet and bready.

T: Definite hop punch to begin with, mainly pine, but also a candy/fruity sweetness. The hop taste lingers for sure on the bitter aftertaste.

M: Pretty thick, nice stickiness to it.

D: Really enjoyed this brew, a definite winner for Victory.

Photo of gkunkle
3.35/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orange/ amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head. Body is a little hazy. Head settles to a thick film. Smell is of malt, also some citrus hops, I think I detect a little bit of a floral smell in there. Taste definitely pins this as an East-coast IPA, Malts come through well along with the citric and pine hop flavors. Mouthfeel is a little thicker than expected for an IPA. Carbonation is on the mild side. This is a fine beer, but it is hard to stand out when everybody and their dog brews an IPA, compared to the entire field of the style, it is lacking a characteristic to make it stand out.

Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,472 ratings.