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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Hop Devil AleHop Devil Ale

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6,080 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,080
Reviews: 2,378
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 160
Gots: 529 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

IchLiebeBierZu, Aug 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

muddyh2oblues, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

twkirkby, Jul 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

robieobie1, Mar 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

twizzbeatz, Mar 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

visualmartyr, Jan 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Bjlps, Dec 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

HopGrazer, Thursday at 11:13 PM
Photo of ToddT
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

A- Nice amber color with a one finger white head. Leaves minimal lacing on the glass.

S- Grapefruit, pine and hops in the nose. Nothing seems to dominate a nice blend.

T- Slow build of grapefruit at first that switches to a nice hop bitterness and then finishes slightly bitter and sweet

M- Medium bodied, creamy and smooth with good carbonation,

D- Easy drinking IPA. Not too bitter, not too strong. At 6.7% ABV it is a little on the low side for an IPA so the alcohol is well hidden.

A nice IPA, easy drinking and not too extreme. There are better examples out there but a nice choice when you don't want something crazy or a good choice to share with non-beer fanatic friends.

ToddT, Feb 21, 2009
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

IPx, Nov 19, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

drinkAK, Jul 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

hsus0225, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

charlesjwinkler, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of Givemebeer
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%

A: copper, amber. 1.5 finger head nice lacing. Dark color for an ipa.

S: mmm citrus and pine

T: east coast ipa taste where the taste is primarily pine. But there is a citrus undertone of mostly grapefruit and the caramel malt sweetness nicely balances the beer.

M: pretty light bodied

O: a great beginner ipa but I revisit it often... Because it's great. A perfect example of an east coast ipa

Givemebeer, Mar 03, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +2.5%

This beer came highly recommended and it is definantly a good brew! It poured a dark copper color with a good slightly off white head that left a good lace down to the end of the glass. The smell was of hops, spice, and a hint of grapefruit I believe. The taste was not as dry as I was expecting, but it was still excelent. The hops hit in the very beginning but then they were taken over by the wonderful spicy taste. Very unique. The mouthfeel was very smoothe and the beer went down very nicely. Although I do not think this stands up to the likes of the Stone IPA, this is a very very good beer.

Dmann, Aug 29, 2003
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4.35/5  rDev +6.6%

12 oz. Bottle: Enjoy by July 16, 2010

HopDevil pours crystal clear and deep coppery amber with bright orange highlights, a big creamy white heads builds and leaves plenty of lacing as it falls.

The aroma has freshly baked bready malt, caramel and loads of piney and very floral hops.

HopDevil certainly has hops, lots of them, big piney resinous and citric hops, citrus isn't as prominent but it is present with candied grapefruit and a touch of orange. The hops are balanced by the big bready malt with it's slightly caramel flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium, creamy and perfectly carbonated.

This is one very drinkable IPA, perhaps my favorite now or tied with SN Celebration. I say it's balanced but that is perhaps just me as the hop flavors are sublime. If you like IPAs I can't recomend this beer enough. I am thoroughly impressed with Victory beers!

BlackBearForge, Mar 11, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

splendidsplinter, Jan 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

AWS2111, Jan 04, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -9.8%

A - Deep amber orange, pretty standard IPA color with a little depth. Great one finger foam head that retains well. Delicious looking beer

S - Clean, crisp citrus with heavy pine notes on an extreme hop nose. Very little malt character here except as faint background. Standard IPA smell, not very strong, but still enjoyable.

T - Nice hop front, very piney in taste with floral undertone. Mild citrus notes become apparent when it begins to warm. Not the greatest taste in the world, but still very enjoyable and very drinkable. Mild bitter aftertaste.

M - Active carbonation that fizzes and adds a pleasant touch to the mouthfeel. Not too thick but not weak. Very crisp, very refreshing. An extremely clean feel for a beer.

O - Well built IPA, great hop character, very refreshing and enjoyable.

BigBarley, Nov 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

aszatk01, Apr 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

wakajawaka76, May 30, 2012
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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

A—pours 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…

S—citrus, pine, pepper, some floral notes as well

T—mmm! Pine and peppery, flowers, the bitterness is nicely balanced with some malty sweetness, finishes dry with a little bite to it

M—sharp and bold, medium bodied, medium carbonation

D—a solid IPA that is well worth seeking out!

hanco005, May 24, 2006
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Metaltildeath, Jul 10, 2013
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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.

whoneeds8, Oct 05, 2009
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,080 ratings.