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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

6,550 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 6,550
Reviews: 2,422
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 200
Gots: 762 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

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Photo of ChrisSimpson1968
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful yeasty-hazed amber into the glass with a thin head, retaining to the very last pull. Cascade hops and grapefruit to the nose. Nice deep hoppiness that leaves the mouth pleasantly satiated. Leaves a "peppery" good medium-lasting bitter finish. For an IPA, the hops are worked in nicely, and not overwhelmingly off-balance in any way. Nice job here. I wish it were a bit more complex in the taste dept., but it’s definitely a great brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of knuxdude
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of CaptainSkybeard
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Jsproat
5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BlakeE
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of MANNZITO
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Hammer35
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice clear orangish color with a pale head that dissipates quickly. Good carbonation but little head retention.

Smell: Pleasant citrusy, earthy aroma with just a hit of malt and the end. Not overpowering but very present.

Taste: Much like the smell. Huge notes of citrus. Piney hops are present too. Malty toward the finish with a bitter, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Excellent! Full bodied, very well carbonated and light enough to be
refreshing.

Overall: Excellent IPA and a great example of the style. An easy drinker that has a great aroma and full of flavor. I would've like a little more head retention and maybe a slightly more pronounced aroma but still one I'll definitely drink again.

Photo of TheKwameYeboah
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of zakery
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear amber with a fluffy off-white head.

The smell is bold and a little fruity. It has an under-tone of blackberry jam and an over-tone of citrus.

It provides a medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

The taste is hoppy and the malt is there but takes the backseat in this brew. I can taste fresh citrus and it provides a medium to medium-high bitterness with a slightly dry finish. There is none of the berries in the taste, but has a mellow. little sweet and smooth feel to it.

Not for the faint of heart or macro-drinker, this brew is great for good-beer-lovers that want a little edge and have a thing for layered tastes of hops.

Photo of edchef1850
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I never consider myself a hop head. I am not a big fan of overly hopped beers, as i feel they lack balance. That being said , i have been seduced by the mystical hop devil!. Victory Brewing is a top notch brewer. They really work hard to produce beautiful beers, and hop devil is no exception. I love the balance of this beer, you cant miss the big hops in the glass, rich amber color and floral bouquet, the smell of hops wafting from my glass. But the balance in the mouth is perfect. This beer is a winner all around. You can feel the love that the 2 brewmasters from victory put into there craft. Good job fellas!

Photo of bigreduw64
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heard good things, so I'm looking forward to this one.

Appearance: Rich amber color. Pours a nice head that slowly dissipates, but doesn't leave.

Smell: Nice hoppy smell, get floral notes, but not a real strong aroma. If it tastes like it smells, it should be good.

Taste: Good hoppy flavor, but I can also taste the malt. Some light berry notes in the background. I like it.

Mouthfeel is good, not a lot of carbonation. I could drink about 2 of these at a time, then I would have to switch to something a little less hoppy.
Very good IPA, didn't use to be a fan, but its because of beers like this that I am starting to really enjoy IPA's.

Photo of buzzworthy
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

HopDevil Ale pours an amber-orange out of the bottle with a cool looking hop devil on the label. Not surprisingly, hops are in charge here. There is a pleasant citrus, grapefruit, orange hopiness that predominates with only a hint of malt in the background. Dry on the finish with more hops.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 6,550 ratings.