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Hop Devil Ale - Victory Brewing Company

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Hop Devil AleHop Devil Ale

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6,381 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,381
Reviews: 2,398
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 176
Gots: 638 | 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 mizzoueng
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Copper-Reddish in color that was completly hazy. Aout half a finger head with a near full pour into my Arcadia tulip glass. Head stayed around for a little bit but dissapated quickly leaving nice lacing about halfway through.

S - Smelled of Centennial/Cascade hops, citrus, and caramel malt.

T - Bitter, with a nice citrus/acidic flavor. Malt was present, gave the beer a good body that complimented the hops well. The aftertaste was of citrus, like a tangerine, with some floral hints and of course hops.

M - Nice crisp full body. The beer felt somewhat heavy for an IPA but was a nice change of pace, I think the haze of the beer made it feel more like a heff in my mouth but still had the refreshing attributes I look for in an IPA.

D - I could deffinetly drink this again. I would like to try it on tap sometime to compare the difference between my bottle and draft (or cask).

My bottle had a "drink by" date of Oct 20 2007. No information as to the bottling date. A tulip did not seem to be the proper glass for this beer, but its all I had.

mizzoueng, Aug 17, 2007
Photo of mayor55
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in tulip glass. Deep copper color, pretty clear. Nice light brown head approx 1". Excellent taste. Smells spicy. Head leaves nice thick rings on glass. Very drinkable. Very hoppy smell. Beautiful color and very clear. Good example of american IPA.

mayor55, May 23, 2008
Photo of ishinder
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

ishinder, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of jdhchi
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First time, great color a clear copper with a least two fingers of head that did not disappear quickly, good lacing. Smell was a bit weaker than I like but the taste makes up for it. Mouthfeel was especially nice and finished soft and smooth. Overall I enjoyed this beer!

jdhchi, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of owenmeaney
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

owenmeaney, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of Actionbastard
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Actionbastard, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of bearmcnair
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

bearmcnair, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Fishbone
4/5  rDev -2%

Fishbone, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of Jrbackon
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Jrbackon, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of excruciating_pastry
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

excruciating_pastry, May 18, 2012
Photo of randygreener
5/5  rDev +22.5%

randygreener, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of Homer1
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Homer1, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of jerryquijano
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a- rich amber, not too much head except for thin lacing at top. the look of this beer is just begging for it to be consumed.
s- allergies are keeping me from indulging my nose into this.
t- big hops at the beginning that mellow nicely into a great taste. the hops at the front are very heavy but don't dominate the taste.
m- medium feel, not too heavy.
o- this beer is awesome. only the second american ipa i've had, but it definitely beats Inversion from Deschutes. enjoyed drinking this beer and definitely will try this again.

jerryquijano, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of mike_lepere
4/5  rDev -2%

mike_lepere, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of RayDee3
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

RayDee3, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of damonfield
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

damonfield, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of Tahaelmagbri
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Tahaelmagbri, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Glider
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Glider, May 17, 2013
Photo of Slar211
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle from the B-Side Liquor Lounge on Coventry, Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Appearance: Pours an amber orange with a thick ivory head.

Smell: Pure hops with a good touch of malt in the nose.

Taste: The hops lend a zesty citrus taste (oranges, grapefruits).

Mouthfeel: Medium body in the mouth, hops all the way.

Drinkability: I found this to be a pretty good IPA, I liked the malt.

Slar211, Jul 12, 2007
Photo of mike24
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: dark coppery red colour and clear with a thin but luscious off-white head that fades quickly but maintains some decent lacing

S: hugely aromatic, hops and some yeasty notes, maybe some licorice

T: surpisingly sweet up front, light to medium in body, very crisp. the hops hit on the finish leaving a dry bitterness in the back of the mouth that encourages the next quenching sip.

D: very good, the balance of the crisp carbonation and the dry finish is nothing less than outstanding.

mike24, Jul 26, 2008
Photo of adamks
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: pours hazy copper/orange with a sticky, long-lasting, lacing one-finger head.

s: spicy hops, citrus, pine, hints of sweet malt buried under the hops.

t: hops up front, then the sweet malt with citrus notes, then swinging back to hops on the finish. great play between the malt and hops.

m: lighter body, medium carbonation, with that wonderful hoppy coating after you swallow.

d: great balance of malt/hops, still strong on hops but malty enough to drink multiples of. one of my favorite IPAs, this is one i should always have on hand.

adamks, Feb 10, 2009
Photo of fester71
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

fester71, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of wesl56
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

with the high rating this beer had, i was expecting to be blown away, but I am slightly indifferent

very carbonated, huge head, heavy lacing... clear amber color on the darkish side

pretty strong smell, fruity with some malt hints and a tad of alcohol

the hops are definitely there, but they seem to be lacking strength and bitterness and are almost overpowered by the malts... i dont get that bitter hop taste left in my mouth that i like from an ipa

with that said, i suppose this is a well drinkable beer

overall this beer isnt bad at all, great appearance and the taste isnt bad by any means, it just isnt my style of ipa... i'd almost consider it more of a hoppy amber/pale ale

wesl56, Apr 27, 2010
Photo of jantonius
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love Victory's HopDevil IPA. By far my favorite IPA. Great to see such great beers coming from my Hometown!!!

A: Amber

S: Hoppy and Citrus

T: Well balanced hops with a grapefruit finish

M: Light and bubbly

D: This is my absolute favorite American IPA and raises the bar to the California Pale Ale's

jantonius, Nov 26, 2009
Photo of mtyrrell
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- This beer pours out a nice clear/dark reddish copper color with a 2 finger foamy tan head that recedes very slowly, eventually leaving a patch in the middle and a ring of foam that clings to the sides of the glass.

S- A very strong grapefruit smell, with orange zest and dark caramel malt. Very nicely balanced.

T- Just like the nose, alot of grapefruit (maybe a tad too much for my taste), orange zest from the hops, and a dark caramel taste from the malts. Bitter at first taste, then the malt evens the taste, and then again, a pretty bitter yet delicious finish and aftertaste

M- Medium body, and a pretty good amount of sharp carbonation. Dry, bitter, citrus aftertaste that stays around for a good while, especially in the back of your mouth.

D- Fresh and well balanced. This is a bitter beer with malt sweetness to balance it out. I have had several of these in the past that have had less of a grapefruit taste, so that may have just been this bottle. Overall a great IPA for those who like hoppy bitter IPA's with a good but not overpowering malt background.

mtyrrell, Dec 15, 2009
Hop Devil Ale from Victory Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 6,381 ratings.