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HopDevil Lager - Victory Brewing Company

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HopDevil Lager
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 18.78%
Wants: 1
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: weeare138 on 04-11-2006)
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Reviews by ROMER79:
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4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I feel bad for the guy underneath me. I had this beer on tap in Philadelphia for $4.50 in a 22 oz glass.

P: Was a cross between a amber orange/ chestnut brown with a thick two finger head that had great retention.

S: Sweet sugars, caramel, and hops

T: Many IBU's Bitter with the sweetness to balance it out.

M: Good and refreshing

D: Easy, but definitely a hoppy lager

ROMER79, Mar 30, 2008
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Purchased in Birmingham Alabama in a mix a 6pk. Served at 5deg C in a draught glass

A- Very good. Opens well but not much head at all. Pours very dark amber. Unfiltered

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M- Pretty good. Dry and crisp for an IPA

O- Very good. I see it's retired. I should have bought two!

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This was a lagered version of HopDevil Ale unveiled for the Philly BA Gathering on 4/8/06...
THIS WAS A ONE TIME RELEASE!! Anyone stating they got this in a bottle, or elsewhere other than the brewpub on 4/8/06 has misplaced their rating.

Appears a hazy amber with a small, fluffy white head and nice scattered lacing left around the glass.
Smell is very similar to the HD Ale with the hoppy blast of citrus and mild caramel but there is also some aromas of vanilla, corn, & dough.
Taste is of a hopped up, bold malt profile coming through with the tenacity of the aromas.
Mouthfeel is much different than the typical HopDevil with a touch of corn, and toasted malt swirling smoothly along the palate with the hoppy citrus and pine clinging till the dry finish.

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HopDevil Lager from Victory Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.