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Wild Devil - Victory Brewing Company

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962 Ratings
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Ratings: 962
Reviews: 500
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 39
Gots: 75 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
American IPA w/ Brettanomyces.

(Beer added by: Kadonny on 05-08-2008)
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Photo of RichardMNixon
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%

A review from someone who dislikes hop devil, dirtwolf, and ranch.

Smells more funky than hoppy, but the latter are still there, enough that Mrs. Nixon will have none of it. Starts off very herbal, bordering on spiced beer. The funkiness is there too and the sweetness I get from a lot of victory IPAs isn't. As it warms up, the herbal notes yield to pine, lemon, and cherry. Nice and smooth throughout, a solid beer.

RichardMNixon, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden orange color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a fantastic level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is huge of funk and sourness with a strong funk of a hay like and grassy nature as well as a whole lot of sour vinegar and lemon juice. Along with these aromas comes some lighter sweet smells of tangerine and pineapple as well as a somewhat yeasty smell, overall producing a nice sour wild smell.

Taste – The taste begins a wonderful blend of sweet, malt, funk and hop. The sweet is mainly of a tangerine and light caramel nature with the malt being of a more biscuit like flavor. The funk flavors, which are only rivaled by the sweet upfront, are mainly of a grassy and hay taste, with the hop being relatively light initially, and consisting of a grapefruit taste mostly, but containing a little bit of grass as well. As the taste advances the funk grows in nature with the sweet remaining relatively constant. The funk takes on more grass and hay flavors, but also gains some yeasty and sour lemon and vinegar flavors as the taste moves to the end. As the sour and funk flavors increase, so too do the hop flavors, with more grapefruit coming to the tongue, but with quite a bit more grassy hop and some earthy and herbal flavors also coming to the tongue. In the end, with the sweet flavors still holding their ground, and with the nice blend of hop and the decent showing of funk, one is left with a very pleasant and enjoyable funked IPA flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average to slightly above average. The medium carbonation and body are a rather nice blend for the IPA and sour flavors of the brew upholding both all while in conjunction with the sweeter and malty flavors, keeping the brew nice and easy drinking.

Overall – This is a very pleasant and flavorful wild with a good blend of IPA flavor and funk. One to seek out and try.

Darkmagus82, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of ttroha
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%

Tap. Pours dark amber with frothy white head. Aroma of funk, apricot, and spicy and floral hops. Flavor is sweet and hoppy at first, followed by a tart and funky aftertaste that lingers on the tongue. Medium bodied. An interesting mix of IPA and sour. A different beer. I liked it.

ttroha, Yesterday at 12:14 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

jemarent, Sunday at 04:41 AM
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

timotao, Sunday at 12:59 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

DrDietz, Saturday at 06:16 PM
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4.92/5  rDev +28.1%

drez511, Friday at 12:54 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

benloho, Thursday at 07:15 PM
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%

Bottled on: 6/11/14.

Pours a murky dark orange with a super foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thick swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, tropical fruit, earth, and Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, tropical fruit, funk, and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of Brett bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice balance of tropical fruit and Brett characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Thursday at 04:36 AM
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3.65/5  rDev -4.9%

tubeman, Wednesday at 06:48 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

JStampler, Tuesday at 10:42 PM
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

TDunphy, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Acubflem, Sep 09, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -12.5%

RiverCityBeerGuy, Sep 08, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +8.3%

exl_90, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

hosehead83, Sep 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

lucasj82, Sep 08, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev -2.6%

cultclassic89, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

BryanK, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma weak – some yeast phenolics and citrus
Head average (4 cm), off white, frothy, slowly diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing poor – a few small islands of tiny bubbles
Body medium orange, clear
Flavor begins with primarily light citrus then fades to some earthiness. No malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation.

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 3.625. Final weighted score: 3.7
A pleasant Brettanomyces fermented brew, slightly overcarbonated.

Ozzylizard, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Stobin, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

tommy5, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Rborre321, Sep 07, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -2.1%

Triklino, Sep 06, 2014
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Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 962 ratings.