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Wild Devil - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

927 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 927
Reviews: 496
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 36
Gots: 74 | 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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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +11.7%

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.

08-03-2014 14:26:02 | More by RichardMNixon
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.16/5  rDev +8.6%

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.

07-30-2014 01:20:16 | More by Darkmagus82
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LukeLorence


2.8/5  rDev -26.9%

09-02-2014 23:19:40 | More by LukeLorence
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-02-2014 22:43:36 | More by Dizzy242
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-02-2014 14:47:52 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-02-2014 12:26:19 | More by trxxpaxxs
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rangerred

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Poured into a tulip out of a 750ml bottle.

Pours a clear dark copper with a nice one finger off-white head. Very good head retention with a solid ring of lacing all the way around the glass.

The aroma really shows off the Brett with the telltale barnyard and earthy notes present in a wild ale. There are also some piny hop notes and a good shot of bready malt. Really nice.

The flavor takes all of the characteristics present in the aroma and bumps them up another notch. Once again the Brett is the first thing to really come through. Hops follows closely behind with pine and earth before the malt comes rushing in. This is a beer that really has it all. Nice drying bitterness on the finish as well.

Overall, I love how there is so much going on here but it all works. A wonderful combination of flavors with nothing off-putting whatsoever. Definitely one to pick up should you come across it.

09-02-2014 00:50:42 | More by rangerred
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svenness

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-02-2014 00:18:58 | More by svenness
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bbsaur

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-01-2014 19:19:43 | More by bbsaur
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

09-01-2014 19:17:25 | More by sammyg832
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BalancingBrooms

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-01-2014 16:07:08 | More by BalancingBrooms
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-01-2014 14:45:54 | More by FUwolfpacker
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NWHopinator

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-01-2014 01:56:21 | More by NWHopinator
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trdtercel92


3.85/5  rDev +0.5%

08-31-2014 23:58:53 | More by trdtercel92
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dwagner003

California

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%

08-31-2014 23:30:03 | More by dwagner003
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-31-2014 22:24:10 | More by kvgomps
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Tanger112

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-31-2014 12:41:39 | More by Tanger112
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twenteone

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-31-2014 04:48:37 | More by twenteone
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Danmullens1

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-30-2014 22:10:10 | More by Danmullens1
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ChristianT

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

08-30-2014 02:36:57 | More by ChristianT
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-30-2014 01:49:56 | More by bpfrush
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GaToWyo

Georgia

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%

08-29-2014 20:18:17 | More by GaToWyo
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paresis

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -6%

08-28-2014 02:37:47 | More by paresis
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Jeed2316

Texas

2.88/5  rDev -24.8%

08-27-2014 20:30:29 | More by Jeed2316
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WarEagle04

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-27-2014 14:14:04 | More by WarEagle04
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Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 927 ratings.