Wild Devil - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by NCBeernut:
4.43/5 rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 6/11/09, drank 4/4/10. Poured into a New Belgian Globe.
Hazy coppery amber body. Enormous ivory head with good retention. It almost falls into the gusher category. A little spotty lacing
Big pear aroma that is also a bit lemony. Fruity. Some hop aroma is still present. Spicy in the nostrils. Fain grassiness, but not like cut grass. Hard to put into words. Simply awesome.
Starts fruity and spicy like a fresh fruit salad, with a white pepper like spiciness accompanied by a decent bitterness. Some maltiness becomes evident mid-palate and softens the initial onslaught. Not really much sourness. A tiny bit of astringency in the aftertaste. Bitterness and spiciness linger into the finish. As it warms everything kind of mellows a bit.
Medium bodied. A little oily and resinous. Spot on carbonation in the mouthfeel for the style (annoying to pour though). A 750mL was a good amount, but I could have gone for more. The alcohol slowly crept up on compared to other beers of similar strength - it was kind of weird. Didn't feel much at first.
Overall EXCELLENT. A must-have for anyone who likes Belgians or Hop Devil.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2010 20:42:46 | More by NCBeernut
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3.41/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Bottled in 2009 and held by brewery and re-distributed, then bought in 2014. Amber/orange.
A- Pours the biggest bubbly foam head I've ever seen right out of the bottle.
S- Yeasty and sour. hoppy too. candied oranges. Wild.
T- Similar to the smell really. Some sour notes from the yeast action. The hops has really mellowed out. I hope others review this delayed/aged re-release because I don't think I'm doing it justice with this review. But it's a pretty exciting/interesting beer.
M- Very bubbly and fizzy in the mouth.
O- I thought about getting some hop devil (which I haven't had yet, though I loved V's Hop Fresh) to taste alongside this one but this beer stands on its own as completely unique from the original Hop Devil. It is indeed wild, and I'm glad I tried it.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2014 01:17:42 | More by trentbent
Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 622 ratings.