Wild Devil - Victory Brewing Company
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4.22/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Knew good things would come from this beer, now it's time to see if I actually know what I knew...?
Right off the bat I can see a dark amber IPA that is richer than a typical IPA. There is enough carbonation throughout the duration of the drink, but the head is very soon a memory of the past.
Citrus hops with a fruitiness from the yeast and sweetness from the malt. The hops come through the most, which is expected for an IPA, but then there is this unfamiliar yeast note that is not characteristic. This realization makes me excited because I am interested to see how these flavors work together in the flavor profile.
I am getting a spicy and interwoven deliciousness composed of pine/citrus bitterness from the hops and funkiness from the yeast. This beer also has a nice backbone from the malt, which is an added benefit to all the complexity between the yeast and hops. Citrus predominates in the aftertaste, I am impressed by how this beer brings together all the aspects of the yeast, malt and hops.
Balanced flavors, a richer IPA than expected, but still a medium body. I like the beer's ability to use a robust yeast which compliments strong, oily hops nicely. There is no gross aftertaste, only a lingering sweet citrus.
Exceptional beer which strays from the typical IPA profile in a way that is unexpected yet not undesirable. I think that the beer is highly drinkable and I appreciate that it takes an awesome yeast profile and combines it with a substantial hoppy bitterness. These two characteristics in a beer are things which I hold sacred and cherish, but are not typically combined in this fashion. This beer would complement a meal well and I would definitely try on tap.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2011 03:07:03 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 617 ratings.