Wild Devil - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by WorldWideStout:
4.1/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
Beer pours with a humongous head. Head is manilla and delightfully pillowy, leaving good lacing. Some head is present the entire time I drink the beer. Color right at the top is a hazy light orange which turns to a deeper, less hazy orange farther down.
Smell is floral, piny, and bright. It almost reminds me of the way a citrus-flavored gum tastes right at the beginning, with a burst of sweetness, but in the best possible way.
Taste starts off with that sweetness, but not as intense as in the bouquet. It turns then to citrus, with a slight hint of bitterness, but not nearly as much as your typical IPA. There is also a bit of vanilla in the background. The taste fades; there is not much of an ending. The aftertaste is just the slightest bit bitter, but is gone within a few seconds.
Mouthfeel is medium and average.
With less than 7% alcohol and not much bitterness, this had a high drinkability for me.
I am not a hophead, but I enjoyed this beer because I could smell and taste the lovely hoppy flavors without much bitterness at the end. The hoppiness, combined with the lack of bitterness and notes of vanilla, make this beer the only one I've encountered that slightly resembles Dogfish's 120 IPA.
Serving type: bottle
10-16-2009 05:01:27 | More by WorldWideStout
More User Reviews:
4.16/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 01:20:16 | More by Darkmagus82
Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 777 ratings.