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Wild Devil - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

673 Ratings
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Ratings: 673
Reviews: 478
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.06%
Wants: 31
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian 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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jmccullough916


2.5/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Served from a corked ad caged bomber. I noticed after pouring that bottling date is from 2009! Should be interesting to review a 3 yr old Belgian IPA.

A - Hazy copper gold. A very pretty beer that proves crystal clear beers aren't always the best looking.

S - Lots of Brett. Maybe a little hoppyness in the background.

T - Brett, Brett, and more Brett. What can I say? This beer has been overpowered by the Brett funk. I can't detect any hops or grain, only Brett.

M - Light and somewhat creamy with a small prickle from the carbonation. I was expecting a lot of carbonated bite because it foamed over when I pulled the cork and even more when I poured the first glass. Very enjoyable mouthfeel despite the overpowering Brett.

O - I suppose age has not treated the Hop Devil kindly because the Brett has overpowered the taste. It's really a shame. I wish I could've tried this one fresh.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 00:54:36 | More by jmccullough916
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A-nice amber color with a large white head and decent lacing

S-citrus, orange, Brett, caramel malt, some pine

T-caramel malt, orange, light lemon, brett, pine, floral, hint grassy, mild to moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-interesting Belgian IPA version of Hop Devil, enjoyed this beer and was better than I expected

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle purchased at Shadyside Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh, PA on 6/9/14. Poured into tulip glass.

A - Semi-bright, dark copper/amber hue. Creamy head on pour, dissipates slowly with heavy lacing.

S - Citrus and sweet tart notes indicate the presence of both the hops and brett while a nice malt base keeps things grounded.

T - Tart chalkiness overrides the malt base, hops poke through and help to build a dry finish with an off twang of brett. Pretty interesting transformation of Hop Devil, makes me want to pick up a bottle of Hop Devil to remind myself where this started.

M - Carbonation keeps the malt and brett light and fluid, finish is a little too drying for my tastes.

O - Interesting tasting beer with fantastic interplay between the malt, hops, and brett upfront, but the lingering aftertaste of hoppy brett is not great. Makes me want to compare to the original for kicks. Would be interesting to hold on for one a little longer as this bottle was only 1 month old.

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Pours a rusty looking amber, with a towering, 4-5 inch head that dissipates in a few minutes, Fairly decent spidery lacing down the glass.

Smells like some vestige of Hop Devil- fairly earthy and spicy, with a good portion of sweet malt aromas, along with funky Brett aromas that bring to mind Sweet Tarts or Smarties.

The sweet chalkiness continues in the flavor, and is honestly really nice. Spicey and herbal hops are prominent, showing the untamed Hop Devil is still somewhere back behind the Brett assault. The Brett also lends some juicy sweetness as well. As it warms up, the bitterness becomes a little more pronounced.

Medium bodied, funky, bitter and dry mouthfeel- slightly creamy. There is a low level of carbonation.

This is very solid. It's much closer to a hoppy American wild ale than a Brett IPA- as the Brett completely takes over the proceedings, and leaves Hop Devil wimpering in the corner.

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Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.