Wild Devil - Victory Brewing Company
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4.7/5 rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a tulip, massive, off-white head fed aggressively by streams of bubbles from the bottom. Beautiful auburn hue to the body. Sexy looking beer.
Smells like a hoppy saison. Slightly pineapple-y with a citrus tinge followed by a floral background (Saaz on board with some American hops?). Nice.
This beer has absolutely everything for me. Masterful use of hops in the beer's ability to provide bitterness but discernible flavor and aroma. Mostly pine-y with just a touch of grapefruit in this area. More impressive is how well the always tasty base beer has melded with the distinct farmhouse style without sacrificing anything. Funky but only subtly as the malt body holds its ground and leaves an earthy flavor on my tongue. Love it.
High degree of carbonation is right for a Belgian take on what should normally be a more restrained style. Body is full and the carbonation actually serves to cut through any perceived oiliness from the hops. Finally, the tired IPA gets a wake up. Makes me remember why hops excited me way back when. Outstanding.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2009 07:26:41 | More by malcontent
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Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company
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