Wild Devil - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by patmcd:
3.95/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a strong copper with a pinch of cedar-pond red.
The head was an extremely fluffy off-white, about three fingers high. It didn't leave much lacing.
On the nose I detected a light, playful citrus, some grass, and some sweet malts. Flavor is quite dynamic with a spicy, hoppy-citrus being quite evident, but it's balanced quite nicely by some sweeter and more earthy malts. I really like the play the play that the Bret brings to the Hop Devil, and it even finishes with a nice sweeter (not sour) note.
The mouth-feel is average, but there is just enough hops to keep it fresh and juicy.
Very good effort by Victory, I actually prefer this over Hop Devil and find it more drinkable, especially if sessioning. Just need to try this on tap and have Victory bring out 6packs :)
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2009 21:31:09 | More by patmcd
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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.