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Wild Devil - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

784 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 784
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.58%
Wants: 34
Gots: 47 | 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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Reviews by runesead:
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runesead

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A Belgian IPA, the union of two popular styles.

Appearance: A nice golden yet hazy color with red hues. My beer poured with heavy head so the carbonation was light during consumption.

Smell: A mild aroma, nothing too crazy to the senses. The IPA fragrances mix with the Belgian frangrances, counteracting some of the signature scents of the IPA and the Belgian.

Taste: Part IPA, part Belgian. I have friends who love Belgians and friends who love IPAs while hating the other. My friends all enjoyed (but didn't love) this beer.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and tame

Drinkability: It came in a bomber bottle, which aside from some test sips from friends, I finished by myself. After the initial taste, the beer moved well and I never got tired of it.

Special Note: I know a bartender at Victory and he says that it gets better after it ages a year. I will review again after a year (or significant time passing by)

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2009 15:01:47 | More by runesead
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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

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Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 784 ratings.