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Wild Devil - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

622 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 622
Reviews: 471
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.32%


Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

American IPA w/ Brettanomyces.

(Beer added by: Kadonny on 05-08-2008)
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schinebd

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - A nice amber color with a cool tannish head with decent retention. Has a hazy hue

S - The smell is dominated by the Brett, giving the nose a decidedly Belgian character. The hops are there but masked.

T - The Brett certainly takes over the taste here. The regular hop devil is one of the more "hoppy" single IPAs out there, but in this version the hops are very hard to detect, aside from the bitter aftertaste. There is some decent funk here, but nothing crazy. This beer tastes a lot like a belgian tripel, but replaces the fruit and spice flavor with some mild hop bitterness. Definitely unique, but not excellent.

M - Nothing special here - mild carbonation.

D - Very easy to drink and the Brett makes this a bit of a thirst quencher. however, the flavor doesn't offer enough to make me come back for more.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2009 02:00:01 | More by schinebd
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Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 622 ratings.