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Wild Devil - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

769 Ratings
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Ratings: 769
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.58%
Wants: 33
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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zhanson88

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle dated 6/10/09. I was a bit pissed off when I got home and realized how old this beer was. The date on the bottle is tiny and barely readable, I wish I would have noticed it before I bought it (I did look). Even before opening it I feel like I need to find a fresher bottle to compare/contrast with this one. Oh well, my own fault I suppose....

Appearance: Wild Devil reminds me of the inside of a grapefruit....a nice blood-red/orange color with ungodly amounts of light tan head. Lacing remains abundant and chunky. This is a very attractive looking beer.

Smell: Even before my nose gets to the glass I smell bubblegum, and when it gets closer there's that funky, leathery smell of the Brett. Underneath that I get a bit of grapefruit, citrus and a little pine.

Taste: First off I get a lot of funk, as well as a pretty intense grapefruit sourness. On the back end I get a little citrus and piney hops, but not much.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Body is a little thin, but overall this is a very smooth beer. Drinkability is average, mostly because of the amount of sourness that comes through. One bomber was plenty for me.

Overall: I will be looking for a fresher Wild Devil to try. I feel like a fresher version would maybe tone down the sourness/funk and decrease the amount of hop degradation that has occurred in this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2010 01:31:56 | More by zhanson88
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Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 769 ratings.