Wild Devil - Victory Brewing Company
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3.98/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Growler into new Sam Adams glass on 5/13/08. Thanks to Deuane for sharing!
A - Hazy amber/orange body with creamy one-finger head that left a decent amount of lacing around the glass. Sparse amount of slow-rising carbonation.
S - Funky yeast cloaks the typical floral and perfumy hop aroma of Hop Devil. There's some sour apple and sour cherry notes, as well as a slight alcohol twang as it warms up. Still, the hops are in there, but they seem a bit more fruity that usual, due to the addition of the Brett.
T - Fruity esters mingle with a distinct floral hoppiness and some citrus bitterness, with more of the typical Hop Devil flavor coming out. Still, there's a mild sourness and yeasty aspect that interplays with the hop character, creating a kind of Belgian-style IPA quality that is enjoyable.
M - Medium body with creamy texture and moderate carbonation. Finish is sour with some hop residue on the tastebuds. Warm mouthfeel overall.
D - Not as sour as I had anticipated, yet still quite distinct and different from the standard Hop Devil. Hats off to Victory for putting a new twist on one of their most beloved brews!
Serving type: growler
05-14-2008 17:46:38 | More by ffejherb
Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 622 ratings.