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Wild Devil - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,063 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,063
Reviews: 509
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 43
Gots: 94 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American 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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Photo of BWED
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass.
(My 300th BA review.)

A- Dark copper in color, and decent clarity. Head is off-white and towers in my pour, rocky, and sustains at one finger. Good lacing.

S- It's hard not to mention the Brett first, because it's very prominent. Adds the funk, and some nice fruity notes. Pine notes, a little citrus. Malt is pretty concealed, but leaves a sweet bready aroma.

T- If this really is the just HopDevil recipe on Brett, the Brett really sweetens this thing up. The Brett gives off a fruity, citrusy flavor. Pine comes in with an earthy bitterness.

M- The body is medium, and has a slight stick. Overall, very smooth though. Bitterness is there but the Brett funk really balances it out. Finish is dry and funky.

O- Really interesting. The hop and Brett balance is really nice, and adds a combination of characteristics I haven't really experienced. The Brett is at an appropriate level, and doesn't overpower the beer.

BWED, Oct 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Bdel34, Oct 20, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

gutbuster, Oct 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

kushlash23, Oct 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Boca-X, Oct 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

barflybastard, Oct 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Karibourgeois, Oct 20, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -11.2%

cfadams17, Oct 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

J-Bonestradamus, Oct 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

homerbunker, Oct 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Petegrieco, Oct 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Horbar, Oct 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

ummswimmin, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/11/2014. Pours slight hazy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Dense foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, black pepper, hay, straw, grass, light caramel, toast, bread, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops, funky/spicy brett, and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, black pepper, hay, straw, grass, caramel, toast, biscuit, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Large amount of earthy yeast spice/hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, apricot, black pepper, hay, straw, grass, caramel, toast, biscuit, musty funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of funky/spicy brett, citrus hops, and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Brett IPA. All around great complexity spicy/funky brett, citrus hops, and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of TheLibertyFlamesTaster
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Not a huge fan of the super hoppy beers. This beer tasted like my dick. Mildly roaster and sweet to the lick. Best when chased by a milky substance.

TheLibertyFlamesTaster, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

meehandennis, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

mgigs, Oct 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Stinger80OH, Oct 16, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -6%

Tyecko, Oct 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

DrFunkenstein, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ZEB89, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Hypersomnia, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of -A-
2/5  rDev -47.8%

This beer is far too sweet to be labeled as an IPA. It does not taste like an IPA at all and it is sticky.

It is also far too foamy. I poured this thing carefully down the side of my beer glass and half an hour later it has a foam head on it over an inch thick. If I was pouring a stout maybe but this isn't acceptable from an IPA.

For sweetness, lack of bitter hop character, and this really ridiculous foam thing going on I give this beer a generous 2. This is, quite honestly, not what's wanted from an IPA. It's barely drinkable.

If you want an IPA from Victory try their Hop Devil or, even better, their Dirt Wolf. Those are both good beers. This one isn't.

-A-, Oct 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Redrock, Oct 13, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +14.9%

bradleypatter, Oct 12, 2014
Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,063 ratings.