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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: 46 | 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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tastybeer

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Looks like murky brown, woody water with a foamy, peach tinted, billowy head. Clumpy piles form as lace, comprised of a variety of bubble sizes. Once the initially giant head fades, you are left with concentric foam piles, from an eighth to half inch high, centered within the glass. Aroma is wildly floral, like a sunny flower farm. Malty syrup, phenols, pungent flowers.... It smells like there should be a lot going on however I keep steadily picking up various floral aromas mainly, with perhaps occasional spice and lemon. Taste comes through far more American Pale ale/IPA-esque to me. It is still very floral, but this time more fruity, briskly bitter, somewhat dry like grapes, with caramel throughout. Body seems a tad thin to me. Texture is slightly syrupy, watery, and a little resinous. Not hard to drink down though.

An interesting brew. Enjoyable but could have some more depth, intensity, a larger body + more complex feel.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 00:23:54 | More by tastybeer
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argock

Virginia

2.08/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Served on-tap in a clear pint glass at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA) for $5.75.

A: A very lively glowing red amber with sticky 1-2 finger off-white head with good retention and persistent lacing down the glass.

S: Moderate funkiness with immediate tartness and spicy hoppiness with not a lot of malt showing through

T: A mess of a beer with no commitment to being either a sour ale or an IPA which leaves a mismatched overly tart, overly bitter hoppy brew with no malt character. It unfortunately tastes like a sour crabapple, and that is not good.

M: Good medium body with a bit too much carbonation. Very funky, earthy, tart aftertaste that is sickly sweettart.

D: No tone I'm going to back to and a hard brew to figure out. There is very little malt character to this beer, and the tart and bitter qualities overrride everything else and detract from the enjoyment of this brew. I wish Victory had gone either sour ale or IPA with this beer -- it is stuck in the middle which makes it a hard one to choke down.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2009 04:20:17 | More by argock
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A rolling and towering cream-beige 4 finger head mushrooms upward from the center compliments of the wild brett yeast. A nice coppery-orange tone coloring and strong carbonation of tiny tightly bound micro-bubble jet streams that brings the visible nature to life along with a turbid background. Retention was extraordinary, clinging to the sides of the glass leaving a spotty foamy lacing. A nice start indeed.

S: The aroma starts off with a little funk with sour fruit (pears) and damp citrus. Some banana peels are also slight but noticeable. The brett does produce some nice additional aromas as the label suggests, but also covers up and masks what made the original hop devil so aromatic, its bright citrusy nature and sweet malt highlights. Soft flower pedals closes things out here.

T: The flavor as well starts off with a good deal of funk, tart citrus and a really good amber malting. Dry with some hay/straw notes hints of lemon peels and floral hops gives this a wet and dry taste. The malting was nice, like a rich amber, nicely hopped with dry citrus flower hints. Musky lemons, and floral notes close out with the brett producing a decent barnhouse like lingering fade. As the label suggest, the brett brings about some new additional flavors and aromas, but comes at the expense of what made the original so menacingly delicious.

M: creamy and full, very smooth with the carbontion feeling much lighter then the visible nature leads you to believe.

D: Decent drinkability with a good funk. The brett adds some new additional flavors yet in some ways at the expense of the original. Decent per style, very good even, but just not enough to warrant an outstanding rating.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2009 22:18:50 | More by beerthulhu
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CrellMoset

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Beer Run, Charlottesville, VA. Served in a traditional American pint glass.

Appearance: Comes a really bright, vibrant sunset orange, a thick ruby red grapefruit at its center and lightening as it emanates outwards. The three-quarters of a finger of ever so slightly offwhite head fade fairly quickly but leave a nice stick of solid lacing and a persistent dusting. Lively, relatively fast, and relatively plentiful medium sized carbonation races towards the surface at a clip. What's really attractive is the color on this one, just a really pleasant - gorgeous, even - range of hues.

Aroma: A nice, fruity, slightly funky nose, with plenty of balance between the original beer and the addition. As in the taste below, the citrusy aspect of the backing beer is augmented by the brett addition, with flourishes of orange zest and lemon peel reaching the nose easily and first. The remainder is cheese, bubblegum, pine, mint, and light bready caramel.

Taste: A really nice balance of IPA and brett. The brett adds a definite musty, slightly cheesy, bubblegum-esque character, but no overwhelmingly sour or other undesirable (in my opinion) overtones - just a mild tartness. The backing beer still asserts itself strongly, and some of the more citrusy aspects of the Hop Devil are emphasized by the brett, allowing a nice orange and grapefruit-esque presence to shine through the lightly grassy, moderately roasted body.

Mouthfeel: Probably better carbonated than the regular Hop Devil, or maybe thinned out a little by the brett addition, this one is moderately thick but spritzy enough that it doesn't feel so. It's still reasonably even though, not in a rough, prickly, over-carbonated way.

Drinkability: 6.7% isn't sessionable, but it's not high for the style, nor the base beer style. Furthermore, this isn't an over-the-top wild ale (as some of them so obviously are), instead providing a nice, balanced, lightly tart, rather tasty balance. I quite enjoyed this one despite not being a fan of the style, which means for many people'll it probably be too tame.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2009 20:59:05 | More by CrellMoset
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yossarian14

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I've had this on draft before and I highly recommend trying the bottle as well. The wild character of the brett comes through many times stronger in the bottle(at least in my minimal experience)

Bottled in 03/09
I split a 750ml bottle of WildDevil over a mix plate of meats, cheeses, fish, veggies, bread and oil. I'll tell you, it won't be the last time I do that.

Being relatively new to the Brett scene I don't quite have the vocabulary to precisely describe the perfume-like funk in the aroma and taste but it melds fantasticly with the hoppiness of the already stellar HopDevil. The full-mouthed flavor begs to be savored. I truly enjoyed every sip and the palate cleansing carbonation made every bite like the first. Man oh Man.

The carbonation and strong complex flavors force you to slow down a little to appreciate this truly unique concoction.

Find some..you will be rewarded

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2009 15:14:32 | More by yossarian14
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DrJay

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this shortly after it first came out on tap at the Victory brewpub. The character wasn't much different from Hop Devil at the time, so let's see if a bottle's any different. Cloudy coppery orange with a two inch beige cap. Lots of clumpy lacing, good head retention. Interesting aroma, ripe fruits, pineapple and citrus, earthy and grassy, faint tartness. Moderate bitterness that grew to become fairly sharp over a few sips, with more tropical fruit sweetness. Notes of funk, minerals, and berries, a bit medicinal with very faint rubbery/plastic flavour. Lingering grapefruit. Kind of odd, but it works fairly well. Carbonation was on the high side and quite creamy. A little dry with a decent texture. I like it. The combination of hop flavour and bitterness with the brett seems like a good idea.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2009 00:24:05 | More by DrJay
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merlin48

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber pours a slightly hazed, copper/orange body with an immense beige head. Lots of splotchy lacing.

Aroma is fruity, minty, and slightly funky with Brett notes.

Medium body has a creamy carbonation that imparts a velvety feel.

The Brett is more apparent in the taste than the aroma. Funky gravel notes, unripe strawberries, and motheaten wool offer up a plethora of wild funkiness. Floral and citrusy hops and a minty note make up a solid IPA slanted, hop bill. Solid caramel malt backbone provides a nice balance. Finishes with a dry and herbal flourish.

Nicely done. The wildies emerge quite well in the taste here. Will probably improve with a few more months of aging.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2009 19:10:47 | More by merlin48
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magictrokini

California

4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear copper with an explosive, lasting white head. Thick lacing. Perfume, funky aroma, somewhat barnyard. Light mouthfeel, long finish. Tart, biting taste. Lots of yeast, which mostly masks the bitterness of the hops. The peppery hops show up in the finish. In between, there is plenty to like. The yeast comes in two parts, funky up front, then mellows into a sweeter, earthiness. Crusty, bready finish to go with the hops. Strange, but very satisfying blend of styles.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2009 06:21:08 | More by magictrokini
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Beaver13

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, bottled 4/22/09. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a huge creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is lots of brett, some funk and some fruit.

The flavor is a good dose of brett with a bitter backbone. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with very spritzy carbonation.

Overall, the brett dominates but I like it. The bitterness mixed with the brett is interesting, it would be nice to see what it was like if more of the hops came through.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2009 06:14:34 | More by Beaver13
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malcontent

Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip, massive, off-white head fed aggressively by streams of bubbles from the bottom. Beautiful auburn hue to the body. Sexy looking beer.

Smells like a hoppy saison. Slightly pineapple-y with a citrus tinge followed by a floral background (Saaz on board with some American hops?). Nice.

This beer has absolutely everything for me. Masterful use of hops in the beer's ability to provide bitterness but discernible flavor and aroma. Mostly pine-y with just a touch of grapefruit in this area. More impressive is how well the always tasty base beer has melded with the distinct farmhouse style without sacrificing anything. Funky but only subtly as the malt body holds its ground and leaves an earthy flavor on my tongue. Love it.

High degree of carbonation is right for a Belgian take on what should normally be a more restrained style. Body is full and the carbonation actually serves to cut through any perceived oiliness from the hops. Finally, the tired IPA gets a wake up. Makes me remember why hops excited me way back when. Outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2009 07:26:41 | More by malcontent
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drgonzo3705

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours a deep orange color with a thick bubbly head that recedes to a thin film with a little lacing left behind.

S: Funky Brett. I get that horse blanket smell. No IPA characteristics.

T: More big funky Brett going on here. I'm a bit let down more IPA characteristics weren't going on but to enjoy this as a sour its good.

M: Decent hoppiness and carbonation. Medium body.

D: This is good but I'm glad I shared the bottle. Would be interested to see how this ages...

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2009 02:56:53 | More by drgonzo3705
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I would definitely call this an American Wild Ale, rather than an IPA. The hops are definitely there, but the funky element most defines this beer. Pours a hazy orange with a bready head that sticks quite a bit to the glass. Nice balance of a funky slightly ripe cheese smell, citrusy hop aromas, and some light acetic notes in the nose. The taste loses almost all the sour notes and instead matches earthy/piney/citrusy hops with more of the cheese/barnyard funk. It's entirely a matter of taste, but these flavors to me go together remarkably well. It reminds me of a fairly ripe Spanish or French soft cheese wrapped in some sort of slightly pungent leaves. The earthy, tannic, and sharp herbal notes of the leaves counterpoint the funky cheese in the same way that the hops counterpoint the funkiness of the Brett here. I like it, and I really applaud the experimentation. The mouthfeel is full, thick, and especially funky on the finish. A very interesting beer indeed. If you're looking for a sour, this is not it- but might be given enough time. If you're looking for funk + hops, we have a winner.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2009 22:28:30 | More by Georgiabeer
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taylorhamrick

South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This bottle was one of the most difficult bottles I've ever tried to open. That's just the start, and I won't let it affect my rating (hopefully).

When the cork popped, a bit of foam came out, but I got it poured. And it pours out very hazy, reddish colored, almost deep amber, with a massive offwhite head, that falls down, leaving rings and puffs, and leaving just a bit of lacing on the glass - the second pour produced a much denser head that left a bit more lacing, but it still disappeared rather quickly. Nice, but not much better than average. The smell, I'm sure some expect from the name should be tart and funky, but it's not. It's more like a saison, which I expected, because I've accidentally made a beer that's quite a bit like this, but a lighter color. The smell is peppery, and a bit lemony, herbal and spicy, with just a bit of pungent hops - earthy, resinous, maybe a bit piney. There's still a note of the IPA in there, which is very nice. There's also some bready, crackery malt smells, but you don't get much sweetness. I'm a fan here. The taste delivers too. There's the regular beer underneath. Lightly resinous hops, biscuit malt a delicate balance between dryness and sweetness, a bit of citrus comes in followed by flowery, herbal hops. But the wild yeast provides a layer of complexity that you would never expect from a normal IPA. There's the light peppery flavors, without clinging too much, and the wild lemony flavor, which is lovely. And the body is greatly enhanced by the wild yeast, which I love. I mean, I can't imagine an IPA by itself getting this kind of complexity and body, without being cloying or off. I mean, you can easily tell the difference between this and its counterpart, but I would say that I'm a fan. The ABV will get you in 750 mL, but I really enjoyed almost every drop. Don't expect a Wild Ale puckering or tart experience, just expect a lightly bready saison taste, which fits well on top of the beer underneath. This one comes highly recommended by me.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2009 00:14:47 | More by taylorhamrick
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The appearance is the most impressive piece. It's a clear reddish amber hue with at least two inches of billowing head. This was not an aggressive pour and happened during each pour from the bottle. It hung around forever and left a moderate lacing. It's a very good looking drink.

The smell has a funky smell, presumably the brett. I also detect a strong spicey scent that smells just like gingerbread. The hops are earthy and a faint odor of orange, but they are overwhelmed by the funk.

This takes more of a wild ale angle than it does an ipa. It's interesting and fun, but not what I expected. The funky yeast and gingerbread are everywhere, especially in the aftertaste. I really had to strain to pick up the Hop Devil hiding in there. I do like the taste, but when the baseline style is IPA it really doesn't fit that profile.

Medium body and crisp carbonation. The finish is bitter and leaves a light spiced taste on the tongue.

The abv isn't high, but after a while I got a little annoyed with the flavor. Again, it tastes good but I can only take so much liquid gingerbread.

It's an interesting take on an IPA and I have to appreciate Victory for thinking outside the box. This really is a creative approach from a producer of some quality IPAs and I'd recommend giving it a try, but this isn't one I'd be buying regularly.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2009 02:34:59 | More by Vonerichs
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Slightly hazy burnt orange with a few fingers of tan head and a couple strands of streaky lacing.

S - Funky and earthy with tropical fruits, lemon and citrus that are tough to distinguish between the brett and hops. Some grainy sweetness with even more funky tropical fruits.

T - Grassy, floral and funky with some tropical fruit mixed in. Lemon and citrus with a bit of grainy malt. Somewhat of a muddy combination of an ipa and wild beer.

M - Medium body with lively carbonation that is prickly on the tongue. The dryness from both the brett and hops is a little powerful at times and quickly creates a cotton mouth feel.

D - Interesting enough to try but I do not think the combo works well enough to be a regular drinker.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2009 00:16:29 | More by brewcrew76
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rowew

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750 corked and caged, bottled on date is clearly marked.

Appearance: Slightly hazy reddish brown, nice sized head.

Smell: Definitely brett dominated. There are some citrusy hops in there too, but the funk comes through first.

Taste: Interesting, the hop flavors are definitely muted when compared to the brett. Not overly powering, but definitely the main flavor.

Overall impression: This beer is OK - but its not nearly as interesting as I would hope. Its got some brett flavor, but really not much else. Still, its fairly drinkable, just not the most novel thing I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2009 00:20:20 | More by rowew
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from a 1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. corked and caged bottle purchased at Bauer Wine and Spirits, Boston, MA
Bottled on: Mar 3 2009
Served in a tulip

The beer poured a cloudy, deep, dark, amber-mahogany color with a two-finger, light tan, sea foam head that faded to a dollop of froth. Patchy blocks of lacing trickled down the glass.

The aroma was an interesting and impressive blend of citrusy hops and banyard funk. Fruity and semi-sweet with some noticeable must and sourness. Slightly oaky and vinous. Vinegar notes were also detectable.

The taste was similar to the aroma. Once again, an intriguing mix of must/funk and punchy, citrusy hops. The brett character came through strong, particularly up front. Some sweet malts were noticeable as well. Overall, however, the beer the beer started a touch weak. Notes of orange peel were apparent on the back end and they carried into the super hoppy, piney and bitter finish. Lots of grapefruit flavor came through as well. Ultra dry and crisp. As the beer warmed, the sweet malts became more noticeable.

The mouthfeel was light and a touch airy. Crisp, bubbly and sprightly. Somewhat Champagne-like. As the beer sat, the carbonation settled and the liquid became slick, creamy and smooth.

This was definitely a tasty and unique beer. It seems like brett infused IPA's are a new trend in the beer world and this particular one happened to be my favorite example thus far. At a mere $9 a bottle, this was terrific deal.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2009 04:21:55 | More by Damian
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zoso1967

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish amber color with a lot of carbonation. I poured down the side of a imperial pint and still got a huge head. Smells of citrus hops with a little bit of sourness coming through as well. Slight whiffs of malt buried in the background. Taste is wonderfully complex. The hop bitterness intermingles well with sourness from the brett and the citrusy hop flavor. The malt is less noticeable due to so much else going on but it is definitely there and well balanced. Very dry finish. Light to medium body and very drinkable, I really prefer this to the normal Devil. It might actually be worth the $102 I spent on the case.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2009 00:56:58 | More by zoso1967
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bum732

Lesotho

3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy burnt orange, nice bubbly head leaving decent lacing. Smells of floral pansies, lots of grass, little bit of clove, some funk, a lot going on here. Tastes of earthy bitter-like malt followed quickly by a hop bite and further bitterness. Not very sweet at all. Hints of pineapple, citrus and earthiness. Finishes quite dry.

An interesting beer, i found the aroma didn't really match the taste which is quite shocking. This beer is not sweet in the slightest, especially compared to hopdevil. The funk is pretty scaled back overall, however, the flavors that the Brett brings to the table are pretty hit and miss. Interesting, however, probably wouldn't buy again.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2009 00:57:52 | More by bum732
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BeerSox

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into 25oz snifter. Reviewed as an American Wild Ale.

Burnt orange with a touch of ruby. Half of the glass is filled with foam that slowly loses density as it settles, adding more and more pea-size bubbles. The head eventually settles to a thick bubbly cap.

A little bit of musty malt aroma, citrus, and a lot of very tart farmhouse aromas.

The flavor is very even, with plenty of toasty malts, but also some very earthy sour flavors. A little bit of grapefruit citrus comes through in the end. Full bodied, high carbonation.

Actually pretty drinkable. For those that love the Brett strain then this one is worth of a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2009 23:59:36 | More by BeerSox
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dirtylou

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, split and paired with some smoked ribs and such

cell phone notes, tasted last weekend

appearance: served in a standard pint, hazy orange-amber body with an active beige froth

smell: caramel, funky yeast, spicy hops, apricot, peach

taste: brett is the new rage these days - victory chimes in with a genetically modified version of their solid ipa...the brett adds some funk but the taste is pretty muddy - still a hoppy beer with a funky distraction

mouthfeel: medium body, active carbonation

drinkability: good

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2009 23:09:01 | More by dirtylou
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Kromes

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an amber color with a thick white head. The smell of this beer is great. A nice Brett, sweaty, horse blanket aroma up front along with the fruity hop aromas in the background. Very nice flavor. Smooth and a good balance between the Brett flavors, the mellow hop and sweet malt. The after taste is slightly bitter and very funky from the Brett. The mouthfeel is about right, smooth and well carbonated. I could drink this all night, very good.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2009 14:43:12 | More by Kromes
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rajendra82

Georgia

4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The bomber that this beer came in was wonderfully labeled with and intriguing introduction to the contents on the back, and things only got better as he wire cage was removed and cork pulled. The body looked typical of IPAs with an orange amber color and slight cloudiness, but the head atop was much larger and wend down very slowly, leaving specks of lace around the glass. The aroma was very Brett driven and supported by complimentary hops. The spicy, herbal, and floral smells were prominent, and a bit of citrus was present as well. The taste was tart, tangy, and earthy. The Brett was pretty dominant over the hops, which here played a supporting role. Surprisingly there was little bitterness, and some sweetness poked through in the middle of the sip before the fully Brett driven finish. The thick head provided a very creamy feel. I felt that this beer could have used quite a bit more hops to really shine. May be a Wild Wallop would be an even more delicious offering. Otherwise this was a fantastic melding of styles.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2009 03:52:53 | More by rajendra82
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am a little skeptical of this one. Basically Hop Devil (an outstanding brew) brewed with Brettanomyces yeast. Can it work?

The appearance certainly works. A dark copper colored beer with an outstandingly chunky head. The foam settled down after a few minutes, but left plenty of lacing as a remembrance. This nose seems to merge the hops and Brett yeast well. Floral hops mixed with Belgian funk makes an oddly appetizing aroma.

Medium bodied as it raced across the palate. Fruitiness and that great funk from the Brett yeast entertains the taste buds. The center leaves a hint of sourness before it exits with floral hops reminiscent of the hop profile from Hop Devil. The beer leaves the palate with bitterness and sourness, but definitely not in an offensive way.

This beer is very drinkable and, all said, not half bad. Considering the contrast of the two (brett yeast and floral, citrus hops) this beer is well made and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2009 22:16:43 | More by BeardedBoffin
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Aenema

Maryland

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Clear caramel, 3 finger tan head with splotchy lacing.
Smell - Horse blanket funk and citrus hops.
Taste - Funk, mild hop bite, some sourness and some caramel malt. A very interesting, unique beer.
Mouthfeel - My bottle was overly carbonated upon opening (very highly carbonated) and although it was a medium-bodied beer, it had a watery feel. After sitting and opening up, it flattened and jelled together.
Drinkability - Very drinkable, but would be better in a 12oz format.
Overall - Very interesting, but not a beer I will revist soon.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2009 05:14:00 | More by Aenema
Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 769 ratings.