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Wild Devil - Victory Brewing Company

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1,196 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,196
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 45
Gots: 127 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Kadonny on 05-08-2008

It’s arguable that our menacingly delicious HopDevil has always been wild. With bold German malts and whole flower American hops, this India Pale Ale is anything but prim. But add a touch of brettanomyces, the unruly beast responsible for the sharp tang and deep funk found in many Belgian ales, and our WildDevil emerges completely untamed. Floral, aromatic hops still leap from this amber ale, as a host of new fermentation flavor kicks up notes of citrus and pine. Pour yourself a glass today—if you dare.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An orange sherbet head quickly overwhelms the volume of a tulip glass. The head turns rocky and lasts for the duration over a sunset orange, lightly hazy beer with tons of swirling carbonation. Lacing is spotty and sticky.

The hops are fruity citrus and floral with light pine and cedar. There is a presence of brettanomyces, light woodiness and butterscotch. Apricot becomes especially present with warmth.

Wild Devil has a light bitterness with cookie dough and cantaloupe flavors. Tartness is light and on the edge, a bit delayed. The finish is lingering with a slight bitter/tart edge.

The body is medium to light with a silky texture, no alcohol, light carbonation and late metallic notes.

This is an easy drinking beer that would probably pair well with soft cheese. Has enough going on to be interesting, but lacks the hop punch and yeasty funkiness I was seeking.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Re-post from my hacked "jmkratt" :(

look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml corked to a globe glass. The cork unloaded extremely quickly and the foam quickly spilled from the bottle. Seemed extremely carbonated, overly so.

A - After a gentle pour my globe glass was filled 4/5ths with foam and 1/5 cloudy orange/amber color brew. The extreme head is bubbly white with astounding retention and lacing. It's rather irritating waiting for the foam to subside. I put the opened bottle in the fridge to try and calm it down. When I went to pour my 2nd and 3rd glass it was still extremely foaming. I am not particularly fond of fighting this much foam every single glass. It's like a fresh keg that's been agitated.

S - Perhaps my favorite aspect of the beer. A subtle belgian yeast aroma with a hint of brett and fruity esters. Not any hop character detected. Mild malt sweetness present.

T - Similar to previous reviews I noticed the brett presence immediately and more dominantly than the nose. The hop character also is more dominant than on the nose: earthy character blends fairly well with the brett and bready biscuit malt character. The beer finishes with a bit of medicinal feel.

M - Very carbonated. You can taste the bubbles throughout, if that makes any sense. I don't know how else to describe it.

O - Not what I was expecting. I found the extreme carbonation to be both a hindrance to the aroma and flavor and mouthfeel as well as irritating to deal with. I won't be back. Pretty underwhelmed.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 06-01-2011 14:20:33

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Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,196 ratings.