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Wild Devil - Victory Brewing Company

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86
very good

1,105 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,105
Reviews: 515
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 43
Gots: 98 | 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:
American IPA w/ Brettanomyces.

(Beer added by: Kadonny on 05-08-2008)
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kvgomps, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a copper color with an off white head that leaves lacing behind

S - The hops come out first then some of the sour notes frm the brett reminds me of a Belgian IPA

T - Lots of citrus hops from the start then subtle sour taste not as much brett as i expected but it still has a good taste to it

M - This beer has a medium body with higher carbonation to it

D - I enjoyed this beer quite a bit it has an interesting taste going on that I liked if you like IPAs and beers with brett this will be something that you'll like worth finding to give it a try

armock, May 19, 2009
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jayrutgers, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off I'd have to say that this drinks more like a wild ale than an Belgian IPA. The presence of brettanomyces, after one has been able to detect such, is too strong and distinctive to deny.
On that note-
Funky and almost musky in scent and flavor. While hops are clearly used here I wouldn't mark them as a defining aspect, or THE defining aspect of the beer. The yeast is what takes center stage here. Bottled March 3, 2009 and this being May 7, 2010, the bottle has had some time to mature and maybe could have benefited from even more time in the bottle. Tart and twangy with almost rotten apple notes there; hard, core, steel cider?
Very alive with the yeast action.
So far, from my experience, the best take that Victory has had on a Belgian style or idea. It has a traditional/authentic aspect without trying to copy something.
I will get other bottles of this for the sake of comparison.

ommegangpbr, May 07, 2010
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RavenForBeer, Nov 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown with reddish tint and a large head. A smell of bigness; some sweet malts and fruit aromas closer to berries and grape more than citrus. A fuller body that has some caramel sweetness intertwine with a wild, leafy hop bitterness that gives off a mild tropical fruit flavor but also has a sour, dry and crisp edge to the backbone of this beer. A good beer but wore my palate out towards the end; one is fine for me.

clayrock81, Jun 24, 2009
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Copper red, orange hues with a nice rocky thick head.

S - Brett funk, with a slight sweetness of malt. Slight lemon peel smell with a light bit of hops.

T - Brett funk with muted hops in the background, certainly not as hops forward as HopDevil, but the character of the original is there. Less sour than anticipated.

M - Good carbonation level as well as being fairly light on the tounge.

D - For what it is, is has good drinkability. Perhaps this would be the really subjective category here, since the character of the beer may not be as drinkable to all.

BravoTwo, Sep 19, 2009
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rolltide8425, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy amber gold with a big head that fades into some nice lace. The smell and taste are exactly what i was expecting, a nice hops and funk mixture. Some citrus and mint are evident. The mouth is medium bodied with nice carbonating. A nice easy drinking twist.

grayburn, Jun 17, 2009
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Joestradamus91, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled MAR 3 2009.

Pours a beautiful amber in color with a full two fingers of pillowy off-white head. Aroma is dominated by hops that seem mostly herbal and a touch grassy. There is a faint yeast presence, some barely noticeable fruity esters and a bit Brett. Taste is interesting, doesn't really seem to resemble Hop Devil. Hops are much more herbal and grassy. There is also a distinct Brett funk that, while not terribly powerful, is the dominant flavor here. Mouthfeel is good with medium-light body and ~high carbonation. Fairly dry, hops aren't in the fore but there is a better than moderate bitterness. Drinkability is pretty good. The Brett character gets much more prominent as the beer warms. Overall I'm not a huge fan of Brett but I still find this brew rather enjoyable.

mnj21655, Apr 20, 2009
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Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,105 ratings.