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Wild Devil - Victory Brewing Company

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86
very good

1,002 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,002
Reviews: 502
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 40
Gots: 84 | 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 jivex5k
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was amazing. I grabbed it on a whim, I'm partial to brett beers, especially the few CS ones that show up every now and again.
I'm going to say this right now, hop savant has nothing on this beer. This one was more balanced, and about 1/4th the price.

It was a solid appearance, nice amount of head, the aroma was mostly funk with a faint hoppy profile, the taste...a perfect balance between the funk and the hops. I'm glad I found this gem of a beer sitting innocently on the shelf.

I just hope this doesn't become super popular so it's hard to find bottles of this, probably shouldn't be writing a review about it.

jivex5k, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of RichardMNixon
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A review from someone who dislikes hop devil, dirtwolf, and ranch.

Smells more funky than hoppy, but the latter are still there, enough that Mrs. Nixon will have none of it. Starts off very herbal, bordering on spiced beer. The funkiness is there too and the sweetness I get from a lot of victory IPAs isn't. As it warms up, the herbal notes yield to pine, lemon, and cherry. Nice and smooth throughout, a solid beer.

RichardMNixon, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden orange color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a fantastic level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is huge of funk and sourness with a strong funk of a hay like and grassy nature as well as a whole lot of sour vinegar and lemon juice. Along with these aromas comes some lighter sweet smells of tangerine and pineapple as well as a somewhat yeasty smell, overall producing a nice sour wild smell.

Taste – The taste begins a wonderful blend of sweet, malt, funk and hop. The sweet is mainly of a tangerine and light caramel nature with the malt being of a more biscuit like flavor. The funk flavors, which are only rivaled by the sweet upfront, are mainly of a grassy and hay taste, with the hop being relatively light initially, and consisting of a grapefruit taste mostly, but containing a little bit of grass as well. As the taste advances the funk grows in nature with the sweet remaining relatively constant. The funk takes on more grass and hay flavors, but also gains some yeasty and sour lemon and vinegar flavors as the taste moves to the end. As the sour and funk flavors increase, so too do the hop flavors, with more grapefruit coming to the tongue, but with quite a bit more grassy hop and some earthy and herbal flavors also coming to the tongue. In the end, with the sweet flavors still holding their ground, and with the nice blend of hop and the decent showing of funk, one is left with a very pleasant and enjoyable funked IPA flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average to slightly above average. The medium carbonation and body are a rather nice blend for the IPA and sour flavors of the brew upholding both all while in conjunction with the sweeter and malty flavors, keeping the brew nice and easy drinking.

Overall – This is a very pleasant and flavorful wild with a good blend of IPA flavor and funk. One to seek out and try.

Darkmagus82, Jul 30, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Amber body with a huge lasting 1.5 inch head. Typical sour smell with a hint of hops. Not really sour tasting though. Kind of sweet. Very Brett like, if that makes sense. Pretty good.

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Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,002 ratings.