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Wild Devil - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

971 Ratings
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Ratings: 971
Reviews: 500
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 39
Gots: 76 | 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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3-month old bottle. Copper-colored, no difference from HopDevil. More vigorously carbonated and fizzy, though, with good head retention. The sticky foam leaves some nice lacing. Hop aromas are relatively muted, replaced by contributions from the Brett. Much more earthy and a bit musty. More notes of lemon and lemongrass rather than the citric, grapefruity character of HopDevil. Smells like a Belgian IPA.

A solid hop bitterness on the palate that lingers a bit, true to the base beer. Leathery, kind of funky flavor notes. More aging would likely allow even more character to develop. As-is, it's bitter at first then malty/funky flavors abruptly join in. Well worth a try, and it stands out more among its peers compared with HopDevil.

gr0g, Sep 05, 2014
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Poured into a tulip out of a 750ml bottle.

Pours a clear dark copper with a nice one finger off-white head. Very good head retention with a solid ring of lacing all the way around the glass.

The aroma really shows off the Brett with the telltale barnyard and earthy notes present in a wild ale. There are also some piny hop notes and a good shot of bready malt. Really nice.

The flavor takes all of the characteristics present in the aroma and bumps them up another notch. Once again the Brett is the first thing to really come through. Hops follows closely behind with pine and earth before the malt comes rushing in. This is a beer that really has it all. Nice drying bitterness on the finish as well.

Overall, I love how there is so much going on here but it all works. A wonderful combination of flavors with nothing off-putting whatsoever. Definitely one to pick up should you come across it.

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Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 971 ratings.