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Wild Devil - Victory Brewing Company

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1,002 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,002
Reviews: 502
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 41
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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Ratings: 1,002 | Reviews: 502 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jmccullough916
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Served from a corked ad caged bomber. I noticed after pouring that bottling date is from 2009! Should be interesting to review a 3 yr old Belgian IPA.

A - Hazy copper gold. A very pretty beer that proves crystal clear beers aren't always the best looking.

S - Lots of Brett. Maybe a little hoppyness in the background.

T - Brett, Brett, and more Brett. What can I say? This beer has been overpowered by the Brett funk. I can't detect any hops or grain, only Brett.

M - Light and somewhat creamy with a small prickle from the carbonation. I was expecting a lot of carbonated bite because it foamed over when I pulled the cork and even more when I poured the first glass. Very enjoyable mouthfeel despite the overpowering Brett.

O - I suppose age has not treated the Hop Devil kindly because the Brett has overpowered the taste. It's really a shame. I wish I could've tried this one fresh.

jmccullough916, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of Dank26
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Dank26, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of Beeradelphia
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Beeradelphia, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of PoolFishGolf
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

PoolFishGolf, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of mendvicdog
3/5  rDev -21.9%

mendvicdog, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of mgironta
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

mgironta, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of wattoclone
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of ctwinne
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

ctwinne, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

jheezee, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

ejimhof, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of bmwats
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a tulip.

A: Medium golden hue. Pours about a finger and a half, bubbly, white head. Dissipates fairly quickly leaving a light blanket of foam and a substantial beer ring. Decent dry sticky lacing, initially quickly retreats back into the body of the brew.

S: Hops are overcome with hefty aroma of lavender, honey, and fresh flora.

T: Hoppy and planty. Very floral.

M: Light but full. The floral nature of this brew really defines it. Hoppy in the front, not too bitter in the end.

D: Goes down easy. Drink as you please.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice hue, decent head, not much in terms of lacing. Nose is hoppy, and floral. Flavor is lightly hoppy with balance of fresh flora. Overall, this is a good quaff.

bmwats, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 4/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium orange amber, thick white head and lacing. Belgian yeast, fruit and light brett aroma. Moderate pine hops, citrus, bready malt and brett. Nice mouthfeel. Closer to a wild ale or saison than a Belgian IPA in my book. Obviously well made, but a little too much brett flavor, so this is a miss for me.

LiquidAmber, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of ms11781
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

ms11781, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of PhillyStyle
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml coked and cages bottle:

The beer poured a very nice hazy orange with some hints of red that produced a huge white fluffy head that was retained well, but ultimately receded into a thin ring around the glass. The aroma was maltier than expected, more like a Saison, but most certainly a Belgian malt and yeast aroma. The taste of the beer is sweet, yeasty and with some hints of pine hops. The beer had a lighter feel than expected, but the beer was pretty easy to drink. Overall, a good beer and one that I will try again.

PhillyStyle, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of jda007
4/5  rDev +4.2%

jda007, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of ccozzi
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

ccozzi, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of Etan
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Etan, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of cvm4
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle from April 2009, cork broke when opening and had to bust out the wine opener.

A - Poured a gentle pour and half the glass is filled with a light tan foamy head. The body of the beer is a cloudy amber.

S - Malty, bready as well as hoppy. A faint lemon can be detected.

T - Pine hops, earthy and bready malts collide and finishes slightly tart.

M - Very bubbly, champagne like. Really mixes the flavors around.

O - Could definitely taste the Belgian yeast but I think the age of the bottle is past its prime.

cvm4, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of DaveHack
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was soooo excited to find this on tap. Growler filled from a 2+ year old keg.

Hazy, orange with little head (The carb may be a little low due to time spent in growler)

Smells musty, with noticable Belgian yeast

Tastes is sweet and a little bready. There is just a hint of Brett. I would've thought it would be more prominent given the extended stay in the keg.

Feels light in the mouth, not too thin, but light bodied. It is a refreshing beer that would be good out on the deck.

I HAD to try this with Victory being a local brewery and while it wasn't the best thing ever, it was absolutely worth trying and I wouldn't hesitate to drink it again if it were available

DaveHack, May 29, 2012
Photo of zac16125
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler poured into a tulip

A:  really pretty dark amber with some red hues, 2 fingers of slightly off white head, decent retention, leaves trace spotty lacing

S: the brett is certainly noted. smells tart with sour apple and sour white grape notes, yeasty, some funk, similar to a Saison really, There is also a touch of caramel malts. I get almost no hop characters but I like the aroma

T: malty upfront with some piney hop bitterness and spice, then a big Belgium yeast prescence on the back end with tons of banana on the finish of every sip. A touch of funk but really none of the sour tart that was on the nose, although as it warms to room temp a hint of tart and peppery spice comes out.

M/D: medium bodied with an appropriate carbonation, somewhat drying finish, drinkability is high

O: overall a pretty good beer.  I wish the tart on the nose came out more in the taste, and that the hop presence was higher, but tasty none the less and an enjoyable drink.  

zac16125, May 19, 2012
Photo of baybum
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

baybum, May 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

mikem0487, May 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Njstoutlover23, May 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

drtth, May 01, 2012
Photo of yergermeister
4/5  rDev +4.2%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,002 ratings.