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Wild Devil - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

761 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 761
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.58%
Wants: 33
Gots: 46 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian 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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Gregaroo

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-22-2014 15:03:28 | More by Gregaroo
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archero

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-22-2014 13:52:24 | More by archero
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GreenMind

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-22-2014 13:40:31 | More by GreenMind
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DerrickW

Georgia

3/5  rDev -21.7%

07-22-2014 02:54:30 | More by DerrickW
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-21-2014 23:36:45 | More by kjkinsey
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-21-2014 23:26:17 | More by VikeMan
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hozersr

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-21-2014 22:05:44 | More by hozersr
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BradStokley

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-21-2014 21:00:52 | More by BradStokley
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Shroud0fdoom

Maryland

3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

*25.4 oz. Bottle*

Keeping it real like a hypothesis and hitting this brew with my Desert Eagle, it's legal and it astonishes. This brew is just too damn sexy looking. Lean and clean with a lot going on in the dome. Deep amber with a slightly off-white 1/2 finger crown. She looks neat, how does she smell? First this aroma is balanced between hops, malts and Brett. Tangy lemon pepper with some floral goodness. She also has that musky funk, she may look clean but deep inside but you can tell this girl gets down and dirty. The malts smell slightly toasted and bold. Let's get a taste for this Wild Devil. Well rounded, musky funk with citric, a little pineapple and resinous hops. The malts are sweet, biscuity and balanced with a resinous hop and slightly cheese aftertaste. Oh finishes slightly dry and bitter and on time and brassy. The feel on this Devil is medium-light body and par carbonation.

Overall: This is an interesting take on the Brett IPA. Is it the most adventurous, no. Is enjoyable, yes it is. This beer is pretty balanced, hoppy and funky. This brew is worthy.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 20:28:41 | More by Shroud0fdoom
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-21-2014 13:46:13 | More by JMUbrewz
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jbdpsu82

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-21-2014 13:00:29 | More by jbdpsu82
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seanchai

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-21-2014 08:13:34 | More by seanchai
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-21-2014 02:17:39 | More by rolltide8425
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Can_has_beer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-21-2014 01:08:08 | More by Can_has_beer
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

ten years ago this would have been earth shattering, but i don't think it is expressive enough in brett character to appease the wild palate of today. supposedly has hop evil as the base beer, an east coast staple for me growing up. i get so little of the hops from that, it ends up being a weirdly yeasty amber, although its super clear in looks, must have been filtered, no haze or sediment at all, uncommon in wild ale to say the least, but it may have hurt this one, because its just not as bretty as i had hoped for. light wine-like brett on the nose, but the malt trumps it i think in terms of assertiveness. the taste too seems oddly unbalanced, i am missing the hops i love so much in the base beer. there is a little bitterness in the finish, but thats about it. for ten bucks this is a cool beer, a twist on an old favorite, but it doesnt deliver what it promises i don't think, at least not for me. it may fill a role as a pale amber wild ale, no sourness at all, no haze, no wheat (i don't think) and maybe there is a desire for that, but its underwhelming for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 23:36:57 | More by StonedTrippin
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-20-2014 22:32:06 | More by hockeyfighter19
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mkoenig

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-20-2014 21:13:30 | More by mkoenig
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-20-2014 15:42:12 | More by derkfromwi
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DrRambis

New Jersey

3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip bulb glass. Bottled on June 11th 2014.

Appearance: Dark maple brown with hints of redness. Murky, dark and cloudy, but no sediment. 2 finger head, slighlty tan, off white, decent retention.

Smell: Earth and pine, citrus and tropical fruit smell that is dominated by a funky leathery overtone, like an old cabbie seat. Smell is still very bright and vibrant.

Taste: Hops and malt like a classic ipa that is smothered by brett flavor, slightly sour with very light clove spice, grass, smoky peat, toasted bread, with lemon and peach finish that intertwines nicely with the brett flavors. Well balanced although the base beer has been covered up, it still shoots through in patches. The more I taste it, the more I am getting the brett (yeah horse blanket!) punching out in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-to-light body with light stickiness towards the finish. Light carbonation. Smooth with some medium-light astringency.

Overall: An enjoyable beer that I would qualify as something other than a "Belgian IPA". Pretty much just a simple IPA (Hopdevil) with a good deal of brett covering up the base. Enjoyable and simple and straightfoward. Good introductory beer to brett flavors as one can easily compare this beer to its base, and the brett flavors are still overt enough to enjoy as is. Good but nothing great or breathtaking.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 03:04:20 | More by DrRambis
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

07-20-2014 02:15:49 | More by Cubatobaco
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cp45

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-20-2014 02:06:37 | More by cp45
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tviz33

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-20-2014 01:45:11 | More by tviz33
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chalkda01

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-20-2014 01:44:08 | More by chalkda01
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Sellen

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-19-2014 17:13:23 | More by Sellen
Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 761 ratings.