NZ Victory Hop Devil IPA - 1516 Brewing Company

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NZ Victory Hop Devil IPA
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89
very good

82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
1516 Brewing Company visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Victory's brewer visited Vienna and left them the recipe, which they use to brew the beer under license.

(Beer added by: Globetrotter on 02-02-2007)
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5/5  rDev +25%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Wendysd
4.71/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Nice dark amber color. Thick foam, reduced down to finger of sticky foam. Light carbonation. Heavy citrus smell. Taste of hops and grapefruit. Anything BBQ'd would go excellent with. Very bold flavor, taste of hops stays in your mouth. A real nice beer to share with your drinking buddie, but I wouldn't hand one over to a beer mooch! Give this one a try!

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Globetrotter
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hop Devil on tap in Vienna??? Woohoo! This beer has never seen Pennsylvania, but is a mighty fine product. Comes out a cloudy reddish copper under a one finger off-white head that is creamy and flat, lasting quite a long time and generating very nice lace indeed. The nose is sweet and spicey, full of hops and a touch of grain. The mouth is very prickly and quite sticky, leaving a good coating in the mouth. The taste is strong spicey hops, neither coniferous nor espresso, but more on the citrus side. The bitter is very smooth, with a good sweet caramel backing. This version may not be quite as bitter as its Downingtown inspiration, but is a highlight of any visit to Vienna. Very, very enjoyable.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy blood orange with a stubborn 2-finger bone white head. Gobs of lace around the inside of the glass.

S: Floral hop aroma, grapefruit, conifer cones.

M: Smooth and creamy, full bodied.

T: Strong hop flavor with nicely balanced caramel malts. The hops are quite spicy, but never threaten to overwhelm. Crisp finish with the requisite hoppy aftertaste.

D: Really refreshing, something that I would strongly recommend.

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4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smell: Nice hoppy smell.

Mouth feel: Light to medium-bodied.

Taste: Strong on the hop flavor, but with good malty undertone. Interesting and complex taste which I like in an IPA. This beer has a unique character.

Overall: I recommend trying this one. I always enjoy it.

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4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Glassware: Chalice

*not drinking it as I write and no notes, so I am going on memory.*

Appearance: Hazy amber with a khaki-colored head that was fairly thick and hung around for awhile.

Smell: All hoppish (new word?) aromas. Floral, citrusy, piney, a little spicy... Refreshing and clean smell.

Taste: The smell leads you in... It is strong on the hop flavor. Though, there is plenty of depth to the taste. Lots of bitterness and earthiness and some citrus notes. Big flavor and stays interesting.

Mouthfeel: light to medium-bodied.

Overall: I have had this brew a few times and it has impressed me each time. I really enjoy it and will purchase in the future...often. Best (or my favorite) of the Victory brews except for maybe the Wild Devil.

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4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep hazy amber-orange color with a good sized white, foamy, and creamy head. Good retention with a nice lacing left over.

S - Good amount of citrus and other golden fruit along with a touch of pine. This is matched almost equally with some caramel and bready malt smells. Very well balanced aroma.

T - Similar to the smell and very well balanced. Upfront there is a lot of citrus (both orange and grapefruit) along with some other golden fruit (some apple, apricot, melon, and slight peach). Then some caramel and bready malt flavors start to come out more. The flavors come together and give a sweet candied fruit taste. Toward the end, there is some pine taste that comes out. No real bitterness, and a good amount of sweetness, even though there is a good amount of the hop flavors.

M - Medium body with average carbonation. Smooth and coats the mouth and slightly drying.

D - Very good drinkability. A lot of hop flavors, and pretty well balanced (slightly more sweet/malt taste). Very tasty beer that I enjoyed drinking.

Notes: ABV = 7.0%. Very good IPA that is very tasty. Had it at the Känguruh Pub, and it was a very nice surprise in Wien.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Lighter of a hop. Smooth, I like it!

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep amber color with a 2 finger head of white foamy cream. Very good lacing.

S - Good amount of citrus with a touch of pine. There is a hint of some caramel. Complex aroma.

T - Upfront there is a lot of citrus grapefruit. Strong bitterness, and a low amount of sweetness, very alkaline.

M - Medium body with average carbonation. Smooth.

D - Good drinkability. Good hop flavors, and pretty well balanced. Very tasty beer.

Serving type: on-tap

Reviewed on: 04-02-2010 18:56:25

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NZ Victory Hop Devil IPA from 1516 Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.