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NZ Victory Hop Devil IPA - 1516 Brewing Company

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NZ Victory Hop Devil IPA
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BA SCORE
87
very good

78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 14.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

drewone, Jul 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

bsuedekum, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of Globetrotter
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

Globetrotter, Mar 22, 2007
Photo of FreshHawk
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

FreshHawk, Apr 02, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Hopmodium, May 25, 2012
Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

mportnoy, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev -6%

safaricook, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of justinm4bama
4/5  rDev +0.3%

justinm4bama, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Nickls
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(From notes)

A - Poured with a two-finger thick slightly egg shell colored head...pretty frothy and left chunky lacing throughout the sample.

S - Some bready/sweet maltiness followed by very prominant citric and cedary hop aromas. Powerfully bitter, but balance well.

T - Great hop bitterness comes over the palate first and it is a bit earthy, citruisy, and piney at different points. Very nice complexity for the style. Good malt balance, but doesn't come close to rivaling the hops

M - Medium MF, muted carbonation and more than coats the palate.

D - Pretty high considering the dearth of flavors along with the high hop factor. A little less aggressive than it's US namesake

Overall, pretty fantastic brew and slightly more complex that Victory's Hopdevil, though less assertive. Nice stuff, and highly recommend when at 1516.

Nickls, Apr 07, 2009
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

clarknova, Jan 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Snellgg5, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of ronin926
5/5  rDev +25.3%

ronin926, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of dragomni
3/5  rDev -24.8%

dragomni, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Marius
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Marius, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of jadpsu
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber with a decent head retention and better lacing.
Aroma is spicy, pepper, pine nuts, citrus and also pick up some sweet maltiness.
Taste leads with hop bitterness, piny nuts. Smooth but strong spicy dry hops are strongest but some maltiness is present.
Good drinkability, great with Bar B Q ribs.

Enjoyed.

jadpsu, Nov 05, 2010
Photo of BltByKrmn
2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

BltByKrmn, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of thepeter
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was just a very cool beer to see in Vienna.

A - Orange, amber, creamy head which left some nice lacing and lasted the entire beer

S - Pine, Citrus zest, hops, bit of burnt sugar

T - Right off the bat, hops and grapefruit rind and citrus zest, a bit of malt sweetness to balence it out and a clean crisp bitter finish

MD - Very nicely carbonated, smooth and creamy

thepeter, Jan 12, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

brewdude1982, Oct 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Ljoreilly, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of ryanonline
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A beautiful fiery orange color with an enormous white head that sticks around with clumpy lacing.

Smells Hoppy with bran like malt. Yum.

Floral hops and delicious malty flavor. Tastes like a double but a little more lite.

Kind of thin yet creamy but with a decent amount of foam. Dry finish.

Probably could only have a few...too filling.

I wanted to rate this beer lower but honestly it is quite the tastey beverage. Yummy yum.

ryanonline, Jul 31, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Roberto11232, Feb 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

twillingthenoz, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of burnerfinger
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured from the 12 oz bottle into my new belgium goblet:

A; Dark honey colored. Sufficinet but non-impressive head, but leaves a nice sticky lacing.

S; NICE citrusy hops to the nose.

T: Very nice hoppy bite but just a bit bitter.

M: nicely done, not heavy but complex enough.

D: overall an IPA but not the best of them....

burnerfinger, Aug 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Schwantz, May 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

Chegui, May 14, 2013
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NZ Victory Hop Devil IPA from 1516 Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.