Devil's Dream IPA | Hoyne Brewing Co.

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Devil's Dream IPADevil's Dream IPA

Brewed by:
Hoyne Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Here”s to Daniel Lapp, Oliver Schroer, ELH, and all great fiddlers. Libation and music, like the tumultuous marriage of malt and hops, stand waiting with us at the crossroads. And look: here comes the Devil, whistling past the graveyard, singing in the midnight choir, bottle in one hand, a fiddle in the other, and that crazy smile…

Added by LampertLand on 02-01-2012

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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Mack
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of derdtheterd
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eric_Standard
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle - aaah, devils and fiddles, a match not made in heaven.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium orange-copper colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and bubbly beige head, which leaves a few swaths of chunky lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of bready and doughy caramel malt, biscuity toffee, a muddled citrus and melon fruitiness, some subtle free-range simple syrup, and more earthy, piney, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is grainy and doughy caramel malt, some crackery breakfast biscuits, generic orange and grapefruit citrus rind, further tropical melon notes (I'm getting honeydew, mostly), a hint of earthy yeastiness, and more gentle leafy, piney, and herbal verdant hops.

The carbonation is fairly laid-back in its basically structural frothiness, the body an adequate middleweight, and mostly smooth, just a touch of hoppy intransigence making for a slightly less than ideal experience here. It finishes off-dry, with the robust malt proving that it has won this weakly contested war of attrition with the hops.

Overall, if the Devil's dream is to mess with something that you like, then that's what's happened here. This is by no means a bad brew, but it comes off much more like a decent ESB (now those are hard to find in these parts). Tasty, but don't go in expecting a huge, hop-forward offering. Damn you, Lucifer!

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.41/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imfinished
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of YamagamiTravis
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alew_os
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kenmac19
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leaddog
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a light copper with a finger width of foamy, cream coloured head.

Smell - citrus and piney hops, hint of pine resin, grapefruit peel, bready caramalts, hints of citrus fruit.

Taste - citrus and piney hops bitterness followed by the grapefruit peel and pine resin. Malts are there with the sweetness, but primarily hop dominated.

Mouthfeel - medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with lingering malt sweetness and hop bitterness.

Overall - An IPA with a solid hop level, however I wish the smell was truer to the excellent flavour in this brew.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650ml bomber poured into tulip a ways back (from notes)

A clear light copper with plenty of bubbles feeding a two finger foam that slowly falls leaving random patches down the side

S strange mix of melon, citrus, herbal hops and soft caramel, cotton candy, more tropical notes as it warms and just a hint of spruce

T some orange, lemon, and lime peel to go with what I smell, some sweet malt provides a little balance, pretty good but could use a little more hops

M lighter side of medium, not as much carbonation as I'd guess after looking at it but that still leaves enough to fluff it up, a little grit on the palate, lemon pith finish

O respectable beer but some room for improvement, perhaps not the freshest bottle? I don't see a date but seems a little malty at times

decent and drinkable but missing a little hop kick, well priced but I'd grab a Fat Tug sitting on the same shelf any day of the week over this one

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Photo of Bunman3
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a pleasant IPA from a brewer I had never heard of until yesterday. What set this apart for me was the nice fruit flavour that appears toward the end of the sample. I thought I detected blood orange, but it may have been mango. The hop finish lingers, in a relatively pleasant way. I will certainly be on the lookout for more offerings from Hoyne.

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Photo of Beervana
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of goalie35
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of greenchicken
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of ZachT
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hoptoria
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Niceroad77
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of PaulietheBrit
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Great IPA from a brewer I really like.
Nice copper color with a finger of off white head and good lacing throughout consumption.
Smelling fruity pine.
Tasting grapefruit, hoppy bitterness, citrus afters.
Great drinkable ale that I will surely procure again.

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Photo of CWVegas
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Erik-P
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of souvenirs
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Amber, nice foamy light-coloured head, visible carbonation.
S: Melon, citrus, tropical fruits... yum!
T: Juniper, lingering bitterness. I'm disappointed that I don't taste more of the fruity notes I picked up in the smell.
F: Smooth, a liiiittle thicker than I expected.
O: It's hard to try a new IPA without comparing it to the ones I've had and really enjoyed before. This beer isn't bad, but it's not Fat Tug or Lord of the Hops.

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Photo of Duggyb
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Devil's Dream IPA from Hoyne Brewing Co.
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