HopDevil
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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From:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #746
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,269
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 11.6%
Ratings:
7,612
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 15, 2022
Added:
Jul 27, 2001
Wants:
  313
Gots:
  1,667
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: Bold, spicy and menacingly delicious, this American-hopped IPA offers an aromatic punch and follows through with a lasting, full-bodied finish
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Photo of ThePold
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ThePold from Virginia

Maybe I'm drinking from a mis tapped keg, but this was too malty and dark for me. Wanted a hop bomb, got a malt grenade

Apr 15, 2022
 
3.62 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Mar 22, 2022
 
4 by BeerMe8 from Florida on Mar 20, 2022
Photo of tekstr1der
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

Tasty traditional IPA from Victory, this might be my favorite from the brewer. Great balance of hop bite and malt backbone. Would look for this fresh again.

Mar 06, 2022
 
3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 21, 2022
 
3.68 by WCKDVBZ from South Carolina on Feb 18, 2022
Photo of HardCider
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by HardCider from Pennsylvania

This beer pours a clear dark bronze color with significant effervescence and a moderate head that dissipated quite slowly . As expected, there is a strong, fresh, hoppy aroma. The taste is very pleasant; dry and hoppy with caramel undertones. The mouth feel is a bit syrupy, but still refreshing.

Feb 12, 2022
 
3.86 by Vinylboy20 from New York on Jan 26, 2022
 
4.43 by BombayDingleMonkey from Pennsylvania on Jan 22, 2022
Photo of 2market
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by 2market from Pennsylvania

Good beer, but not my fave

Jan 13, 2022
 
4.34 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 27, 2021
 
4.08 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Nov 25, 2021
 
4.02 by rpw from New York on Nov 06, 2021
Photo of Dan2213
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Dan2213 from Pennsylvania

Clear copper leaving a finger of off white head. Aromas of coffee, citrus, and bread. Taste is bold and spicy. Hints of citrus and toffee with a very strong malt backbone. Just a touch of hops and pine. This beer is full bodied and creamy. Nice feel. Overall this a quality offering from Victory. Just a touch too malty for my preference but a solid brew nonetheless

Nov 03, 2021
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3.41/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by 1009 from Massachusetts

This beer first appeared on my beer radar very early in the game. I didn't even drink yet. It was the summer before college, we were at a buddy’s house and all the Bud Lights were gone. So, my friend stole a Hop Devil out of the home owner’s basement fridge and proceeded to then hurl it across the room. Full beer went smash. Big mess. From that day on the Hop Devil has always been memorable. That being said, I never actually had one until this week. Like Sam Darnald who lurks in the background, it’s an average beer. Solid pine notes, not overwhelming, but a little heavy. Took a little while to get through, but overall OK.

Sep 27, 2021
 
3.48 by Blitz23 from Pennsylvania on Sep 11, 2021
Photo of MrOH
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by MrOH from Malta

Clear copper, nice off white head, excellent retention, great lace. A good looking beer!
Grapefruit, pine, floral, caramelized honey aromas
Grapefruit and caramelized honey flavors
Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation
A real blast from the past. I've started to miss these old school East Coast IPAs.

Jul 09, 2021
Photo of Peach63
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Peach63 from New York

Pours amber with a 1" cream-colored head, which fades to a wisp. Moderate lacing.

Aroma is citrus, toffee, hay, caramel.

Taste is grapefruit, pine, spice, caramel. Resinous.

Medium bodied, light carbonation. dry, resinous finish.

This is another good Victory IPA.

Jun 30, 2021
 
4 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on May 23, 2021
Photo of Sigmund
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

355 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.7%. Clear deep golden to amber to orange colour, moderate white head. Pleasant hoppy aroma, but not overwhelming. Hints of orange marmalade. The flavour is surprisingly well balanced and harmonious for something called "HopDevil" - hoppy of course, but no devil is at loose here, rather a benevolent HopAngel. Me like!

May 10, 2021
Photo of NJBarstool
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by NJBarstool from New Jersey

This set a standard for the East Coast IBU race of a decade ago.
Still a fantastic dank ale.

May 01, 2021
 
3.37 by readyforthenet from New York on Apr 21, 2021
 
4.1 by GaryM6 from New York on Jan 28, 2021
 
3.81 by Keananmichael5 from California on Dec 28, 2020
 
4.06 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia on Dec 22, 2020
 
4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Aug 09, 2020
Photo of milkshakebeersucks
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Deep bronze color, good sized head and nice lacing. Citrus aroma with a distinct melon quality. Spicy hops dominate the flavor , but there is balance in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel with an average length finish. This has been consistently well made over many years and remains a personal favorite.

Jul 22, 2020
 
3.75 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 23, 2020
Photo of JohnniEMc
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

A go to of mine for years. A nice deep copper color with reasonable head and lacing. The mouth feel is as good as there is outside of NEIPAs. What makes this one special is its delivery of both malt and hop tastes. As it should be, the slightly sweet malt is up front, followed by a lingering earthy and hoppy finish. This is a really good IPA that I've been drinking regularly for years and I never tire of it.

May 24, 2020
Photo of Singlefinpin
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

Appears, amber with a nice foamy head that dropped quickly to a nice cap and lacing.
Smells dank, citrusy, orange, grapefruit, piney.
Taste follows the nose and very hop forward.
Mouth feel is medium for the style.
Overall a very nice IPA that I would definitely want to drink again.

Apr 24, 2020
Photo of thefireman
4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by thefireman from Pennsylvania

I reviewed this beer about 18 years ago. One of the originals. One of the best in this style. The beer that put Victory on themap.

Copper color with great lacing. Dank hop smell with malt in the background. Slightly piney hops balanced with caramel malts. Still the best balanced. Nice bitter finish.

Still reaching for this quality beer after all these years.

Apr 18, 2020
 
4.1 by Franko from Pennsylvania on Apr 16, 2020
 
4.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 02, 2020
Photo of OrtheusMaximusRex
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by OrtheusMaximusRex from Colorado

I liked this beers. An interesting mix of hops, earthiness, dank, not going for super floral and uber fruit, I'd like to have it again, it was in a mix pack, I remember being surprised.

Mar 17, 2020
Photo of Mugman8
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Mugman8 from New York

Cloudy copper on the pour, some head that dissipates quickly and lots of lacing. Aroma is very piney, with some fruit and malt. Taste is very hoppy with lingering bitterness as well. This is a very good IPA, but I'd rate some slightly better......like Bell's Two Hearted, Ithaca's Flower Power and Sculpin from Ballast.

Mar 15, 2020
 
5 by doctorgary from New York on Mar 04, 2020
 
4 by Stevedore from Oregon on Feb 28, 2020
 
3.67 by Patlee3324 from Massachusetts on Feb 12, 2020
 
3.79 by AndrewTobias from Pennsylvania on Jan 21, 2020
 
3.95 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Jan 18, 2020
HopDevil from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 7612 ratings