HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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HopDevil India Pale AleHopDevil India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

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#5,622
Reviews:
2,572
Ratings:
7,508
pDev:
11.58%
 
 
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Photo of user785335
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmoore9363
1/5  rDev -75.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tastes like cigar ash

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Photo of RockHop
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nut brown with a hint of red and nice head without much retention. Well-balanced and mildly sweet with plenty of caramel, malty, bread notes. Hops provide just the right amount of backbone, but don’t overwhelm the beer. Very tasty and unusual; not west coast and not New England. More of a brown IPA/Scotch ale profile.

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Photo of JB4Beer
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uncleotis
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Unclevince
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dafla67
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidD3
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I get why others like this beer so much, but it just didn't do it for me. There was something about the taste that just felt unbalanced. The floral notes are really nice, but they quickly give way into an astringent bitterness that isn't exactly as nice a follow up as some other IPAs I've had. Beyond that, I didn't much care for the oily mouthfeel. Overall, an okay beer. Not one I would buy again.

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Photo of Shenk87
3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.23/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes 3/6/14: Pours clear medium amber producing 2+ fingers of frothy, off-white, somewhat lasting head that leaves rings and wisps of lace. Aroma is floral and citrus hoppiness with caramel malt tones and hits of dog urine. Taste like the nose is floral and citrus with a hint of tropical fruits, moderately lively spice and backed by sweet caramel malts. The dog urine hint is in the mouth as in the nose. Starts hoppy and slightly sweet, balancing toward bitter hips/sweet malt in the middle, gravitating slowly towards bitter again in the finish but transitioning t o a full bitter hop bite and slightly astringent aftertaste. Just enough malt sweetness here to call this brew moderately balanced. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little oily and spicy with moderate carbonation. 4 stars.

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3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Schlitz74
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a nice deep amber color with about a finger of off white head. There was nice lacing left on the glass. It a really good beer for the style, my only problem with it is beers of that ABV, make me sleepy after consuming. I got all of the typical things you would associate with an IPA . Definitely worth a try.

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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SauceMcSauce
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CaseyFellinger
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aglassplease
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brings back memories of one of my favorite ales from years gone by: Pete's Wicked Ale! If Pete's was still around, I bet they would have improved and evolved into this. This pours slightly brown and coppery. Hint of caramel with a perfect balance of hops. Good choice if you are in the mood to have more than a few. I would call this an American Brown IPA. Like it.

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4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 7,508 ratings