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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,365
Reviews:
2,569
Ratings:
7,492
pDev:
11.58%
 
 
Wants:
307
Gots:
1,626
Trade:
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Photo of O-Meg
3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vivs85
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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Photo of awb5401
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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Photo of MartyMoser
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Kdouble
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDoctor
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving: Can
Best before: Sep-23-2018


A:
Pours a crystal clear copper color with a couple fingers of airy beige head that settles to a healthy film. Leaving nice lacing. (4)

S:
Caramel and spicy herbal licorice. (3.5)

T:
Nice flat bitterness on a vaguely bready malt middle with some grassy-medicinal bite in the finish.  (3.75)

M:
Mediumish body with bright carbonation and a dry hop-shellac finish. (4.25)

O:
This is a nice "old school" IPA. I don't necessarily like that term, but here we are.
Looks exactly like you'd hope, clear with all right retention. The aroma and flavor are both of spicy, somewhat earthy hop flavors intermingled with bready/caramely malt flavors. It is dry and drinkable with medium bitterness. Whenever I have beers like this these days it is a breath of fresh air. I adore NEIPAs as much as the next guy, but being so swamped with them makes beers like this that much more enjoyable. Nothing too fancy, a straightforward profile, dry and drinkable, bracing and tasty. (4)

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

Photo of Vidblain
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CtSoxFan
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsippel
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwiech
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Jakedrumz
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of skalten
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good hoppy finish with solid flavor throughout. A little thicker than typical IPA and a bit caramelly but overall a good choice,

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Photo of mike22ne
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A classic East coast IPA, you won't see many beers like this nowadays - especially north of the Mason-Dixon Line.

Robust caramel malt character and spicy, piney hops. A good bitter bite and a lingering finish.

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

Photo of Pbarg
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of labisch
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kcc
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eammon1920
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 7,492 ratings