HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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HopDevil India Pale AleHopDevil India Pale Ale
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4.06/5
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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:
#5,160
Reviews:
2,567
Ratings:
7,476
pDev:
11.58%
 
 
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1,615
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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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Photo of Prankk
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

Photo of StanleysCup
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have enjoyed this before but finally got around to scoring it.
A: Mahogany with a thick creamy head.
S: Muted zesty hops; would have score higher but the bar’s sani-rinse would have overwhelmed anything in the glass.
T: Deliciously dry with a solid malt finish.
F: Perfectly carbonated; the hoppiness lingered so nicely.
O: As advertised; probably one of the best (to me) of the category.

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

Photo of Ocalafox
3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nitro pour at brewery. Amber body, slight haze, soft creamy head. Malts dominate the aroma, brown bread, pumpernickel. Niterness slowly comes in st the taste, malts still prevalent. Not as hoppy as you would think based on the name. More English.

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Photo of pabney
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ginge530
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 12 oz bottle. Pours an amber color with a thick foam head. Flavor is very fruity and unique. Notes of grapefruit, blueberry, with a slight bitter finish. Overall a very great beer! If I ever see Victory Brewing, I always try to pick some up.

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

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

Photo of williamcrane
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zbelair
3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall clear glass. Has an dark bronze-copper color, if not somewhat amber. Somewhat sudsy finger thick head. Good lacing.

Sweet caramel malt. Very floral. Orange peel, notes of resin, other citrus notes, bread malt, some grapefruit juice, and wood aroma.

Grapefruit peel, resin, and pine notes upfront. Notes of caramel, tea leaves, toffee, syrup, orange peel, toast, and many other earthy flavors. Overall medium bitterness. Feels smooth.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

HopDevil India Pale Ale brewed by Victory Brewing Company with an ABV of 6.70% This American IPA pours out a deep golden amber color with a nice white. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with hop bitterness and a slight sweetness. You also pick up a good amount of earthy grains and malts in the smell as well. So far this brew has the look and smell of most American IPA's on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste, it is Bold with flavors. You first get a blast of hop bitterness, then this brew mellows out to a smooth sweetness. There is a lot going on in HopDevil India Pale Ale. The body of this IPA is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a nice balance to it. It is really hard to pick up on the 6.70% ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. The mouth feel is Bold, Hoppy, Rich, Smooth, Clean and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give HopDevil India Pale Ale a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown, did a real nice job with this American IPA.

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Photo of beersampler6
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Excellent, delicious IPA. Looks nice, amber color with nice head and some lingering lacing. Smells of citrus hoppiness. Tastes of nice hops, more orange, lemon and grapefruit than floral. Also some sweet malt to balance everything out, as well as mild grain and caramel. Smooth finish, thin mouthfeel with just the right amount of mild carbonation throughout. Very little bitter aftertaste. Very impressive!

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

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

Photo of GunnerJim
4.68/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of noahts
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 7,476 ratings