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HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,883
Reviews:
2,574
Ratings:
7,516
pDev:
11.58%
 
 
Wants:
308
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1,635
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Ratings: 7,516 |  Reviews: 2,574
Photo of jahannah
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mandpasbury
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When I poured this into a pint glass, I was a bit worried as it is a VERY dark amber color with almost no foam head, not something that usually endears me to a good IPA. The aroma was very Bland as well...not a goox way to start off. But once I took a taste, I forgot about the first two items. It has a very malt-forward taste with a big citrus and slight pine aftertaste. It sits well on the palate with a slight astringent on the back of my tongue, bringing that oh so familiar Piney hop taste and burn, for lack of a better word. It is not heavy at all. Over all this is a very fine IPA offering, one that I would certainly get again. Very solid!

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

Photo of Selenite
3.06/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Richardalways21
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark for an ipa but interesting taste.

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Photo of Muss42
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CodyBasden
3.12/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Dark reddish amber 3 finger head that foams down, I kind of pick up a light chocolate smell with a little citrus, the taste is good but doesn't really have a lot going for it, feels a bit oily

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Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Nass
3.21/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Quite malty for an IPA, but that's not too much of a bad thing in my book. It' a decent IPA, well worth a try if you can get this in your area. Cheers! B-

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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

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

Photo of DMC43
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

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

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

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

Photo of mothmanscott
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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HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 7,516 ratings