HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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7,350 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,350
Reviews:
2,535
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.58%
 
 
Wants:
298
Gots:
1,535
For Trade:
8
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Ratings: 7,350 |  Reviews: 2,535
Photo of AGawinski
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smi69
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beers-es
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper with a finger of off-white foam. Smell and taste is what you'd call balanced--spicy hops in equal proportion with sweeter malts. I first had this back in the late nineties when it seemed like a more radical brew. It's still good though.

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Photo of Ant777uk
3.21/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Malty aroma with some apricottyness coming through also...

Complex taste with multiple layers...an initial malty bitterness followed by a more fruity orange peel and apricotty bitterness.

Very good overall balance, works well

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Photo of Holderness
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

81/100

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

Photo of Vetbidder
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of my go to IPA's. Victory is our most well known Micro here in the Philly area. Like the smell of this beer. It's got the citrus but there is a more malty smell mixed in here. Not the bitter devil you might think, the taste has some citrus with a nice malt balance with some very slight bitterness. Feel is quite carbonated with a wet lingering citrus/malt taste.

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

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

Photo of mpt2222
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty decent. A bit flat but nice carmel/malt tones with a copper appearance. Nothing that jumps out to say "wow" but quality is evident. Not sure if this is the same as the Hop Devil Ale which is also on BeerAdvocate, but seemingly gets much better reviews. Hmmmmm....

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

Photo of nycbeerfreak
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

its a new brew from Victory .......cause like an I PHONE .......they had to change the grain bill.
WHO thinks that was a great idea ???? ...I DO !!!

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Photo of JamesFleischmann
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.94/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of crewfan1952
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matty_Ike
4.63/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great, not too bitter

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Photo of duvel1979
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akopczyk
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cdman56
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DaneBramage
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Paid $1 per bottle on clearance at my local shop.

A: Dark amber to copper.
S: Citrusy, grapefruit and orange. Hints of pine.
T: Citrusy and hoppy, but not overly so on either. Hints of malt.
F: Smooth with a very citrusy, smooth aftertaste, not bitter at all.
O: A really easy-drinking IPA that goes down well on a warm afternoon. A steal for the price.

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Photo of Ryan4120
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkonte
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 from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.06 out of 5 based on 7,350 ratings.
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