HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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HopDevil India Pale AleHopDevil India Pale Ale
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HopDevil India Pale AleHopDevil India Pale Ale

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

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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Fairly clear, gold with amber tints. Big, white, bubbly head that sticks nicely.

S- Brief hint of malt then just dominated by floral, oily hop aroma.

T- Don't really get any malts here. There is lemon/orange rind taste that starts this one off; followed by the floral hops. Leaves a strong, lingering bitterness.

M- Medium to slightly full with a smooth carbonation.

D- Pretty good IPA. The lingering bitterness is a little stronger than in most IPAs, but I don't mind that at all.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm not a big fan of IPAs. So, I was ready to be disappointed with all of the hype. But I wasn't disappointed. This is probably the best IPA I've had.

I had it in a bottle ($3.50) at Monk's in Philly.
It was darker than I was expecting from an IPA. It was dark in Monk's but, to me, it still looked more dark than than golden.
Lots of hops obviously, but I don't think they kill you. They balance it well enough (I guess with the high alcohol content? -I know it's probably in a beer 101 article).

If you like IPA you'll like it...if you don't like IPA you might like it anyway.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ruby/amber body slathered with a haphazard head notable for its rather large bubbles. Lacing spiderwebs itself all over the glass.

Brown sugar and blood oranges make for an alluring combo aided by a hop-pine scent. Good.

Taste is solidly grapefruit with pith included. Standard take pulled off exceptionally well.

Mouthfeel successfully avoids any oiliness and provides a thick, full-bodied beverage. About as drinkable as IPAs get, this one is a modern classic.

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HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 7,464 ratings