HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

7,350 Ratings
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

Poured into a pint glass a bit too firmly and produced a 2" head of light beige tight pillowy foam. The beer is slightly cloudy and amber/copper in color. As the head dissipates.... it leaves pronounced lacing on the glass.

The aroma is definately of piney hops and some malt for balance.

The taste: Definately a hop bite to begin with but some sweetness comes through.... like brown sugar. A deep roasted malty finish is apparent. Good stuff. The hops prevails as the dominamt taste that lasts through the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Just a tad heavy on the carbonation... but still nice. Creamy, heavy beer.

Drinkability: Heck yeah.... all day long.... go for it.... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle. Freshness date stamped on label.

Deep ruddy amber color. Slight haze. Pours a thick, sticky off-white head that leaves considerable sheets of lacing. Moderate head retention. Just a quick swirl and the aroma tells you that this beer means business. Heavy duty hop nose with sweet floral and pine hints. A slight bready malt scent is detectable as well. Being prepared for a full-on frontal hops assault, I was pleasantly surprised when tasting this beer. The hops are the star of the show here, but they are not at all overwhelming. Not what I would call balanced, but not ridiculously mouth smacking bitter either.

Starts off smooth with a touch of malt before the hops kick in. The hops then give a sharp initial sting, but turn to a more subtle melange of flavors. Citrusy and earthy tastes over a light toasted malt, which surprisingly doesn’t get buried by the hops. The finish is sweet and fruity with a lingering aftertaste. Mouthfeel is slightly slick with light carbonation.

This one takes no prisioners and is crafted to damn near perfection. HopDevil is very drinkable and a first rate representation of the style.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very good IPA that I love drinking with any sort of food. Typically I enjoy this beer when I got out or am just relaxing around the house as well. It's obviously very hoppy, being an IPA, but it is also very well balanced and easy to drink.

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HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.06 out of 5 based on 7,350 ratings.
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