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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of zhanson88
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a deep copper color with nice ruby/amber highlights and a couple fingers of off white head. Very nice fine lacing that clings all over the glass.

Smell: Citrus and grapefruit are present, but piney hops are what is shown off the most in this smell. Very crisp, clean smell that leaves no doubt that this is an IPA.

Taste: I get a bit of caramel malt backbone up front, but citrus, grapefruit, especially piney hops are present on the back end. The hoppy bite is just glorious. This beer is everything an IPA should be.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Mouthfeel is a bit on the light side, but the carbonation is nice and fine, making this a pretty smooth drinking beer. This beer is almost 7% alcohol, but the great flavor plus smooth feel makes this very drinkable.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

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4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of gatorlove
3.51/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I always thought this one was a little over-rated and that it pales in comparison to most other american ipas I've had.
Appearance: Pours an awesome golden color with around .5" of head and it left great lacing.
Smell: Over- powering maltiness with some citrus and hop bite to it.
Taste: The same as the smell. The maltiness is over-powering to me, and it puts all of the other flavors on the back burner. There is some nice citrus flavor though.
Mouth: Medium carbonation with a med ium body.
Overall: Its not a terrible beer, but it is not the IPA for me. I believe this one defines the east coast IPA, but I like the west coast style a lot better.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep copper color with a nice beige head that retains well, very nice looking IPA. Aroma is citrusy, floral, resiny, and lightly grassy hops followed by a light bready and slightly sweet malt background. Flavor is citrusy, resiny and lightly floral hops with a nice bready malt backbone that balances alot more than expected. Mouthfeel is medium with a dry, bitter finish and moderate carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good, as this is alot more balanced that I expected from an IPA. Very nice brew from Victory, i was expectin a hop wallop and i got it but with a sturdy malt backbone that made it a balanced brew which is increasingly uncommon with IPA's.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-1/2" off white head. Amber with a little orange in it. Was also cloudy. Thin lacing that basically just covers the top.
S- Citrusy hops. Malt in back also. Very nice.
T-Bitter taste and it's also in aftertaste. Little malt in back. Light orange taste. Maybe little hint of alcohol. Rest of taste is just citrus hops.
M-Medium body, medium carbonation.
D-Very good. Probably one of my favorite IPA's.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

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3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Found out Victory is distributed by me now so I picked up a sizer of this and storm king.

Pours a cool looking red color with a nice looking head. Decent lacing but not a ton.

Smell is pretty hoppy but the hops smell nice. Kind of earthy smelling hops with a nice malt smell too.

Taste is great. It tastes sort of like a malty Irish red with IPA hops. I think it's very tasty. Glad I bought a 6er.

Mouthfeel is good. There is a sort of weird feeling in your mouth in the end but that kind of tastes like rye.

Overall I will buy fresh ones of this as long as I can get it. A very good IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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