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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Ratings: 7,440 |  Reviews: 2,559
Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: amber, slightly hazy; small frothy head; slight lacing

Smell: sweet, bready malts with a big whiff of citrusy hops

Taste: Juicy malt with a big hit of hops; finishes with piney notes and a dry, lingering aftertaste

Mouthfeel: slightly creamy

Remarks: don't like the hop flavors in this one; it would probably be a decent IPA if I liked American hops

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Photo of dsnyder61
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Seabass1964
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of dmamiano
3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

very deep, polished copper color..nice two finger head that holds true. Medium amount of lacing.
Nose is of caramel malts with bready undertones. Hops are present although not in your face. Sweet citrus is detected.
Taste is very bitter and well balanced with the malt. The bitterness lags on and on. A slight alchohol burn as I swirl the beer in my mouth.
Pretty good, but i didnt fing it outstanding.

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

Just getting to rating this in December, 2011. Enjoyed at Victory next to Hop Wallop and Ranch S, a bit of an IPA tasting. This is darker than Hop Wallop, a reddish copper with a white head. Flavor is super tight, pretty dry, caramel malt with a faint sweetness, a hops are prevalent and throughout the palate a la a fresh harvest ale. I began to appreciate the dryness of this, and the tight balance next to Ranch, which was a hot mess in comparison. Kind of a scaled down version of Hop Wallop, as they're both on the drier side and have a really fresh hop expression that reminds me of harvest ales more than standard American IPA.

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Photo of Jordanmtate
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of watermelonman
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured to a nice brownish orange with an outstanding head. It's leaving a thick lace that looks great.

The smell has just a touch of pine along with that nice punch of hops. The hops do dominate but it's still pretty well blended. Alcohol becomes evident in the finish.

Not quite perfect, this is still a very good beer

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Photo of gmfessen
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a very cool looking bottle into a pint glass, this beer is amber-brown in color with a decent one finger bubbly head. Head dies down quickly and leaves small bits of lacing on the glass. The smell is of spicy hops. The taste follows suit, with a sweet grapefruity malt start and spicy hop finish. The mouthfeel is full bodied, creamy. Overall I would have to say this is a very drinkable beer, the 6.7 abv is very well hidden, a must try for hopheads everywhere.

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Photo of blknikon
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of greyghost86
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of pdonovan16
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of njbusa
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of treehugger02010
3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this in a 12 ounce cup at the Wachovia Center. I was suprised when I saw a Victory stand and was shocked that this would be at a basketball game. It poured a deep yet light brown color with no head at all. There was however, a fair amount of lacing all the way down. The smell had a nice hop smell and the taste had lingers of the same. There was a bit of a bite to the mouthfeel that I didn't really like that much. For the most part this was a just above average beer. Don't drink and review.

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Photo of gr8zehaman
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of mtrog313
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Colin32
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of ant880
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Wortman1998
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of auxiliary
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Copper color good head, some lacing.

Smell - Citrus and fruity smell

Taste - Has a little ting like grapefruit. Hops taste.

Mouthfeel -Malt and hops, low carbonation

Drinkability - Nice ipa, doesn't have the grapefruit taste to it. Nice beer to try. Victory does have some good beers.

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Photo of donniecuffs
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(i have tried this many times from the tap and the bottle, and the beer has never disappointed, yet never astounded me...until i had it from a cask...)

Poured a nice copper brown, with two fingers of off-white head and very good lacing. The smell was wonderfully balanced between maltiness/molasses and hop bitterness, with very subtle hints of grapefruit and pine. The flavor was much more intense, with a near-perfect split between malt and hops, dissolving to a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel, with little carbonation likely the result of the cask. Very sessionable ipa.

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Photo of thgreatrandini
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Mark
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I finally broke down and bought a six. (due to the cost) It was about 3 weeks under the best before date. This beer poured a nice clear amber, head retention was very good and lacing was plentiful. Nice piney hop aroma but more understated than some west coast IPA's. Taste was hoppy and a bit peppery I want to say as the beer had a spicey kick to it. Still it was a bit smoother than most West Coaster's, I thought it very nice and drinkable. Glad I tried it, but due to the cost it won't be a staple.

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Photo of acrawf6
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

What a good beer. I wish i could pick this one up locally, but its just not the case around here. Got this in houston.

Pours out a rich ruby red and rusty orange. appears hazy because it is not transparent, however its hard for me to say it is hazy... just looks very potent. Slight orangish head, about an inch. ring stays around the glass through the whole beer. good lacing too.

Smell is good. I get a sweetness initially with the hops. its a natural sweetness like honey.

Taste is quite impressive. This is not one i could drink everyday though because it just seems too much. It has a very raw taste to it. A very earthy hoppy flavor, and very bitter. I get some sweetness like powder sugar. some alcohol bite comes out at the end.

Mouthfeel is quite creamy for a beer i think taste so raw. Medium carbonation. Chewy too. I am actually moving my jaw as if i am eating this beer.

Overall a great beer, but not one i could drink all night or everyday, but thats just me. But it is quite a treat and a great one to change things up when you want to get a little festive.

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Photo of Focusf111
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 7,440 ratings