HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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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: 7,459 |  Reviews: 2,562
Photo of BlindPig
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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Photo of athomasPSU
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of hotsudge
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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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Photo of Shilt
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of mwbrady12
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Enola
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is the color of a Red Oak leaf in October. It has a smell that is one of the best of any beers I've had. There is no question this bad boy is bitter. The hops have started Armageddon on my tongue. WOW!! This is my first beer from Victory and if this is any indication I can't wait to see what they can do for a stout. ( SKS ) Could I drink more than one. Oh yeah. Will I tonight? Nope, I'm out. 6% Cap went to Hell via Hop Devil!!!

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Photo of wander4
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of vdub191
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Evarigan
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of EricTKole
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of shadow1961
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hop Devil pours out a thick foamy head that collapses pretty quickly. The brew is a
cloudy amber color with good carbonation. Nose is malty and herbal. Flavor is of
hops with a bit of malt making it's way out. It's hard to pin down but there's something
summery feeling about the flavor. Aftertaste is of bitter hop. Alcohol by volume 6.7%.
If you're someone who likes your hops aggressive, this is the brew for you- although
for balance you can't beat Bell's Two-hearted, and for the mellow herbal side of the
hop equation you might like Full Sail Pale Ale instead. Still, a worthy brew in it's own

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

A- A copper gold color with no activity in the glass. Almost no head.

S- There is a smell of crisp and refreshment. The hops allow this to happen.

T- The malts in the beer are there upfront first, then come the hops, with malty after taste. There is a bitter grapefruit taste that comes in as an after taste at the very end.

M- Feels good in the mouth, thick and almost chewy.

D- Easy to drink.

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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 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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HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 7,459 ratings