HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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HopDevil India Pale AleHopDevil India Pale Ale
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4.06/5
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HopDevil India Pale AleHopDevil India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,635
Reviews:
2,559
Ratings:
7,434
pDev:
11.58%
Bros Score:
4.48
 
 
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306
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1,588
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Photo of kwlightner
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of AmishRockstar
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Yermomsfavorite
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JustinAbs
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of hurdjg
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of dac0152
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice orange copper color with almost a 1 inch head, which is slightly tan.

Smells just like I expected, citrus hops, small amount of sweetness from the malts.

This beer is amazing to just kick back to after mowing the lawn, or going for a run, it goes down so smooth and tastes delicious. The hops are definitely present, but there is absolutely a sweetness that balances this IPA very well. Maybe not enough hops to satisfy DIPA lovers, but definitely get the job done for me. Malts seem to kick in more after drinking for a while.

Great carbonation, but nothing absolutely amazing. Just smooth and medium bodied.

Drinkability is great for this beer. The only thing that keeps me from drinking a sixer at a time is the ABV, but even it isn't too high at 6.7%.

Just a solid offering.

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Photo of benoit917
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of mbusster88
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into perfect pint glass.

A: Orange amber color with small off white head. Very small bubbles in the head, but it doesn't stay around long. Some carbonation coming off the glass but not very much at all.

S: Very big pine character in the nose. But also get the malty notes of toffee and caramel. Not sure if this bottle is really fresh or not.

T/M: Very good east coast ipa taste. Really get pine and some astringent flavors in the mouth. However I also get a lot of malt and caramel notes. Good mouth feel makes this rather enjoyable.

D: Good IPA, not sure if it was the freshest bottle, but still good. I think I would get this again but I definitely wont be running around looking for it. I might get some more if I find it fresher to double check.

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Photo of laicha926
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of hopsandstouts
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of countchunkula
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of B00ZER
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of hmich176
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChiefHopHead
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of texashammer
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Deep amber color, slightly hazy, with thick rocky off-white head, 2 fingers. Oily and exuberant flowery hops in the nose, along with some malt struggling against the big hops. Tastes immediatly bitter, with aggressive and oily, juicy hops, mostly flowery. Some sweetness as you drink on into it. Dry finish. Full body, smooth and slick mouthfeel, with a bite from the hops in the middle. Drinkable? Oh, yes. Gulpable.

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Photo of inanity
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of WillieMoe
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a nice amber color, with moderate head.

Smell: Take one whiff and you quickly realize why it's called what it is. The hoppiness is just bursting right out of the glass!

Taste: The smell is not misleading, This is, surpirse, surprise, a very hoppy drink and you can taste all those hops with each taste.

Mouthfeel: It's very smooth and will leave that hop taste lingering around your mouth for a bit.

Drinkiness: I could drink this all day and all night. It is very smooth and good for repeated drinking. If you like hops, than you'll love this brew.

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Photo of DrewV
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle at 45 degrees F into a Nonic glass.

A: Pours a hazy copper color with a solid 2-finger off-white creamy head. Lacing his generous.

S: Powerful citrusy, red grapefruit aroma with a detectable malt backbone. A bit on the "sour" side, but nothing offensive at all.

T: A good IPA -- solid malt backbone sits underneath the citrusy hops, which are ample.

M: Creamy, yet adequate carbonation. Slightly oily but finishes dry. No aftertaste.

O: A well-crafted brew, for sure. A solid middle of the road IPA that satisfies. Alcohol is completely hidden. A B+/A- in my book.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 7,434 ratings