HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

HopDevil India Pale AleHopDevil India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.06/5
7,396 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,452
Reviews:
2,550
Ratings:
7,396
pDev:
11.58%
Bros Score:
4.48
 
 
Wants:
303
Gots:
1,570
Trade:
8
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber color. Substantial head dissipating slowly. Small nose. Taste primarily of fairly bitter citrus pith on a subtly malty backbone. —Reviewed 2017/10/15

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Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dental
3.38/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Shortbox81
3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HipCzech
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 12 oz can (stamped "enjoy by: 18 Jan 2018") poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Appearance: Clear, bright copper brown with a billowing head of off white foam that leaves terrific streaks of sticky lace.

Smell: Malty, toasty aroma with some caramel sweetness and slightly dank, light citrus hops.

Taste: Pleasantly round, malty base of toasted grains and sweet caramel barely balances the bright and earthy hops: lemon peel, pine needles and black tea leaves. Finishes with a spicy bitterness and just a bit of residual sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderate carbonation with a creamy smooth feel.

Overall: Terrifically balanced IPA, with toasty malt and spicy, bitter hops. Older East Coast style, but still so drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Happy birthday to me!

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

Photo of beerbehr
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A little darker and maltier than I expected. While the initial smell isn't as enticing as I had hoped, the product is a solid, albeit tame, IPA which would likely be a crowd pleaser - especially for those who do not normally gravitate towards IPAs.

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Photo of Bitburger
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 Erikshegda1994
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Rating an ipa is difficult as it isn't my favorite style of beer. This one I did find appealling and enjoyable. Although it obviously had a strong taste of hops there seemed to be a larger than normal amount of malt softening the bitterness. Probably one of the only ipas that I would try again

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Photo of Dada100
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Poormansreview
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jvillefan
3.24/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wmcgar01
3.28/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of artf
4.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Elneely88
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moreandfaster1987
3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

when fresh this is a very solid ipa that can be bought for a very reasonable price. Pours a hazy somewhat lighter copper color with a finger or two of patchy lacing. The smell is kind of on the fainter side with some tropical fruit and pine. Taste follows the knows well with a hit of bitterness up front with some pine and citrus that is immediately followed by a fairly strong malt backbone. mouthfeel was sort of thin but it was what I expected. Overall a very good entry level ipa that won't scare off people who think ipas are all totally bitter and undrinkable. very well crafted

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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyLarue
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a transparent copper color with a thick foam - not much lacing. Smell is faint on the hops as compared to other beers of the same style. Taste is certainly reminiscent of your east coast or new england IPAs. Much heavier on the malt but the balance is clear in this one as the finish is very smooth. A decent IPA especially for the price - but there are better choices for the style.

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HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 7,396 ratings
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