HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,366
Reviews:
2,539
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.58%
 
 
Wants:
300
Gots:
1,552
For Trade:
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Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

An excellent ipa, but try their Dirt Wolf if you are after a richer Dipa and want a worthy substitute to some much higher priced and more difficult to procure beers like those of VT.

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Photo of brauseboof
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JPadilla
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Campodog
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.03/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

**
08/12/2012
Grapefruit, Orange Peel, hops, hops hops.Dark Yellow/Orange.Nice strong hoppy, but drinkable beer.
Citizens Bank Park, Diamond Club, Bottom of the 3rd: Phils 3, Cards 2.

**
01/02/17
Bottle to Chilled PIlsner glass, Red Robin.
**

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Photo of wpreynolds
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottsoileau
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bdaggett
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful dark Amber look with a small head.
Really nice malt to support the hop flavors on this guy. Plenty of hops and citrus flavor that is not overwhelming at all. A really nice balance overall. The malt was much more prominent than I expected, but I was not disappointed.

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Photo of Gawz
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bravedave232323
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Ah, Lucifer, how I have missed you.

As I drink this sassy IPA once again, this beer reminds me of... believe it or not, a chihuahua.

This beer has the label, promise, and attitude of a dangerous bite of hops. Although this is not a nuclear explosion of hops as expected, this is a phenomenal IPA.

An attractive amber, ever so slightly cloudy/red pour, a minimally discolored pretty head rests at one inch or less.

This beer has a respectable citrus kick that immediately floods the mouth. You feel the intensity that tries to breath through. It's not quite the devil that it proclaims, but still a taste that leaves you smacking your lips and reathing through the mouth to enjoy the strong hop accents that try to punch through this bold, summery (and dare I say..playful?) IPA.

It has the attitude and initial punch of a triple IPA, but quickly forgives with citrus and summer character. One of my favorites.

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Photo of emeyer
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Clippershipp
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brianmandell
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured from tap at chickie and Peres in Philadelphia airport. 2 finger head that disappeared fairly quick.

Initial taste was wondering whether it was an IPA because I did not detect very strong citrus hoppy flavor. Very well balanced with nothing specific standing out.

I like it. Very very drinkable.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.38/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A darker than average color appearance for an ipa, this one even seems to have a little bit of light brown/tan color with burnt copper. The head is less than 1/3". The aroma doesn't pop. Seems like a lager bill hopping.

A good amount of toffee/caramel like malt impressions. The hops just aren't cutting it though given the label and beer name. If you wanna go malty, this might be up your alley.

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Photo of IPA-enthusiast_026
3.06/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of Jodio
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rkeown
4.7/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wejohnsn
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abbott
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

malt & hop - very nice. not too thick. nice pour and foam.

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Photo of CervezaNY
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puftdank
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass:

Appearance: dark copper, with a slightly reddish tint in different lights. Pours a plenty thick head, with an off white color to it. Lots and lots of sticky lacing while drinking. The body is mostly translucent; maybe a touch of haze to it.

Aroma: kind of disappointing....some bitter hops, some malty sweet notes, maybe a smidgeon of citrus underneath. Definitely more of a "classic" IPA in its scent.

Taste: thankfully, this beer hasn't aged badly at all despite not being en vogue at the moment. Packs tons of hop complexity and is perfectly balanced and delicious. Begins lightly sweet, with some nice citrusy and dank notes, and finishes piny and bitter. Moderate malt backbone doesn't overwhelm or over-sweeten the beer.

Feel: silky smooth and full-bodied for a less than 7% IPA, this drinks super nice.

Overall: everyone reminisces about how this was their go-to before the recent hop haze and juice revolution, but this beer is still fantastic.

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HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.06 out of 5 based on 7,366 ratings.
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