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:
7,365
Reviews:
2,539
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.58%
 
 
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark orange tannic rust, clear as could be. Smells great. The sweetness enhancesn the light floral character of the hops. I wish the World smelled just that way. Just on the nose alone, you know this one will be good. Tastes great! Terrific presence of the malt early, and then replaced by a nice and strong hop hit, all busy and everything, and sustain of the hops lasts at least five minutes. Great after-follow here, on the bitterness I mean. Wow. Mouthfeel is foamy-creamy and high and roiling but soft and not at all scrubbing. A terrific experience from front to back. More of this in my future, sure.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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2/5  rDev -50.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draught!

Outstanding herbal IPA with a two finger head and amber body

Smells of hebal pine and aromatic resin

Tastes like grapefruits, apricots, booze, and a good hop bite at the finish!

Smooth mouthfeel

Moderate carbonation

Excellent beer! I plan on grabbing a sixer soon!

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear copper with two-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted about five minutes. Fantastic lacing.

S: Herbal pine and notes of grapefruit.

T: Light to moderate sweetness and solid hop bitterness. Bitter up front with a nicely toasted and slightly caramel malt presence.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth.

O: Solid IPA.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, Calif., on Dec. 27, 2012
Price: $19.99 for a variety 12-pack
Misc.: Box said enjoy by March 10, 2013.

Poured a honey, caramel amber color with about two fingers of khaki white head. No lacing on the sides of the glass on the way down and below average retention on the tops.

Smelled big whiff of floral hops up front with a bit of a caramel malty finish. Also got light notes of citrus hops (lemon and, even less so, grapefruit), wet cascade hops and pine. Maybe even a bit of rye in there. Not much bitterness on the nose.

Tasted similar to the nose, but within even more malts and more bitterness. Hops seemed to be dominated by cascade hops, but also citrus (light lemon, grapefruit and orange) and some pine late on the tongue. Still got some rye and also some iced tea. Malts were mainly caramel.

Light-to-medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Lively (above average) carbonation. Long, bitter finish.

An OK IPA if you like the maltier kinds. The best of the Victory variety 12-pack for me was the Headwaters Pale Ale, followed by this IPA (Hop Devil), then maybe the Prima Pills and Golden Monkey.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.06 out of 5 based on 7,365 ratings.
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