HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

7,357 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Flounder57
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a two finger that has reduced to a nice puffy layer. It is a deep amber copper color with good clarity and signs of carbonation coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: citrus and piney hops, bready and caramel malts. All of which are typical and common of IPA's.

Taste: Veyr hop forward and enough malts in there to balance out the flavor for the most part. Some lingering bitterness, but not too annoying.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, medium carbonation, some bitterness, and easy to enjoy.

Overall: I have had this plenty of times over the years on draft and in a bottle. Thought I reviewed it, but it was the Hop Wallop. Both are solid Victory offerings and go to beers if in the IPA mood.

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Photo of Oakenator
4.62/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My introduction to the beauty of the hop over 10 years ago. Pours a sweet reddish brown with a nice head and good lacing. The aroma is a piney hop and a clean beer. Taste is more bitter and less sweet. Great beer and for sure a benchmark for Victory.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Nfl1991
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is probably one of the best IPA's I've had, and a beer that I'll return to from time to time. You can't go wrong with Hopdevil. Very hop-heavy, with a a bitter, but well balanced aftertaste. Very piney/grassy, with a medium bodied feel. Tonight I've had 4 IPA's, Titan IPA (Great Divide) , Union Jack IPA (Firestone), Stone IPA (Stone), and Hopdevil. Out of the four, I'd go back to this one first. If you've ever tried the Union Jack or the Stone, this is a similar beer in regards to it's high hop presence and grassy/piney/floral taste. Try it!

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Trueant1
3.33/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a very robust color for the style. Love the white lacing on the side of the glass. Off smells of cat urine and dog feces. ( I smell these in many dipas).
The taste shines on this one. Refreshing, wet, and bitter. Nice malts to sooth that ohhh so good bitterness. Some peach, mango, and pineapple try to come through. A very strong hop bitter aftertaste. This is a rather moist Ipa. A very good offering from Victory.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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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 7,357 ratings.
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