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HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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7,405 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,518
Reviews:
2,554
Ratings:
7,405
pDev:
11.58%
Bros Score:
4.48
 
 
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Ratings: 7,405 |  Reviews: 2,554
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.94/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On the heavier, richer side, but dry and balanced enough to not wear on your palate. Very little sweetness, but lots of body and rich, bready malt character that blends perfectly with the hops. I only wish I could brew an IPA this good.

As a side note, the carbonation level right out of the bottle is just perfect. I expected to have to pour gently, since most brews are a bit overcarbed in my taste, but this one came out creamy and gentle, with a very gentle carbonic bite. Bonus points!

This is a great IPA that deserves to be on your 'every day' beer list (along side Prima Pils, of course).

edit: just figured out what this brew reminds me of - Sierra Nevada Celebration.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.

L - Pale amber color with a 1.5-finger cream-colored bubbly head. Pretty good retention and great lacing. Clear with a good amount of bubbles.

S - Well-balanced between orange, grapefruit, and pine hops and bready, caramel malt.

T - Starts sweet with caramel malt and orange flavors and eventually builds into a bitterness with grapefruit, pine, and earthy hop notes. Well-balanced with a bitterness that slowly but steadily builds.

F - Medium-bodied with good carbonation, a sticky mouthfeel, and a nice bitter and dry finish. Earthy bitterness lingers for a nice amount of time. Maybe a slight warmth from the alcohol, but if it is there, it’s very pleasant and subtle.

O - This is a great IPA. It is very-well balanced between the malt and the hops and very drinkable. Bitterness slowly builds but is never overpowering. The alcohol is nowhere to be found. If you see it anywhere, it’s only in a the finish as a little bit of warmth, but I may be imagining that. At nearly 7% ABV, that’s pretty impressive. Really nice beer. I’m upset at myself for not getting into craft beer sooner and not trying more from Victory while I was in college in Pennsylvania. Oh well. I’ve got a lot of drinking left to do in my career. I’ll get to more from Victory eventually.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 Oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- Slightly hazy dark orange. A one finger off white head, good lacing.

S- Very piney and citrusy hops, loads of pineapple and overly ripened fruits. A sugary and metallic like malt backbone. Nice smelling stuff here.

T- I get a load of bitterness up front. The hop profile is total east coast. There is some pine and some lemon, mango, ect. But this beers hops are very earthy, spicy and astringent, resinous and oily. Awesome stuff. The malt backbone is well in check, it's quite sugary and somewhat metallic tasting.

M- Bitter and a dry finish. The beer has a nice slick texture and a smooth feel. Very drinkable and tasty at the same time.

O- This is a superb IPA and the perfect example of an east coast hoppy beer. I do wish this was a bit easier to obtain in my area but I will make due with at least having tried it. Great stuff.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

12oz bottle served in a pint glass.

pours a medium amber tone while yielding a 1" off-white head; medium retention and lacing. nose packs a nice bouquet of citric and pine hoppiness with some muted malt characters in the background.

flavor follows the aroma with that strong citric / pine presence out front followed by some caramel maltiness. bittern hops persit through the finish and into the aftertaste. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall a worthy IPA; not one that will knock your socks off (at least not my socks) - no wow factor here - but relatively tasty and enjoyable.

(originally reviewed: 01-06-2012)

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HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 7,405 ratings
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