HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
7,350 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
Ratings:
7,350
Reviews:
2,535
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.58%
 
 
Wants:
298
Gots:
1,533
For Trade:
8
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 7,350 |  Reviews: 2,535
Photo of KevinTK
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of herring556
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of blmar311
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Gabbyaboutipa
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of oscarthebrody
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of dbell23
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of DaveHack
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of theminutemen
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Blaze5445
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Profchaos20
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of CalbeDacks
4.75/5  rDev +17%

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

A high quality, middle-of-the-road contemporary IPA, and by that I mean it’s highly hopped but not so much that it’s not totally drinkable, a palate smasher, or likely to please fans of the super hop bombs. It’s also very nice on draft, with a slightly smoother, stickier feel and somewhat lower carbonation on a medium body. It’s nearly clear, copper with a slight reddish tint, and has a good-sized fluffy head as well as nice retention and lacing.

Aroma and taste are very much in line; bitter citrus and pine resin hops; faintly floral notes, caramel malt that’s a bit sweeter in the taste than in the nose but doesn’t overshadow the hoppiness. The flavors are really detailed and not just bitter; finishes semi-dry, with a kiss of sweetness and lingering bitterness. Again this won’t blow any major hopheads away in today’s IPA scene but it’s a very well-made and dependable beer that easy to drink, easily found, and an easy answer when you want a nice hop fix.

 986 characters

Photo of jnikkel
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of toolg
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of timontheroad
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of bsimms
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of TwinLightTap
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of knuxdude
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of baybassboy
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of CloudStrife
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Enjoy by Sep 20, 2012.

A: Pours a real clear copper/amber with a 1.5 finger puffy white head. No real visible carbonation. Spotting of lacing.

S: Citrusy grapefruit hops up front with some mild malt in the background. As another user said, this is very enticing.

T: Not as overly hoppy as the aroma would lead you to believe. Dont get me wrong this is plentiful in the hop department, again mostly citrus with some spiced hops. Some sweet malts in the background but that barely gets through.

M: Medium-full bodied with average carbonation. With all the hops it isnt overly sticky on the palate. Goes down smooth.

Overall another delicious IPA that I would recommend to any hophead. I like the use of whole flower hops as they add a nice nectar quality. Smell on this is perhaps the best part.

 834 characters

Photo of awotupski
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of MaddGeneral
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev -1.5%

HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.06 out of 5 based on 7,350 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe