HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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HopDevil India Pale AleHopDevil India Pale Ale
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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz glass into a large pilsner glass, this beer comes out dark brown and smooth, with 2-finger head that stays for a while.

Aroma: Enticing, hoppy aroma, albeit rather weak.

Taste: Can taste some malts, but they are far overpowered by the hops, which are very tasty and a bit spicy, but not overwhelming or overly bitter. Leaves a hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: Thick, slightly carbonated, bitter tang. A nice mouthfeel is one of my favorite aspects of IPA's and other hoppy craft beers. This one does not have the best of all IPA's but holds its own.

Victory HopDevil is an excellent IPA that I would recommend as a must-drink for any hophead, and you'll want to drink it several times again. While being a great example of a hoppy beer, it is not overwhelmingly bitter, and I would even recommend it to one hoping to be introduced to the wonderful world of hops.

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Bitterness is more in check than a lot of IPAs, but it does end on a dry and bitter lingering note. Some tartness. Surprising dark notes. A lot of grain flavor. A touch of flowers but more resiny and dark caramel. A clean and well made brew that should appeal to the IPA enthusiast.

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HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 7,414 ratings
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