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

A: Pours dark copper with a finger of head and nice lacing left behind.

S: More bready and biscuit notes than hops. DO get some floral hops.

T: Mild hops, (just had hop slam so everything is mild in comparision). More of brown ale malt taste I am getting than and IPA hoppiness.

M: Medium bodied, well balanced but missing the classic IPA bitterness.

O: Disappointed, personally was looking for more hops, a great blend and good beer, I would classify as a mild IPA.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Enjoy by April 30th printed on front; off center.

Clear amber color, cm of frothy head with decent lacing. Hop smell isn't too overbearing, 'tho it's pineapple and grapefruit kind of clashes with the warm malt and goes metallic. The taste is another story: the malt compliments the overdose of hops beautifully, bouncing back and forth between the bitter hop and the sweet malt. A little alcohol sneaking through is the only chink in the armor.

Not my favorite IPA, but right up there with the rest of 'em. Top notch brew.

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

A: Gorgeous ruby amber color. Crystal clear clarity. Some nice action from the carbonation. Head is fluffy and 2 fingers and very sticky. This is a really good looking beer.

S: Tons of citrus up front with a really nice zestiness. Some pine as well. It smells really crisp and refreshing. There is some malt sweetness in there too. Primarily showing up as some caramel of course.

T: Wow! This beer is like a slap in the face. In a good way. With hops. First is the hop showcase coming off primarily with citrus. It's clean and bright and a beauty. After that I get just a bit of alcoholic spiciness. It finishes malty in a caramelly way. Maybe just slightly bready. The finish is bitter all the way, just itching you to take another sip.

M: Really, really crisp carbonation which is a necessity with a beer like this. Really helps to get you through each swallow. Past that it's smooth with a medium body.

O: Excellent IPA! Not necessarily one of my favorites ever but I would absolutely drink it at any given time.

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HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 7,416 ratings
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