HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,373
Reviews:
2,544
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.58%
 
 
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301
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Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 01/22/12 notes. Picked up a bottle of this on Friday at Stateline in MD. 12 oz. bottle poured into my Duvel tulip.

a - Pours a somewhat transparent reddish amber color with moderate carbonation evident and one finger of fluffy off white head. Light lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of fruity malts, pine hops, caramel malts, grapefruit, and citrus hops. Hops are there but not overly strong, and more malts than I was expecting.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, pine hops, fruity malts, pale malts, caramel malts. taste has more hops than the nose but is still decently malty, and has some lightly bitter to it. A step up from the nose to me.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, with some light bitterness.

o - Overall a nice IPA, though I was expecting it to be hoppier. A nice mix of hops and malts, and pretty easy to drink. Would give another shot sometime.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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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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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Victory's Hopdevil is very easy to find around here. It is funny how very well made beers like Arrogant Bastard, Allagash White, and Dale's Pale Ale being so prevalent make it easier to pass on getting a pint. I can always get any of these beers, so I go for the special release product.

I can tell you that the orange/coppery color and fluffy foam look pretty good. Or, I can tell you about the abundence of hoppiness in the nose. I could describe the balance and thoroughly enjoyable flavor in this IPA. The flavor is strong enough that you have to confirm the ABV to know that it isn't a double IPA. If you live in Pennsylvania or New Jersey (and probably quite a few other states in the area), then you know this is a very good beer.

Pick up a bottle or a pour. Victory distributes it so bountifully because it is meeting the high demand.

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Photo of Clowerweb
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. "Enjoy By: Feb 01 2012".

A: Goldish amber orange color. Two finger white head, respectable retention and lacing. Mostly clear, a bit of cloudiness.
Beautiful color.

S: Very fruity and citrusy. Smells of pineapple, maybe apple and/or grapefruit, notes of pine, maybe some orange peel. Light on the hop aroma. The nose is not too light or too pungent on this one, pretty much just right on the aromatic strength scale.

T: Better than your average IPA in my opinion, though I'm admittedly not much of an IPA guy. Starts citrusy, notes of fruit in the mid palate, consistent with the aroma - maybe pineapple, apple, pear, banana, grapefruit, orange peel, it's hard to tell, but definitely a tropical fruity flavor. A decent hit of classic IPA pine comes through between the mid palate and the finish. Finishes dry with some nice bitter hops. Almost reminds me of a tamed Double Bastard.

M: Higher carbonation, medium bodied, slightly chewy, some watery feel but not much.

O: This is a very drinkable IPA, even for those who aren't much into IPAs. I expected it to be a little more hoppy given it's name. Doesn't overload you with a bombardment of pine, which was a nice change for a craft IPA, and the tropical fruits are a nice touch.

Solid IPA, probably not the best of the best, but definitely a breath of fresh air for those like me who gravitate more toward dark stouts and porters. Worth a try for any craft beer lover!

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.19/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle served in a pilsner glass. Best by March 13, 2012.

A: Pours a solid amber color one fluffy off white head forming on the pour. The head sticks around for quite some time and leaves nice sticky webbings of lace.

S: The smell is very caramel malt based with some pine and light citrus fruits popping up in there.

T: The taste is dominated by a sweet bready and toffee malt with some minimal piney notes as well light citrus mingling in there. There is a touch of some floral nights that do brighten it up a bit, but still not enough.

M: The mouthfeel is solid, a tad on the lighter side. The body has tons of lively carbonation to it. The taste has some decent linger to it, but it's nothing special.

O: Typical malt forward East Coast IPA. A solid beer, but pretty average for the style. Nothing really makes it stand apart from the solid malt base and light hop variations.

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HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.06 out of 5 based on 7,373 ratings.
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