HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

HopDevil India Pale AleHopDevil India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
83.9%
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4.06 w/ 7,388 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
Ranking:
#2,429
Reviews:
2,548
Ratings:
7,388
Liked:
6,201
Avg:
4.06/5
pDev:
11.58%
Alströms:
4.48
 
 
Wants:
304
Gots:
1,562
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 7,388 |  Reviews: 2,548
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4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

In a pint glass:

A: clear amber/golden body with a white head that disappears within a couple seconds

S: earthy hops that isn't overbearing, light clove

T: bitter through the earthy hoppiness

M: light to medium, sessionable, sharp bitter aftertaste, no finish

O: this a pretty good AIPA, there is nothing overbearing in this beer and there is nothing that holds this back from being a superb beer

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a cask at the Petrol Station in Houston, TX

A - Poured a copper color with an off white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is a nose full of citrus and piney hops

T - Follows the nose lots of citrus and pine hops with a touch of malt coming through

M - This beer has a great smooth medium body with lighter carbonation to it

O - I've had this beer many times but this is one of those IPAs that get better when its from a firkin the smoothing out from the cask just brings out the flavors a must try if you have the chance to get it cask

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this one in a trade, but I am not certain who it was from. I suspect this one was from Sonofalime, Thanks Mike! Poured into my beer goblet. Unfortunately, I did not see the best before tiny little stamp that says, I think, Nov 11, 2011. This may not reflect a fresh bottle.

Appearance: A hazy orange, light amber beer with a longer lasting off white rocky head. Very appealing. Not much lacing, just a few bubbles.

Smell: A medicinal pine with nice biscuit and caramel malts. I also get some floral hop notes as well.

Taste: The bitterness is solid and well rounded. The malt backbone stands up to the hops and they make a good combo. There is a little residual sweetness from the malts after the hops fade away. This is a well rounded IPA, not one that shakes its hops at you and says "Look at me!"

Mouthfeel: A medium body to go along with medium carbonation and solid mouthfeel. No problems at all.

Overall: A solid IPA to be sure. I am not sure that it can stand out in a crowded field. Then again, maybe I need to try a fresh bottle. Stupid Utah DABC.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

12oz bottle into tulip snifter.
best by: April 28, 2012

Pours a clear, burnt-orange with a foamy off-white head.

The aroma is a bouquet of citric and piney hops with a subtle malt backing. Very inviting.

Again a very pleasant blend of citric and piney hops upfront with just enough biscuit malt backing.

A medium body with just the right amount of carbonation.

A very nice IPA. Strong hop presence, with an appropriate level of malt balance. I'd enjoy having this again.

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HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 83.9% out of 100 with 7,388 ratings
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