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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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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with hints of orange and gold. A thick off-white head quickly dissipates to leave some nice lacing.

Smell is of piney hops and some sweet malt, with some alcohol burn in there.

Taste is a big, piney, earthy hops, which fills the mouth, then some malt on the finish with a bitter aftertaste.

Texture is of a big hops bite, sticky and viscous, has the feel of a DIPA/IIPA, very nice.

Overall, great beer, flirts with big and bold, has a little more booze in the nose than expected from only(ha) 6.7, but that's my only complaint...


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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Boud504
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a clear orange/amber color. There is a bout a pinky's worth of head that stays. Decent amount of lacing.

S: A nice hop smell. I can smell some citrus.

T: A nice balanced hop flavor with earthy undertones. It has a grapefruit taste. Overall a nice pleasant taste.

M: Smooth feel. There's no bite to the beer.

O: The overall taste is very pleasant. There's a nice mix of citrus and bitterness. I would drink this again and I would serve it to someone who is starting to get use to hoppy beer.

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

Ba Review #105
Served On: 01/08/2012
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: 6.7%
Date/ Code: 2/1/2012

Got this beer with some home brews that a buddy sent me in a trade.

Look: Poured a dark murky orange color. 1-finger of spongy off white head. Carbonation level was strong.

Smell: A pungent bouquet of floral hops and sweet malts. Also some pine and vanilla - A Very East Coast aroma. Could remind you of Stoudt's Double IPA.

Taste: The beer had a juicy mouth feel. First were bitter floral notes that quickly became sweet like a sugared peach or pear. The finish was surprisingly clean with a nice bitterness that offered a pleasant fruity aftertaste.

This is a great IPA that is well balanced and very drinkable. The juicy fruit notes were what made this an excellent beer to me. This beer was like a smaller version of Stoudt's Double IPA.

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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear orangy color with a small amount of off white head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves some minor lacing.

On the nose I can pick up on a feint cirtrusy smell and a slight trace of hops, its on the sweet side.

Flavor wise its got a really sweet cirtrusy flavor, almost no bitterness at all, theres an orangy flavor that lingers on your tongue inbetween sips. Not very bitter at all.

Its got a nice level of carbonation and dry finish, nothing special, but pretty well balanced.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

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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%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle, poured into hopdevil pint glass, my 42nd review, with my favourite beer to commemorate the hitchikers
A- beautiful lively amber, nice two finger head, stays for a while, good lacing
S - wonderful citrusy hops, lots of grapefruit
T- follows the nose, nice grapefruit, intense bitterness
M - creamy and easy to drink
O - my favourite beer, my only all 5 beer other than FBS

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

12oz bottle served in a pint glass.

pours a medium amber tone while yielding a 1" off-white head; medium retention and lacing.

nose packs a nice bouquet of citric and pine hoppiness with some muted malt characters in the background.

flavor follows the aroma with that strong citric / pine presence out front followed by some caramel maltiness. bittern hops persit through the finish and into the aftertaste. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall a worthy IPA; not one that will knock your socks off - no wow factor here - but relatively tasty and enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.79/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by date: April 29th, 2012---Yes--this should be fresh!

A: Pours a very nice burnt orange color that produced very little head.

S: Outstanding! Grapefruit, pine with some nice earthy, musty undertones.

T: Similar to the smell. Lots of citrusy grapefruit and earthy notes. Quite balanced with a nice bit of malt shining through.

M: Very smooth, medium carbonation, but a bit more body than a typical IPA (which this is not!)

O: A beautiful beer. Smells awesome, tastes great, not really overwhelmingly bitter, but just enough to get a nice alpha acid fix. Will enjoy again, and again, and...

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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