HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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HopDevil India Pale AleHopDevil India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.06/5
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7,458 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,771
Reviews:
2,561
Ratings:
7,458
pDev:
11.58%
Bros Score:
4.48
 
 
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Review input from notes

Deep orange colored body. Slightly hazy but nothing that detracts from the beer. Two finger eggshell colored head rests atop. The head recedes rather quickly leaving a modest amount of lacing.

The first thing I notice in Hop Devil is a biscuity malt presence. While it is not the predominant aroma, it is a bit more assertive than I would expect for the style. Pine dominant hop aroma is accompanied by pleasant floral and subtle citrus scents.

Sweet bready malt rolls on to the tongue, this is soon overwhelmed by a strong piney bitterness. The hop profile comes off as a bit too one dimensional. There simple is not enough citrus or floral flavors to compliment the overwhelming pine bite.

Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation. The finish is on the drier side and is what should be expected from the style.

Hop Devil just does not do it for me. The hop flavor is not to my liking, I find it a bit abrasive. Not a bad beer, others seem to really like it however it is not one I will seek out.

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A: Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a thick white head that sticks around a long time.

S: Strong hop aromas of grapefruit and pine resin dominate the smell.

T: Big spicy hop blast up front. Grapefruit and pine all the way with a barely there peppery note. A bit of toasted malt in the aftertaste.

O: Overall a great brew. The hops are at a level they should be and the brewer didn't try to blast you out of the park with insane ibu's.

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HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 7,458 ratings