HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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HopDevil India Pale AleHopDevil India Pale Ale
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4.06/5
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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,640
Reviews:
2,559
Ratings:
7,435
pDev:
11.58%
Bros Score:
4.48
 
 
Wants:
306
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1,589
Trade:
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Ratings: 7,435 |  Reviews: 2,559
Photo of SawDog505
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass. Pours a beautiful brigjt reddish orange, with half inch of off white head, leaves some attractive lacing. Smell is tangerine, pine, grass, and some floral hops also. Taste is all of that, tangerine and floral hops are most prominent. This is a really balanced IPA, very nice flavor, not over the top. Body isn't overly dry, not thick or thing, just right. Plenty of life and very drinkable. This beer is great, must be the freshest Hopdevil I have ever had, says best before April 7th 2012.

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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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%

Photo of zander4dawin
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A darker IPA with a very thin head that turned to nothing but a few suds. Great pine and floral smell. Has some sweet roasted malt taste, even some burnt sugar, followed but spicy, floral, but not some much bitter hop notes. Easy to drink, doesn't over whelm the pallet. I actually find it quite mellow, like an extra floral pale ale.

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

famous for a reason, but really the first of its kind... a big bold merger of a red ale and an ipa. pours redish with plenty of head, smells like an ipa, but add some malty sweetness a la american red/amber ale. makes for a really nicely balanced flavor profile with the hops still dominant. bitter but not brutal finish. medium body and good carbonation make it plenty drinkable. goes great with grilled chicken, and gets a nice warm buzz on. one of the first craft beers i got into, i owe a lot to this one.

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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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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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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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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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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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of tdm168
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale amber with a mountain of off white, dense, foamy head that has great retention. The nose has floral, piny hop aromas as well as some some bready, malty notes. The taste is bready, biscuity, doughy up front with some bitter, piny, pineapple-like, citrusy hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated, and very smooth.

The flavor profile here is complex and intense. The hops reach every spectrum and the malt is complimentary and reaching in its own right. Definitely worth checking out.

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HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 7,435 ratings