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HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BA SCORE
4.06/5
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7,405 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:
#2,517
Reviews:
2,554
Ratings:
7,405
pDev:
11.58%
Bros Score:
4.48
 
 
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304
Gots:
1,572
Trade:
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Ratings: 7,405 |  Reviews: 2,554
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by date: 1/23/12...poured into pint glass...drank in 15 minutes.

A: Clear, bright amber color, 3/4" cream-colored head with a steady, controlled pour.

S: Sweet, clean-smelling hops. "Fresh." Smells like a wet, fresh cut tree. Sweet-smelling maltiness in the background.

T: Starts to bitter immediately, but peaks quickly and levels out. Hops don't overpower. Almost no alcohol taste (6.7 is not too high, but it's hidden very well all the same).

M: Fairly dry, moderately high carbonation. A smooth swallow.

O: Overall very nice. Well-balanced, sessionable even at 6.7%. For IPA's, I'll put it in my starting rotation.

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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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a deep copper with a dense, long lasting head with excellent lacing.

S: Hops dominate the nose but are not overly pungent. Citrus with pine and a touch of grapefruit. Enticing aroma.

T: A parade of spicy and bitter hops bring in a wave of grapefruit and slight piney flavors followed by a noticeable caramel malt backbone.

M: Medium body, smooth with perfect carbonation. The hop resin leaves a glorious aftertaste on the palate that cries out for more and more.

O: Damn delicious. This may be my favorite offering from victory. The hops dominate for the most part but the substantial malt backbones brings a lot to the table. Highly recommended

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear amber. Big-bubbled head fizzles away kind of fast, lacing is just ok.

S: Really malty sweet (honey), followed by hops. I'd actually say that this is a malt forward IPA, judging from the smell alone. I do get a slight bit of grapefruit and pine.

T: Unlike how it smells, it is actually a good bit bitter all the way through. It does have a real solid caramel and biscuit malt backbone. Finishes biting and with a squeaky clean bitterness.

M: Medium with a good amount of carbonation to last the entire glass. I really like the way this beer feels in the mouth. It's got that perfect IPA "weight" if you know what I mean.

While I very much enjoy drinking this fine ale, I sort of wish the aroma had more pronounced hops. Also I yearn for more hop flavor.

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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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 7,405 ratings
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