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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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

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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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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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Big grapefruit hop aroma. Straw/amber color with a white sticky head. Wow it smells delightful, lots of floral hops as well. Slight alcohol esters as well. Lots of tropical fruit on the nose, looking forward to tasting it (I hated the artwork btw, hoping the beer outdoes its art)

Quite delicious. Honey suckle and coriander malt sweetness up front. A nice earthy presence on the middle of the palate. Finishes with a nice sour grapefruit and earthy hop bitterness. Incredible balance, not quite the devil its name makes it out to be.

Im impressed with this beer, I haven't been impressed with a lot of victory stuff but this is quite a good beer. Light to medium in body with lots of carbonation and incredible drinkability. Nice.

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HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 7,427 ratings
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