HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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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:
#2,768
Reviews:
2,560
Ratings:
7,457
pDev:
11.58%
Bros Score:
4.48
 
 
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Beautiful rich copper color with an off-white 1 finger head with impressive retention and good lacing. Really beautiful IPA.

S- Great nose. Absolutely awesome. Personally, I think too many IPAs have aromas that are too hop-forward. I know that is kinda the idea with an American IPA, but I appreciate balance, even in a style that is defined by it's use of hops. There is an awesome rich malt complexity up front. Sweet caramel notes and some bread characteristics blend into the aromas contributed by the hops. Very earthy with a little citrus and some clean pine. Trying to pick up the hops they used, I would guess

T-Again, amazingly balanced. The hops are more prevalent in the flavor than in the aroma, but that is to be expected. Up front, there is some subtle sweetness from the malt that is quickly replaced by a strong hops flavor. It is smooth and earthy, with a good amount of bitterness, but not just bitter for the sake of being bitter. This is a really complex and interesting taste. The sweetness of the malt, the flavor and bitterness from the hops all blend together well to make a well balanced, wonderful beer. The complexity and sophistication reminds me of something like DFH 90 minute. Really good beer.

M- Smooth and well carbonated. Just the right mouthfeel for this style.

D- Maybe the only "weak" point. The bitterness and richness of the flavor make this not the most drinkable beer, but still not too bad.

O- Really, really good American IPA. Everything is there, and everything is balanced. This may be one of my favorite beers that I have every had. Awesome beer. But you probably already know that.

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12oz into Stone Pint glass

A-not so clear copper color with a finger of good head with some lacing action.

S-Typical IPA smell. Citrus with pine.

T/M-mmmhmmmhmm. Hoppy deliciousness. plenty of bitter to go around. Malty finish with the "hop Devil" taking a stroll upon your taste buds.

O-Great representation of the American pale ale and India pale ale style. does not disappoint

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HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 7,457 ratings