HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

HopDevil India Pale AleHopDevil India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.06/5
7,395 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,452
Reviews:
2,549
Ratings:
7,395
pDev:
11.58%
Bros Score:
4.48
 
 
Wants:
303
Gots:
1,570
Trade:
8
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Nice clear dark copper color with a wispy one-finger white head. Patchy lacing.

S - Healthy scent of fresh earthy hops, a tiny bit of grass, and almost toffee like malt. Great combination.

T - Hop forward; with the hops flavorful without being overly alpha-acidic or harsh. Hints of pine, lime, and tangerine, but overall more earthy than citric or sprucey. Guessing they used more than the "C" hops here. Really nice caramel malt underbody. Slight mineral note in finish, but stops short of being "metallic" (more like salt). Nicely balanced. Tasty.

M - Fuller side of medium bodied, with medium carbonation. Nice fit for the style.

O - A quintessential East Coast IPA. I immediately wished I had another on hand. Well put together on all levels.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - copper Amber color with a slight white head and leaves thin lacing.
Smell - spiced pine grapefruit sweet malt smell.
Taste - great hoppy pretty spiced and slight citrus but with a great malt backbone.
Feel - smooth medium body with medium carbonation.
Overall - great beer if I'm looking for a bitter spiced beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a rich, clear reddish amber with a thin ring of fluffy off-white head. It looks quite nice, though more head formation would be nice. Scents of sweet malt and abundant floral hops upfront, aromas of honey and jasmine are also present, as well as some earthy notes and fainter notes of citrus and pine. Quite well rounded and appealing, very well done aroma in the East Coast style. Flavor begins with a big burst of floral hops and hop bitterness, as well as some caramel malt sweetness backing the hops. In the middle and finish more pine resin flavor comes out, alongside some citrus peel, still backed by a modest level of caramel malt. The finish is mostly pine resin and a bit of caramel malt. Aftertaste is bitter pine resin, floral flavors and grainy malt. The flavor profile is quite nice and balances hop bitterness with malt sweetness quite well. Very fitting for an East Coast IPA and quite nice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and a slightly sticky and resinous mouthfeel. It is quite easy to drink and very pleasant. Overall this is a good East Coast IPA. It has the aroma, flavor and mouthfeel I expect from the sub-style and it matches quite well with, though not quite as good as, Bell's Two Hearted. Still, it's a good IPA and I'd have it again.

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HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 7,395 ratings
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