HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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7,350 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
Ratings:
7,350
Reviews:
2,535
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.58%
 
 
Wants:
298
Gots:
1,534
For Trade:
8
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of MattyG85
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a crisp looking amber orange with a moderate amount of rising bubbles. About two fingers of off white head that recede into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A juicy, earthy, and ripe hoppy aroma with good hints of citrus, grass, and caramel malt. Upfront scent of earthy hops with hints of grass and a little pine. Juicy citrus fruit presence with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, pineapple, and tangerine. Solid sweet malt backing with hints of caramel, grains, biscuit, cracker, and yeast. A balanced and pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a ripe juicy and fairly earthy IPA taste with good notes of citrus, grass, and caramel malt. Upfront mix of hop flavors with earthy notes of grass and pine resin. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange pulp, lemons, mango, tangerine, and pineapple. Good malt balance with notes of sweet caramel, grains, cracker, biscuit, and yeast. Nicely juicy and drying. A very solid IPA taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and slightly oily and sticky. Finishes dry and smooth.

Overall: A very solid American IPA. Good juicy hop notes with a nice caramel malt backbone.

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Photo of robertjskelton
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Swaino
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of DerekCarruth
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Bone53
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served from a bottle into a snifter at about 45°F

Appearance: Darker than most IPAs. Amber red with a one finger off white head. You can tell that they probably used a good amount of malts in this one.

Smell: Citrus grapefruit, caramel malts, spices. Intriguing

Taste: Similar to the smell. Nice balance between citrus hops, caramel malts, and spices. Complex

Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, full mouthfeel for an IPA and not overwhelmingly bitter like a lot of IPAs are guilty of.

Overall: Hop Devil stands out in the IPA world. It's unique in its own way with a healthy amount of malts and spices. An excellent example of an East Coast IPA. Not among my absolute favorites in the style, but a great go to as I reside in PA. Cheers!

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of yemenmocha
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a gorgeous red color with thick, creamy rich head on top. Beautiful. Bready aromas on the nose in addition to dark fruits & pine. Palate offers a wonderful balance of malt with bitterness and prickly citrus flavors. Finish through to the aftertaste is bold, grabby hops with still that nice lingering malt component. Excellent IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of dave317
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of larryarms847
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a medium amber hued with a half finger of off-white foam.

Piney and resinous hop character with citrus, and a little sweet caramel/toffee like sweetness.

Pine explosion with notes of citrus, toffee, and caramel sweet malt.

Light-medium bodied, medium carbonation, leans bitter but decent balance.

Overall, an exceptional brew.

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of dexterk1
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a shaker pint. Color is a reddish amber and has a good head with some staying power. Lacing that was left was good and abundant.
Aroma was pine and maybe some citrus.
Taste is more complex than aroma. Slight malt in background. Hops front and center. Pine grapefruit and more green notes are predominant. Mouth feel is pretty clean and is a little on the lighter side considering.
Overall this is another very good IPA from Victory. Great beer overall and good, true to style, character.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.06 out of 5 based on 7,350 ratings.
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