HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

HopDevil India Pale AleHopDevil India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
83.9%
Liked This Beer
4.06 w/ 7,388 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:
#2,429
Reviews:
2,548
Ratings:
7,388
Liked:
6,201
Avg:
4.06/5
pDev:
11.58%
Alströms:
4.48
 
 
Wants:
304
Gots:
1,564
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 7,388 |  Reviews: 2,548
Photo of beerbehr
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A little darker and maltier than I expected. While the initial smell isn't as enticing as I had hoped, the product is a solid, albeit tame, IPA which would likely be a crowd pleaser - especially for those who do not normally gravitate towards IPAs.

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Photo of Bitburger
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JustinAbs
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Erikshegda1994
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WhackoMillah93
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rating an ipa is difficult as it isn't my favorite style of beer. This one I did find appealling and enjoyable. Although it obviously had a strong taste of hops there seemed to be a larger than normal amount of malt softening the bitterness. Probably one of the only ipas that I would try again

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Photo of Dada100
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Poormansreview
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jvillefan
3.24/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wmcgar01
3.28/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of artf
4.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Elneely88
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moreandfaster1987
3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

when fresh this is a very solid ipa that can be bought for a very reasonable price. Pours a hazy somewhat lighter copper color with a finger or two of patchy lacing. The smell is kind of on the fainter side with some tropical fruit and pine. Taste follows the knows well with a hit of bitterness up front with some pine and citrus that is immediately followed by a fairly strong malt backbone. mouthfeel was sort of thin but it was what I expected. Overall a very good entry level ipa that won't scare off people who think ipas are all totally bitter and undrinkable. very well crafted

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Photo of wattie83
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyLarue
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a transparent copper color with a thick foam - not much lacing. Smell is faint on the hops as compared to other beers of the same style. Taste is certainly reminiscent of your east coast or new england IPAs. Much heavier on the malt but the balance is clear in this one as the finish is very smooth. A decent IPA especially for the price - but there are better choices for the style.

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Photo of badgerbeer1
2.19/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I had this in cruddy bar, so I hope the negativity is product of poor taps. Looked great, smelled awful. Had two and smell was same. Ruined taste, most likely. Again, review could be skewed due to poor taps

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark hazy orange amber colered beer with a frothy bone colored head of about on finger.

Smells of pine and some sweet citrus. Just a touch of dankness. Some breadiness here as well.

Taste follows the nose with that sweet citrus and pine type of bitter. The bitterness on the taste is far from overwhelming. The bitter seems to come towards the back of the taste.

Mouth feel to me was a surprisingly lighter feel than some IPA varities. There is a bit of an oily finish and some resin coating the lips.

Overall I like this IPA and glad I gave it a shot. When I poured the last of my can into my glass I got a shit ton of sediment. I already have some favorite IPA's and do not feel as if I would bump one from my list for this IPA. That said it is a well done IPA and may be the one that gets your motor started. I reccomend this for any fan of the style.

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Photo of Ben1313
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.39/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rtmyers123
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Victory is a great brewery. This is a good beer.

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Photo of Seraphiel-
2.23/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I was super excited for this one, but found myself disappointed. The smell was cloyingly sweet, and the taste was pretty flat for me.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can with a best by date of Nov. 20, 2017. The beer pours a deep, clear amber color. There is a thick off-white head with thick lacing.

The smell explodes with citrus hops but there is also a strong malt backbone.

The taste is deep, bitter pine hops with a decent malt backbone. There is not a lot of citrus that comes through in the taste, just tons of bitter, floral hops.

The mouthfeel is thick with medium carbonation.

Overall this is good but a bit more floral hops than I expected from the smell.

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Photo of Nace4
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 83.9% out of 100 with 7,388 ratings
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