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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,357
Reviews:
2,538
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.58%
 
 
Wants:
299
Gots:
1,542
For Trade:
8
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Photo of BigPlay1824
3.35/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass

A: pours a slightly hazy, like amber golden color with a nice amount of foamy slightly off white head that lingers, medium lacing

S: very nice hop notes, great citrus and grapefruit notes

T: interesting taste, nice hop notes, slight citrus flavor, something lingers on the palate that is almost like a slight skunkiness

D/M: medium carbonation, smooth drinking, sits a little heavy, lingering taste on the palate is not the best

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Photo of andrewjraab
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden brown almost amber color. One inch of creamy frothy head. Left a lacy sort of webbed ring of head all the way down the class.

S - Hoppy, malty, earthy. This beer smells amazing.

T - Amazing hop characteristics with malty undertones. it even has a faint sweet finish that pulls everything together.

M - Nice hop and malt balance on the toungue.

O - This beer is from the Gods (I've been watching alot of Spartacus). I put this up there with the best American IPA's I've ever had. This is a must have if you haven't already tried it.

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Photo of EdwardK77
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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

On tap cask conditioned at the Drafting Room in Springhouse. The HopDevil pours a nice copper color with a nice thick off-white head. The aroma is of a nice balance between the intense hop flavor and the malty sweetness with a bit of citrus. The taste is an enjoyable balance of the hoppy, piney bitterness and the sweet and fruit tones. A very nice beer and extra special on cask.

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Photo of Greggy
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours an amber color, crystal clear, with a 2 finger white fluffy head with nice retention. As it slowly recedes, it leaves some nice lacing.

S- The nose is a bit tight for me but there is definite grapefruit, and almost a munich malt note in there along with some biscuit.

T- Starts off with a very smooth maltiness with notes of biscuit and caramel then moves into a nice long dry finish.

M- This is smooth and the Alcohol is well hidden.

D- It's to bad this isn't 5%, as it'd be one hell of session beer. Regardless, this is very tasty. It wasn't much of an IPA, but definitely a tasty pale.

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Photo of KnowYourCraft
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Kplummer82
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of patrick802
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of s1ckboy
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of bh123
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of breardon1776
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First pour gives me a nice airy, fluffy head and a deep amber color. Great hop flavor without being too bitter. Nice warming sensation as the beer glides across my tongue and down my throat. A superb IPA.

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Photo of magpieken
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 fl oz, Enjoy by 24/11/2015 10:48 P. Pale amber colour with frothy off-white head which reduced to a ring but left some nice lacing. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, caramel and sweet malt. Medium bitterness, light sweetness and a hint of saltiness. Noticeable alcohol. Light to medium body; thin, slightly sticky texture; average carbonation; noticeable malt backbone and a long, slightly dry, pine bitterness in the finish. Not as hop dominant as I was expecting but decent enough. 8.

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Photo of Ricochet
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A very dark amber, good head, just as expected.

S: As advertised. Hops. Hops. Hops. Pale ale x2.

M: Citrus start, hop bitterness, warm in the mouth. It wasn't dry like I've known IPAs to be.

T: Nothing can be said by me that wasn't said by many others. This was a full pale with overpowering hops flavor than took center stage and hammed it up like Shatner. Great.

D: Very. However, something I've noted as of late... I always considered myself a hophead, but I like a little more "suttle" hoppy beer taste rather than them "stick it in your face" hoppiness of this and other stong hops beers. I prefer a flavor not so drastic, therefore , my drinkability score is lessened but still, this is one of those special beers if you're looking for the extreme.

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Photo of C2H5
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Dirty25
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Duesler
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Mark5252
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Justinbshelton
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of BoldRulerVT
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thought this was decent IPA. Not overly hoppy but good balance with malts and hops.
Good drink ability and it finished very clean on the palate.
My thoughts are this beer is a bit overrated on here for what I tasted, but it was still a solid beer.
:)

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Photo of coopdog1000
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PEBKAC
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A soft, seafoam head & glowing, topaz body. A whiff takes in noticeable spiciness & citrus burn. The type of burn you'd get from Sunny Delight.

The taste is very malty, never for a moment without some of that Sunny Delight hopping along on its back. Quite the backseat driver actually. The aftertaste leaves a bit of roasted malt, with just a scrap of bitterness. Not much of anything lingers, which was part of the reason I had to drink the entire 12oz before I could even post the second sentence.

If this isn't your first experience with it, expect to go through a sixer on game day. Alcohol isn't a concern till it hits your head. Just have some chips & you'll be fine.

Even me, the anti-hophead, can appreciate this balanced beer. :)

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Photo of beergod1
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy almost Orange color with a nice white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, and hop flowers. Taste is exactly what you would expect from the aroma. Started out more of a grapefruit/Hop flavor while cold, but when it warmed a little, then it turned a little toward the pine/Hop side, that may be a tart cherry flavor in the first sips....a mellow German malt bitterness, compliments each other nicely. No Lacing. Wow, 6.7% I never would have guessed.

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Photo of KFrank729
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of TheDoak
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of obrike
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I have not had this one is a while...I believe this is one of the beers that initially got me interested in craft beer.

A lovely burnt copper color in my 512 pint glass. Off-white head, disappated fairly quickly, but left pretty streaks of lace. This beer really pops in the glass.

Quite a mix of scents in this one...spicy...can't quite trace what it is, followed by tropical mango, grapefruit, pine, a bit of caramel malt.

The taste was a bit of a letdown...the hops were there, but they felt more grassy and dry, not the oily, tropical or grapefruit kick that I like. The spicyness was tame and the sweet malt I smelled seemed subdued a bit. The aftertaste threw off the flavor...can't quite put my finger on it, but it felt a bit unbalanced. Maybe this was an older bottle?

Still, a good and interesting take on a IPA, but in my opionion, not one to seek out.

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HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.06 out of 5 based on 7,357 ratings.
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