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:
#2,427
Reviews:
2,548
Ratings:
7,388
Liked:
6,201
Avg:
4.06/5
pDev:
11.58%
Alströms:
4.48
 
 
Wants:
304
Gots:
1,562
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 7,388 |  Reviews: 2,548
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of bh123
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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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Photo of C2H5
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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 Dirty25
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Duesler
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
2.96/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

L: Clear amber with a tight beige head. Moderate retention, with some splotchy lacing.

S: Super sweet toasty malt, tons of caramel and toffee and toasted brown bread. There's a little bit of grapefruit juice and woody, pine as well, but it's mostly tons of malt.

T: Caramel, toffee, and toasted bread throughout. There is a little bit of grapefruit juice and grapefruit in the mid-palate, but overall this is cloying. There's some earthy and piney bitterness near the finish, but that cloying caramel malt just sticks hard.

F: Medium-bodied, medium-carbonated, very sticky with all the residuals sugars.

O: Not my cup of tea. This is bad IPA, in my honest opinion. Victory makes a ton of great beer and I love most of it, but this is not one of them.

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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 Mark5252
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Justinbshelton
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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 ScotNH
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of tmars13
2/5  rDev -50.7%

Photo of Jack_Frost79
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of weaselchew
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of emwild12
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of waughbrew
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Certainly clear copper-color, creamy cap, crisp carbonation, conservation, cling. An ale all about assertive American alpha acid aroma. Buttered biscuit backbone basically breathes British barley bits. Flavor flaunts flowery flair, finishes fairly faint. Small smooth sizzling sensation supports several soothing sips.

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Photo of Acforster2
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottDC
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of njbusa
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of jcalabre
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Originally sampled many moons ago. I am writing this review from my notes. This is a world class IPA. In my humble opinion, it is in the same class as Stone's IPA and Kalamazoo Bells Two Heart. It's appearance is a copper body w/ an offwhite head. The nose and flavor are those wonderful citrusy hops. Great brew

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Photo of Peyton5410
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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