HopDevil India Pale Ale | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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HopDevil India Pale AleHopDevil India Pale Ale
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4.06/5
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7,434 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,638
Reviews:
2,559
Ratings:
7,434
pDev:
11.58%
Bros Score:
4.48
 
 
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306
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1,588
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark red amber color with a little head. Carbonation bubbles are small and compact.

S: Piny/citrusy hops with some toasted malts. Spicy!

T: Hop explosion on the palette that leads to a really enjoyable herbal finish. Not too strong, but enough to make a point. This could really be put into an IPA category.

M: Finishes clean and somewhat dry, but there's enough hop spice and malt sweetness to round it out.

D: Wow, what a great find. This is one of the finest east coast 'IPA-ish' ales I've tried. I'm partial to California brews, but this is one I'd take any day...

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3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice, rich gold with a one finger head. Aroma was a bit weaker than I expected; definite hops, but not overwhelming. Substantial hop bittness, but if you are accustomed to double IPAs, it may seem a bit subdued. Mouthfeel is nice and rounded, and has a pleasant malty backbone. Very drinkable due to its balance.

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4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

Pours a nice dark golden amber hue with a white head. Very nice aroma of hops, can't put my finger on what hop but either way it had a nice aroma.

First drink was very enjoyable a nice front end of hops and a smooth malt backbone, little more toward th hoppy side which made it very enjoyable.

I would love to try this on tap, as I'm sure it would be more flavorable vs a bottle shipped across the country!

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4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Victory Brewpub- straight from the source.

Foresaid- always worth a trip to Victory.

The appearance was poured into a pint as a deep orange and burnt copper color with an off-white thick and creamy head that left resilient lacing.

The smell was powerfully hopped (living up to the name of the beer). More citrusy undertones rather than piney...

The taste was hops, citrus, and some notes of buttery biscuit on the exhale.

Mouthfeel is very satisfying for this hoppy and citrusy beer. The carbonation and alcohol also check each other.

Overall this beer is greatly drinkable, each one is maintained by the other.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful new- penny copper color, thin head, sticky lacing on my tasting snifter. Gorgeous. Fruity hop nose. Melon, citrus. Produce market. Yummy smell overall. Delicious, full maltiness, slightly sweet, very fruity, nice round hop bitterness. Dry finish. Good slightly sticky and bubbly refreshing mouthfeel. All around delicious. Solid 4.5 all around and overall. Victory is becoming one of my favorite brewers up there with Stone and Bells. Their beers never disappoint me.

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HopDevil India Pale Ale from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 7,434 ratings