Wild Devil
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
Brett Beer
Ranked #31
Ranked #20,027
3.82 | pDev: 12.83%
Aug 03, 2023
May 08, 2008
It’s arguable that our menacingly delicious HopDevil has always been wild. With bold German malts and whole flower American hops, this India Pale Ale is anything but prim. But add a touch of brettanomyces, the unruly beast responsible for the sharp tang and deep funk found in many Belgian ales, and our WildDevil emerges completely untamed. Floral, aromatic hops still leap from this amber ale, as a host of new fermentation flavor kicks up notes of citrus and pine. Pour yourself a glass today—if you dare.
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Rated: 3.25 by mpenske from California

Aug 03, 2023
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle from Boise Coop. Bottle opens with a loud pop and pours out with a huge head, clumpy head and lacing throughout. Acetic aroma, but taste and finish is where it gets interesting. Spicy notes, peppery almost, flowery, and even the malt comes through. Biting, snappy finish.
Feb 06, 2023
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
2014 edition opened in 2020, has done well- got really bretty but still has a nice herbal bitterness.. lighter golden body, three finger white head, on the verge of overcarbonation, but not surprising given that the brett has had 6 years to work.
Jul 31, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jun 26, 2020
Rated: 3.98 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

May 15, 2020
Rated: 3.83 by aasher from Indiana

Apr 17, 2020
Rated: 4.78 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 02, 2020
Rated: 4 by Happyyb from New Hampshire

Jul 15, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by Corburk from Pennsylvania

Mar 10, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by Dduquette from Maryland

Jan 28, 2019
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Rated by Bmarkalan1970 from South Carolina

2.52/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Did not like the after taste. Not a sour beer to my liking.
Jan 06, 2019
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz bottle into a goblet. Bottled 8/15/18, so a little over 4 months old. (The small silver freshness dating on a cream label required a magnify glass to figure out. C'mon Victory) First experience with a Brett IPA.

Clear deep amber colored body. Massive foamy off white head, replenished by streams of carbonation up the sides of the glass. (not that replenishing was really required, head stayed enormous throughout, leaving layers of lacing)

Winey, saison-like aroma.

Dry, woody, taste. Then sour and bitterness take over and battle it out to the end. A little apple in there. Sour bitterness increases as the drink rests in the mouth. Comes off as even higher abv than the listed 6.7. Pretty warm beer.

Mouth is full and foamy, finish tangy bitterness.

Overall, it was hard to find the IPA here. Glad to have tried it, but a 12oz would have been more than enough for me.
Dec 22, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Dec 17, 2018
Rated: 3.71 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Nov 04, 2018
Rated: 3.78 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Oct 30, 2018
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
(750 ml bottle, 2018 release... split and shared between two Chouffe tulip)

L: hazy red liquid, bit of foam on pour, but it slips back into a thin collar... a few specks of sediment did sneak in... no lace

S: rather malty pop up front, with perfumy citrus peel and sweaty Brett rushing up behind it... subsequent sniffs detect funky grapefruit juice and malty red wine... inviting if you like malt (and I do)

T: beefy-malty red ale, bitter grapefruit jolt on the edges, mellow funk coating with tinto-tinted cheeks... bit of wine-soaked wood in the aftertaste... surprising degree of malt up center, but not all that sweet aside from a subtle note of dark caramel in the middle... overall good intensity, long-lasting trails

F: delicately-fluffy exterior to its lightly-viscous malt interior... funk, hops, and alcohol provide a soft florescent glow to the back of the palate, kissed with a little tart tingle on the end... hits nice marks in plushness and attenuation

O: interesting twist on one of my favorite IPAs (which is really a hoppy red ale as it is)... was skeptical at the $16.99 price point, but I may be tempted to give in to another bottle... didn't turn out quite how I imagined it but was rather enjoyable - glad to have finally tried it after all these years
Oct 18, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Sep 28, 2018
Rated: 4 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Sep 18, 2018
Rated: 3.88 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania

Sep 18, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by Gryphon69 from Michigan

Jan 13, 2018
Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 1291 ratings