Wild Devil | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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3.82/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: American Brett

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Kadonny on 05-08-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,746
Reviews:
535
Ratings:
1,279
pDev:
12.83%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
158
Trade:
2
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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bouleboubier
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

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Photo of tdm168
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gryphon69
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Samsbone
4.46/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

One of my favorites. Love the Brett yeast. I wish they would produce it more often.

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Photo of bb-magic
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fx20736
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is mis-categoorized as an IPA. It is a Saison/ Farmhouse ale and a decent one at that

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Photo of HeartofMiami
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbl_delta
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Undated 750 ml bottle into pint glass. Pours a medium gold with a huge off-white head. Initial impression is juicy citrus with a relatively sweet malt backbone. Medium mouthfeel. Brettanomyces funk is not dominant, which is good because I don't think it enhances the taste. Finish is relatively clean and bitter. Odd aftertaste after it warms a bit. Not gonna revisit this one.

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Photo of durwood64
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prue
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of eire
4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Magery
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.02/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Look, head and aromas seemed fine. This bottle was two years old and It was just put on the shelves. I understand brettanomyces and bottle conditioning but this was so flat and lacked a ton of flavor that should have been there..

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Photo of JNPIII127
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kinmundy77
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cfcairns
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 1,279 ratings