Wild Devil | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

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
Ratings:
1,272
Reviews:
532
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
12.73%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
159
For Trade:
3
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Photo of AGust82
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of polloenfuego
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budinetz
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Srkolodn
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Svyturys30
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nurt20
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AMCimpi
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraigTravor
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abeaulieu
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BoljaBoy52
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of craft4mike
2.36/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Very unpleasant beer. Hop bomb that does not hide the ABV at all and has little to no sour or funk. Victory never fails to disappoint me.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Burnt orange, murky, white head that fades but leave a ring of lace. Bottle art is kinda drab.

S: Mandarin orange, pretty sharp with some sweetness. Hay in some sniffs. Intoxicating.

T: Not sure what this is. The orange is still there, but alongside chalky yeast and straw. Mild funk. Slightly peppery. Bitter piney hops on the finish. It's all over the place, too much going on and too disjointed of flavors to appreciate it as a whole. Nice try, though.

M: Creamy, actually. Soft carbonation. Pleasant but not sure it fits the rest of the attributes.

O: Plenty of flavor, but it's all headed in opposite directions. Do I want to enjoy the tropical fruit? The funk? The pine? the bitterness? The rich mouthfeel? Sadly, it can't all be done at once, at least not by me. Better than a watery beer, but it could be tightened up for me. Also, why does every bottle explode/overflow? Wasting beer = Major faux pas.

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Photo of jshusc
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopHead_
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roybert
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2_Beardz
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rootscipio
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SDRedDevil
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of founddrama
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good foamy head. Tangy sharp flavor from those brettanomyces. Floral nose but not as bitter/hoppy as I expected. Wonderful color.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 07/2014.

Appearance: darker than I expected. Pale brown with plenty of large bubble head. Clear.

Nose: Belgian funk, light hop nose, sweet spicy, sour cherries, cherry blossom

Taste: tangy, oude bruin flavor, dank, horse blanket, old and wonderful

Overall: 8 months of age. I have not had a fresh bottle but this one is fantastic.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of baseballrock
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wild Devil from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.85 out of 5 based on 1,272 ratings.
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