Wild Devil | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Wild DevilWild Devil

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States

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.

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Photo of ABOWMan
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a deep copper amber color with very hazy yeast "halo" appearance. The head was a generous three fingers of light amber colored fine foam that was long lasting and left slight lacing on the glass as I sipped along.

The aroma is of ripe fruit upfront with some citrus and bread notes to follow.

The flavor is very reminiscent of a robust Belgium ale with its funky fruity yeast notes. However this ale differs from them in that it also exibits a sweet malty background flavor with bitter hop notes that follow. The alcohol/malty sweetness followed by the bitter hop aftertaste left me wanting another sip as soon as I finished one taste.

This beer is flavorful enough that the bitter hop note with limit your consumption of this tasty ale, but this is the only atribute that isn't a standout. Try this beer if you are partial to Belgium ales and also like some hop bite ... you'll like it.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appears a clouded amber caramel hue with a large cream tinted beige head forms thick and fluffy. Excellent belgian style lacing spread beautifully across my Piraat chalice. Slightly opaque clouded body compared to the standard Victory HopDevil.

Aromatics take off the gloves with funk filled nose with mild band aid and barnyard funkiness. Fruity highlights come correct as well with tart apple and mild apricot preserves. With complementing strong citrus and caramel malts, a great combination, I'm typically not big on the American IPA Belgian combos but this does the trick in the sense that HopDevil isn't like the typical American IPA to begin with. My problem lies when the grapefruit hop bombs are blended with those spicy Belgian yeast blasts, this doesn't rub me the wrong way so far.

Flavors are impressive with the range of flavors but it does get stuck on the Brett trip. Strong spicy bitter leather blended with underlying caramel malt sweetness and citrus/pine hop accents. Throughout the whole experience there's wild cider fermentation notes that come around with an earthy robust musty tone, with more barnyard funk stepping through. And underlying hop burps come bursting through with the more you sip.

This is a must as far as texture goes creamy textured carbonation with fine backing bubbles borders on a mousse at times with champagne like edges. Medium bodied with slight oily hop resins being pronounced due to Victory's whole flower hopping methods. Quite a unique experience that finishes with a lacquering of fresh leather and earthy powdered chalk from the yeast tones.

Drinkability is impressive with the complexity using a wild yeast strain in their flagship IPA, you gotta love the fact that this beer is so damn sessionable. It is it's own unique creation that I applaud Bill and Ron for pulling out for their Philly Beer Week, since the April bottling I'm sure the complexity has grown and with time it will continue to. I just wasn't willing to age any Hop Devil based brew, I like hops fresh!

I got this bottle from Fathead's for 9.95 and they weren't sure how much it really was.

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Photo of jbphoto88
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a large (25.4oz) olive green bottle, corked and caged. Color is slightly hazed orange with garnet highlights. The head is aggressive, thick and billowy. Khaki and sticky it lasts a long time.

Smell is spicy with a dusty citrus and floral hop bouquet. Interesting, I can't say I've smelt an IPA like this before. The malts are muted behind those strong hop flavors but it's more like a honeysuckle flower mixed with hops.

Taste is along the same lines. Interesting but not what I would call great. The hops have that same citrus floral flavor that is present in the nose but the floral really takes over. Again honeysuckle and dusty orange is the major flavor with a strong sweet malt in the background with the rest of the hops.

I was excited out of the gate with this beer but the thrill is quickly fading. Each stage of the drinking experience gets a little duller. The finish and mouthfeel is dry and chalky and not fantastic. WildDevil is definitely a different take on IPA's and thats admirable but not my cup of tea. I feel like this one is more about the yeast and less about the hops. Worth a try but I'll pass from now on.

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle. This was the most work I've ever had to do to get a cork out of a bottle. Took five minutes of fidgeting around with to finally pop.
Pours a very dark amber in color. A huge three inch head of foamy head forms on the pour. Smell is spice, just barely a hint of hops, and a bigger amount of brett than I was expecting. Taste is even more brett. This beer has a lot of brett in it. So much so, that it's dominating any hop character that it had. This is a very pleasant surprise and I'm enjoying the hell out of this beer. Carbonated and bitter in the mouthfeel. Very easy drinking and non cloying. Very good beer.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle,

A: Pours a medium brown with a firm white head into a tulip, great lacing.

S: Hop Devil, no real sense of Brett, moderate intensity.

T: All regular Hop Devil upfront, pine, orange and grapefruit. The Brett comes in at the back end adding funk, leather, and a rustic feel to the beer. The Brett's charcacter is much more evident immediately at a higher temperature.

M: Smooth, silky, chewy with hops at times, long finish.

D: This is an outstanding effort from the guys at Victory. I already love Hop Devil so I was real excited about trying this. The Brett and hop character meld together a lot better than I thought they would, really good.

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Photo of dancinwillie
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Saw this hiding on the bottom shelf at Jenny St., and had to pick it up. Also, curiosity forced me to find out what I rated HopDevil: 3.3, B-. Let's see how the "wild" version goes.

I popped the cork, then wrote the above. In that short time, foam has poked it's head out of the bottle, about a half inch a leaning, tan foam. WOW, first pour started well enough, until foam just filled my glass. I'd say about 1mm of beer, and 5 inches of head. Slowly dropping, so pouring again. Better this time. Amber colored liquid, with a very active tan head, highlights are golden.

Pineapple leaps up my nose, and pulls a smile up. Some light citrus, clean. A wee bit of barnyard funk underneath too.

Hops definitely have a fruit facet, the lemon and tropical fruits aboud, but a spicy earty flavor too. Malt flavor is of lightly toasted bread, and while it's tasty, I wouldn't mind a bit more here. Not bad though, as I suppose the other ingredients are the brewers focus. Brett is the other key player here, and it has added a crispness to the body, and a dryness to the finish. The mouthfeel is also a little slick.

I quite liked this beer, and I will look for it the next time I'm at the Jennifer St. Market. I would love to see a barrel aged version sometime in the future also. I would buy that as well! Cheers!

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

Nose is appropriately funky. Starts with the dry bouquet of a cheap cologne and grows medicinal like latex gloves. Some peppery spices and menthol. A little malt. Smells nice.

Pours a deep orange with yellow highlights, moderate clarity, nice big creamy foamy head. Looks wonderful.

Flavor kicks off with a tart hoppy twang, it doubles back to medicine and plastic, then some dry/earthy hop bitterness, cool menthol with hints of tobacco, leafy freshness, peppery spice and herbs, and then some malt - not much, but enough. Not highly hoppy, more funky. Finishes dry and yeasty. Creamy smooth mouthfeel is a nice juxtaposition to the funkiness.

Wonderful beer. It's a soft and prim, yet funky and wild. Another homerun for Victory.

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Photo of Overlord
1.97/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Purs an IPA-ish orange amber with a big white sudsy head. Smells like ... hmm.... just raw brett/funk, with no ipa character, and the funk has a decidedly one-note soapy quality.

Taste is just bad. Nine bucks? Why? IPA qualities are very muted, maybe a hint of background citrus and grapefruit. Mainly, there's a soapy, unpleasant sour and funky brett tone that is just off-kilter and unappealing.

A beer that doesn't know what it wants to be, and fails at all. Drainpoured most of it.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clouded orange touched brown with a thick frothy creme head. Nose is interesting. There is a mix of citrus tones from the hops used and the citrus of wild yeast. Very unique combination. Kind of a velvety edge to it as well. Flavor is a mix of bitter hop tones with lemony citrus and clearly evident wild tones. The edge bites, but in a smoother kind of way. Very unique. Feel has a fairly full carbonation and the liquid is thick enough. A very interesting ale indeed. The most interesting use of wild yeast I have tasted to date. (But IMO, definitely not an IPA. It's a wild ale to me.)

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Photo of Norfawkers
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Spicy taste with a funky, earthy undertone. There's a lot going on here.

Appearance: Rich bronze color with a massive head (that sticks to the glass) but little lacing

Smell: As the head diminishes, the more pungent and funky the smell becomes

Taste: the label describes it as "a sharp tang and a deep funk" and they are correct. It has a mild hoppy flavor intertwined with spices and "funk".

Mouthfeel: Quite smooth with a strong finish

Drinkability: OK sipping beer, one sitting is enough though

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

Pours a nice rich amber color that has lots of bubbles feeding a big foamy head that falls slowly to scum. As big as the head was it surprisingly didn't leave much in the way of lace.

Aroma is nice fruity peach, green grapes and sour apples. Aroma is mostly fruity along with light malt sweetness and light brett with hops.

Taste is wow funk so much more brett then the nose let on. Lots of breet floating on malt along with the fruits from the nose. Hops make appearance in the finish minty and herbal along with earthy yeasts and more brett. Taste is good enjoyable dont really get the IPA style but i like it the brett way over shadows any hops for me.

Mouthfeel is a good solid enjoyable medium, along with nice mellow carbonation that i enjoy.

Drinkability is good the brett over powers the fruit but still find myself enjoying it. Want to thank merlin48 for sharing this one with me.

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

The beer pours a hazy amber gold with a big head that fades into some nice lace. The smell and taste are exactly what i was expecting, a nice hops and funk mixture. Some citrus and mint are evident. The mouth is medium bodied with nice carbonating. A nice easy drinking twist.

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Photo of soupyman10
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is out of control - fairly innocuous tilt of the bottle brings forth a huge frothy head that takes a solid five minutes to subside. Underneath sits a solid looking clear copper brew. Crazy lacing, as you might expect. Second pour is incredibly delicate and - while still eliciting a huge head - allows the carbonation and body to come through a little better.

Obviously, the nose is all Brett. Huge funky sourness, but mixed well with some light candy malt hints. Definite hops. A touch of sour apples. Light earthiness. Nice.

Flavor is nice - Brett and sour funk straight up. Earthy. Light fruity grapefruit hops. Really nice flavor. Malty goodness in there as well. Hops and sour on the back end.

Solid carbonation with an appropriate pour.

Overall, a good, weird beer. I would drink this again, although it lacks the crispness of a true Belgian.

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Photo of tastybeer
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Looks like murky brown, woody water with a foamy, peach tinted, billowy head. Clumpy piles form as lace, comprised of a variety of bubble sizes. Once the initially giant head fades, you are left with concentric foam piles, from an eighth to half inch high, centered within the glass. Aroma is wildly floral, like a sunny flower farm. Malty syrup, phenols, pungent flowers.... It smells like there should be a lot going on however I keep steadily picking up various floral aromas mainly, with perhaps occasional spice and lemon. Taste comes through far more American Pale ale/IPA-esque to me. It is still very floral, but this time more fruity, briskly bitter, somewhat dry like grapes, with caramel throughout. Body seems a tad thin to me. Texture is slightly syrupy, watery, and a little resinous. Not hard to drink down though.

An interesting brew. Enjoyable but could have some more depth, intensity, a larger body + more complex feel.

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Photo of argock
2.16/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Served on-tap in a clear pint glass at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA) for $5.75.

A: A very lively glowing red amber with sticky 1-2 finger off-white head with good retention and persistent lacing down the glass.

S: Moderate funkiness with immediate tartness and spicy hoppiness with not a lot of malt showing through

T: A mess of a beer with no commitment to being either a sour ale or an IPA which leaves a mismatched overly tart, overly bitter hoppy brew with no malt character. It unfortunately tastes like a sour crabapple, and that is not good.

M: Good medium body with a bit too much carbonation. Very funky, earthy, tart aftertaste that is sickly sweettart.

D: No tone I'm going to back to and a hard brew to figure out. There is very little malt character to this beer, and the tart and bitter qualities overrride everything else and detract from the enjoyment of this brew. I wish Victory had gone either sour ale or IPA with this beer -- it is stuck in the middle which makes it a hard one to choke down.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A rolling and towering cream-beige 4 finger head mushrooms upward from the center compliments of the wild brett yeast. A nice coppery-orange tone coloring and strong carbonation of tiny tightly bound micro-bubble jet streams that brings the visible nature to life along with a turbid background. Retention was extraordinary, clinging to the sides of the glass leaving a spotty foamy lacing. A nice start indeed.

S: The aroma starts off with a little funk with sour fruit (pears) and damp citrus. Some banana peels are also slight but noticeable. The brett does produce some nice additional aromas as the label suggests, but also covers up and masks what made the original hop devil so aromatic, its bright citrusy nature and sweet malt highlights. Soft flower pedals closes things out here.

T: The flavor as well starts off with a good deal of funk, tart citrus and a really good amber malting. Dry with some hay/straw notes hints of lemon peels and floral hops gives this a wet and dry taste. The malting was nice, like a rich amber, nicely hopped with dry citrus flower hints. Musky lemons, and floral notes close out with the brett producing a decent barnhouse like lingering fade. As the label suggest, the brett brings about some new additional flavors and aromas, but comes at the expense of what made the original so menacingly delicious.

M: creamy and full, very smooth with the carbontion feeling much lighter then the visible nature leads you to believe.

D: Decent drinkability with a good funk. The brett adds some new additional flavors yet in some ways at the expense of the original. Decent per style, very good even, but just not enough to warrant an outstanding rating.

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Photo of CrellMoset
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Beer Run, Charlottesville, VA. Served in a traditional American pint glass.

Appearance: Comes a really bright, vibrant sunset orange, a thick ruby red grapefruit at its center and lightening as it emanates outwards. The three-quarters of a finger of ever so slightly offwhite head fade fairly quickly but leave a nice stick of solid lacing and a persistent dusting. Lively, relatively fast, and relatively plentiful medium sized carbonation races towards the surface at a clip. What's really attractive is the color on this one, just a really pleasant - gorgeous, even - range of hues.

Aroma: A nice, fruity, slightly funky nose, with plenty of balance between the original beer and the addition. As in the taste below, the citrusy aspect of the backing beer is augmented by the brett addition, with flourishes of orange zest and lemon peel reaching the nose easily and first. The remainder is cheese, bubblegum, pine, mint, and light bready caramel.

Taste: A really nice balance of IPA and brett. The brett adds a definite musty, slightly cheesy, bubblegum-esque character, but no overwhelmingly sour or other undesirable (in my opinion) overtones - just a mild tartness. The backing beer still asserts itself strongly, and some of the more citrusy aspects of the Hop Devil are emphasized by the brett, allowing a nice orange and grapefruit-esque presence to shine through the lightly grassy, moderately roasted body.

Mouthfeel: Probably better carbonated than the regular Hop Devil, or maybe thinned out a little by the brett addition, this one is moderately thick but spritzy enough that it doesn't feel so. It's still reasonably even though, not in a rough, prickly, over-carbonated way.

Drinkability: 6.7% isn't sessionable, but it's not high for the style, nor the base beer style. Furthermore, this isn't an over-the-top wild ale (as some of them so obviously are), instead providing a nice, balanced, lightly tart, rather tasty balance. I quite enjoyed this one despite not being a fan of the style, which means for many people'll it probably be too tame.

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Photo of yossarian14
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I've had this on draft before and I highly recommend trying the bottle as well. The wild character of the brett comes through many times stronger in the bottle(at least in my minimal experience)

Bottled in 03/09
I split a 750ml bottle of WildDevil over a mix plate of meats, cheeses, fish, veggies, bread and oil. I'll tell you, it won't be the last time I do that.

Being relatively new to the Brett scene I don't quite have the vocabulary to precisely describe the perfume-like funk in the aroma and taste but it melds fantasticly with the hoppiness of the already stellar HopDevil. The full-mouthed flavor begs to be savored. I truly enjoyed every sip and the palate cleansing carbonation made every bite like the first. Man oh Man.

The carbonation and strong complex flavors force you to slow down a little to appreciate this truly unique concoction.

Find some..you will be rewarded

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

I tried this shortly after it first came out on tap at the Victory brewpub. The character wasn't much different from Hop Devil at the time, so let's see if a bottle's any different. Cloudy coppery orange with a two inch beige cap. Lots of clumpy lacing, good head retention. Interesting aroma, ripe fruits, pineapple and citrus, earthy and grassy, faint tartness. Moderate bitterness that grew to become fairly sharp over a few sips, with more tropical fruit sweetness. Notes of funk, minerals, and berries, a bit medicinal with very faint rubbery/plastic flavour. Lingering grapefruit. Kind of odd, but it works fairly well. Carbonation was on the high side and quite creamy. A little dry with a decent texture. I like it. The combination of hop flavour and bitterness with the brett seems like a good idea.

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Photo of merlin48
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber pours a slightly hazed, copper/orange body with an immense beige head. Lots of splotchy lacing.

Aroma is fruity, minty, and slightly funky with Brett notes.

Medium body has a creamy carbonation that imparts a velvety feel.

The Brett is more apparent in the taste than the aroma. Funky gravel notes, unripe strawberries, and motheaten wool offer up a plethora of wild funkiness. Floral and citrusy hops and a minty note make up a solid IPA slanted, hop bill. Solid caramel malt backbone provides a nice balance. Finishes with a dry and herbal flourish.

Nicely done. The wildies emerge quite well in the taste here. Will probably improve with a few more months of aging.

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Photo of magictrokini
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear copper with an explosive, lasting white head. Thick lacing. Perfume, funky aroma, somewhat barnyard. Light mouthfeel, long finish. Tart, biting taste. Lots of yeast, which mostly masks the bitterness of the hops. The peppery hops show up in the finish. In between, there is plenty to like. The yeast comes in two parts, funky up front, then mellows into a sweeter, earthiness. Crusty, bready finish to go with the hops. Strange, but very satisfying blend of styles.

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Photo of Beaver13
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, bottled 4/22/09. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a huge creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is lots of brett, some funk and some fruit.

The flavor is a good dose of brett with a bitter backbone. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with very spritzy carbonation.

Overall, the brett dominates but I like it. The bitterness mixed with the brett is interesting, it would be nice to see what it was like if more of the hops came through.

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Photo of malcontent
4.66/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip, massive, off-white head fed aggressively by streams of bubbles from the bottom. Beautiful auburn hue to the body. Sexy looking beer.

Smells like a hoppy saison. Slightly pineapple-y with a citrus tinge followed by a floral background (Saaz on board with some American hops?). Nice.

This beer has absolutely everything for me. Masterful use of hops in the beer's ability to provide bitterness but discernible flavor and aroma. Mostly pine-y with just a touch of grapefruit in this area. More impressive is how well the always tasty base beer has melded with the distinct farmhouse style without sacrificing anything. Funky but only subtly as the malt body holds its ground and leaves an earthy flavor on my tongue. Love it.

High degree of carbonation is right for a Belgian take on what should normally be a more restrained style. Body is full and the carbonation actually serves to cut through any perceived oiliness from the hops. Finally, the tired IPA gets a wake up. Makes me remember why hops excited me way back when. Outstanding.

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Photo of drgonzo3705
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours a deep orange color with a thick bubbly head that recedes to a thin film with a little lacing left behind.

S: Funky Brett. I get that horse blanket smell. No IPA characteristics.

T: More big funky Brett going on here. I'm a bit let down more IPA characteristics weren't going on but to enjoy this as a sour its good.

M: Decent hoppiness and carbonation. Medium body.

D: This is good but I'm glad I shared the bottle. Would be interested to see how this ages...

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I would definitely call this an American Wild Ale, rather than an IPA. The hops are definitely there, but the funky element most defines this beer. Pours a hazy orange with a bready head that sticks quite a bit to the glass. Nice balance of a funky slightly ripe cheese smell, citrusy hop aromas, and some light acetic notes in the nose. The taste loses almost all the sour notes and instead matches earthy/piney/citrusy hops with more of the cheese/barnyard funk. It's entirely a matter of taste, but these flavors to me go together remarkably well. It reminds me of a fairly ripe Spanish or French soft cheese wrapped in some sort of slightly pungent leaves. The earthy, tannic, and sharp herbal notes of the leaves counterpoint the funky cheese in the same way that the hops counterpoint the funkiness of the Brett here. I like it, and I really applaud the experimentation. The mouthfeel is full, thick, and especially funky on the finish. A very interesting beer indeed. If you're looking for a sour, this is not it- but might be given enough time. If you're looking for funk + hops, we have a winner.

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