NZ Victory Hop Devil IPA
1516 Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,347
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
89
Ranked #10,831
Avg:
4 | pDev: 14.25%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
91
From:
1516 Brewing Company
 
Austria
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  4
Gots
  13
SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes: Victory's brewer visited Vienna and left them the recipe, which they use to brew the beer under license.
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 91 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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BranfordBound from Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had at the 1516 brewing company location in Vienna. By far the hoppiest beer I've had in Europe so far. It's definitely really close to the actual HopDevil IPA from Victory. Ours tasted like it might have a been bit old, maybe 2-3 months, so the hoppiness wasn't as "in your face" as a fresh one and the body was a bit much. Still a delightful beer and a great treat to have overseas.

Jul 30, 2015
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Wendysd from New Jersey

4.72/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Nice dark amber color. Thick foam, reduced down to finger of sticky foam. Light carbonation. Heavy citrus smell. Taste of hops and grapefruit. Anything BBQ'd would go excellent with. Very bold flavor, taste of hops stays in your mouth. A real nice beer to share with your drinking buddie, but I wouldn't hand one over to a beer mooch! Give this one a try!

Mar 21, 2013
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Marius from Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the first IPAs I have tried, and was lucky enough to get it fresh from the tap in Vienna, Austria. Hazy orange, white head. Huge grapefruit aroma, with pine hops, as well. Bitter and refreshing, delicious with pine, citrus and honey notes.

Jan 10, 2013
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chambeam from Florida

4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smell: Nice hoppy smell.

Mouth feel: Light to medium-bodied.

Taste: Strong on the hop flavor, but with good malty undertone. Interesting and complex taste which I like in an IPA. This beer has a unique character.

Overall: I recommend trying this one. I always enjoy it.

Aug 30, 2012
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burnerfinger from Texas

3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured from the 12 oz bottle into my new belgium goblet:

A; Dark honey colored. Sufficinet but non-impressive head, but leaves a nice sticky lacing.

S; NICE citrusy hops to the nose.

T: Very nice hoppy bite but just a bit bitter.

M: nicely done, not heavy but complex enough.

D: overall an IPA but not the best of them....

Aug 21, 2011
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BeerMeInMS from Mississippi

4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Glassware: Chalice

*not drinking it as I write and no notes, so I am going on memory.*

Appearance: Hazy amber with a khaki-colored head that was fairly thick and hung around for awhile.

Smell: All hoppish (new word?) aromas. Floral, citrusy, piney, a little spicy... Refreshing and clean smell.

Taste: The smell leads you in... It is strong on the hop flavor. Though, there is plenty of depth to the taste. Lots of bitterness and earthiness and some citrus notes. Big flavor and stays interesting.

Mouthfeel: light to medium-bodied.

Overall: I have had this brew a few times and it has impressed me each time. I really enjoy it and will purchase in the future...often. Best (or my favorite) of the Victory brews except for maybe the Wild Devil.

Jul 16, 2011
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thepeter from England

4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was just a very cool beer to see in Vienna.

A - Orange, amber, creamy head which left some nice lacing and lasted the entire beer

S - Pine, Citrus zest, hops, bit of burnt sugar

T - Right off the bat, hops and grapefruit rind and citrus zest, a bit of malt sweetness to balence it out and a clean crisp bitter finish

MD - Very nicely carbonated, smooth and creamy

Jan 12, 2011
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jadpsu from Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber with a decent head retention and better lacing.
Aroma is spicy, pepper, pine nuts, citrus and also pick up some sweet maltiness.
Taste leads with hop bitterness, piny nuts. Smooth but strong spicy dry hops are strongest but some maltiness is present.
Good drinkability, great with Bar B Q ribs.

Enjoyed.

Nov 05, 2010
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BeerConnoiseur from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep amber color with a 2 finger head of white foamy cream. Very good lacing.

S - Good amount of citrus with a touch of pine. There is a hint of some caramel. Complex aroma.

T - Upfront there is a lot of citrus grapefruit. Strong bitterness, and a low amount of sweetness, very alkaline.

M - Medium body with average carbonation. Smooth.

D - Good drinkability. Good hop flavors, and pretty well balanced. Very tasty beer.

Serving type: on-tap

Reviewed on: 04-02-2010 18:56:25

Oct 15, 2010
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ryanonline from Florida

3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A beautiful fiery orange color with an enormous white head that sticks around with clumpy lacing.

Smells Hoppy with bran like malt. Yum.

Floral hops and delicious malty flavor. Tastes like a double but a little more lite.

Kind of thin yet creamy but with a decent amount of foam. Dry finish.

Probably could only have a few...too filling.

I wanted to rate this beer lower but honestly it is quite the tastey beverage. Yummy yum.

Jul 31, 2010
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sunrisesolara from Austria

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy blood orange with a stubborn 2-finger bone white head. Gobs of lace around the inside of the glass.

S: Floral hop aroma, grapefruit, conifer cones.

M: Smooth and creamy, full bodied.

T: Strong hop flavor with nicely balanced caramel malts. The hops are quite spicy, but never threaten to overwhelm. Crisp finish with the requisite hoppy aftertaste.

D: Really refreshing, something that I would strongly recommend.

May 08, 2010
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FreshHawk from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep hazy amber-orange color with a good sized white, foamy, and creamy head. Good retention with a nice lacing left over.

S - Good amount of citrus and other golden fruit along with a touch of pine. This is matched almost equally with some caramel and bready malt smells. Very well balanced aroma.

T - Similar to the smell and very well balanced. Upfront there is a lot of citrus (both orange and grapefruit) along with some other golden fruit (some apple, apricot, melon, and slight peach). Then some caramel and bready malt flavors start to come out more. The flavors come together and give a sweet candied fruit taste. Toward the end, there is some pine taste that comes out. No real bitterness, and a good amount of sweetness, even though there is a good amount of the hop flavors.

M - Medium body with average carbonation. Smooth and coats the mouth and slightly drying.

D - Very good drinkability. A lot of hop flavors, and pretty well balanced (slightly more sweet/malt taste). Very tasty beer that I enjoyed drinking.

Notes: ABV = 7.0%. Very good IPA that is very tasty. Had it at the Känguruh Pub, and it was a very nice surprise in Wien.

Apr 02, 2010
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Nickls from District of Columbia

4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(From notes)

A - Poured with a two-finger thick slightly egg shell colored head...pretty frothy and left chunky lacing throughout the sample.

S - Some bready/sweet maltiness followed by very prominant citric and cedary hop aromas. Powerfully bitter, but balance well.

T - Great hop bitterness comes over the palate first and it is a bit earthy, citruisy, and piney at different points. Very nice complexity for the style. Good malt balance, but doesn't come close to rivaling the hops

M - Medium MF, muted carbonation and more than coats the palate.

D - Pretty high considering the dearth of flavors along with the high hop factor. A little less aggressive than it's US namesake

Overall, pretty fantastic brew and slightly more complex that Victory's Hopdevil, though less assertive. Nice stuff, and highly recommend when at 1516.

Apr 07, 2009
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Globetrotter from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hop Devil on tap in Vienna??? Woohoo! This beer has never seen Pennsylvania, but is a mighty fine product. Comes out a cloudy reddish copper under a one finger off-white head that is creamy and flat, lasting quite a long time and generating very nice lace indeed. The nose is sweet and spicey, full of hops and a touch of grain. The mouth is very prickly and quite sticky, leaving a good coating in the mouth. The taste is strong spicey hops, neither coniferous nor espresso, but more on the citrus side. The bitter is very smooth, with a good sweet caramel backing. This version may not be quite as bitter as its Downingtown inspiration, but is a highlight of any visit to Vienna. Very, very enjoyable.

Mar 22, 2007
NZ Victory Hop Devil IPA from 1516 Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 91 ratings