NZ Victory Hop Devil IPA | 1516 Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
1516 Brewing Company
Austria
1516brewingcompany.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Victory's brewer visited Vienna and left them the recipe, which they use to brew the beer under license.

Added by Globetrotter on 02-02-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
88
Reviews:
14
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
14.01%
 
 
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3
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of nickfl
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of bsuedekum
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Marius
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Beervana
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of FreshHawk
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of Hopmodium
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BenBreeg
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Globetrotter
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of clarknova
4.96/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

best american IPA I've drunk so far

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Photo of BltByKrmn
2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of KimenTshom
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roberto11232
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of twillingthenoz
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Nickls
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Snellgg5
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of jadpsu
4.1/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of Ljoreilly
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of dragomni
3/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of StrangerTides
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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NZ Victory Hop Devil IPA from 1516 Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 88 ratings.
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