Friday, April 9, 2010

Victory Hop Devil Ale

Brewery: Victory Brewing Company
Location: Downingtown, PA
Style: IPA
Brewery Website
Rating: A

Up next for review we have the Hop Devil Ale, an IPA from Victory Brewing. The Hop Devil is a deep, golden amber-red in color. It poured a huge, off-white, frothy head. The nose has citrus, stone fruit, juniper and pine from the hops, along with a faint hint of malt.

On the palate the Hop Devil leads with some malt up front. The bitter hops present themselves well, but without too much of a bite. A wide array of hops flavors are present, including juniper, pine, lemon and fresh herbs. There is also a sweet maltiness and a touch of cucumber. The finish is balanced between hops and a lingering sweet maltiness. The Hop Devil has a medium body that is well-matched to the full flavor.

The Hop Devil is just about everything you can ask for in an IPA. It has a full, rich flavor. There is a broad spectrum of hops flavors and aromas without too much bite. The Victory Hop Devil is just a great, fruity, flavorful IPA.

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