27 December 2008

Beer Review, Hop Devil

Victory Hop Devil
Downingtown, PA
6.7% ABV

Appearance: Transparent orange-red body, moderate white heat full of bubbles. Very slight effervescence. Head leaves significant lacing. 4.0/5

Smell: Very sweet, grapefruit-laced, with a strong citrus aroma. This is followed quickly by the refreshing scents of crisp white hops. 4.5/5

Taste: Now the hops are up front. Crisp floral hoppy flavor, followed by a mellow, sweet middle and a dry finish. Clean and refreshing. Despite the name and reputation, seems to be a pretty well-balanced IPA. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Moderate thickness, low carbonation, heavy with hops. Goes down clean and smooth. 4.0/5

Drinkability: A very nice IPA, well worth its reputation. 4.5/5

Overall: 4.35/5

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