Sunday, 6 September 2015

HopDevil India Pale Ale

I was in Buffalo, NY recently and had the privilege of visiting a Consumers Beverages store. I had to restrict myself greatly, but I managed to get out with only four new beers, all of them amply hopped and potent. One of these was HopDevil India Pale Ale, a 6.7% alcohol offering from Downington, Pennsylvania's Victory Brewing Co.

Ruddy and relatively clear, HopDevil poured with a fog of off-white head. It had a sweetish, boozy aroma that was one part raisin and one part resinous hops. To the palate, HopDevil was malty initially, with fruitcake notes. It's back end was dank with swampy bitterness and a tad spicy. A touch malty and sweet for an IPA, but otherwise quite enjoyable. 

HopDevil is sold in 12oz. bottles that feature a cute and friendly-looking green devil.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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