Hop Devil IPA – Victory Brewing Company (USA)

Based in the aptly-named Downington, Pennsylvania, the Victory Brewing Company have been doing the business since 1996. I chanced upon their ‘Hop Devil’ whilst on a brief visit to Lennox Head. I don’t think any beer deserves to be left on the shelf, so I grabbed the last bottle. After drinking it, I wished there had been a six-pack.

Image of a bottle of 'Hop Devil IPA on a bunch of dead flowers ..... it's arty
Hop Devil IPA – it’s helllish good!

 

I expect a bit of bite from an American IPA and Hop Devil doesn’t disappoint. The aroma is yeasty and there’s deep, rich hop flavours. I taste hints of blackcurrant and Navel Orange rind. Brewed using whole hop flowers and not pellets the result is complex and rewarding. The devil is in the detail.

I was going to include a pun about Beelzebubbles …….. but decided against it.

Here’s The Cult with ‘Li’l Devil’ ……………….

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2 thoughts on “Hop Devil IPA – Victory Brewing Company (USA)”

  1. So the roof is on and there’s a tap in the house. Praise be – more time for the blog. Pingback from me on this one and all the other steam brews. Don’t know whether to put Pigbag or Shriekback on the stereophonic sound system.

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