weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a lagered version of HopDevil Ale unveiled for the Philly BA Gathering on 4/8/06...
Appears a hazy amber with a small, fluffy white head and nice scattered lacing left around the glass.
Smell is very similar to the HD Ale with the hoppy blast of citrus and mild caramel but there is also some aromas of vanilla, corn, & dough.
Taste is of a hopped up, bold malt profile coming through with the tenacity of the aromas.
Mouthfeel is much different than the typical HopDevil with a touch of corn, and toasted malt swirling smoothly along the palate with the hoppy citrus and pine clinging till the dry finish.
egajdzis (5527) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Cask @ the brewpub] Poured a hazy amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, floral hops, with some grassiness, light caramel malts, a nuttiness, and light dough. Taste of light pine, with some tart citrus, a doughiness, and a dry bitter finish.