joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great IPA...have had this on tap and in bottle..bottle slightly better only because i bet the place i had it on tap never cleans thier lines(PA country bar)...great hop aroma...thick mouthfeel..good crisp finish...
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A rich, apple-pear aroma, that comes off the beer to your nose just as you take the first sip. Not powerfully hoppy, but strong. Certainly decent for the alcohol %. It was a solid beer, but as creative beers go, not something I’ll go out of the way for next time.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft gbbf: i hadnt had an american beer in 5 weeks and i needed some serious hops. i had already drank 5-6 pints of british bitters and their counterparts. so, we wandered over to see what the americans had brought and poof there was victory. ordered a pint and was blown away by this beautiful hopped up beer. now i cant tell you much about it (citrus piney notes and a huge nose of cascadees) but the blandness of all the cask had gotten to me and they were all tasting about the same. but this was something different and delicious. i'll rerate when i try it again. until then its a high rate. god bless america!
IndianaRed (3430) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours a a deep clear amber with little head and not much lacing. Aroma is hops and malt and more hops. Some citrus, and pine. Flavor is pine, spice and grapefruit rind. Feel is light clean and smooth. Lingering bitters on the finish....but not as strong as I feareed with the name Hop Devil.
Not bad for a genre that is not my fav.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Number 50 - - - Smells spicy, hoppy, and I got grapefruit too. Pours a nice amber with a small white head. Has same bitter taste, leaves it stinging my mouth too. Goes down pretty well. I don’t like IPA’s or ESB’s really but this one wasn’t that bad. So so for my half way there beer.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally got around to reviewing this. Big shimmering rust-orange body, aroma mild pine, watermelon...cotton candy? Taste is full and luscious, bitter all the way through but not at a mouth-puckering level. Malts meld perfectly. As it warms the body gets even bigger, if such a thing were possible. An IPA I would have again. And possibly even a third time.
Boutip (5581) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2005 Bottle: Poured a clear medium brown beer with a nice head with above standard retention. Aroma is quite nice with the hops defiantly in evidence. Taste is quite refreshing with a nice dosage of hops leaving a very enjoyable bitterness on my tongue. Full body without a hint of the alcohol showing. Great one for Victory.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2004 piney aroma. very tasty. some fruit. perhaps some apple taste but mostely hops. very bitter spicy finish. a solid ipa.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
slightly darker than expected. very full cascade aroma, light hint of white grape in the taste, perhaps a little too sweet but nice anyway
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at the Victory Brewery. Deep amber pour with a generous white head. Beautiful floral nose with a little pine noted. Smooth, oh so smooth. Very mellow, malty, hoppy, creamy. It is hard to beat this on cask.