drsandman (337) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mini growler from beer table pantry. Pours a deep amber orange, big off white head. Aroma is funky apricot, barnyard, Brett, spicy floral hop, sweet fruit / cherry. Flavor is sweet up front, then light hop, ends tart and funky with an underpinning of bitter hop. Medium body, pretty interesting mix of hop and sour flavor... Big on both hops & Brett. Very complex palate, enjoyed trying.
onceblind (4329) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear brilliant copper under a thin foamy cap. Funky hoppy nose of earthy barn hay and toffee and an earthy grassy hop. The toffee is heavily pronounced in the flavor with a very gentle brettiness, a certain drying barn hay tone, and a gentle dry earthy floral hop finish. Very flavorful, interesting what Brett does to this hop monster.
sloshgator (441) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Victory Wild Devil Ale is hard to describe. Funky aroma coming off a beet red pour and a thin off-white head. Taste is very funky, a little sour with a bit of an aftertaste. Lots of complexity there, so the flavors are hard to place. Nicely balanced malt and bitterness. Wild Devil is sure to fool you. I may have to update this after second tasting.
rangerred (939) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into a tulip out of a 750ml bottle.
Pours a clear dark copper with a nice one finger off-white head. Very good head retention with a solid ring of lacing all the way around the glass.
The aroma really shows off the Brett with the telltale barnyard and earthy notes present in a wild ale. There are also some piny hop notes and a good shot of bready malt. Really nice.
The flavor takes all of the characteristics present in the aroma and bumps them up another notch. Once again the Brett is the first thing to really come through. Hops follows closely behind with pine and earth before the malt comes rushing in. This is a beer that really has it all. Nice drying bitterness on the finish as well.
Overall, I love how there is so much going on here but it all works. A wonderful combination of flavors with nothing off-putting whatsoever. Definitely one to pick up should you come across it.
swesson (239) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bomber. Pours an orangey-gold. Makes a thin off-white head that creates a bit of lacing. Smells of citrus and gardenias. This is a milder, despite the name, version of hop devil. The hops create balanced bitterness, but it doesn't overpower. Tastes of caramel and hops.
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Mep3222 (517) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice citrus/floral hop aroma with some funky sour. Works very well together. Taste is slightly malty, but well balanced by the hops and finishes with some of the Brett sourness. Not lactic at all but the Brett gives it some great fruitiness along with the slight funk. Maybe even some peachy flavors in the ipa. This one is very different, but really good!! Very nice use if Brett in the ipa.
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jdb288 (559) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with decent frothy head on it. Aroma is citrusy - lemon and orange. Taste is complex. I love the original Hop Devil. This one definitely doesn’t have the same harsh hop bitterness but you can still taste plenty of those original traits. There is a sour/funk quality too though not very pronounced. I would say it stays right in the middle of a bitter ipa and sour. Nice balance.
arkurzynski (1543) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber to orange. Nose of pineapple, strawberry, light funk, leather, and citrus rind. Flavor is tropical fruit, dry leather, candy, and bitter pine. Light, dry, fruity finish. Lingering leather and pine.
AWISLguy (1342) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the IPA sampler at Town Hall. Quite fruity, apples and cherries, with an interesting yeast. Darkest of the IPAs. Solid malt base, but very fruity hop forward with nice bitterness back. Never would have categorized as a sour/wild by taste. 14.3
LuckyDog (247) - - AUG 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful lacing on the glass. Clean finish. Fairly strong hop bite. Nice!