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Bold, spicy, menacingly delicious HopDevil takes on an entirely new dimension when subjected to a wild yeast fermentation. A sharp, sourish edge has been added by this fermentations that plays into the caramel sweet malt deliciously and creates complex interplay with citrus accented hops.
Originally made in 2008-9, remade in 2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (1403) - Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Interesting sour. Copper pour. Aroma was much more piney and dark fruity than I expected. Taste was bready, caramelly, piney, and had a tart finish. Slightly musty too. Interesting to say the least.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTheRick (548) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Jamais dans mon histoire une bouteille a autant résisté à mes efforts surhumains pour se laisser déguster. Mais, avec des grimaces bien placées et l’aide de mon tire-bouchon, j’ai pu me délecter de ce superbe produit concocté par cette brasserie de la Pennsylvanie. Une imposante colonne de mousse se dresse lors du versement, celle-ci se dissipant à la vitesse d’une tortue, prenant le temps de laisser une dentelle collante sur les parois du verre. En passant mon pif au-dessus du liquide cuivré à peine embrouillé, des effluves sauvagement fruités explosent dans mes narines. Les houblons utilisés dégagent notamment de merveilleux parfums d’oranges sanguines et de pamplemousse rose. En répétant les inspirations, le caractère sauvage se précise, ajoutant une profondeur intéressante au bouquet déjà invitant. Et toute la beauté de cette bière réside dans l’équilibre de ses composantes. Les bretts n’aliènent en aucun temps le généreux houblonnage des cultivars américains ajoutés dans la Wild Devil, et les céréales pâles sont l’épine dorsale d’un breuvage juteux, surtout fruité et délicatement funky, dont l’amertume toute douce en finale vient donner le kick nécessaire pour reprendre immédiatement une autre gorgée. À boire à grandes lampées.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trapped (1119) - New York City, TURKEY - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle. Slightly hazy dark amber color with large spongy beige head, spicy caramel like aroma, high carbonation, slightly sour caramel taste, medium finish with citrus like aftertaste. Very satisfying to drink, not too sour or bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bobhund (118) - - NOV 27, 2014
Drucken på Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival, Nacka. Helt ok men hade nog väntat mig mer av denna. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2372) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2014
From the corked, caged 750 ml. bottle. It is an attractive orange=amber pour with a lingering, white head. Lots of carbonation. The aroma is subtle rather than sour. I get caramel malts and a dose of bitter hops penetrating the nose. Medium to above-medium body. When I drink a sour/wild ale I expect to "pucker up" but in this case the sourness is very muted. I would barely know it was a sour/wild ale except for the description. Malts and a clean finish that lingers. IN that regard it was a highly enjoyable beer considering sours are in my lower 30% range for favorite styles. I could drink this one more often.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2956) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2014
From a bottle. Pours opaque copper with a foamy frothy off white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like lightly sour raisin, dried fruits, grassy, toast. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like musky sour fruit, toast, straw, cracker malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4100) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy amber/copper with frothy off-white head. Aroma is bready malts, light raspberries, light caramel and toast, faint spice, and sour other sour esters. Flavor is dry malt base, medium floral hops, mixed berry esters, light sour notes, and faint caramel sweetness. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ramboraffe (953) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2014 Sample at Bearding bottle shop, Blairsville. Red orange with white head. Smell is sour sweet and hoppy. Taste is caramel malty with pine and fruit hop followed by light funky sour. Semi sweet and sour with medium bitterness and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gringo332 (559) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2014
I love Vicotry and I love wild ales. Definitely some strong musty horse blanket. Thanks for trying this one out, Vicotry!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1597) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2014
750ml 2014 bottle.
Glass: Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Body is cloudy with an amber reddish hue, accompanied by a dense light tan head.
Aroma: Mildly sweet malts hinting at caramel, with a dash of spicy hops and a mild Brett notes. Good aroma.
Taste: Very nicely balanced with sweet caramel malts, hints of spicy hops, and a mild Brett lemony dryness. Hints of bubblegum as well. Finish is moderately dry.
Palate: Medium bodied and highly carbonated.
Overall: This is a darn good beer, complex and nicely balanced. I love how well they managed to balance the brett. Shame it’s a gusher.

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