biznizness (1071) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bach party, cask. I mean, HopDev is a standard IPA, and this is a good variation of it. The sourness isnít overwhelming or anything, it goes well. Iíd like to get my hands on a bottle of this.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orangy gold color with a medium sized head. Weird soapy piney aroma. The flavor has plenty of hop bitterness and a sharp twang at the end but it clashes with the caramel malt in the background. Itís a neat experiment but it doesnít really work for me.
thornecb (4364) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep gold into a tulip. White head quickly recedes to skim surface and hug rim. Sweet brett and resin aromas. Upfront brett turning quickly to sweet citrus and resin. Lasting resin finish.
dmac (3999) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Capones shared by Dickinsonbeer. Reddish body with an average size foamy white head that leaves some nice lace. Funky aroma with lots of floral and soapy notes. Flavor has even more soap coming through, yuck. Next time I want soap in my beer Iíll simply pour some Palmolive in there myself. Meh.
smetrick (21) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
25 oz cork and caged bottle. I am a big fan of Victory and a big fan of Hop Devil, so the bar was set high for this one. If youíve ever wondered what Brett does to a beer try this one and then try the Hop Devil, repeat if necessary. The Wild one has less spice and a smother mouthfeel. It is richly textured with great carbonation. I am drinking one of these a month to see how it ages. Two complaints- expensive ($100 a case) and the damn corks are impossible to remove! I need my channel lock pliers everytime I open one. The shape of the head of the cork is all wrong.
Nejhleader (1228) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was really nice, has a very nice hoppy flavor with a good blend of spice mixed in, a faint yeasty citrus flavor is blended in there also, a nice brew.
GMCC2181 (1502) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2009 Bottle shared by robert at SL... Red/orange in color. Good head. Hoppy nose, and spicey. Taste is the same. Nice hoppy taste... with some spices... Lighter in texture, really easy to drink. Overall, I enjoyed this beer more than the regular hop devil, even though I didnt pick up on the wild yeast.*****Update**** Just had my own bottle at home. Lots of sour/tartness in this bottle. It was fun to try this at different tempertures.... as it warmed up the tartness came through. Still had a nice spicey hop taste. Accompanied by some nice fruitiness... Easy drinking nice beer... VICTORY!
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hop Devil turned into a belgian ale interesting? Much darker color then the hop devil. I get immediate spice out of this one. Caramel, dates and a hint of raisins maybe? Does not lace the glass that well. Canít say that I would recommend this one too highly, but maybe another bottle would change my mind.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Style; glass: Belgian Ale, Trappist
22 fl oz x 6.7% ABV = 147.4 / 60 = 2.45 beers * 150 C = 367.5 calories (est.)
Purchased at: Canalís Lawrenceville, NJ for $9.99
Itís a deep bitter style that eludes traditional style descriptions - not quite an IPA, not quite a Belgian, but delicious, dank, and a bit soapy. Recommended as a different direction for hop lovers and Belgian lovers.
Goodgrief (1782) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Victory brewpub. The server said, "Itís Hop Devil with brett" and the brewers description seemed more of the same. Ok, so itís Hop Devil with a little, very little brett. To me, the brett did very little except add an odd tangy aftertaste that just seemed to not work well with extremely fresh and hoppy Hop Devil. So, all this did was take my Hop Devil rating and bump it down slightly.