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RATINGS: 707   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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Originally made in 2008-9, remade in 2014.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8884) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Band-aids, pineapple, burnt orange rind. Musty, lactic (sour cream). Frothy texture, medium to light body. Pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This beautifully floral Wild Ale displays plenty of herbal hop notes, coniferous brettanomyces wilderness, all subtly lifted by delicate caramel undertones and firm resinous hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A lofty head of foam garnishes the luminous amber.
-The wild yeast aroma is quite loud, but remains extremely attractive throughout.
-The frothy effervescence kind of gets in the way of the complex flavor profile. Drinkability would be increased with a more restrained (or tighter) carbonation.
-At times, mostly because of the mouthfeel, this appeared to me as a rough and ready, unpolished Wild Ale experiment, but the aromas and flavors are so enticing that I have to say I thought it was delicious.

Bottles.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle that I brought to PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. Pours a hazy brown amber with a medium to thick beige head. Light brett funk. Medium bodied. Dry crisp bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle. Hazy copper orange with a lively, bubbly golden head. Spicy, zesty aroma. Palate is quite malty, with apricot fruit and heaps of spice. Moderately bitter finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8492) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2010
750 ml bottle. Pretty brown-orange color with an enormous head. Funky, dusty aroma with minerals, slight fruit, quite lambic like. Some caramel in the flavor, light fruit, big bitterness and a dirty dryness. Strongly sour as well. Very funky, with a slight citrus hop taste too. Interesting, though a bit harsh. Huge carbonation. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (8397) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"the belgian yeast has taken a notch off the hopiness of the original beer but left most of the malt flavors intact. what;s left is a mellow, tasty, slighlty hoppy brew of great balance and complexity. quite nice as well...had to bring some of this one home. 10/09-more obviously a wild ale when bottled...more brett AND more hops. still just as complex, but no longer really mellow."

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (8299) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Bottled 6/-11/09. Poured caramel/orange with a massive beige head and a floral yeasty aroma. I had to wait a few minutes for the head to subside before I could reach the liquid, probably a result of the wild yeast action. There is a spiced caramel malt flavor, and it is actually more bitter than sour. Did not meet my expectations.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2009
[2430-20090807] 1pt9.4floz bottle. Floral fruity yeast aroma has mild strawberry cream hints. Slightly hazy, amber orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head. More floral yeast and grainy straw in the flavour. Medium body is bitter. Nice, has a bit of a kick.
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a huge dark cream colored head. Nice bretty/tart aroma with floral notes. tart, earthy flavor with floral notes and light spice. Medium bodied. Spice, tartness, and earth linger with floral notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. 4/22/09 bottling date. Pours with a large, foamy, beige head over a pretty hazed orange-amber body. Very attractive. Good retention Aroma is orange, earth, quite phenolic with brett, hunk, pepper and horse-hide. Taste is lightly tart with orange and lemon peel, citrus hop bitterness, caramel, and light barnyard. Lively carbonation with a dry mouthfeel. Truly a great summer beer that I will probably buy again. Like a cheap version of Allagash Confluence.


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