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RATINGS: 710   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Originally made in 2008-9, remade in 2014.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9548) - 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 (9538) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (9319) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9295) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pale amber coloured beer with a thin white head. Aroma is pretty nice, light pale malts, some crisp and lightly earthy character with a bit of minerally character over a lightly caramelly maltiness. The flinty bretty dryness is starting to show on the palate as well, underneath a soft zesty hoppiness. The beer will probably continue to evolve and dry out as there is still quite a bit of maltiness in the back. Fairly assertive spicy hoppiness. I quite like it.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (9251) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Poured hazy amber with white head, aroma was sour and funky. Hop flavor in front with grassy and herbal notes and all of bitter at the end covered up by Brett’s funky taste. Maybe this was a bad batch, but the funky ness of the beer didn’t go well with the rest of it for me, but not a bad ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (9136) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Band-aids, pineapple, burnt orange rind. Musty, lactic (sour cream). Frothy texture, medium to light body. Pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (9133) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8995) - Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy soft caramel color with a large fluffy off white head. The aroma has a moderate caramel maltiness with some hints of lightly toasted bread. There is still the nicely hoppy citrus fruits from the original Hop Devil along with the new funky Brett notes. The flavor has caramel and bready malts, Brett funk, mustiness, earthy, woody, and some IPA citrus hop bitterness and acidity. The finish is dry and lightly bitter. Medium-full body with good carbonation. Good beer, interesting to try once, but I would probably just drink the Hop Devil.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8640) - 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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