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RATINGS: 703   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Originally made in 2008, remade in 2014.

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3.8
alexsdad06 (10778) - West Chester, 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.

3.1
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Bottle @ home. I should have read the previous reviews- this baby shot off gushing like champagne and I lost 1/3 of it to my pants and the couch. Cloudy, reddish orange appearance with a light brown head. Mildly cohort, barnyard, citrus fruity, slightly tart but mostly funky aroma. Tangy, moderately funky, lightly sour, mild caramel, slightly floral hoppy, orange citrus fruity, wild yeasty flavor. Tangy, funky aftertaste. I’m not a huge fan.

3.8
KyotoLefty (10675) - 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.

3.3
marcus (10668) - 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.

3.7
DuffMan (10664) - 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.

4.1
onceblind (10527) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2014
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.

3.9
MartinT (10036) - 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.

3.9
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 24, 2010
750mL. Pours a hazy, bright ruby orange with a massive, ultra-rocky, isohumulone extravagant thick yellow head. Infinite retention. Big lace. Aroma is light but very presence Brett, fresh orange peel, fresh/sweet ruby red grapefruit, slight wild funk and dry hay. Taste is still quite bitter, fruit hoppy, hop oils, stlll presence caramel. Quite the rich, oily palate remains. What an accomplishment- a lackluster DIPA has been transformed into a complex, refreshing beer that has gained funk and fresh fruits but retained a hoppy, rich body. Excellent. More attenuation but not to the point of massive drying and Perrier seltzer. Now if all HopDevils magically transformed into this, I could live in peace.

3.9
bb (9789) - 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.

3.8
mabel (9787) - 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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