600. HopDevil Ale

600. HopDevil Ale

I purchased a six-pack of this last night at Libby's Liquors in Central Square. I had two bottles with dinner last night at a friend's apartment, and another bottle today at a birthday lunch for my boss.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Victory Brewing Company
Alcohol: 6.70%
Serving: Bottle, 12 oz.
Style: American IPA, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance (5.0): Pours a beautiful, hazy reddish-copper with a thick, beige head that fades to a film leaving heavy but patchy lace on the inside of the glass. I really love the color.

Smell (4.0): Sweet malts with some tart fruitiness, a whiff of alcohol and some grassy, resiny and grapefruit hop aromas.

Taste (4.0): Toasty malts upfront that move into a fruity and sugary sweetness. The finish is a grassy and resiny hop bitterness with a lingering tartness.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Medium-bodied and oily with low carbonation.

Drinkability (3.5): This is really hop-forward making it a bit hard to drink.

Overall (4.15): This is an excellent American IPA.

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