- Aug 11, 2006
- Reaction score
- Newtown Square
It looks like the boys in Downingtown have released a new variation of Hop Devil with a dosing of Brett. Of the few reviews I have seen online, it appears to be a real winner. I am a fan of Hop Devil, so the funk'd version should be a winner for me too. I am getting a few bottles from my bottle shop this week and will most likely age them for as long as I can hold out.
WildDevil - Victory Brewing Company - BeerAdvocateIt's arguable that our menacingly delicious HopDevil has always been "wild." Though the India Pale Ale style that he represents was born in Great Britain, we approached the style with German malts and whole flower American hops, making a unique ale of him, indeed. But what has made him truly wild is a change of yeast. Brettanomyces yeast has given many a Belgian ale its soulful character of sharp tang and deep funk. Fermented completely with brettanomyces, WildDevil features the greatest flavors of Europe and America combined. Floral, aromatic hops still leap from this amber ale, but a whole host of new flavors are intertwined with the citrus and pine flavors of these hops, making WildDevil a sensation that is wild, worldly and wonderful!750ml bottle
We had a chance to try this beer last summer at the American Craft Beer Fest in Boston and WOW! The 100% brettanomyces fermentation does not give it that traditional brett character! It's citrusy and clean and bright! The yeast definitely works great with the hops and the two meld to form some great flavors. If this is the same thing they had on tap there, then this is one delicious beer that we can't wait for!