Victory HopDevil IPA

June 25th, 2014 by in Walt Disney World Beer Reviews

Yesterday Google had their I/O conference keynote and at the end (in addition to smartwatches) they handed out a kit called Cardboard. It’s a cardboard kit designed to turn your Android phone into a virtual reality headset. But I’m looking at this thing and all I can think is they made Tool’s 10,000 Days album into a sort of headset.

Fortunately, I have this album and decided to give it a shot.

Makeshift Cardboard

My daughter in the bottom left corner thought this was quite funny.

It’s definitely not perfect, but it worked and I could see the 3D effect. The lenses in the CD case weren’t made for this and the Nexus 7 tablet (the only Android device I have) wasn’t on their supported list either, but just to get a taste of what it could do I tried it out.

I digress…

Let’s talk about the devil.

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The HopDevil, more specifically.

Victory HopDevil

Victory Brewing, known around these parts for their delicious Golden Monkey tripel, brews this IPA.

Light citrus and grass scent from a copper colored liquid and white head. Flavor from the beer is also somewhat light; I’m starting to wonder how long this bottle was on the shelf. Grass, pine, orange, and a malty sweetness all mingle on the tongue. Despite its lightness it’s still a fairly good beer. Carbonation is still fairly active and the bitterness from the hops lingers on the tongue a while.

HopDevil’s a decent IPA and probably better if it’s fresher. However, it’s not as good as Victory Golden Monkey in my opinion, and Golden Monkey is more easily found at Walt Disney World. If you’re looking for a different IPA at Disney World, Cabana Bar at the Dolphin serves this one.


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