Like a magnetic force, my taste buds are pulled toward the IPA section every time I go beer shopping. Yesterday I found myself staring down so many IPA options I didn’t know which way to go.
This time around, I grabbed Victory Brewing’s Hop Devil and Goose Island Brewing’s Goose IPA. I haven’t had either of these before, so it’s a new set for me, which is always something I look forward to. Let’s see how the duel went.
|Better label||Goose Island Goose IPA|
|Better aroma||Goose Island Goose IPA|
|Better taste||Victory Brewing Hop Devil|
|Better finish||Victory Brewing Hop Devil|
|Winner||Victory Brewing Hop Devil|
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As their name suggests, Victory Brewing’s Hop Devil came away with the win here. While I enjoyed the Goose IPA and it’s smooth citrus flavoring, it wasn’t enough to overcome the true IPA flavor of Victory’s Hop Devil. This is what IPA’s should taste like; bold, hoppy, full-bodied, and subtly bitter. Nothing about it blew me away, but I was satisfied by the combination of flavors that led to the win.