Eight Point IPA - Devils Backbone Brewing Company
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Reviews by Clydesdale:
District of Columbia
3.38/5 rDev -7.4%
A: Pours a fairly hazy golden-orange color, with active bubbles of carbonation. The tall, off-white head has a frothy, densely foamy texture. Retention is sturdy, and a significant amount of lacing sticks to the top of the glass in a thick ring, with lesser ribbons deposited below that one.
S: Mild malty aromas, with a bit of caramel. Hop aromas are balanced; citric and fruity notes are most prominent, but it's not an especially vibrant nose overall. Some fainter herbal/earthy character also seems present.
T: Some sugar cookie malt flavor up front. Light caramel flavor. Hop bitterness rises quickly and lingers leisurely. Hop flavors seem equally citric (bitter rind/pith flavors, especially), herbal, and earthy. There's also a perfumey/fruity background note that never comes to the fore or fades completely.
M: Medium body. Carbonation is a bit aggressive for an IPA. Hop bitterness also builds into near-puckering dryness, which ends almost seltzery.
D: This is a flawed, but drinkable IPA. It looks the part and has a good flavor, with enough bitterness for any hophead. The aroma and mouthfeel aren't tickling my fancy quite so much, though. They're not bad, but there are other, more rounded options out there.
10-19-2012 23:35:21 | More by Clydesdale
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4.13/5 rDev +13.2%
Poured into a nonic a clear medium golden with a sticky half finger white head that left a broken thick ring of lace behind as it settled very slowly.Lighter leafy and citric hops in the nose,more leafy than anything,a bit of toast and caramel malt as well.I really like the subtle hop complexity to this beer,almost every quality of a a hop comes through in the flavor profile.Apricot and mango notes along with leafy/minty flavors that meld into a grapefruit rind flavor,all over top of a caramel biscuit base,it's even a little boozy for how "small" iot is.A pretty solid IPA from the commonwealth to the north,pretty complex and flavorful.
11-19-2012 00:53:41 | More by oberon
3.65/5 rDev 0%
Appears a copper clear hue with a big white head, this brewed down in VA...the hops have not evolved to the east coast to the point where they have on the west coast. No worries, I'm glad to try an IPA from VA...especially one that features a badass depiction of an Eight Point buck. Aroma has a nice citrus, hints of grapefruit/lemon notes with a sweet biscuit malt base that's about it on the aroma, but solid overall. Flavor has alcohol notes that collide with the hop notes, big grapefruit/citrus peel, fruity quality with a bit of fusel alcohol notes. Medium bodied oily textures, hot finish from the alcohol lingering bitterness. So many smoother IPAs with twice the hops out there, but this is a fine beer that I'm willing to trip on...on my way to beers like Three Floyd's Permanent Funeral or Zombie Dust. It's the growing pains of having a craft revolution, imagine though for some folks down in VA, this may be the closest beer to them with actual hop expression we will see how this brewery grows and develops beyond this introductory IPA.
03-09-2014 03:33:28 | More by WVbeergeek
3.81/5 rDev +4.4%
12 oz bottle date stamp indicates bottling In June 2013: about 6 weeks ago.
Pours a clear, light amber with a generous, thick and very durable head.
S: Quite hoppy, as expected for a recent vintag IPA, The piney and citrus components are strongest, buth there are some earthy and herbal notes too. Some malt shows as well.
T: Hop forward, as expected, but if anything more hoppy than expected.
M: Smooth, medium+ body with good carbonation. Clearly above average for style.
O: A bit too piney for my taste but recommended.
08-02-2013 02:22:47 | More by chinchill
Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
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