Eight Point IPA - Devils Backbone Brewing Company
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Reviews by Clydesdale:
District of Columbia
3.38/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2012 23:35:21 | More by Clydesdale
More User Reviews:
3.53/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Servign Type - Bottle
Appearance - Light golden tan/yellow with a 1/2 inch foamy head. Some thick, sticky lacing.
Smell - Dank, skunky hops. Some Malts, orange, grapefruit, pine. Some sour note near the finish.
Taste - Dank hops, mix with some caramel malts, and even a lager like malt starts this one off. The hops are present but a little buried behind the hops. Actually this one is closer to a pale ale with its strong caramel, and pale malt backbone. Some minor yeasty sugars, and a little spice like orange peel is also noticeable.
Mouthfeel - Pale malts with dank hops coat the tongue. Palate gets more pale malts along with a little spice kick. Aftertaste is a little malty and weak.
Overall - Decent, a nice beginner ipa. Nothing stands out with this one, and its not the smoothest ipa out there. But, it is flavorful and easy to drink. Its a step up from most from the bottom list companies like Samuel Adams and tommyknocker but nothing special.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 01:00:43 | More by wvsabbath
Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.