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Eight Point IPA - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Eight Point IPAEight Point IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

485 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 7
Gots: 51 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CrellMoset on 11-27-2008)
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Reviews by DarthMalt:
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DarthMalt

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +15.1%

[This place is looking like the real deal, Folks! FINALLY! A SW Va. brew (since the demise of Shooting Creek) that doesn't suck!]

This IPA pours (wait for it)...PALE! Fathom that! Clean filtered (Beer-scaping is in, People!) and ridiculously pale golden. It's like they worked on the pale thing. What's that about?

Bubbles up. Bubbles down. Nothing to write home about there.

Pungent grassy notes jump out and grab the foretaste. Quite unexpected, but also pleasing. (Might have to try this for lawn mowing.)

Soda bubbles tingle and fade to reveal a rich, sweet body with a stealthy hop mix in the mid-taste that pops the bitters out, just before descent, to high five the tall grasses.

This is a serious-good IPA! John Boy would be proud.

Darth (don't-incur-my-wrath) Malt

04-21-2012 04:19:43 | More by DarthMalt
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

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
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supa0525

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-28-2013 22:40:43 | More by supa0525
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jonphilipp


3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-08-2012 18:31:12 | More by jonphilipp
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nesielheum

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

10-06-2012 22:47:21 | More by nesielheum
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HerbMeowing

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.8%

08-29-2014 02:15:13 | More by HerbMeowing
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cbradio

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-29-2014 01:39:12 | More by cbradio
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dankjohn

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-17-2013 04:28:46 | More by dankjohn
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-17-2013 21:43:55 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-21-2013 20:27:25 | More by Mantooth
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amstokesdb9

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11%

09-17-2012 01:53:05 | More by amstokesdb9
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-10-2013 16:20:47 | More by ryser2k
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dmk91

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-07-2013 19:20:06 | More by dmk91
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Jeffwildcat

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-26-2014 02:09:59 | More by Jeffwildcat
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

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
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chinchill

South Carolina

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
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-05-2013 01:33:45 | More by dcbeers
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ChadA83

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-22-2013 22:27:45 | More by ChadA83
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kgammell1

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-29-2013 05:26:47 | More by kgammell1
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-01-2014 18:44:52 | More by Loveyourbeer
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seavercm

Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.8%

07-14-2014 20:54:03 | More by seavercm
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crwrunner

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.8%

10-19-2013 17:37:29 | More by crwrunner
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timfore

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

11-20-2013 23:14:47 | More by timfore
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Travis_M

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

11-02-2013 22:00:19 | More by Travis_M
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

08-15-2014 23:15:07 | More by Sammy
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Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.