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Eight Point IPA - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Eight Point IPAEight Point IPA

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Ratings: 518
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 8
Gots: 63 | 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 DaveBlack:
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3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Crystal clear, light golden beer with not much in the way of head, or retention, and only a small amount of lacing.

S: Lemony, grassy, and floral hops are about all that is to be found in the aroma of this beer. There is a slight malt sweetness, but not a whole lot.

T: Not a bad beer. The hops are supported but a pretty solid malt base. The malts are first, but are very quickly overtaken by the grassy hops. Not quite as floral as the nose led me to believe.

M: Medium body, slightly oily with a fair amount of carbonation make the beer go down easily.

O: Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of whatever combination of hops that they chose for this beer. Not that's it's bad, in fact it's well balanced between sweetness and doesn't crush the palate, but I don't love the hop choice. Still, it's a solid beer and the more Devil's Backbone I have the more my faith in the state of Virginia's ability to brew is redeemed.

DaveBlack, Aug 20, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

oberon, Nov 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

supa0525, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

jonphilipp, Jul 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

nesielheum, Oct 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

HerbMeowing, Aug 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

cbradio, Jan 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

dankjohn, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Mantooth, Sep 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

amstokesdb9, Sep 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

ryser2k, Apr 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

dmk91, Nov 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Jeffwildcat, May 26, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

WVbeergeek, Mar 09, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -1.4%

JMY5000, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

chinchill, Aug 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

dcbeers, Dec 05, 2013
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3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

alcohline_trip, Oct 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

ChadA83, Feb 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

kgammell1, Nov 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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seavercm, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Griffith, Sep 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

crwrunner, Oct 19, 2013
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Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 518 ratings.