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Eight Point IPA - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Eight Point IPAEight Point IPA

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127 Reviews

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Reviews: 127
Hads: 699
Avg: 3.67
pDev: 31.61%
Wants: 16
Gots: 151 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CrellMoset on 11-27-2008

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 127 | Hads: 699
Reviews by Momar42:
Photo of Momar42
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into Duvel tulip

A - slightly hazy deep yellow. Mild, white creamy head that dissipates with ok lacing.

S - floral hops with some sweetness. Not a strong nose at all.

T - taste makes up some of what the nose lacks. The sweetness is there again but its fairly balanced. This is no hop bomb but a solid IPA. Unsure of the freshness of the bottle so it may have faded.

M - smooth, not too creamy. Finishes nicely coating the insides of your mouth just enough.

O - A pretty good East coast IPA. Nothing that will make you sit up and say "Wow" but still quite tasty. My first offering of theirs and look forward to trying others.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Bruvar
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle this was not my favorite IPA. The smell and initial flavor is pretty thick and malty but also very bitter, hops were present but were a bit hidden in the flavor of this beer. To me it had no standout flavor, but I know plenty of people that like it and will give it a second try at some point.

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Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

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Photo of woodchipper
2.94/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of supa0525
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jonphilipp
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of nesielheum
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of HerbMeowing
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Jason
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Very sudsy, lots of stickage on the glass. Bright deep golden hue. Pithy aroma with piney and herbal overtones. Assertive bitterness, smooth with a slightly creamy body. Dry cracker-like maltiness, grainy with a hoppy citrus pith and rind flavor. I can see the balance here, a good IPA overall but no real wow factor. Most certainly worth a go as it could be a go to beer for anyone that likes hops.

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Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours gold, with minimal head and low carbonation. Taste is citrus rind, husk, and light malt backbone. A well crafted sipper. I have other American IPAs that I prefer, but this is solid.

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Photo of cbradio
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of dankjohn
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of virinow
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant copper gold under a 1” white foam cap that dissipates moderately fast. Produces medium levels of lace. S: Tropical fruit, citrus, mint, vegetal. Hop aromas medium to medium high, malt aromas low, clean fermentation character. T: A light, fruity sweetness starts the drink embellished with traces of caramel. It has medium to medium low malt and a clean yeast character. Medium light fruit hop flavor. Medium high bitterness with an assertive, lingering bitter finish with a slight astringent aspect. F: Medium to medium light body, medium carbonation O: An assertive, hop forward bitter elixir.

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Photo of juicebox
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of amstokesdb9
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of ryser2k
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of dmk91
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Jeffwildcat
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of JMY5000
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of chinchill
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.