Eight Point IPA - Devils Backbone Brewing Company
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
3.08/5 rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a crystal-clear golden color. This produces lots of head, about three fingers high, and shaded barely off-white. It fades to about one finger in a short time, featuring a decently frothy texture. Nice sheets of lacing are left behind.
S: I note a lot of Simcoe hops, providing mango, melon, pine, and catty notes. Biscuity malt comes out the more it warms up. A good aroma, not an amazing one.
T: This opens with slight mango and melon notes. Touches of biscuity malt fills out the middle, before it finishes with a moderate hop bitterness, both piny and herbal. The back end in particular offers a strange grassy bitterness to it; this quality is probably why I don't like this more.
M: Good crispness, but a bit heavy in texture. This would be quite drinkable if the herbal finish didn't rub me the wrong way. Carbonation is non-intrusive.
O: While I'm thankful to see a relatively local IPA hit the market, it just can't compete with the heavy hitters in the style. There's too much weird bitterness for me to love this. Not horrible, but I wouldn't seek out again.
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2013 22:45:16 | More by ThisWangsChung
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 393 ratings.