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Eight Point IPA - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Eight Point IPAEight Point IPA

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BA SCORE
83
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394 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 394
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%


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 devilben02:
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devilben02

North Carolina

3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The color is a golden yellow-orange that is bright and inviting, with only a thin white film of a head because of an overly-generous pour, but the beer leaves a great amount of lacing on the glass as I emptied it. The aroma is very muted but good, with a light fruity, fresh citrus hop character being most pronounced. The flavor is more assertive, with some pine, a little citrus, and an earthy bitterness in the finish. This beer has a great mouthfeel, with a resinous, substantial body that lets the flavor linger in the finish. Overall, this is a fairly commonplace IPA without any special characteristics, but it is solid.

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2013 15:52:02 | More by devilben02
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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.

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Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.