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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: 539
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 9
Gots: 66 | 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 slusk:
Photo of slusk
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: pours amber with a nice persistent thin white head. Fair lacing.

S: Hop forward as expected. Mostly pine and a bit of citrus. Some grapefruit and a touch of onion/garlic aroma I'm guessing from summit or possible simcoe late hopping. Hints of caramel malt are definitely in the mix.

T: Pretty much matches the aroma, nice complex floral and grapefruit hop flavor with an ever-so-subtle onion flavor I the background. Caramel malt comes through nicely but takes a back seat to the hops. Bitterness isn't overwhelming but adequate and balanced to the hop flavor. A short bitter aftertaste lingers along with some bready flavor in a relatively dry finish

M: medium light body, clean mouthfeel, not harsh at all.

O: I like this IPA. It's lighter on the bittering hops and shows a very good use of multiple hop flavors. I'm not a big fan of overusing the onion/garlic flavored hops, but I do like a bit in the mix with some brews. This is a prime example of this. It adds a level of complexity that balances well with the malt and bready flavors on the backend. Overall a well done IPA.

slusk, Jul 20, 2014
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
Photo of WVbeergeek
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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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 539 ratings.