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Eight Point IPA - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Eight Point IPAEight Point IPA

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82
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451 Ratings
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Ratings: 451
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 7
Gots: 35 | 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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reh3

Virginia

5/5  rDev +37.4%

02-17-2014 19:34:36 | More by reh3
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Satkins


4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

12-19-2012 18:35:30 | More by Satkins
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chaos41

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

04-22-2013 20:32:16 | More by chaos41
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drperm

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

03-17-2013 20:10:22 | More by drperm
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nortmand

Virginia

4.56/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Could be a bit more brilliant in color. Light orange, closing in on dark yellow.
Resinous pine aroma overtakes a forward pungent grapefruit. Excellent. The stuff of dreams.
Front flavor matches the aroma. A huge burst of resinous hops balances to nice smooth grapefruit. The finality is a bitterness that is a bit too resiny and full. Could use a bit more balance, which explains the light color.
Fills the mouth, but not cloying. Lingers, but doesn't ruin.
Excellent beer from an excellent brewery. It's fair to say that DB is the best, if not the most exciting brewery in VA.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 02:09:16 | More by nortmand
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nesielheum

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

10-06-2012 22:47:21 | More by nesielheum
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timfore

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

11-20-2013 23:14:47 | More by timfore
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GFish

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

08-11-2012 13:10:57 | More by GFish
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czillmer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

04-08-2014 03:57:20 | More by czillmer
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freduardo

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

10-15-2012 01:50:41 | More by freduardo
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GinDC

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

11-05-2013 21:16:44 | More by GinDC
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BertLoveIII

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

10-26-2012 13:34:06 | More by BertLoveIII
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VaCherokeeMama


4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

12-07-2012 23:24:51 | More by VaCherokeeMama
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

05-30-2014 19:56:10 | More by RBorsato
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

08-23-2013 13:34:32 | More by jaswilson2
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

03-19-2013 12:23:26 | More by grahamboudreaux
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mhbarber

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

01-31-2014 22:58:44 | More by mhbarber
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Rarrar


4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

07-01-2014 02:27:15 | More by Rarrar
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

12-27-2012 05:05:23 | More by redfox405
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Beers9beers

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

04-10-2013 00:07:06 | More by Beers9beers
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samtallica

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Crystal clear, pale golden color. Very little head due to the 4 hour car ride and overnight stay in my fridge. I have no doubt it would've been better fresh. Still left decent lacing on the glass.

S: Strong citrus and pine with a bit of caramel malt in the background.

T: Piney, resiny and slight grapefruit upfront, finishes with a bit of sweetness and very little aftertaste.

M: Medium to light in body, carbonation is a little lacking due to aforementioned time between growler fill and consumption.

D: Typical for an IPA, not overbearing in alcohol or body. I could easily drink 3 or 4 (in fact, i just did!)

Serving type: growler

09-13-2010 18:18:21 | More by samtallica
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themind

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Underrated! this IPA is really enjoyable. Crisp carbonation, good hop profile and very good drinkability. How this is at its current ranking is beyond me, that said if people only go by ratings...thats more for me. This is a hidden gem and a top notch IPA. It's not a hop bomb, it's not a pine blast, it's just good! If you get a chance grab this easy drinking brew, sit down and relax.

Bottom Line: Very good brew!

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 11:45:02 | More by themind
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KevinK441

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Average color for an IPA, light orange. Head disappears pretty quickly.

S: Nothing overwhelming here but it's not faint either. Smells of pine and grapefruit.

T: Nice amount of bitterness up front with a good hop balance, bordering on a pale ale more than an IPA.

M: Medium body mouthfeel which makes this very drinkable.

O: Maybe a bit biased here but I'm very pleased I can get this beer anytime I want a solid IPA and want to buy local. This beer is very drinkable and refreshing and quite sessionable as well at just about 6%.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 01:05:31 | More by KevinK441
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Travis_M

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

11-02-2013 22:00:19 | More by Travis_M
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gopens44

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

06-05-2012 22:27:41 | More by gopens44
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Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 451 ratings.