Eight Point IPA - Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 480 | Reviews: 100 | Display Reviews Only:
4.56/5 rDev +24.9%
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.
10-21-2013 02:09:16 | More by nortmand
4.4/5 rDev +20.5%
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!)
09-13-2010 18:18:21 | More by samtallica
Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 480 ratings.