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Eight Point IPA - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Eight Point IPAEight Point IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

589 Ratings
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Ratings: 589
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 12
Gots: 84 | 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:
Beer added by: CrellMoset on 11-27-2008

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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1/5  rDev -72.6%

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1/5  rDev -72.6%

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1/5  rDev -72.6%

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1/5  rDev -72.6%

Photo of ranchosdancingbull
1.09/5  rDev -70.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1

It is exactly like having your mouth washed out with soap. Not in a good way.

Photo of Steimie
1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -52.1%

Photo of hdf561
1.84/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Bought this beer in a make your own 6 pack after hearing good things aboutt he brewery.

The smell was not appealing at ALL. The tatse was horrific very very bitter, left a horifc aftertatse and just was no very good.

I could not even finish this beer, and I usually never pour one out but this one was a no go. Gonna give IPA's a rest for a while as I just do not seem to enjoy the style. The only one I have been able to enjoy is Long Hammer by Red Hook.

Devils Backbone is a solid brewery so I hear and the 10 and 12 point IPAs as well as Vienna Lager are supposed to be great but I just know this one wasnt my style at all and I wont be getting it again.

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

Photo of Beershack
2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of orcsinspace
2.42/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This is one of the worst IPAs that I have ever had. I really, really wanted to like this, because I am a fan of Devil's Backbone, but this beer tastes like soap. I have given this beer several tries, but it always tastes the same--detergent-like with notes of astringent.

This beer seems like it has everything going for it until you taste it, and I know that I am not alone in the adverse reaction to the taste--nearly everyone else that I know that has tried this beer has come away disappointed. On the plus side the beer does finish well and surprisingly has no after taste at all, or at least not like you would expect. I rated the taste a little higher than it deserves, because of the cleaner finish--at least it does not punish you by lingering like a bar of Ivory will.

The mouthfeel is a little more watery than I would like, and the pungent soap flavor takes away from it. The mouthfeel is also a little sudsy, which makes it feel even more like soap.

After three tries, this beer strikes out. It brings back my days of youth when I said a cuss word, and my mother washed my mouth out. Not exactly what I would expect from a beer, much less one I would drink willingly.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of TheLostGringo
2.54/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a small Troegs Mad Elf snifter. Was a recent extra in a trade and could not find a freshness date.

A: Just a slight tinge of orange of what would be otherwise straw colored.

S: Literally no nose at all, maybe a slight hop freshness if I really buried myself in it.

T: Slightly hoppy with a bit of a cheap perfume taste.

M: Fine for the style.

O: Not real good, not offensive but certainly nothing I would buy myself.

Cheers!

Photo of chilly460
2.64/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: A crystal clear honey colored beer with a pure white head. Very little retention, flecks of lacing remain behind.

S: Whoa, cat piss comes to mind. Rotting vegetables maybe. Yuck.

T: Hmm, having a tough time with this, get that rotten vegetable kind of taste, hard to describe. Very earthy hops as well, not much malts.

M: Well carbonated and medium bodied.

0: Not quite experienced enough but this may be oxidized or otherwise compromised, this was a growler so it's possible.

Photo of BltByKrmn
2.7/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Below average all around, not something I would drink again.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 589 ratings.