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Eight Point IPA - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Eight Point IPAEight Point IPA

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554 Ratings
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Ratings: 554
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 10
Gots: 68 | 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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3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Servign Type - Bottle

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.

Mouthfeel - Pale malts with dank hops coat the tongue. Palate gets more pale malts along with a little spice kick. Aftertaste is a little malty and weak.

Overall - Decent, a nice beginner ipa. Nothing stands out with this one, and its not the smoothest ipa out there. But, it is flavorful and easy to drink. Its a step up from most from the bottom list companies like Samuel Adams and tommyknocker but nothing special.

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3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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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!

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A: Pale golden amber in color, with a nice white head on top.

S: It smells like a cool spring breeze drifting across an orange orchard. Citrus peel, orange, tangerine, and grapefruit. There is almost a slight yeast aroma, and a little earthy bitterness in the end.

T: Nice and hoppy, a bit of orange peel from the smell comes in, but the flavor definitely has some resin and grapefruit in it. A touch of caramel rounds out the finish with some earthy and spicey hop notes.

M: Medium body, the carbonation is probably on the higher side of medium slightly drying finish, and a lingering bitterness.

O: Overall this beer is pretty good. Solid bitterness, good flavor, and enjoyable.

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Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.