Eight Point IPA - Devils Backbone Brewing Company
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3.66/5 rDev +0.3%
Pours clear amber with sudsy white head.
Smells of biscuit malt and piney hops.
Tastes of biscuit malt with a touch of honey and piney hops.
Medium to full body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.
A pretty good stronger IPA that is just a tad boring but drinks easy. Worth a try.
07-27-2014 23:14:45 | More by Cylinsier
3.76/5 rDev +3%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear texture. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Great lacing.
S: A lot of hops in the aroma, with some traces of fruit and malt. Pretty standard for an IPA.
T: Tasted of hops (a great deal of them), some malt, fruit (grapefruit), and a little caramel. The hops content gets a little wild at times - it may be too hoppy - but this isn't a bad flavor. Solid enough.
M: A good amount of carbonation with a bitter finish. Light-bodied.
O: This is a decent IPA, but it doesn't necessarily separate itself from others of the style. Still worth a shot.
07-27-2014 11:58:49 | More by avalon07
3.79/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
07-20-2014 13:04:18 | More by slusk
4.11/5 rDev +12.6%
Eight Point I.P.A. has a thin, off-white appearance, a somewhat hazy, orange appearance, a few stray, ascending bubbles, and heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, white bread and grapefruit hop resin. Taste is of upfront bitterness, resin, grapefruit, sweet, white bread, and some sugariness. Mouthfeel is on the medium side, and Eight Point I.P.A. finishes mostly dry and pretty easy drinking.
07-17-2014 18:59:29 | More by RonaldTheriot
3.56/5 rDev -2.5%
Poured from 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.
Appearance: medium golden hue with no haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a thin finger of frothy white foam with an OK lace.
Smell: lightly malty with a little bit of toast and some floral, soapy hops. Reminds me a little more of an APA than an IPA, but it's not bad.
Taste: much like the aroma, there's a big dose of floral/soapy hops followed by a drier, toasty malt. Bitterness is relatively low. Not bad, but it definitely doesn't blow me away.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a well-integrated carbonation and a decent creaminess. Here's an area where this beer really appeals to me.
Overall: tasty enough and certainly drinkable, this beer doesn't necessarily inspire me. I think it might be better called a regular pale ale with its particular flavor profile.
07-12-2014 06:11:46 | More by flagmantho
Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 480 ratings.