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Eight Point IPA - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Eight Point IPAEight Point IPA

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83
good

493 Ratings
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Ratings: 493
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 8
Gots: 53 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Thia417, Aug 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

dtivp, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft in Georgetown.

The beer is clear and golden with an inch of white head. The aroma brings bitter hops, pine, a touch of floral character. Certainly a hop forward offering with ample bitterness throughout, finishing dry. Alcohol presence is noticeable and I was surprised to find that this beer was less than 6% ABV. A decent offering and example of the style, but not something I feel I need to have again. A middle of the pack IPA with no distinguishing traits.

Huhzubendah, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of dankjohn
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

dankjohn, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of michaelcs
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

michaelcs, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Hoptimus-Prime
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Hoptimus-Prime, Aug 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

adam_e, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of heerboth
3/5  rDev -18%

heerboth, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of vandemonian
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone is a great IPA. Clean, hoppy and pretty dry.

A: Yellow colour and a 4 mm head that lasts very well. 4.5

S: There is a kinda pear flavour along with piney hops. 4

T: Malty with tangy grapefruit hops. Again, I taste pear for some reason. The finish is dry. 3.75

M: Nice and foamy. 4

O: 3.75

vandemonian, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Fast-N-Loud
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Fast-N-Loud, Aug 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

jryanj927, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

mlindale, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of RonfromJersey
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Last bottle of a six pack from the brewery.

Bright copper body. Slight chill haze. Two fingers of white foam breaking down quickly. Busy carbonation streams. Minimal lace.

Citrus nose, featuring plenty of apricots. Fresh and clean.

Firm semi-sweet malt base, but it neves rides solo. From the first sip a truck load of citrus jack-knifes on the tongue. Bitter snap follows quickly. Dries out the mouth in the afterglow.

Somewhat prickly mouthfeel.

A solid tasty everyday IPA.

RonfromJersey, Aug 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

tabascosigned, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

mtnwesdew, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of stephenjmoore
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Crystal clear golden body with a big fluffy white head.

S- Piney hops come through very nicely, with a nice citrus around present as well.

T- Nice wave of piney hops up front, followed by some sweet malt presence. Finish has the piney hops coming back in with a dash of malt and citrus.

M- Smooth and drinkable. Medium carbonation, medium body.

O- A very good IPA. One you could drink a few of.

stephenjmoore, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of j1knapp
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

j1knapp, Aug 04, 2013
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1/5  rDev -72.7%

lasznc, Aug 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

thegerm87, Aug 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

jmdrpi, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle date stamp indicates bottling In June 2013: about 6 weeks ago.

Pours a clear, light amber with a generous, thick and very durable head.

S: Quite hoppy, as expected for a recent vintag IPA, The piney and citrus components are strongest, buth there are some earthy and herbal notes too. Some malt shows as well.

T: Hop forward, as expected, but if anything more hoppy than expected.

M: Smooth, medium+ body with good carbonation. Clearly above average for style.

O: A bit too piney for my taste but recommended.

chinchill, Aug 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

bourne2, Jul 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

arl851, Jul 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

supa0525, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

TonyTalon, Jul 27, 2013
Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.