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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
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573 Ratings
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Ratings: 573
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 11
Gots: 74 | 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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Photo of chinchill
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.12/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a crystal-clear golden color. This produces lots of head, about three fingers high, and shaded barely off-white. It fades to about one finger in a short time, featuring a decently frothy texture. Nice sheets of lacing are left behind.

S: I note a lot of Simcoe hops, providing mango, melon, pine, and catty notes. Biscuity malt comes out the more it warms up. A good aroma, not an amazing one.

T: This opens with slight mango and melon notes. Touches of biscuity malt fills out the middle, before it finishes with a moderate hop bitterness, both piny and herbal. The back end in particular offers a strange grassy bitterness to it; this quality is probably why I don't like this more.

M: Good crispness, but a bit heavy in texture. This would be quite drinkable if the herbal finish didn't rub me the wrong way. Carbonation is non-intrusive.

O: While I'm thankful to see a relatively local IPA hit the market, it just can't compete with the heavy hitters in the style. There's too much weird bitterness for me to love this. Not horrible, but I wouldn't seek out again.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 573 ratings.