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Eight Point IPA - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Eight Point IPAEight Point IPA

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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

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Beer added by: CrellMoset on 11-27-2008

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Photo of Budinetz
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured aggressively into a thistle glass...

Appearance - Light amber in color and has decent head retention. THick white head that stays for a good 7 minutes. I did pour pretty aggressively...

Smell - Sticky sweet, resinous hop aromas enter the nostrils with this one. An earthy hop smell, with a citrus finish

Taste - Pretty well balanced I.P.A. if you ask me. It is only clocking in at 5.9% which leaves room for another immediately following. The hop flavor is not as overwhelming as some other I.P.A.'s I have had, but it definitely has great character.

Mouthfeel - Very Light body, with a sticky, lip smacking hop finish. It has a smoothness about it as you sip it and it almost seems like a pale ale, until you are finished swallowing and lick your lips....then all that hop flavor presents itself in full swing.

Overall - A really drinkable, flavorful I.P.A. unlike any other I have had in a long time. My mouth is still craving another and my taste buds are not destroyed. An interesting I.P.A. that keeps me yearning for another.

Photo of Camjmorton
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Daktah
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of jkball01
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Nolen12
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of zdeck37
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of CSQ1111
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Greenster
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of BRLockwood
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of george42
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of DeutschesBier
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Dcunicelli
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of mulliwater
2/5  rDev -45.2%

Photo of rvajohn
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Jimbo4430
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of JayQue
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

More like an English IPA than an American. Still well-crafted and worth a try. Pours a completely clear, dark gold color with a good sized white head. Head retention is good. Rings of lacing around the glass.

Aroma is fairly subdued but both bready malts and grassy hops are noticeable.

Taste is good. Straightforward bready malts and grassy hops, nicely balanced and flavorful. If you are only looking for a hop bomb, this isn't it, but it is tasty and refreshing all the same.

Mouthfeel is crisp with a good amount of bitterness. Very refreshing and light enough to quaff more than one. or two.

Overall a pretty solid offering as a balanced IPA.

Photo of AngusOg
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ipas-for-life
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of baybassboy
3.25/5  rDev -11%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of KevinK441
4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Average color for an IPA, light orange. Head disappears pretty quickly.

S: Nothing overwhelming here but it's not faint either. Smells of pine and grapefruit.

T: Nice amount of bitterness up front with a good hop balance, bordering on a pale ale more than an IPA.

M: Medium body mouthfeel which makes this very drinkable.

O: Maybe a bit biased here but I'm very pleased I can get this beer anytime I want a solid IPA and want to buy local. This beer is very drinkable and refreshing and quite sessionable as well at just about 6%.

Photo of mikeg67
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

On Tap at DC. Pours orange with long lasting white head. Aroma is of citrusy hops, passion fruit, orange marmalade and biscuit malt. Body is medium and tangy. Citrusy hops dominate the palate; with tropical fruit and biscuit malt provide some balance. Finish is long and very hoppy. Nice IPA.

Photo of JasonTaverner
3.25/5  rDev -11%

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