1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Eight Point IPA - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Eight Point IPAEight Point IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

590 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 590
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 12
Gots: 87 | 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

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 590 | Reviews: 113 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Satkins
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of mrterdferguson
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of derricksmalls
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of VaCherokeeMama
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of jmutoml757
3.32/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

A- pours a golden, almost honey color with a one finger, off-white head, which dissipated fairly quickly leaving minimal lacing.
S-Several smells come through: I detected a peppery/spice aroma along with some lemon and faint floral hoppiness. A distinct malt aroma is present as the beer warms up toward the bottom of the glass.
T- The lemon, or some citrus, comes through, and there is a pepper note that is present. There is a pine or floral flavor present too; I assume it is from the hops. But at any rate, it has a nice hoppy bitterness that is expected in the IPA style.
M- The lemon and bitter hops sit on your tongue, but it is not too heavy. The mouthfeel is medium but nice. The carbonation is balanced and not too overbearing.
O- I enjoy this offering. It is a middle of the road IPA, but it has a nice mix of bitterness to go with the flavors. It is an IPA that would go well at a summer cookout or a tailgate.

Photo of Big_V
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of jawneyt
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of jpvenezia
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of tdmccarthy
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of jacobdensford
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of methtlcai
1/5  rDev -72.5%

Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic a clear medium golden with a sticky half finger white head that left a broken thick ring of lace behind as it settled very slowly.Lighter leafy and citric hops in the nose,more leafy than anything,a bit of toast and caramel malt as well.I really like the subtle hop complexity to this beer,almost every quality of a a hop comes through in the flavor profile.Apricot and mango notes along with leafy/minty flavors that meld into a grapefruit rind flavor,all over top of a caramel biscuit base,it's even a little boozy for how "small" iot is.A pretty solid IPA from the commonwealth to the north,pretty complex and flavorful.

Photo of bum732
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S: Orange and fruity hops, resiny sweetness, some toasty malt character behind the hops.

L: Crystal clear, golden yellow, white creamy head that dissipates. Good lacing.

T: Resiny and citrus hops with a slightly sweet, toasty malt character. Medium bitterness, fairly smooth but present. Dryness follows leading to a dry, hoppy finish. Smooth, resiny, almost spicy hop flavor.

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation, fairly light.

Really solid IPA. I enjoyed the malt character which wasn't too head and complemented the hops nicely.

Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of JWing
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Steimie
1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

Photo of BertLoveIII
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of Clydesdale
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a fairly hazy golden-orange color, with active bubbles of carbonation. The tall, off-white head has a frothy, densely foamy texture. Retention is sturdy, and a significant amount of lacing sticks to the top of the glass in a thick ring, with lesser ribbons deposited below that one.

S: Mild malty aromas, with a bit of caramel. Hop aromas are balanced; citric and fruity notes are most prominent, but it's not an especially vibrant nose overall. Some fainter herbal/earthy character also seems present.

T: Some sugar cookie malt flavor up front. Light caramel flavor. Hop bitterness rises quickly and lingers leisurely. Hop flavors seem equally citric (bitter rind/pith flavors, especially), herbal, and earthy. There's also a perfumey/fruity background note that never comes to the fore or fades completely.

M: Medium body. Carbonation is a bit aggressive for an IPA. Hop bitterness also builds into near-puckering dryness, which ends almost seltzery.

D: This is a flawed, but drinkable IPA. It looks the part and has a good flavor, with enough bitterness for any hophead. The aroma and mouthfeel aren't tickling my fancy quite so much, though. They're not bad, but there are other, more rounded options out there.

Photo of mckenziac
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass.

Appearance: Pours a translucent, bright, golden color. Has a large, fizzy head that dissipates slowly and leaves some decent lacing.

Smell: Citrusy, grassy hops backed by a bit of sweet maltiness.

Taste: Moderately hoppy. It's not as hoppy as I was expecting from an IPA; it seems like more in the range of a pale ale. Still, good citrusy, grassy hop notes backed by a grainy, slightly caramelly maltiness.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and crisp.

Overall: A pretty standard, moderately hoppy IPA. Devils Backbone is a bit of an up-and-coming brewery in Virginia, so I enjoy seeing them making pretty solid brews. I'll be interested to see how they grow and expand.

Photo of skrblr
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of sarahgant
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 590 ratings.