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Eight Point IPA - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Eight Point IPAEight Point IPA

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518 Ratings
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Ratings: 518
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 8
Gots: 63 | 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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jmrude, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

cosmo4u, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Tim81883, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of hophugger
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Expected a lot from this beer. While the beer did not disappoint, I was expecting a tad more. That's ok, though, this beer had a nice head and color. Head laced well. Flavor had citrus, maybe grapefruit and a nice balanced pine hop taste. Wanted a little more hop flavor, but overall a well done beer that the brewery should be proud of

hophugger, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of neenerzig
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was recently on a vacation with my wife and her family visiting some of her extended family in Virginia and there was a Wegman's located close to the hotel we were staying at so I went in there and grabbed some singles of beers from Virginia breweries that I have never seen in Cleveland before (or anywhere else that comes to mind for that matter). This is one of the ones I grabbed. Poured into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours quite a clear, medium golden/copper color with a bit of an amber hue. Has a nice enough looking head that is about 1/2 to 2/3 of an inch thick when first poured and that settles to a fairly thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with a nice surface coating film layer of foam and pretty solid lacing on the inside of the glass. Aromas of grapefruit and piney hoppyness followed by a hint of some caramel malty sweetness. I found the aroma to be underwhelming overall though. Not pungent enough for me. The taste is pretty much the same, only stronger than the smell, with some mild caramel, bready/biscuity, malt sweetness on the front of the tongue that gives way to big hop flavors with citrus and pine notes on the back of the tongue. While not overly bitter by any means, the citrus and pine hop flavor certainly is the dominant one here. Has a crisp and smooth, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in the manner that a well crafted beer ought to be!


neenerzig, Aug 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Mrnickp, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Jimrobb, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jpd7374, Aug 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

eschuler, Aug 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

BradStokley, Aug 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Colin32, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

joegard, Jul 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

GapingMcNulty, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of Cylinsier
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz

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.

Cylinsier, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of avalon07
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

avalon07, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Gregaroo, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Vogt52, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of slusk
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

slusk, Jul 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 518 ratings.