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Belgian Congo Pale Ale - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Belgian Congo Pale AleBelgian Congo Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

89 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.58%


Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: on 04-18-2009)
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Reviews by Chaney:
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First of all, this beer is now a Belgian IPA clocking in at 7.5%. Same artwork.

Served in a DC Brau tulip.

A: Poured about as clear as you can possibly get, with a solid gold flair and a soft white head. Beautiful beer!

S: I got the Belgian yeast strain but it wasn't in your face the way many in this style do (Raging Bitch, for example). Fresh clean linen, citrus, and marshmallow.

T: Nice flavor, a bit more on the sugary side as opposed to the citrus one, but since I'm hit or miss with the Belgian funk in an IPA setting, that suits me just fine. Again, I got that candy "Mallow Creme" quality. Interesting.

M: Like I said, this was sweet and Cream Ale-esque, but not too cloying. The lacing was only mildly splotchy.

O: I've yet to try a single Devil's Backbone brew I haven't liked, and this was no exception.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 01:42:15 | More by Chaney
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S- lots of fruity notes up front; banana taffy, pineapple juice, mango, fruit smoothie. There is also some grassy hop notes mixed in with some sweet raisin-bready malt, very interesting

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Belgian Congo Pale Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.