1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Belgian Congo Pale Ale - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Belgian Congo Pale AleBelgian Congo Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

95 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 95
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Pinknuggets:
Photo of Pinknuggets
Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle to HFS sniffer

A: orangey yellow that is essentially see thorough with a white head not going to lie it looks like Budweiser

S: There is a very light smell of the belgian yeast but other then that there is basically nothing there it smells like beer but nothing distinctive pretty disappointing

T:it has pale ale flavors I can taste the malt and there is a light amount of hop but not that much and there is Belgian yeast taste it is there but its seems like a totally separate taste from the rest of the beer. Its actually pretty weird the taste is there but its not integrated at all idk why it is really there.

M: Thin and watery kind of oily it has a crispness to it and it is light and drinkable but nothing special here

O: Well I got this as an extra so I can't be disappointed and it is drinkable for almost 7% abv but that is about the only upside as it is a yellow fizzy mess in all other regards, I'm not a fan.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 04:28:50 | More by Pinknuggets
More User Reviews:
Photo of Howlader
Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-20-2014 19:15:54 | More by Howlader
Photo of MattSharpless
MattSharpless

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-17-2014 19:45:50 | More by MattSharpless
Photo of wrightst
wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-25-2014 02:28:49 | More by wrightst
Photo of BeastLU
BeastLU

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-03-2014 12:59:41 | More by BeastLU
Photo of KevMo84
KevMo84

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-27-2014 06:32:06 | More by KevMo84
Photo of atrocity
atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-25-2014 18:35:04 | More by atrocity
Photo of Dilbert65
Dilbert65

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

02-21-2014 00:05:29 | More by Dilbert65
Photo of jaymo18
jaymo18

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-17-2014 19:40:03 | More by jaymo18
Photo of Metz
Metz

Maryland

3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-01-2014 17:13:28 | More by Metz
Photo of 21Maestro8
21Maestro8

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-13-2013 19:36:29 | More by 21Maestro8
Photo of Zkscharf
Zkscharf

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-03-2013 05:10:07 | More by Zkscharf
Photo of seanchai
seanchai

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-29-2013 04:34:35 | More by seanchai
Photo of JJStout83
JJStout83

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-19-2013 20:19:20 | More by JJStout83
Photo of MarvinSnyder
MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

08-22-2013 21:26:23 | More by MarvinSnyder
Photo of Treyliff
Treyliff

West Virginia

4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- pours a slightly hazy golden-straw color with a small fizzy white head that reduces to a small layer skimming the top, no lace

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

T- the fruity notes follow in flavor with a big mango and banana kick. There are some Belgian characteristic yeast flavors with some fruity, musty notes. The fruitiness continues throughout and finishes slightly sweet and astringent with lingers of dry tropical fruit and grassy hops

M- medium body with moderate carbonation, slightly foamy mouthfeel with a crisp finish

O- this used to be labeled as a Belgian pale ale, now a Belgian IPA. I don't think that it tastes like either, but whatever it is I really enjoyed it. Huge fruity flavors makes this on a beef that I will surely go back to

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 21:45:09 | More by Treyliff
Photo of dankjohn
dankjohn

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-17-2013 04:31:29 | More by dankjohn
Photo of IPhantom
IPhantom

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-03-2013 23:28:17 | More by IPhantom
Photo of bmjivi221
bmjivi221

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-17-2013 05:22:12 | More by bmjivi221
Photo of AWB3
AWB3

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

07-09-2013 22:30:16 | More by AWB3
Photo of Dave_Treat
Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

07-05-2013 16:50:04 | More by Dave_Treat
Photo of AngusOg
AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-01-2013 22:35:59 | More by AngusOg
Photo of Loveyourbeer
Loveyourbeer

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-29-2013 14:56:26 | More by Loveyourbeer
Photo of cmuir24
cmuir24

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-28-2013 00:53:49 | More by cmuir24
Photo of SonOfKyuss
SonOfKyuss

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-22-2013 22:15:24 | More by SonOfKyuss
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Belgian Congo Pale Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.