Striped Bass Pale Ale - Devils Backbone Brewing Company
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Reviews by mattsdenney:
1.93/5 rDev -41%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Bomber brought down by my sis in law.
A: pours a light gold, clear and transparent. Thick bubbly head with good lacing.
S: smells of light grains, corn, hints of strawberries. No hop scent to speak of.
T: light flavors of grassy hops, adjunct grains, white bread, and light malt. No aftertaste whatsoever. Very mild flavoring, underwhelming.
M: smooth, slick, and light bodied. Pretty refreshing.
O: nothing mind blowing here, pretty average and bland all around.
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2012 02:57:09 | More by mattsdenney
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3.56/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz can, courtesy of the brewery during GABF 2013 and Denver Beer Week.
This beer pours a clear pale golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, rather loosely foamy dirty white head, which leaves some sparse island chain lace around the glass as things slowly drop away.
It smells of lightly grainy pale caramel malt, mildly stale lemon and grapefruit citrus peel, and more floral, herbal hop notes. The taste is biscuity, semi-sweet caramel malt, overly sweet white bread, citrus cream, a bit of tame table-top pepper, and earthy, herbal hops.
The carbonation is rather laid-back and ineffectual, the body an adequate medium weight, and generally smooth. It finishes off-dry, the bready pale malt really the only thing interested in prolonging this affair.
A more-or-less above average APA, the hops a little too floral and herbal, versus assertive and bitter for my liking. Easy drinking overall though, but uninteresting enough to engender a desire to move on to something different sooner rather than later.
Serving type: can
10-23-2013 00:11:15 | More by biboergosum
3.16/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Happy to see another brewery canning--and from my home state! It poured pale gold with a nice white cap. Aroma is subdued with earthy hops and hints of lemon rind. Flavor is also subdued, but not unpleasant. Definitely lighter overall than I was expecting, but as I make the most of this one, I do find nice subtle melon and clove flavors intermittent with cereal grain and hop bitterness on the tail end of things. Probably not one to incorporate into my normal rotation, but maybe a sessionable option when it's hot out.
Serving type: can
08-26-2013 00:59:04 | More by qchic
Striped Bass Pale Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
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