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Striped Bass Pale Ale - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Striped Bass Pale AleStriped Bass Pale Ale

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 18.4%


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

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 05-09-2012)
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Reviews by mattsdenney:
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mattsdenney

Tennessee

1.93/5  rDev -40.8%
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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12oz can, courtesy of the brewery during GABF 2013 and Denver Beer Week.

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Striped Bass Pale Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.