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Striped Bass Pale Ale - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Striped Bass Pale AleStriped Bass Pale Ale

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76
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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 17.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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mulliwater

Virginia

1/5  rDev -69.5%

05-25-2013 03:43:33 | More by mulliwater
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methtlcai

Florida

1/5  rDev -69.5%

11-25-2012 01:36:19 | More by methtlcai
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7ate9

Virginia

1.7/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Nice, pale gold with head that falls to film fast but what is left leaves nice lacing.
Very low aroma
what is there is not all pleasing. Slight herbal qualities. Mostly grainy, wet husky, old grain. Wet dog. Not very good.
Taste is equally low. Grassy hops are the primary flavor. Finish is wet grain and wet dog. Bitterness is out of balance.
Like all of their beers I've tried, this has a very spritzy, soda-like feel.
This is bland, unbalanced, has no hop aroma nor flavor, and smells a whole lot like wet dog. Avoid

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 01:54:15 | More by 7ate9
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mattsdenney

Tennessee

1.93/5  rDev -41.2%
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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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

08-03-2013 16:14:31 | More by Dcunicelli
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

08-12-2013 13:33:03 | More by ygtbsm94
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IrishColonial

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

11-11-2013 23:43:55 | More by IrishColonial
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bcheng

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

03-27-2014 03:41:24 | More by bcheng
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beernads

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

06-07-2014 18:53:28 | More by beernads
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jtyson

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

08-24-2013 20:12:56 | More by jtyson
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sammy806

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

05-11-2013 00:18:32 | More by sammy806
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Shake

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

06-26-2014 22:28:29 | More by Shake
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

05-10-2013 01:55:13 | More by Sludgeman
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

07-17-2013 05:21:48 | More by bmjivi221
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tlazaroff

Virginia

2.78/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Grain is the only aroma I get. It smells like grain cereal (cheerios, grape nuts), and it's appealing to me whatsoever.

Perfectly straw yellow with a clarity to match. Crisp white head that sticks it's lacing to the glass. It is a great looking beer.

Flavor is a bit better than the aroma- there is still grain, but it also has a light kind of herbal quality to it. It's well balanced against the bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and bubbly with moderate carbonation. Smooth drinking though, and refreshing. I wouldn't buy it again, but if it was bought for me I wouldn't turn it down.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 23:33:53 | More by tlazaroff
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billab914

Virginia

2.9/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into my Devil's backbone glass. Bright golden color with a thin white head barely covering the top. Very clear and clean looking, but the head faded rather quickly.

The aroma shows a mix of wet grains and toasted malts. It's got a good amount of crisp and tart fruits to it with notes of both apple and grape coming out. It's light, crisp and somewhat tart. It feels a lot more like a light lager than a Pale Ale though unfortunately.

The taste shows a little more of the toasted malts to it. Again, the crisp and tart fruits play a big role in it throughout. I'm getting a little bit of a herbal, peppery hop presence, but it's reminding me more of an European style lager rather than an APA.

The mouthfeel is light with moderate carbonation. Overall, I wasn't very impressed with this beer. It tasted more like an little heavier and bolder light lager than an APA to me. It just didn't compare very well to most other APA's on the shelves in my opinion and it felt too big and heavy to compete with the light lager beers I thought it was more similar to. The hop profile particularly seemed very off for my preference in the style. I love DB's beers, this one however just didn't work for me at all.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 19:16:23 | More by billab914
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cbradio

Virginia

3/5  rDev -8.5%

04-06-2014 22:56:29 | More by cbradio
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tabascosigned

Virginia

3/5  rDev -8.5%

08-05-2013 13:18:14 | More by tabascosigned
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -8.5%

11-26-2013 02:09:41 | More by GRG1313
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3/5  rDev -8.5%

04-17-2014 19:06:25 | More by VeganUndead
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bubseymour

Maryland

3/5  rDev -8.5%

08-07-2013 22:33:48 | More by bubseymour
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3/5  rDev -8.5%

05-12-2013 01:41:14 | More by Mattyb79
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Hanzo

Virginia

3/5  rDev -8.5%

09-28-2012 02:25:54 | More by Hanzo
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3/5  rDev -8.5%

10-09-2013 02:25:50 | More by OriolesFan1008
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MrBoh

Maryland

3/5  rDev -8.5%

06-20-2013 22:53:23 | More by MrBoh
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Striped Bass Pale Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.