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Striped Bass Pale Ale - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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159 Ratings
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 15.45%
Wants: 1
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 05-09-2012

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad but not memorable. Easy drinker but a little on the bland side

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3.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ordybill
3.86/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. This is a golden yellow brew that has a nice hop aroma. It has a small white head and is a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.08/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a semi-cloudy, golden color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Lots of toasted malt, imparting notes of crackers, biscuits and English muffins. I get some aromas of caramel, clover, honey-suckle and a touch of piney hops.

Taste: Wow! Lots of flavor! Toasted malt up front, followed by some nice caramel and honey-like sweetness, a touch of black pepper and coriander, finished by some pronounced, but beautifully balanced piney hops. Absolutely delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, crisp and effervescent as there is quite a bit of carbonation. With an ABV of 5.2%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: What an excellent, excellent, American Pale Ale! Spectacular! At least to my palate. Fans of hoppier pale ales might find this a bit lacking, but I love it! It could easily become my favorite American pale ale. Another killer beer from Devils Backbone, my favorite Virginian brewery!

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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2.88/5  rDev -12.7%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.12/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a beautiful deep gold, tinting to amber. There is a nice creamy-ish white head that settles down and leaves some sticky lacing. The aroma is very mild, with just some light hints of malt. You've got to really dig in to find it. The flavor is much more of a let-down. There is barely any, frankly. It's quite close to water, actually, with all but the lightest hint that barley was used in the production. The body has a nice weight but there is too much carbonation on the finish. Wish this one was more like their others.

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3.6/5  rDev +9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.64/5  rDev +10.3%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.24/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Striped Bass Pale Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.