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Sixteen Point Imperial IPA - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Sixteen Point Imperial IPASixteen Point Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: nmann08 on 08-02-2013)
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.59/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau Dogfishead IPA glass.

Easily one of the most perfect IPAs I have ever seen. An unbelievably crystal clear body, of shiny gold and orange, literally the perfect hue of orange and lemon yellows. Thin carbonation comes up, not overly excessive, slow at the bottom, faster at the top. It moves like liquid honey in a glass. Head is a perfect three to fingers tall, clumpy off white foamy and large. Not too big, not too small. Basically the perfect looking IPA.

Real interesting nose. Dank aromas, and a hint of mushy over ripe fruit. Hints of faint tropical hop notes, papaya mango also. Some woody like character to match. Real varied.

An extremely large and in control IPA. Large almost hop pine and dank aromas, with just the perfect amount of caramel sweetness poking through. Large hints of grapefruit crush on the finish, zesty, oily and long aromatics. Wonderful controlled honey like sweetness that doesn't get too boozy either, and brings out the liquid grapefruit in spades. Large controlled bitterness on the finish, and real lip coating soft sugars.

This is easily the best beer I have had from this brewery to date, they absolutely just nailed this.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 17:47:20 | More by smakawhat
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

02-03-2014 18:40:21 | More by VeganUndead
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funcooker78

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

02-10-2014 23:51:26 | More by funcooker78
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BeastLU

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

06-03-2014 12:58:06 | More by BeastLU
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JMUduke

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

07-27-2014 02:23:47 | More by JMUduke
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Fargrow

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

04-07-2014 13:17:56 | More by Fargrow
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davet100

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

02-03-2014 19:45:54 | More by davet100
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21Maestro8

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

01-31-2014 00:43:44 | More by 21Maestro8
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zdeck37

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

02-19-2014 01:51:29 | More by zdeck37
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joegard

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

07-31-2014 16:12:20 | More by joegard
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ChefHopMeister

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured heavy down the side of a chilled pint glass

Appearance: A rich golden amber. Filtered, so its a see thru brew. White foamy head if poured with a somewhat heavy hand. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Mute, some caramel, malt, hints of cereal

Taste: Malty backbone, sticky, nice hoppy bitterness as citrus rind reigns supreme, honey note

Mouthfeel: Nicely balanced carbonation, creamy and moderately thick

Overall: This was a very enjoyable DIPA*. While looking for Hopslam earlier in the month, one of the beer guys at TW recommended DB Sixteen Point as an alternative. Not wanting to buy the 4-pak without any review knowledge, I opted to test drive a single bottle (which is nice about TW and their impressive single bottle selection). My only major let down was the nose/smell. Very muted and subdued.

Yep, I'll be back to get the 4-pak. Devils Backbone Brewing is beginning to make some noise and Sixteen Point should help bring some attention to their offerings. This is a solid DIPA and didn't disappoint!

*Chef_Hop_Meister Recommended

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 22:30:25 | More by ChefHopMeister
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Laulau

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-12-2014 20:51:50 | More by Laulau
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vandemonian

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-04-2014 03:20:22 | More by vandemonian
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-10-2014 17:00:36 | More by JMUbrewz
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-24-2014 03:09:20 | More by Mattyb79
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NHhomebrewguy

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-25-2014 00:41:27 | More by NHhomebrewguy
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Fast-N-Loud

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-11-2013 23:53:40 | More by Fast-N-Loud
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-28-2014 21:59:36 | More by Boone757
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-17-2014 17:52:05 | More by MattSharpless
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JISurfer

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-01-2014 04:28:17 | More by JISurfer
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-06-2014 12:47:54 | More by jacewg
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seanchai

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-29-2013 04:36:01 | More by seanchai
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McBraniel

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-22-2014 01:36:28 | More by McBraniel
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-11-2014 02:18:54 | More by lupercmda
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cfinch2

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-31-2014 00:44:46 | More by cfinch2
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Sixteen Point Imperial IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.