Eight Point IPA | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
dbbrewingcompany.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by CrellMoset on 11-27-2008

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#33,379
Reviews:
174
Ratings:
930
pDev:
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Photo of Kinger22
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer is pretty much a see-through golden color with hastily rising bubbles and a small head. Not much of a nose to this one - the smell is subtle hints of citrus and caramel malts. The taste is much of the same with the caramel and malts overpowering any hoppy, citrus or floral flavors.

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Photo of Curt3
4.01/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Club Level Grill, Richmond Airport Terminal B, Richmond, VA

A: The beer is crystal clear yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a large patch of beige bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar of the glass that hardly died down.
S: Faint aromas of fruity yeast are preset in the nose along with hints of caramel malts.
T: The taste follows the smell and has muted flavors of caramel malts along with notes of fruity yeast. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is morel like an old school, traditional IPA that is more malty than it is hoppy.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of Unclevince
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DBbeer_Lauren
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Maybe not the best IPA, and a tad mild, but a solid IPA.

Look: golden semi-clear hue with a half-inch thick white head

Aroma: caramel, grapefruit and floral pine

Taste: It's toasted bread, caramel, grapefruit, mango, and some pine resin.

Feel: light and refreshing

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Photo of superwho24
3.26/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Extrajoker00
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matuhg
3.22/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jrosso
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dduquette
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Devils Backbone Brewing Company "Eight Point IPA"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "12.08.17 08:37 85" and sampled on 05.13.18
$2 @ Wegmans, Collegeville, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Mostly clear deep golden body beneath a massive head of foamy off-white that becomes rocky as it settles. The aroma is fairly bright with hops, citrusy and piney, over a lightly caramelish malt base. Not surprisingly the flavor follows. What's this? An old school IPA? Haha! Well I like it. It's solidly bitter as well. The malt and hops and bitterness all work together, and it's neither over-done nor under-done. It's dry and bitter in the finish with pine, some light citrus, and some emerging earthiness lingering. OK let me finish this up. It's medium bodied with a standard, gently bristling carbonation; and that leads to pretty good head retention. The lacing could be better, but it's still OK. It could also be clearer if you want to be perfect but that's OK, it's probably from dry hopping anyway so that's a fair trade-off, and most IPAs are hazy these days anyway, so there. Overall it's a solid, nicely done American IPA just like those you used to find in the 90's, copying Sierra Nevada but going a little bigger and switching up the hops a little bit. I won't complain! I'd like another one!
Review# 6,013

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Photo of Mandpasbury
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overall, this is a fairly straightforward IPA. Has a nice Aroma even if it is a little on the light side. The Taste is standard for a good IPA. I would certainly have it again but it is not quite a top tier IPA in my opinion.

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Photo of kagee
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is everywhere in Virginia and when in the state if you must have an ipa to drink this should be had at least once or three times. Eight Point isn't remarkable in every aspect but very smooth and pulls off a solid hop taste without much ibu's. The carbonation seems to be on point and the taste is refreshing with a tiny bit of malty aftertaste that is missing from some other local virginia-brewed ipa's. A good everyday ipa but not the best by far what this brewery has put out there. A good go-to beer when you are looking for a refresher to start out the evening when it gets warm outside.

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Photo of JohnnyEd
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Faintly cloudy - just the way I like it. Nice color. Classic West Coast IPA - piney hops. Good beer.

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Photo of markhobbs1
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WDJersey
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Larueminati
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sicilian
4.14/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Act25
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Straight ahead east coast IPA, that borders on EIPA and APA. Good.

a) Nice golden amber color with 1 finger of froth with lots of lace arcs.
s) Earthy, herbal hops remind me of EIPA, and the gentle hopping and sweet malt of APA. Bready with caramel sweetness.
t) Taste jumps higher, with more pine and orange marmalade in it. Bitter hop and citrus rind cleans up the finish nicely. Great food beer. Great with seafood, shrimp, oysters.
f) Beer carbs and mouthfeel are medium weight but its finish raises it to great pub and seafood beer.

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Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 930 ratings