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Eight Point IPA | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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887 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by CrellMoset on 11-27-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,184
Reviews:
162
Ratings:
887
pDev:
13.22%
Bros Score:
3.55
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
263
Trade:
1
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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1/5  rDev -72.5%

Photo of DuffDaddy
1/5  rDev -72.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Didn't care for the IPA....
Many pints with the brewery reps visiting Winston Salem for tap takeovers at The Bull Tavern and Carlisle's. We hooked up with the reps and the distributor and they bought our drinks for the night! Great beer and great fun - lots of swag!!

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Photo of ranchosdancingbull
1.09/5  rDev -70%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1

It is exactly like having your mouth washed out with soap. Not in a good way.

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Photo of Steimie
1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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1.75/5  rDev -51.8%

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1.84/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Bought this beer in a make your own 6 pack after hearing good things aboutt he brewery.

The smell was not appealing at ALL. The tatse was horrific very very bitter, left a horifc aftertatse and just was no very good.

I could not even finish this beer, and I usually never pour one out but this one was a no go. Gonna give IPA's a rest for a while as I just do not seem to enjoy the style. The only one I have been able to enjoy is Long Hammer by Red Hook.

Devils Backbone is a solid brewery so I hear and the 10 and 12 point IPAs as well as Vienna Lager are supposed to be great but I just know this one wasnt my style at all and I wont be getting it again.

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Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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2.22/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

12 is bottle poured into a tulip glass. This one is not well balanced - too bitter overall and lacking freshness. Appearance is Nice clear and golden. Aroma initially floral and citrus. But then a hint of something not so fresh. Hits the palate completely bitter and finishes even more bitter. Missing notes of freshness and not well balanced.

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2.25/5  rDev -38%

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2.34/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

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2.42/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Trying to get into the IPA style. I just can't do the bitter taste though I am sure if you like them, this is a good one.

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2.42/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This is one of the worst IPAs that I have ever had. I really, really wanted to like this, because I am a fan of Devil's Backbone, but this beer tastes like soap. I have given this beer several tries, but it always tastes the same--detergent-like with notes of astringent.

This beer seems like it has everything going for it until you taste it, and I know that I am not alone in the adverse reaction to the taste--nearly everyone else that I know that has tried this beer has come away disappointed. On the plus side the beer does finish well and surprisingly has no after taste at all, or at least not like you would expect. I rated the taste a little higher than it deserves, because of the cleaner finish--at least it does not punish you by lingering like a bar of Ivory will.

The mouthfeel is a little more watery than I would like, and the pungent soap flavor takes away from it. The mouthfeel is also a little sudsy, which makes it feel even more like soap.

After three tries, this beer strikes out. It brings back my days of youth when I said a cuss word, and my mother washed my mouth out. Not exactly what I would expect from a beer, much less one I would drink willingly.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.54/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a small Troegs Mad Elf snifter. Was a recent extra in a trade and could not find a freshness date.

A: Just a slight tinge of orange of what would be otherwise straw colored.

S: Literally no nose at all, maybe a slight hop freshness if I really buried myself in it.

T: Slightly hoppy with a bit of a cheap perfume taste.

M: Fine for the style.

O: Not real good, not offensive but certainly nothing I would buy myself.

Cheers!

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Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 887 ratings
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