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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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,802
Reviews:
162
Ratings:
884
pDev:
13.22%
Bros Score:
3.55
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
262
Trade:
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Ratings: 884 |  Reviews: 162
Photo of Caveworm
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Eight Point IPA | Devils Backbone Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, the head's two fingers thick, with solid lacing, and a deep gold body.

I smell milder hops than most IPA's.

The taste is kind of a weaker representation of the style.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll rate Eight Point IPA | Devils Backbone Brewing Company with a 4.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of d5001986
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of parkwood
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of mothmanscott
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, glowing orange, pale amber producing 2 fingers of frothy, lasting, white head that leaves webs, streaks & blothes of clumpy lace, receding to a nice surface cap & collar ring. Generous effervesce rises from the bottom after the pour. Aroma is grain, toast, honey, cracker, caramel, tropical fruit, spice, black pepper, stiff egg whites, cat urine & weak citrus. Taste is caramel, honey, cracker, tropical fruit, spice & thin orange/citrus. Sweet fronted & fruity it finishes bittersweet and remains so we'll into the aftertaste where all fades but the bitter on the back of the tongue. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with moderate carbonation, juciy, creamy & tongue coating.

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

From the bottle, it pours a clear light amber with a modest head. Eventually, the head reduces to a big ring and a continent. Hops in the nose...malt and hops in the mouth. Decent IPA..

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Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dokhollidai
3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dillinger
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a small chalice: color is gold, fairly transparent, good effervescence; head is off white that presents 1/2 inch thick then dissipates to ring on the glass with some lacing.

Smell is toasty, light biscuit good malt presence with an earthy/herbal hop presence.

Taste is similar to the aroma with light biscuit and pleasant malt flavors.

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Photo of rodlavers
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of greencovesteve
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of haines710
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Found a bottle at the supermarket and decided to give it a try. Pours a nice Amber with solid thick head that sustains. Smelled like a cheap beer but flavor is more complex. Peppery with very faint citrus. A little malty. Not my favorite IPA and not one that I will seek out. It was better with food.

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

Photo of madelf66
3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ONUMello
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle dated 1/26/17 poured into a pint glass
A: Orange with a frothy two-finger head
S: Citrus rind, herbs
T: Malt, citrus, herbs
M: Medium-bodied
O: An average IPA. No flaws but nothing to stand out

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4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zanico
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bf_89
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 884 ratings
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