Eight Point IPA | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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83
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843 Ratings
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Eight Point IPAEight Point IPA
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by CrellMoset on 11-27-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
843
Reviews:
149
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
13.08%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
239
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 843 |  Reviews: 149
Photo of BeerGuy8315
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CUBeerBuff
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerSexLove
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nothing especially notable about this beer but it's a old reliable since it's available almost everywhere in my neck of the woods and I don't mind supporting local.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LukeB
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of strYkn14
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

it certainly wasn't what i had expected. not bitter\hoppy, seemed more like a bock than an IPA

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Photo of eddiestep
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TTripp725
2.34/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of superspak
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/6/2017. Pours crystal clear golden/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, mango, papaya, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, light honey, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, mango, papaya, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, light honey, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind/grassy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, pineapple, peach, mango, papaya, lemon/orange rind, pepper, pine, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt bitterness balance; slight lingering hop astringency, but not overwhelming. Moderate dryness from lingering bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous/rindy, and fairly bready/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol for 6.2%. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink; despite the increasingly bitter/drying finish. Great vibrant hop flavors, with a solid malt backbone with minimal residual sweetness. Just a tad too aggressively bitter/drying, this was still really enjoyable.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesGrove
2.71/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of trdtercel92
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrfehon33
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoeLacy
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ManlyWealth
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy this one folks. It's got all the characteristics of an outstanding IPA! Eight Point IPS smells, looks, tastes and feels outstanding! It's that simple. This is a classic brew Devils Backbone!

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Photo of Zonian1
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tillmac62
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

BOD 11/14/16. Slightly hazy light amber pour - similar to a fairly new copper penny. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

Outstanding nose of mixed hops covering nearly the whole range. Intensity is moderate but complexity and balance are superb. Light citrus (orange, a touch of zest, subdued grapefruit), tropical (light mango and even lighter pineapple), soft pine and a touch of both grass and herbs. Dank is the only main missing trait.

Medium bodied with a smooth texture with a touch of slick oiliness. World class carbonation / body balance. The middle a rousing perky effervescence that roils through to the finely bubbled prickly finish.

The flavor profile is good but does not live up to the potential of the nose. Flavor separation is muted with soft flavors arriving first (citrus, tropical) and the middle being grassy and herbal. Bitterness is light for the style and is well balanced with a light bready sweetness in the middle. The heavier flavors (zest, pine) arrive as the sweetness fades towards the finish. The finish is a slow fade of zest and pine. A residual bitterness remains that is mostly zest. The lingering finish provides the highest level of bitterness, which is moderate.

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yeldarb92
2.93/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of slhuggy
4.49/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 843 ratings.
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