Eight Point IPA | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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83
good
857 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:
857
Reviews:
155
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
13.08%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
249
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Jeff_whitman
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlakeH215
2.95/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of jws7968
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Keith27614
4.24/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChipCeasefire
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vdub191
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of willardt09
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shopk
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mhs413
2.91/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of bonterra69
2.22/5  rDev -39.5%
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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Photo of Schmaltz33
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a clear dark amber color with a 1/2" ivory head that slowly recedes leaving patches of lacing and eventually creates an island of foam on the liquid. Sipping creates lots of small speckles of lacing. By the end of the beer there's still lots of lacing clinging to the sides of the glass and some thin patches of foam remain on the surface of the liquid.

Aromas include a definite presence of some caramel malt, some pine and some herbal notes.

Flavors include the strong malt backbone with the herbal and piney hops present but not in charge.

The mouth feel is medium bodied with light crispness from the light carbonation. The finish begins about mid-way through as the malt backbone and sweetness disappear into earthy bitterness on the back of the palate that then fades and dries away, inviting another sip.

This seems an interesting IPA and while I've enjoyed trying it the beer doesn't really stand out from the field for me and so I'll not be going out of my way to have another. On the other hand I'd not turn it down and would be willing to have another.

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Photo of justinm4bama
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MPSTARR
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of beerimthere
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Odd taste for an IPA

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Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brewfocker80
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jordanmtate
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hearneator
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 857 ratings.
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