Eight Point IPA | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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3.63/5
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891 Ratings
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:
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Added by CrellMoset on 11-27-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,568
Reviews:
162
Ratings:
891
pDev:
13.22%
Bros Score:
3.55
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
264
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 891 |  Reviews: 162
Photo of captaincoffee
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clearish amber with medium head that leaves a film on the top and some webbing. Nose is a muted earthy hops with a bit of pine and citrus in the background. Somehow doesn't quite work together...like is isn't fresh ( Taste is earthy as well with the expected bitterness and pine following in after and lingering aftertaste. Again, doesn't quite come together. Overall, okay but probably not going to be a repeat.

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Photo of OldManMetal
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This buck-themed IPA is a moderately hazy, slightly effervescent gold beer with a giant, pebbly off-white head that leaves fair bands and caverns of lacing; head retention is modest. The aroma is a light, undifferentiated pineapple/citrus aroma. Up front, the palate is dominated by a style-medium earthy bitterness, with hints of pineapple; mid-palate the malt foundation begins to manifest as modest bittersweet nutty notes and a bit of a bready character, tempering the bitterness a bit. The back of the palate shows a boozy undercurrent that is pretty significant given the relatively low ABV. The finish is fairly bitter and quite astringent; the linger is a considerable earthy bitterness that lasts for a good while. Mouthfeel is on point for the light body, and the texture is slightly creamy and prickly from some enthusiastic carbonation. The light, non-distinct aroma and one-dimensional flavor make me think that this particular beer is past its prime, suffering from hop fade, but given the lack of a code date this is just speculation. (16 oz can, no code date)

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Photo of RockyM72
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevintaraross
2.76/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bft1
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I live in VA. Have had their lager multiple times. Awful. Had the IPA on tap few months ago and thought it was pretty good. Decided to give these folks another chance and bought a 12pc on sale. Drinkable but not great. Pine, resinous aftertaste. Weird. Still can't figure how this brewery does so well. Then again I don't know why there is an Applebee's in every town either....

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
2.85/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Lelampp
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JPDOG
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of batt6343
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OldSwampy
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Brown bottle "BONED" on "03.02.16" poured into a clear glass. Amber with an orange cast, creamy head with some durability. Piney and floral hops dominate the nose, not sharp, a fairly mellow blending. Taste more sharply hoppy, true to style with hops popping out after a second or so. Mouthfeel clean, a bit astringent, but also a hint of creaminess. Overall, a solid IPA but with so much competition, not exceptional.

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Photo of Beers-es
4.07/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle, pours a clear orange-gold. A finger of white head leaves ample lacing. Smell is grapefruit, orange and pine, with some backing malt. Tastes the same, with substantial bitterness, which I personally like. Medium feel with good carbonation. Overall a very nice IPA .

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Photo of cantal
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fredmugs
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jrb378
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wortman1998
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mshkut
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thebeers
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear, pale orange-tinted gold with strong white head and decent lacing. Muted aroma with sweet malt and a little pine hops. Fairly malty up front in the taste with a bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Pretty middle of the road.

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Photo of breardon1776
3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Yard House in Virginia Beach. Average

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Photo of qcghost
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of T-34-85
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of needMIbeer
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fishguyac
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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Photo of red94tt
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 891 ratings
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