Eight Point IPA | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Eight Point IPAEight Point IPA
BA SCORE
3.63/5
878 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by CrellMoset on 11-27-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,380
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
878
pDev:
13.22%
Bros Score:
3.55
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
259
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 878 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of BPMeyer27
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dajerzy52
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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

Pours clear golden color with a 1" white head. Mild retention, pretty good amount of lace.
Smells of earthy hops with a small amount of piney hop present.
As said in a previous review, taste is a bit muddled and unbalanced. Bready malts and some bitterness but just kind of all over. Not meshing well.
Feel is rather light and somewhat crisp. Bitterness disappears before the finish.
Overall, I grabbed this just to try it. Probably wouldn't grab this again.

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Photo of MUTINY
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I think I'll avoid the courtesy of giving this one a proper review. It looks serviceable, clear light copper with maybe 1/2" of white head that disappears in an instant. Lacing & retention are poor. It smells malty with only a trace of piney hops & tastes harsh & unbalanced. The feel is about average. As an overall IPA, this is pretty bottom-tier.

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

Photo of rangerred
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had out of a dry-hopped cask. An above-average ipa.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant copper gold under a 1” white foam cap that dissipates moderately fast. Produces medium levels of lace. S: Tropical fruit, citrus, mint, vegetal. Hop aromas medium to medium high, malt aromas low, clean fermentation character. T: A light, fruity sweetness starts the drink embellished with traces of caramel. It has medium to medium low malt and a clean yeast character. Medium light fruit hop flavor. Medium high bitterness with an assertive, lingering bitter finish with a slight astringent aspect. F: Medium to medium light body, medium carbonation O: An assertive, hop forward bitter elixir.

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Photo of Brandon632
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bruvar
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle this was not my favorite IPA. The smell and initial flavor is pretty thick and malty but also very bitter, hops were present but were a bit hidden in the flavor of this beer. To me it had no standout flavor, but I know plenty of people that like it and will give it a second try at some point.

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Photo of brewduder
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hman43
3.32/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

It is a clear golden color with a full white head. It has citrus aromas. It has flavors of citrus, pine, and floral notes. It is moderately bitter on the palate.

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Photo of Washuffizi98
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhawkvol
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Appearance: Clear copper. About 1 inch head with some moderate lacing.
Odor: Malt with some subtle grapefruit notes.
Taste: Predominantly smooth malt flavor up front fading to citrus/pine/floral hops at the end.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Devils Backbone Eight Point IPA is great for those who prefer malty, bitter IPAs with a little more subtle hops, which deviates from the very upfront hop flavor found in other IPAs.

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Photo of jschott75
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of bmac093
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of sjones5045
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

10/7/15 Marriott Bethesda

Pours orange yellow with ok head and ok lacing. Maybe a little above avg.

The smell is a little malty which at first made me think it was a little old but the date on the bottle was 7/30 so shpd still be on the hoppy side and not malty aged IPA.

The taste is a very dry hoppy taste and feel. There really isn't any distinct flavor but it's more of a bitter dry hop taste. The overall feel isn't that bad but ion for more notes of anything in an IPA.

Just a slightly below avg IPA. Don't care if I ever have it again.

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

Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 878 ratings
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