Eight Point IPA | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Eight Point IPAEight Point IPA
BA SCORE
3.63/5
876 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:
#35,332
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
876
pDev:
13.22%
Bros Score:
3.55
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
259
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 876 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of Zonian1
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tillmac62
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
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 -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yeldarb92
2.93/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
3.27/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of slhuggy
4.49/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cuy50
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dennisdrinks
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of whattheshelley
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sisterofba
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DMc8ride
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aewachiw
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Adam1993
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
2.83/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jkeeney18
4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WittyBeerReference
4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Nemesis1735
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A- golden w/ a 3/4" creamy white foam heam w/ slight amount of lacing
S - grapefruit, orange, peach,
T - slight amount of malt, fruity hops, and bittering on the front, with a strong bitter finish
F - dry, correct amount of carbonation, light
O - this is an ok IPA. It may be a bit too bitter on the backend for me. With the insane amount of IPA's on the market, I don't think I would purchase this again

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Photo of alpinebryant
3.32/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: pours a goldenrod typical clear ipa with visible bubbles rising to the top, a frothy head and lacing on the glass

S: aromas of stale pale malt with some ibus. Slight pine and tiny hints of citrus

T: bitter and unbalanced mostly just straight bitter and a malt backbone. Perhaps the brewery is named for the backbone in this beer because that is almost all I get here. Just bitter and malty backbone.

M: medium bodied with a high level of carbonation

O: overall not that great. It's decent but I would seek elsewhere given any number of choices

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Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 876 ratings
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