Eight Point IPA | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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83
good
861 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:
861
Reviews:
156
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
13.08%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
252
For Trade:
1
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Photo of DMc8ride
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aewachiw
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Adam1993
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
2.83/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jkeeney18
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WittyBeerReference
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Nemesis1735
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
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 -9.5%
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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3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dank earthy weedy hops, very bitter finish

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3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of AgentMunky
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a stemless wineglass in the mountains of West Virginia.
4/3.5/4.25/4.25/3.75
Lightly-clouded clear straw yellow. Sticky lacing, light head.
It smells herbal and hoppy and bitter. Citrus edge and English sensibility.
Strong spearmint on the malt-forward flavor. Earthy hops. Decent amount of earth. Clean, soft finish. Eminently drinkable.

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3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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1.5/5  rDev -59.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.07/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slarson7
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Eight Point IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 861 ratings.
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