White Stag | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Thorpe429 on 05-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 12
Reviews by TechTriumph:
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4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes on 04/14/12:
On-tap; Poured in a Devils Backbone pint glass.

A - Came with a one inch, just off-white, creamy head with good retention; Hazy appearance with an orange hued amber color; Good lacing left in the beginning, but not too much by the end of the glass

S - Pretty unique aroma here that's faintly reminiscent of an IPA and Hefeweizen; Very strong perfume-like notes with some herbal, estery, clove, and piney characteristics

T - Certainly leans much more on the IPA side in the taste, which is no disappointment for me; Solid dose of bitterness from start to finish that lingers; Lots of piney character that matches up well with the bitterness, accompanied by subtle citrus flavor; Herbal, clove, estery, and a touch of spicy flavors are much more in the background, but noticeable

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a somewhat dry finish

O - Labeled as a Wheat IPA, I think this beer succeeds in blending two tasty styles together, and subsequently making it difficult to categorize. The IPA-dominated taste is very satisfying with a pleasant level of bitterness and light weizen-like flavors. However, the aroma is quite a bit different, though in no way unpleasant, with a very balanced blend of hoppy and estery/weizen aromas that come together in a very unique way. Overall, this was a very enjoyable brew and a great one to end my meal on. Hopefully, I can have this one on-tap again for a future rendezvous at Devils Backbone.

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Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rustico during the Devil’s Backbone NoVA launch. Served in a taster glass. Pours a nice clear color with a good white head. Fairly foamy with good retention and some spotty lace as it falls to a thin collar. The nose has a bit of zest and floral notes along with some nice citrus. Flavor adds some dry wheat flavor to go along with the hops. I love the combo of wheat and hops, and this does not disappoint. Well done.

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Photo of Mattyb79
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of PGVG
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of jaswilson2
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Sonofalime
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of delta490
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

Pours a nice amber with a creamy white head. The aroma is mild, bordering on missing. Just hints of sweetness. The flavor is a little more defined, with mild grain sweetness and a little bit pine hops. The body has a nice weight and smooth finish. I'm not sure if this is the same recipe as their 8 point IPA, but it's seems like that would've been a good place to start.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of williahd
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of cbyrd4088
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ipas-for-life
4/5  rDev +3.9%

White Stag from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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