Sixteen Point Imperial IPA | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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3.83/5
Very Good
132 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
dbbrewingcompany.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by nmann08 on 08-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,328
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
132
pDev:
10.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of MisledTitan
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dfconnor
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robebo44
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JustinAbs
2.97/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of slhuggy
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattXT
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the growler, it pours a solid amber with a moderate head. Lots of hops in the nose. I found it tasted of well balanced hops (on the bitter side, but not much) with a touch of malt. Yum!

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Photo of bmjivi221
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of oldn00b
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crystal clear amber, frothy white heady and some spotty lacing.

Nose is dank, piney, full of the bitter to follow.

Flavor is a bit different. Big bitter bomb with malt supporting well. Pine, resin, dank. Nice and full flavor.

Body is full, can tell this is a big abv. It's nice, I'd enjoy it again. So glad to see DB do things like this.

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Photo of AlexFields
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BillT916
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of carlso_aw
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of REVZEB
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear, gold, with one inch head and medium-high carbonation. Taste is herbal and leafy hops, grapefruit, and sweet butterscotch malt at the end. Sweetness pops up briefly, but leaves a dry bitter end. Makes for an interesting sipper. I might get this again, but I prefer other DB beers better. I would seek this out if I was more of a hophead.

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Photo of SonOfKyuss
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Latarnik
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of obywan59
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 3+ finger head over this great looking coppery brew. Nice lacing.

Grassy with over ripe citrus. A very hoppy aroma, yet the malts shine through as well. Sweet and syrupy with honey and caramel.

Sweet caramel malts with bitter grapefruit and butterscotch. Tastes of alcohol.

Medium thick in body. Great retention. Drying in the end.

A bit on the expensive side, but a great brew. Rich in aroma, flavor and mouthfeel.

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

Photo of Drknight
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sixteen Point Imperial IPA from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 132 ratings