Ichabod Crandall | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: Pumpkin Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Fall

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Added by siege06nd on 08-17-2013

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: orange and festive looking, thin white head, great clarity

Aroma: pumpkin, nutmeg, graham cracker, cinnamon, crisp

Taste: pumpkin flavor with finishing spice and a mildly crisp finish. A graham cracker like flavor in the malt which is nice, but not fantastic. Smooth and easy drinking

Mouthfeel: medium body, medium carbonation, crisp

Overall: A good pumpkin ale that has a little lighter bodied than others in the style, but also a little less flavor. Good for sessioning, but only because it is not overpowering or particularly alcoholic

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.36/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very pretty, golden, copper/orange with an eighth of finger of white head that completely dissolved away into nothing.

Aroma: Tons of spice notes up front: brown sugar, nutmeg, all-spice, cinnamon, ginger, pumpkin. Not much malt or hops aroma though.

Taste: Jesus, that’s good! Lots of excellent roasted pumpkin or butternut squash flavors up front, followed by some notes of spice of cinnamon, rosemary and thyme. Not much brown sugar flavor, which makes this pumpkin beer less sweet than others that I’ve had. Finally, there is no hops bitterness to speak of, which I overall prefer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with no carbonation. With an ABV of 5.1%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Wow, just wow. This beer is awesome! So much roasted squash flavor which I love! Completely original and unique. I’m definitely getting multiple six-packs of this next autumn. It’s fantastic! Another killer beer from Devils Backbone, my favorite Virginian brewery!

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -32%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a bright and clear copper color with a small foamy white head that reduces quickly, leaving just a bit to float on the top

S- typical pumpkin spice aromas of cinnamon and clove, seems like there's some extra sweetness on the aroma, almost tart cherry-like, banana candy

T- pumpkin flavors are quite subtle, a malty sweetness kicks in mid-palate bringing some fruity notes, toasted malt with some cinnamon on the finish

M- medium-light body with medium prickly carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- middle of the road for the style, but good drinkability

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.13/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured into pint glass, no head.. Hm maybe my pour??

Took a swig and enjoyed the taste, but it was flat and faded quickly. No lacing along the glass edge. Average smell, pretty mild. Interesting burnt orange color I kind of enjoy though.

Nice initial flavor but thats about all its got going for it, aside from being a local beer. Im suprised at this one, wonder if it has anything to do with being in the " create your own 6 pack section ".

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