Devil Anse IPA | Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co

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Devil Anse IPADevil Anse IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co
West Virginia, United States
gvbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
he Devil Anse IPA is a medium bodied American style India Pale Ale. Featuring a blend of Australian and Pacific Northwest hops; lending to a balanced bitterness of citrus and tropical fruit characteristics. The complex hop flavors are balanced by a blend of malts; including American 2-Row, American Pilsner, and British floor malted barley. At 6.9% abv and 65 IBU’s, no feuding is necessary when you enjoy this refreshingly smooth IPA.

HOPS: Amarillo, Galazy, Simcoe
MALTS: American 2-Row, American Pilsner, British Crystal Malt

Added by GeoffreyM on 06-09-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
62
Reviews:
21
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
8.64%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
21
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpyle
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale amber color, very cloudy from the hops. Pours a nice white head with creaminess and retention.

Big citrus hop aroma, very tropical with mango and pineapple. Hops are a bit solventy...hop gasoline, as I like to say. Fruitiness of the hops gives the aroma a sweetness.

Hits with some malt sweetness and a big burst of fruity hop flavors early. Fairly well balanced with the bitterness, but it never skews very strongly bitter. The bitterness that there is in the finish is quite soft, and just offsets the sweet flavors from the hops a bit. Strongly "new school" with the hop varieties and heavy lean towards late hopping.

Medium body and carbonation. No astringency or warming - nothing from the mouthfeel detracts from the big flavors.

Certainly the best West Virginia AIPA I've ever had. Personally I like IPAs with a bit more assertive hop bitterness, but they've done the tropical fruit IPA style here quite well.

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Photo of BeerGuy8315
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of King8767
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had on tap while visiting WV. While I was not expecting much, this really surprised me. Great juicy hop flavor with a slight bitterness at the end, along with a nice malt backbone which balances well with the hop flavors. Very good!

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz draft in a nonic pint

It is a a cloudy yellow-gold color with a moderate white head.

Aroma is not very strong, but it smells like orange, and passion fruit with a decent amount of sweet malts.

A lot of juicy flavor. Orange/tangerine, a Starburst like pink candy/passion fruit, peach, and some floral/piney hops. Some bitterness creeps in late. Solid malt base that adds some body.

This is a nice ipa that has a bit of an east coast body without the yeast.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy to murky deep copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate amber + golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a four finger tall dense sudsy foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/white grapefruit, citrus/grapefruit rind, and floral hops over the top of moderate aromas of toasted, bready, and caramel malts with moderate sweetness.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of bready, toasted, and caramel malts with moderate amounts of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of citrus/white grapefruit, citrus/grapefruit rind, and floral hops which contribute a moderate amount of bitterness which lingers for a moderate amount of time.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp initially with a slight amount of stickiness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable - more of an old school IPA rather than these new school juicy IPAs. Really nice hop flavors + aromas with a solid, albeit slightly sweet malt backbone. Alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy gold body with two-finger head and left lace ring down glass. Citric hops with a floral edge give off a pleasant aroma. Smooth bodied beer with a pronounced floral hoppiness and sweetness from malts thanks to balance. Enjoyable beer and easy to drink.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With some of the most coveted hops on earth, a part caramel and part bread backbone, and a focus on drinkability without the sacrifice of flavor, the Greenbrier Valley brewers give this hop dominant beer as much culinary art as it does refreshment.

Devil Anse leaps right out with a succulent and floral scent of tropical fruit, citrus fruit and light toasty and caramelized grain. Underneath, the pale golden amber beer is lightly translucent and crowns with a frothy white cap. Early flavors are supple and sweet with those promises of caramel, honeysuckle and cracker-like breadiness.

While the sweetness drifts, the toasty remnants of malt seem soft like cashew while the hop flavors begin to mount. Tangerine, red grapefruit, mango and apricot round into a juicy, radiant taste evoking thoughts of creamsicle. Finally, the bitterness arrives in a crisp flavor of citrus peel and freshly shaven pine.

Smooth, crisp and clean, the beer trends dry but remaining succulent. As the taste of orange outlasts all others, the beer trials with a smooth bitterness of fruit peel and fresh cut grasses- ideally suited for thai cuisine.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
4.54/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very clear amber in color. Nice, thin white head. Smell is thick of hops. The taste is not nearly as hoppy as I expected after the smell. Little to no after taste or bitterness. Good stuff.

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Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of powder245
3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of therica
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A = Cloudy yellow gold with a nice head and great lacing that lasts for a while after pouring.

S = Very nicely different than many IPA's, a modest but intriguing nose that gradually builds into a substantial whiff after 5-10 minutes. Grassy, slight laundry starch malts and floral hops, with a hint of sweetness.

T = Tastes similar to the nose, grassy and starchy malts and somewhat dry but with a scant touch of citrus and honey.

F = Feels a little astringent in the finish and leaves some dry bitters in the palate and throat.

O = Overall, this is a nice accomplishment and it's in cans, not wasteful bottles.

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Photo of Trombone69
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not bad, but not knocking my socks off either.
I got a six pack of this in Morgantown WV when I was out there with my kid looking at WVU.
The canning date on the bottom was 6/21/16. I bought it in early August, and I'm tasting and reviewing it in mid September.
Nice cloudy IPA, not a strong smell, even from my tulip glass.
Plenty of hoppy bitterness in the taste, but it's not a very pleasant or complex flavor. I drank the first five of these weeks ago, and they weren't much different earlier. It's a decent IPA, and if I'm in WV again, and was in an IPA mood, I'd order one. A solid offering.

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Photo of rclangk
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of glf60
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBeast
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of avisong
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sludgeman
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbf190
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of msumike89
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ffshore545
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eeroomnhoj
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just finished hiking 10.5 miles and stopped at a local eatery in Harper's Ferry and enjoyed a can of this beer. I noticed that it was not as bitter as many IPA's I have had in the past. Will not to try again, but especially good after a long day in the woods.

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Photo of TomMorris
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerme626
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Devil Anse IPA from Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co
4.05 out of 5 based on 62 ratings.
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