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Devil Anse IPA | Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co

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Devil Anse IPADevil Anse IPA
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4.08/5
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99 Ratings
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:
The 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,215
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
99
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
32
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 99 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of colts9016
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A tremendous thanks to @alexsergio, for getting me this beer to me. The label is part of West Virginia History. I remember watching a documentary on the Hatfields and McCoys. A feud between the families lasted for quite some time. First beer from West Virginia and I am eager to proceed with the review. The beer is 48 degrees and served in a pint glass. The pour of the beer produced a two finger thick head that is airy, billowy and frothy. The retention on the head is excellent and left a generous amount of lacing on the glass. The head is bright white and glistens in the light. The color of the beer is SRM is pale gold with light amber hues. The beer is moderately clear with a touch of haziness. Overall the appearance of the beer is beautiful.

The aromas of the beer are oranges, pine, orange, resin, grapefruit, floral esters, lightly toasted malts, a pinch of solvents, toasted crackers, and bay leaf.

The aromas of the beer are pine, earthy, grassy, oranges, pineapple, floral esters, crackers, solvent, a hint of cardboard, yeasty, bay leaf, resin, grapefruit, lightly toasted malts, and passion fruit.

The mouthfeel of the beer is astringent and crisp.

The body of the beer is medium, medium-high carbonation, and full finish.

For me, I would have like to have tasted a firmer malt backbone. The hops are there but not as strong as I would have presumed from IPA. Thinking about Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, the hops are just on par with this profile. The beer has this solvent note on the backend of the taste that is a tad annoying. Overall, this a solid IPA and would recommend it to any hop head.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

50th state, such a monumental occasion. It's taken a lot of work to get here, and thanks to a good fellow trader I've completed the journey.

Served in my very first pint glass from when I started on this journey, a Samuel Adams "It's What's Inside" straight wall shaker.

Deep honey amber gold with a tall fluffy, busy head of 3 fingers, stark white.

Aromas of citrus and pineapple, mango, various tropical fruits, some papaya, and a slight herbal tinge.

Wow. An assertive yet enjoyable bitterness starts this out with notes of cilantro and woody pine, counterbalanced with lemon, blood orange, lime, pineapple rind, mud, and honey. The earthy aspect is nice and the caramel malts bring the honey but this is very much a great mashup of old school and new school. The bitterness is impressive in its lasting power. My guess is Columbus.

Feel is creamy and heavy handed with carbonation, and has a ton of resins that cling and cling.

Overall, a very delicious IPA that I'm happy to have brought the 50th in with. Fine stuff, definitely try it if you can ever find it.

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Photo of alexsergio
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flgimp
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zylod
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matuhg
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I am quite excited to try this one! It was a recent drop-off from my local, in-person trader, tone77, for inCANlusion in The CANQuest (tm). The graphics on the CAN are spectacular & I am looking forward to its CANtents.

From the CAN: "Hatfield Takes on Devil Himself"; "Devil Anse Hatfield led his family in the notorious and bloody feud with the McCoys during the late 1800s along the Kentucky-West Virginia border. Nicknamed Devil Anse, it was said that he was so strong and fierce he could take on the devil himself. No feuding is necessary when you enjoy the balanced bitterness and tropical fruit characteristics in this satisfying IPA."; "HOPS: Citra, Galaxy, Simcoe MALTS: American 2-Row, American Pilsner, British Crystal Malt".

I CAN't wait to wrestle with the Devil himself in this one! It all began with a vicious Crack! followed by a resounding Glug just to make sure that Devil Anse CANderstood where he stood with me. Namely, back on his heels! He rushed at me with two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, eggshell-white head with better retention than I was expecting, but I still managed to take him down. Now that I had his attention, it was time to get his full measure before proceeding. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7), which was too bad, since I was hoping to enlist the aid of The Gelt Gang, but they were not showing up. I punched Devil Anse inna nose, then he retaliated & punched me in mine with notes of pine, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, papaya & an earthiness from the malts. Mmm. The blood & the beer were both running freely now! Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but big for an AIPA, He let me have it inna mouth, watching as I swallowed in response. I wouldn't give him the satisfaction of knowing just how much I was enjoying this. A previous reviewer mentioned lupulin powder, but I am disinclined to agree. This did not have that chalky graininess that the powder CAN impart. Instead, this was simply a product of its inherent hops, leading to a very pleasant CANbination of PNW bitterness, including pine & grapefruit & Aussie hops to give it a tropical fruitiness, like mango & papaya. I really like these new blended AIPAs & this was no exception. Well, except for the beatdown that we were CANdministering to each other. Finish was semi-dry to dry, but very pleasant & quite refreshing. I told Devil Anse that he is welcome back as long as we CAN come to a truce ahead of time.

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Photo of Unclevince
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbegley07
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Peaches13
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WDPark
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of oranges, some malts. Taste is oranges, a bit of dankness, some malts are present, moderate bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.49/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm trying a can of this at Wheeling Brewing Co. It poured a hazy yellow with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had tones of citrus peel. The taste was citrusy yet weird. I think this has that lulipin powder in it....i don't know. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall I'm not a fan....was definitely expecting more.

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Photo of LJWalker
3.38/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Murky dark orange body, hazy with a hint of transparency, short white head, extensive tight bubbled lacing.

S - Pine, zest and a bit of wild hop dankness combine for a full frontal hop attack.

T - Bright open full of orange, zest, pith, tropical fruit mango and pineapple, a middle that introduces a subtle sweet malt note, and a close that is just bitter enough to keep things moving along.

M - Brisk carbonation couples with a dry finish to keep the moderate weight from getting too thick.

O - Tasty and solid. An IPA that offers a lot to work with. A bit sticky but without becoming cloying or harsh.

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Photo of Stew5
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Erjadams
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeBloe
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spelingchampeon
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can to a Becher glass. Pours hazy orange, with a medium cap, that dissipates quickly.
Smells of mild citrus, wet tropical juices.. malts. Tastes rather plain at 1st glance, then the orchestra kicks in. Malts, juicy, tropical, citrus and a very balanced 2nd delivery of malts. MF is medium, low carbonation, mild bitterness.

This is another wonderful surprise for me. I was not expecting the smooth flavors that came about in this tasty beer. It's not a hop-bomb beer, it's just a well done beer.

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Photo of vikingpillager
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is an exceptional beer brewed in the little ol Greenbrier Valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I've had it a few times on draft in the past few years but this last time I really got a NE haze with exceptional citrus/hop-forward taste. Very impressed!!

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Devil Anse IPA from Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 99 ratings