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
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
59
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
8.91%
 
 
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6
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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 59
Photo of King8767
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -4.2%
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 -0.5%
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%
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%
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 Korbynlehr
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
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 therica
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
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 -6.9%
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 Eeroomnhoj
4/5  rDev -1%
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 MikeWard
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a can into a pint glass. date on bottom of can was 5/9/16, which judging from other reviews of this brewery, i take to be the canned date. so less that 3 weeks old. bought from Grapes and Grains, Shepherdstown, WV, a nice little town.

virtually nothing on the nose, neither good nor bad.

This is a tasty brew. nicely balanced between the malt and hops. is only mildly bitter with a solid sweet malt background.

feel is a solid medium, slightly more bitter on the finish.

my first beer from the state of WV. grabbed a six pack, so more to enjoy over the next few weeks.

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Photo of Greenlabel
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can obtained in a trade and my first IPA from a WV brewery. Pours a nice orange color with a pleasant fruity aroma. The taste backs up the aroma - citrusy with mild bitterness. Finish is crisp and mildly bitter. Overall, a very pleasant surprise. I'd be happy to purchase a 6-pack if it ever becomes available in New England.

I should also mention that I thought the can design to be unusually attractive.

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Photo of Nhens0016
3.42/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Granted this is a two month old can so still fresh but I feel the hops have died a bit. The smell is the highlight of this beer though, but in general it is an average IPA. I am not that impressed but maybe I got a can that had the hops die off.

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Photo of MarkLinton1
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Several Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co. Brews along with other West Virginia beers at Kroger in Wheeling. This was a real surprise. Picked it up because I liked the artwork on the can. Truly an IPA that's comparable to many of the more highly renowned breweries. Beautiful balance of citrus hops and caramel malts with a dry finish. Lots of flavor including lemongrass, tangerine, pine resin and caramel. If you can find this beer...buy as much as you can if you love IPA'S.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 Oz can with fantastic artwork. A real beauty in terms of design. Poured into a pint glass.

Devil Anse was hyped through to the moon by the craft beer crowd in my area. Especially those who reside in WV. While I'm definitely seeing the best ipa ever brewed and distributed from WV I'm not buying this over other selections. It was much better on tap however. Nice flavor and a fairly good aroma. Body is pretty good as well. Definitely worth the try. Greenbrier Valley are attempting what no other WV brewery has even tried and it seems they're on track. That's nice to see and while Devil Anse isn't mind blowing as described by fellow local beer enthusiasts, it's still a nice offering.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear auburn (9) draft pour with off-white head; great clarity; lasting cap and heavy lacing. Hoppy grapefruit nose. Lemon grass and lite bitter flavor up front; caramel malt supporting citrus hop finish. Moderate plus carbonation and medium lite mouthfeel. Overall a nicely balanced caramel malt IPA with citrus hop linger

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On draft at Brier Patch in Lewisburg, WV - just down the road from the brewery, which was closed by the time we got there and won't reopen tomorrow (Sunday) until 1:00 pm to allow you time to go to church. (Yes, this is West By God Virginia.)
Anyway.
Pours a clear deep gold with a thin off-white head. Initial impression is malty - hops are definitely second string, but the citrus notes are there. Medium mouthfeel. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Dry finish. I could (and did) drink quite a bit of this stuff.

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Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a pint glass at the "Irish Pub" in Lewisburg, WV. This beer is a cloudy golden color with a small white head. The aroma is full of fruit, hops and bread. The flavor is also really good, it has a citrus and hop flavor. Overall, a very nice beer that everyone should try if you can find it.

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Photo of jwjon1
3.31/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fresh keg (barkeep says two weeks old) into a shaker. If you like east coast India Pale Ales, I am thinking you might enjoy this. Clean, crisp water profile (I know, weird right? that I can pick out water in an IPA, but the minerality is pronounced on this one), malts up front, malts on the middle, malts in the back. Did I mention malts? Should stop you West Coast IPA fans in your tracks. It would have me if reviews had mentioned it.

Very little in the way of hop aroma, with nice astringency running throughout, that very quickly fades in the finish. You know, like your typical E Coast IPA.

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Photo of BeerBandit
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A solid American style IPA. Discovered this beer on tap at a local dive bar while on travel in West Virginia.

Very well balanced hoppy and citrus taste.

I would buy a case of this beer if only I could find it.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.52/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap 12oz Shaker pint

A: Murky golden yellow slightly better clarity as it warmed white small tight head that dissipated to film.

S: Peaches, grapefruit and tangerines with a lot of bready dough smell on the end

T: Great citrus taste not as vibrant as the nose but still quite good, with the orange tangerine taste very juicy in that regard. Decent maltiness on the end.

M: Middle of the road mouthfeel pretty decent carbonation slightly sticky on the tongue

O: Very good beer from a completely under heard of source. Had to keep asking the sever what the brewery was they kept saying Hatfield McCoy so it was hard to find in the database. Great surprise though very juicy citrus beer with a nice malty finish.

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Devil Anse IPA from Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co
4.04 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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