Devil Anse IPA
Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company

Devil Anse IPADevil Anse IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #677
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,401
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 9.85%
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
127
From:
Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company
 
West Virginia, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
90
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Devil Anse IPADevil Anse IPA
Notes: 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
Reviews: 40 | Ratings: 127 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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SLeffler27 from New York

3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bushy, white, one inch foam slowly morphs to a creamy veil. A dense coating of lace is deposited on a PBGC pint glass wrapped in threads of glass. The beer is opalescent, orange-gold (SRM4-6). Tiny bubbles are everywhere, all racing to the top.

Pineapple opens the aroma, and yields to grapefruit. Later, orange pith and pine form a solid background. Warmth oddly diminishes the character.

This IPA is more bitter than I had expected, which may be in part due to the number of NEIPAs I have enjoyed lately. Orange flavors work well with the pineapple. Grapefruit and pine are also evident, though all rather pithy. Some cracker malt is also present just before a long, drawn-out finish that returns bitterness to the forefront.

The body is full, with a density similar to pear nectar. It is almost dense. The texture is soft and fluffy, perhaps due to the background of fine carbonation. Alcohol is noticeable, yet well-controlled -- about as expected.

This is a good American IPA and well-suited for relaxing with or without casual conversation. I enjoyed this one on a bitter cold and snowy night after a long drive home.

Apr 05, 2020
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stevoj from Idaho

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can on the RBSG bus. Medium amber with small frothy head. Big dank, musty aromas, nice to see on an East Coast IPA. taste adds some nice malts to the big hops, but in the end the funky hops are what you’ll remember.

Jan 07, 2020
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ben741 from Canada

4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not much to look when it was set in front of me pale golden yellow almost like a macro lager. I wasn’t expecting much but I was wrong. A really good IPA outside of the citrus realm. Hoppy, earthy and a really good crisp clean finish. Great beer.

Dec 10, 2019
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JediMasterLenin from District of Columbia

4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into a Teku

Look: Pours a clear light copper/amber with a big, soapy off-white head that reduces to a thin ring but leaves plenty of sticky lacing down the glass.
Smell: Mostly sweet caramel malt/toasted bread upfront. Lighter notes of grapefruit, orange, citrus peel, mango, and pineapple balanced out by a healthy dose of bitter pine/earth/resin.
Taste: Rather light at first, mostly toasty caramel malt... then earthy, bitter, citrusy, resiny, hops come roaring in.
Feel: A sticky medium bodied brew with a dry finish. Small bubbles and light carbonation.
Overall: Delicious if you like your IPAs to showcase a strong earthy bitterness while still remaining well balanced and incredibly drinkable.

Nov 20, 2019
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Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great find at chili's in Princeton, WV on tap on our trip to Myrtle Beach. Great color, great nose, great flavor! Never heard of this brewery, but this is a very good IPA!

Sep 21, 2019
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a can to a pint glass at Town Run. Had a yellow-orange color and a hazy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A solid aroma of hops, malt, pine, citrus fruit, and tropical fruit.

T: Tasted of a small amount of malt (mostly in the finish), a bit of tropical fruit (mango), a good shot of hops (quite aggressive), a hint of pine, and some citrus fruit (lemon). A sharp, hop-forward flavor. It has a slightly West Coast IPA feel to it, with the hops taking center stage. It's a little bracing at first, but the fruit elements balance it out.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a vibrant finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made, easy to drink IPA. Worth a try.

Apr 29, 2019
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Guppy314 from District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a can, pours as a hazy amber with a thin white head. Aroma is citrusy with hops. The taste is very hops forward with bitter, floral, & grapefruit flavors. A sweet malty flavor follows. Overall, remarkably nice; could drink this all night.

Apr 03, 2019
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent bronze with a thumb of pillowy pearl colored head. Stays effervescent, very nice lacing & above average head retention

S: A little bit of floral, a little breadyness

T: Breadyness, a little green melon, fairly dry as well & some lime up front. A little woody hop & dryness along with sweet breadyness as ths warms, plus some grapefruit as this warms. Finishes dry, with grapefruit & orange peel notes & just a little breadyness, a little tanic bitterness as well in the finish

MF: Medium body, restrained carbonation, pretty good balance

Solid IPA that I would consider buying if known to be fresh & available, drinks easy enough

Mar 29, 2019
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colts9016 from Idaho

4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Mar 10, 2019
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Mar 05, 2019
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +2%
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.

Aug 16, 2018
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

May 29, 2018
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.49/5  rDev -14%
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.

Apr 10, 2018
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Mar 29, 2018
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spelingchampeon from Delaware

4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | 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.

Dec 27, 2017
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vikingpillager from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
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!!

Dec 21, 2017
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metter98 from New York

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy amber yellow in color. It poured with a two finger high off white head that took a very long time to die down, but consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops—grapefruit seems to stand out in particular—are present in the nose along with hints of caramel malts.
T: The taste has flavors of floral and grapefruit hops along with stronger notes of caramel and toasted malts. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The taste of this beer has a good balance between the malts and hops—it's not as "juicy" as some of the newer IPAs out there.

Serving type: can

Aug 04, 2017
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Orange amber, opaque and fairly hazy in body color and appearance. Out of the can, off white easy forming three finger head, slightly soapy, but more tiny swiss cheese like bubbles for bigger retention. Not much of a top, sort of caves down, fizzles slightly.

Good solid hop aroma. Pleasant dank earth, with a juicy note of tropical and citrus bent. Hints slight orange thick, good sweet malt angle but not overly sugary. Hits a little weedy dirt smelling too.

Palate is pretty solid. Citrus and pungent earthy hop tones with a fairly light but not too wet body. Drinks quite clean, with a good hint of citrus orange, almost juicy, but flirts with session light feel. A real excellent mix of juicy and earthy to dank flavors, particularly on the swallow. A real good mix of sweetened malt backbone and diverse hop angles that isn't too complex but provides lots of flavor.

Very nice made IPA.

Jul 26, 2017
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Devil Anse IPA brewed by Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co, with an ABV of 6.90% This American IPA pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. There is also a good amount of lacing, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with hop bitterness. There is also some nice earthly grains and malts, in the smell of this brew. Now for the taste, it is bold with hop bitterness. This American IPA has more of a bite than most, not saying that is a bad thing. You also pick up on some decent earthy grains and malts to smooth the hop bitterness out. There is a lot going on in Devil Anse IPA . If you are a fan of hops this is a brew for you. For being a Hoppy brew it goes down nice and smooth. It is really hard to pick up on the 6.90% ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. Devil Anse IPA, has a dencet balance to it, hops are bit more but not to bad. The mouth feel is Hops, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving this American IPA a 4.25 out of 5. I would look this brew up again givin the chance to. Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co, did a nice job with this American IPA.
Love them Hops

Jul 01, 2017
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mpyle from Maryland

4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Jun 17, 2017
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King8767 from Ohio

4.06/5  rDev 0%
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!

Mar 18, 2017
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WesMantooth from Ohio

3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Mar 12, 2017
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.02/5  rDev -1%
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.

Mar 11, 2017
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clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Feb 12, 2017
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Jan 20, 2017
Devil Anse IPA from Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 127 ratings