Devil Anse IPA | Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co

Devil Anse IPADevil Anse IPA
BA SCORE
89%
Liked This Beer
4.08 w/ 73 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:
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
Ranking:
#4,760
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
73
Liked:
65
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
8.09%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of MTKATL
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billydrinksbeer
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of smithj4
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
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

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Photo of imbibehour
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of addiwilliams
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gingx69
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
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

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Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpyle
4.16/5  rDev +2%
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 -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 -5.1%
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 -1.5%
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 -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 -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 +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
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 -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of powder245
3.43/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of therica
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
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 -7.8%
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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Devil Anse IPA from Greenbrier Valley Brewing Co
Beer rating: 89% out of 100 with 73 ratings
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