Devil's Alley IPA
7 Locks Brewing

Devil's Alley IPADevil's Alley IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #5,434
ABV:
7%
Score:
85
Ranked #34,406
Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 17.4%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
13
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Maryland, United States
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Very Good
Devil's Alley IPADevil's Alley IPA
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Photo of Smakawhat
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned March 9th 2019.

Simple amber colored body, hinting more towards orange, than dark reds or browns. Fairly clear, with a good amount but not plentiful carbonation. Three finger simple off white head, decent retention and some good staying power, in a swiss cheese like appearance. Simple solid looking IPA.

Aroma is quite nice but is lacking in hop forward character even for a beer that isn't that old. A very noticeable malt profile that seems to jump out first, a very dark brown bread crust toasty almost flavor hits the nose quite strongly. Faint touches of orange citrus seem to kick out a little, with maybe a hint of spicy herbal green quality.

Palate seems to follow a little bit from the nose. Lots of biscuit and dark bread crust flavors at first, with some good hop bitterness that is more woody than anything. Lingering bitterness on the finish, mostly ironically accented by a distinct malt profile that is quite dry. Not much of the faint hinted citrus quality is coming through on the palate, for a decent malt backbone.

A pretty distinct malt character, but where's the prevailing hops here? Fits for old school bitterness, but not for the hop heads desire. Drinkable at least and able to enjoy for what it is.

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Photo of jjboesen
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Purchased a six-pack of this at the brewery: it opens with a heavy foaming, which slowly subsides to leave a dark amber body; there is minimal lacing around the glass. While, there is an intense citric nose in the beginning, there is little once the pour is complete. There is a bit of a peppery lemongrass taste here with some subtle maltiness about; there is absolutely no bitterness, and the finish is rather dry. Good quencher makes for a decent sessional quaff. Oh! A belated Happy IPA Day to all!

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Photo of daliandragon
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cool can artwork. The poem on the side is kind of crappy, though. Also says "Drink Maryland", which is a little off putting. I will drink Maryland (more regularly) when Maryland produces more quality suds. I am a Maryland resident, for the record. These guys do like their IPAs, which I like. Starts with a pale cloudy golden color and a big billowing white head. Not a bad start. Nose is heavy on the grapefruit tones.

Tight and oily in texture. Lots of pine in the hops with a grapefruit and tropical fruit edge. Aftertaste kind of dies in the cradle, leaving just a slight greasiness. Not terribly balanced or imaginative, but not a bad IPA either. Just another soldier for the legions.

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Photo of Spiral517
1.46/5  rDev -59.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1

Been drinking craft for almost 4 yrs now. I have read reviews that refer to diacetyl but never experienced it - until today. Five or six swigs into this beer I started asking myself "what is that off flavor I'm getting?" Then it hit me - oh man, it's butter, gross! Ended up being one of the few drain pours in my beer drinking history. Bad batch? Dunno, but it was bad. Got 5 more, too...

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Devil's Alley IPA from 7 Locks Brewing
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 13 ratings