Devil Made Me Do It IPA | Haines Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Haines Brewing Company
Alaska, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-28-2002

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 9
Photo of TCHopCraver
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've been visiting Haines for the past five days or so and have been to the brewery twice now. Everything I've tried has been very tasty and Paul the Brewer has quite the slick operation going. Very impressive.

Devil Made Me Do It pours a golden-amber color with not much of a head out of the growler. The body is a little cloudy, but it seemed abnormal to Paul when he poured it, so I am not taking too much stock in that. There is some lacing left on my pint glass as the beer goes down, fine, sinewy, sticky lacing.

The aroma is straight up citric hop juice and some piney dankness. There is a bit of a biscuity pale malt balance and just a little caramel smell, as well. I swear there is some sort of a faint briny, salty character in the aroma, as well. Mostly, though, it's bitter citric and dank hop odor.

The taste is pretty derivative of the aroma, with pine and grapefruit hop flavors providing the main flavor. A slight caramel and biscuit maltbill comes to my palate, but the overriding character is hop goodness. There is also a hint of brine showing through... not sure what that is from.

The mouthfeel on DMMDI is light to medium bodied with a really nice, dry bite from the dank, grapefruity hops. The carbonation is pretty much spot on. I can't believe I'm saying this, but maybe just the tiniest bit more of malt balance would round out the feel.

Overall, this is a hoppy, heavy hitting American IPA. Very nicely crafted and a serious, bitter, dank hop bomb. Any hop lover would appreciate this beer.

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Photo of sprucetip
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not sure how old the growler is, and it had to travel by sea to get here. So it may have been affected.

Clear, active, golden amber, modest white head with little retention and patchy lacing.

Pleasantly grainy, touch of malty sweetness, with floral and citrus hops. Quite balanced.

Malty sweet, a touch grainy, medium piny bitterness, with fairly robust citrusy and floral hops. Balanced and smooth.

Rich and malty, medium viscosity, some dryness and mild lingering bitterness.

Goes down really easy, is quite tasty, and quite balanced. Not especially complex or nuanced, but pretty damned good.

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Photo of shivtim
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Had a pint of this while in Haines, at the Fogcutter bar.

Clear darkish copper. No real head, but a slight ring. A few randomly rising bubbles.

Nose is mildly grainy hops. Very light. Taste is cereal grains and hops, lingering hop syrup. Decent malt character. Much improvement over the nose.
Mouthfeel falls short; it feels quite flat. Decent drinkability.

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Photo of umfskibum
3.57/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: A nice deep red color, even for an IPA. Really impressive head and head retention.

S: Floral, citrusy hops with a bit of spicyness.

T: A little too heavy with the hops (again, even for an IPA), making the taste a little too front-heavy and unbalanced. Still tasty, with a nice malty finish.

M: Really coats the pallate with a kind of oily hop feel. Really crisp, and some nice bitter pucker.

D: Kinda suffered in this dept. Since the beer was a little off-kilter (unbalanced), it didn't go down particularly smooth. Probably worth getting again, but I'll go to a more reliable IPA if I need a sure crowd-pleaser.

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Photo of beernut7
4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Also had this one at the Alaskan Beer Festival. This is a great brewery which puts out small batches of very tasty beers. The IPA was true to style and was very well received. I don't have much else on it due to the fact that this one was sampled late in to the night.

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Devil Made Me Do It IPA from Haines Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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