ABV: 6.2 IBU: 70
Devils Backbone Brewing Co. Eight Point IPA
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How we review
What the brewers say
“Proud, brash, youthful, yet approachable. Citrus, pine, snap.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “My initial impression is dusty. Moderate earthy hops with some pine/myrcene. Light citrus (orange, a bit of lemon, and lime and grapefruit pith) with a bit of floral following. Bready crust and caramel malt with some slight malt sweetness.”
Flavor: “Well balanced for a West Coast IPA with moderate earthy and citrus (lime, grapefruit pith) hops. There’s just enough malt sweetness to pull it together with the medium-high bitterness. Dry finish. A bit of alcohol warmth. The medium body helps support the hops. Good carbonation. Really tastes old school.”
Overall: “Very earthy with some citrus, which reminds me of an English-style IPA. There was a nice grapefruit and orange hops flavor with some sweetness and a little bitterness that balanced well. Refreshing.”
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