Review: Devils Backbone Brewing Co. Eight Point IPA | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Devils Backbone Brewing Co. Eight Point IPA
90 out of 100
Devils Backbone Brewing Co. Eight Point IPA

Style: IPA

ABV: 6.2 IBU: 70

90/100
Aroma: 8
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 14
Mouthfeel: 4

Devils Backbone Brewing Co. Eight Point IPA

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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