Review: Devils Backbone Striped Bass | Craft Beer & Brewing
Devils Backbone Striped Bass
83 out of 100

Style: Pale Ale

ABV: 5.2 IBU: 32

83/100
Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 3

Devils Backbone Striped Bass

What the brewers say

“Golden in color with a light body and pleasant hops bouquet of traditional noble German hops blended with the intense citrus of American hops varieties. When you’re in a boat or simply enjoying a meal of fresh seafood, this beer is meant to enhance the bounty of the bay!”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Mild earthy hops, almost turnip-like. Grainy malt character, grassy hops, and a strange tart, almost musty, aroma that grows on you over time, for some reason. As it starts to warm up, a nice bread character appears, and the beer completely changes.”

Flavor: “Nice lightly toasted malt character paired with grassy, citrus hops notes and lingering light fruit on the finish. Well-balanced on the finish, which leaves a lingering soft bitterness with fruity notes from the malt and hops. Moderate carbonation.”

Overall: “Aroma and flavor are very different. A distinctive, almost weird, beer that is hard to put a finger on but grows on you over time. The malt body is dry with nice fruit qualities on the finish. The hopping adds a spicy/pine character.”

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