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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
First batch of our new Imperial IPA with twice the amount of hops as our Eight Point IPA! Light bronze in color with tons of citrus & piney hop notes. Hopped with Centennial, Columbus & Simcoe hops. 9.1% abv, IBUs...lots and lots!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Tasted from bottle at the late night tasting after the Grand Tasting at RBWG Asheville, thanks to Drake, I think. Pours clear golden with an average white head that slowly recedes to thin lace. The nose is dank resin hops with some sweetish caramel malt. The flavor features some caramel malt up front moving to the bitter pine resin hops. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long bitter hops with some caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jrwhitney6 (401) - - AUG 16, 2015
Had at beach house in Bethany. Pours a light gold color with some foam that recedes to a white film. Nose of citrus and pine. Taste is also of citrus/pine with hops on the finish. Boozy taste also present, not all that well hidden. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (984) - - AUG 13, 2015
amber color;great hoppy aroma with lots of citrus and pine notes; lots of piney hop flavor with citrus notes on a medium bodied, bicuity malt base; pretty well balanced for such a high gravity beer;nice, dry, hoppy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (6106) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Split a 22oz bottle. Poured a clear amber color with a medium sized, fluffy white head. Aroma was sweet caramel malts, some light chewy hops, touch of citrus. Booze. Flavor was light tropcial notes, some very light citrus. Lots of malts on this one, and itís a bit boozy, but it is pretty smooth and avoids the alcohol burn that Iíve come to expect from most high alcohol Imperial IPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3571) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2015
30 May 2015, tap at Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival. Orange clear. Nose is sweet, grapefruit citrus. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Orange runs and sweet Grana malt

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thome50 (1246) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Tap at FWIBF 2015. Pours a deep orange to almost brown with slight white head. Aroma is boozy and sweet lemon hop. Taste is a boozy and malt forward DIPA that just tastes oxidized and old. Not sure how fresh this was but it was not at all tasting fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (6111) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle from Total Wine, Cívill. So this beer was only just released in the area, but was apparently bottled in early March. What gives? Pours medium amber with a prominent white head. The nose is pretty much what youíd expect. Big, syrupy, boozy and intimidating. Crystallized tropical fruits. Plenty of syrupy honey. Alcohol. The flavorís similar. Flabby as all hell. Croissant, honey, some underarm and grapefruit. Very, very sweet. Prominent malt character. In this day, recipes like this feel pretty dated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ctplt777 (382) - - MAY 16, 2015
A little sweeter than I was expecting. Lotís of malt. Thereís definitely a big hoppiness but itís hidden by the big pervasive malts. I feel like Iíve had this beer before and thatís whatís bothering me. Itís a big sounding beer but it doesnít deliver as big as expected. This is a really fresh bottle too and Iím still just overwhelmed by syrupy malt weirdness. Not my kind of dipa but Iím sure someone out there loves this. For me, I was hoping for more hops and less malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2721) - New York, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Bottled. Pours a clear amber. Smells of fruit malt and flowers. Taste is similarly malty side of ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (690) - Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2015
The best thing Iíve had yet from Devilís Backbone, and a beer Iíd happily recommend to fans of the style. This beer pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a head that fades to a ring around the rim. The aroma is grapefruit, a little pine, a little grass... all hops, all very crisp. The flavor brings buttery malt to the back of the tongue, while the hops stay very forward, very aggressive. Devilís Backbone can hang with the big boys now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2015

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Devils Backbone 16 Point Imperial IPA ].
Unclear medium orange color with a average, open and frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, resin, orange - citrus, woody. Initial flavor is light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter, finish flavor is light heavy sweet and heavy to harsh bitter with a long duration, woody, riped fruit, orange, dry. Late finish is very bitter ! Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130815]

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