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Devils Backbone Blue Ridge Hop Revival Pale Ale

Devils Backbone Blue Ridge Hop Revival Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
This American Strong Pale Ale is hopped with 100% Virginia grown Cascade hops, 200 pounds of fresh picked wet hops to be exact. Deep hazy gold color, medium bodied with intense herbal notes. 5.8% abv, IBUs - Lots and lots of Hops!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (950) - - SEP 8, 2015
on tap at the Base Camp brewpub; deep reddish-amber color; great, citrusy, piney hop flavor on a medium bodied, bready malt base; juicy, fresh hop flavor

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
obguthr (4765) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Mild leather nose. Cloudy amber, thin head. Leather flavor, grass and parsley finish. Light body. Not real fond of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12427) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Draft, Snallygaster. Dark amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some grass/straw. Taste is moderately sweet, straw/grapefruit, light bread/caramel, orange. Light-medium body, light resin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerGreenDC (597) - - OCT 20, 2013
At Snallygaster. What a fresh-hop pale ale should be: big pine resin flavors that last and last through the malts. I don’t think of DBB as excelling at these hyper American styles, but this is a winner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (16776) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Draft. Hazy golden yellow color, white head, solid lacing. Aroma of fresh fruit and oatmeal. Taste light fruit, straw. Light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (5916) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Keg @ Sedona. The pour’s gold with a small head. The nose is slightly subdued. Some resin, marmalade, tree bark. The taste is hugely bitter. Wow, much more assertive than the aroma suggests. Green shoots, biomass, resinous pine. Medium body, fine carb. Bizarre proportions on this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Draft at brewery. Clean golden hay pour. Very fresh grassy hops. Slightly burned malt taste. Big bitter bite. Weird mix.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Serving: Draft at Fire Works Leesburg. It pours a hazy orange color with a decent white head. Earthy hop nose with soft malt notes. The flavor has a touch of resin with nice citrus notes and a little yeast. Medium bodied with a lingering bitter finish. Pretty solid stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10806) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a murky orange color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of fresh grapefruit, citrus, herbal and floral notes, and pale malts. The taste is citrus and resin hops with pale malts. Medium bodied.

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