nelsonbrews (16) - charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great ipa. I wish it were available more often. GET TO WORK, IMA THIRSTY BOY!
LilBeerDoctor (3453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange with a white head. Aroma of hop oils, grassy hops, and citrus. Flavor of grassy and garlicky hops with a bitter finish. There is some citrus too, although it is a minor player here. Overall, very nice IPA and tasty!
Foxbush (1268) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2012 On my wife’s birthday we visited the Devil’s Backbone in Nelson county. The IPA was excellent. The nose was of pine and citrus. The clear amber ale poured with a nice head. The ale had no after taste. The flavors were more in the upper part of your mouth. It did have an astringent taste. The restaurant was also very good. The brewery has a bottling operation and are distributing in Richmond. The IPA has a nice bitterness that stays with the ale from start to finish. This is good product worth trying. Purchased a six pack and upgraded my scores. This is well balanced IPA with a medium body and average carbonation.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear apple juice body with off-white head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, orange. Taste is medium sweet, pine, some grapefruit/orange. Medium body, fairly smooth.
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour with white head and lace. Medium citrus aroma. Citrus and sweet caramel malt and a decent finishing bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Nice beer.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours a thin off white head and yellow color. Aroma is pine, medium malt. Taste is pine hops, medium malt-caramel. Soft carbonation.
radagast83 (4643) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a hazy slightly darker golden color with a small white head. Aroma is hops, caramel, touches of other malts. Flavor is a pretty solid hop taste, with touches of caramel and a sweet finish on the palate. Not a bad one.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler provided by riversideAK. Thanks Alex! Clear gold, small head. Mild hop aroma, little butter. Dusty, grassy, very dry. Some honey in the finish, mostly sharp.
after4ever (6129) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
growler. thanks, riverside! pours a hazy medium bronze with no head or lace. mild buttery nose. creamy medium body with light carb. caramel and butter mid palate. mild finish.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral nose, some grapefruit, a little butter, some caramel notes. Pours golden with a thin head. Up front the flavor is a little muted there is some bread and caramel with light hoppy notes, but the finish is where the niceness picks up. Dry weedy and herbal in the finish it lingers for a little while and is the best part of the beer. Body is a a little thin.