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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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This pale bronze beer is medium in body with intense hop flavor and aroma. Our IPA is brewed in the style of the “west coast” with robust hop character coming from American grown varieties of hops. IPA’s are amongst the most popular craft brewed beers as they have moderate strength and tons of flavor. This is not your Grandfathers beer! 5.9% alcohol by volume, 60 IBUs


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9171) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Growler… Clear amber ale with golden highlights and a small, fizzy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma is lupulin heaven - resiny, citrusy, earthy hops galore. Medium-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor furnishes heavily bitter grapefruit rind with a subtle underpinning of biscuit. Astringent, bitter, dry finish. Kudos to ygtbsm94 for sharing this rarity</B

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nelsonbrews (16) - charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Great ipa. I wish it were available more often. GET TO WORK, IMA THIRSTY BOY!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3497) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
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! 8/4/8/4/14 [3.8/5]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1280) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2010
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11556) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2010
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5079) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2010
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2010
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4676) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2009
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2009
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6140) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2009
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.


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