blipp (6349) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Lemony citric and floral aroma. The flavor has citric hops, some fruity sweetness, light floral notes, and a nice lingering bitterness. Good stuff.
tia (1010) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Clear golden with foamy white head. Fresh aroma. Nice hoppy flavor with a dry finish. First hit in mouth sweet. Something a little out of balance.
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery. Pours clear orange with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is grain and meal malt, citrus and pine hops, and fruity esters. Flavor is malt with dominant hops, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub last weekend.
Pours a moderate golden-copper color with a two-finger white head and some spotty lacing on the way down. Thin collar throughout. The nose says right from the start that this is going to be different from most American IPAs. It has a nice herbal and earthy quality that is bordering English-style. It almost reminds me of a wet-hop ale with the type of spice it has going on. The flavor is no different, bringing a nice herbal feel and a good bitterness to the finish. Well done.
Serving type: on-tap
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler thanks to hopscotch. Clear amber in color with white head. Fruity/florally hop aromas. The taste follows suit with grapefruit and caramel malt flavors. A little too dry and underachieving for me. I would like to see an imperial version of this ale..
Velkyal (297) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light amber, with a decent bit of foam on top. The aroma was classic citrusy American hops. Tastewise, the bitterness of the hops was clearly evident without domineering everything else, especially not the balance of the juicy sweet maltiness that made the beer wickedly easy to drink.
hopscotch (9520) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
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 (3505) - 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 (1321) - 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.