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Devils Backbone Four Point Pale Ale

Devils Backbone Four Point Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Crafted as an "Imperial Session Beer", hopped and dry hopped exclusively with Amarillo hops for an intense hop experience. All the flavor at a lower octane.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4985) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2013
On draft at Lebanese Taverna in Arlington VA. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Nose is more malt than hop. Flavors of sweet malt with a hint of hops. Smooth and mellow mouthfeel with a mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RABinCO (1427) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2012
On draft at Station 2 in Richmond. Pale gold without much head. Low carbonation. Big fruity aroma. Definitely delivers full flavor, but is quite thin, as mentioned before. A great session beer, but not quite a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4900) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2012
Orange and rosehip nose, heavy on the latter. Clear amber, medium head, good lacing. Orange peel flavor. Thin, low carbonation. Nice flavor, but after four beers from this brewer, three have been too thin. I can live with that, but it bears mentioning at this point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2011
On tap at the brewpub last weekend. Pours a slightly-hazy golden color with a two-finger white head and some nice sticky lacing on the way down. Thin cap throughout. The nose carries loads of Columbus hops with a light herbal quality and a very nice citrus presence. Lots of citrus in the flavor and a really nice finishing bitterness. Light body with good carbonation. Very refreshing and drinkable, would certainly have this again. Serving type: on-tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Velkyal (317) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2011
The current batch of Four Point uses Amarillo rather than Columbus. Pours the colour of clover honey and sports a persistent white head. The nose is exactly what you expect from Amarillo, grapefruit, tinged with a touch of pine, like a very diluted Dettol (I guess you have to be British to understand that). Taste is classic American style Pale Ale, lots of citrus hop flavours backed by nice juicy sweet malts. Medium bodied and very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2010
(Sample Date: 6/4/2009 Source:Capital Ale House - Downtown) Dry hopped cask conditioned. Floral hop aroma with caramel backing. Clear golden with no head. Floral hop flavor with moderate caramel backing. Finish is dry and moderately bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Sampled at Devils Backbone. Hazy gold with an sweet fruit aroma. Flavor was hoppy and overly dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2009
In the aroma there is some nice fruit. However, on the flavor I was pleased with a nice hoppier bit then I had expected. Nice pale ale here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2009 On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 06/04/2009. Very clear golden body with a small frothy white head. Light floral and pale malt aroma. Sweet floral hop flavor with some light pale malt. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 6/3/6/3/13 - 3.1 On tap at Devil’s Backbone on 04/25/2009. Slighty hazy pale amber body with a medium frothy off-white head. Big floral and earthy aroma on a pale malt background. Pale malt flavor with some dry floral hops. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/3/6/3/14 - 3.3

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2009
Served on draft at the brewery. A 4% hop bomb... nice concept. Pours a slightly hazed copper color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Strong hop aroma with notes of peach, pineapple, citrus, resin and melon. Taste of citrus and resiny hops. Lacking on malt character but still well balanced and very nice. Fairly dry. Medium bodied.

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