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Devils Backbone 16 Point Imperial IPA

Devils Backbone 16 Point Imperial IPA
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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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First batch of our new Imperial IPA with twice the amount of hops as our Eight Point IPA! Light bronze in color with tons of citrus & piney hop notes. Hopped with Centennial, Columbus & Simcoe hops. 9.1% abv, IBUs...lots and lots!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (5489) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle from Total Wine, Cívill. So this beer was only just released in the area, but was apparently bottled in early March. What gives? Pours medium amber with a prominent white head. The nose is pretty much what youíd expect. Big, syrupy, boozy and intimidating. Crystallized tropical fruits. Plenty of syrupy honey. Alcohol. The flavorís similar. Flabby as all hell. Croissant, honey, some underarm and grapefruit. Very, very sweet. Prominent malt character. In this day, recipes like this feel pretty dated.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ctplt777 (289) - - MAY 16, 2015
A little sweeter than I was expecting. Lotís of malt. Thereís definitely a big hoppiness but itís hidden by the big pervasive malts. I feel like Iíve had this beer before and thatís whatís bothering me. Itís a big sounding beer but it doesnít deliver as big as expected. This is a really fresh bottle too and Iím still just overwhelmed by syrupy malt weirdness. Not my kind of dipa but Iím sure someone out there loves this. For me, I was hoping for more hops and less malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2514) - New York, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Bottled. Pours a clear amber. Smells of fruit malt and flowers. Taste is similarly malty side of ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (616) - Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2015
The best thing Iíve had yet from Devilís Backbone, and a beer Iíd happily recommend to fans of the style. This beer pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a head that fades to a ring around the rim. The aroma is grapefruit, a little pine, a little grass... all hops, all very crisp. The flavor brings buttery malt to the back of the tongue, while the hops stay very forward, very aggressive. Devilís Backbone can hang with the big boys now.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38081) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2015

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Devils Backbone 16 Point Imperial IPA ].
Unclear medium orange color with a average, open and frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, resin, orange - citrus, woody. Initial flavor is light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter, finish flavor is light heavy sweet and heavy to harsh bitter with a long duration, woody, riped fruit, orange, dry. Late finish is very bitter ! Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130815]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2579) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a slightly hazy burnt orange color with a thin foamy white head that dissipated within about a minute. Light lacing prevailed around the glass. The smell had a ton of bittersweet citrus to piney goodness. Grapefruit-like in a moderate sort of way. The taste was bittersweet all the way through in a fantastic conglomeration of the previously mentioned flavors. On the palate, this one sat at a medium on the body with a tad of sessionability but thereís a good pummeling of my tongue so this might not be too sessionable the more I think about it. Overall, this was a pretty good DIPA that I could have again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pricey290483 (654) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
very hoppy beer also quite strong so not one you could drink every night double ipaís are not normally my thing but i liked this

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Tasted from bottle at the late night tasting after the Grand Tasting at RBWG Asheville, thanks to Drake, I think. Pours clear golden with an average white head that slowly recedes to thin lace. The nose is dank resin hops with some sweetish caramel malt. The flavor features some caramel malt up front moving to the bitter pine resin hops. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long bitter hops with some caramel finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5014) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Nice completely crisp and clear light copper coloured body with a bright orange glow and a rich peach and light amber tint, all with a very thin off-white head. Aroma of strong hops, alcohol, oak, dry grass, apricots and a good amount of pine. Medium-bodied; Strong hop flavours throughout with resin, pine, pineapple and a hint of tropical notes coming through, but all with a mildish malt backbone - not horribly strong, which is nice, and a very pungent fruit flavour that dominates the finish. Aftertaste has a pleasant sweetness from the fruits with a good pine and hop kick that lasts for quite a while. Overall, a very nice Imperial IPA with a good flavour profile and a more hop-forward beer! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington, DC (Foggy Bottom) on 24-February-2014 for US$3.49 sampled at home in Washington on 18-June-2014 a few hours before leaving for Asia for a last sample of the good beer available at home in my backyard!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11694) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate complex hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good beer that met my expectations.


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