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Devils Backbone 16 Point Imperial IPA

Devils Backbone 16 Point Imperial IPA
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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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 withCentennial, Columbus & Simcoe hops. 9.1 abc, IBUs...lots and lots!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nakedwhendrunk (2199) - Juneau, Alaska, 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 there’s 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 (316) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
very hoppy beer also quite strong so not one you could drink every night double ipa’s 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 (2004) - 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 (4773) - 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 (10820) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5577) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2014
12 oz bottle shared with the group from nimbleprop. Pours a clear golden color with a quickly disappearing white head. The aroma has much more malty sweetness and some oxidation than it does any hop character. The flavor has sweet caramel malts, some spicy hops,light resin, a hint of citrus, alcohol burn, moderate bitterness to the finish. I want more hop pop from my DIPAs.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2014
12oz bottle, thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing. Clear golden orange color. Thin bit of bubbly white head. Good piney hop aroma, lightly spicy. Lightly soapy. Moderate sweet taste, light tangy hop bite in the finish, moderate bitter. Bigger body, lightly dry finish. Smooth, kind of creamy lighter carbonation. OK DIPA. Cool printed-on bottle though,

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5577) - Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle to snifter (shared by alecsdad06). Looks good; a transparent golden orange with eggshell head that steadily dissipates into thin lacing. Smells of bitter hops. Tastes like it smells with a light, fairly dry mouthfeel. Solid beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdb288 (559) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Fresh bottle. Pours gold with slight white head. Good head retention. Nose is mostly dank hop. Some misc. citrus but nothing pronounced to me. Taste is slightly bitter pine/resin, some pineapple. Distinct Simcoe notes here. Wasn’t picking out the other varieties as clearly. Decent, but forgettable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3049) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2014
A very aggressive IPA. Lots of pine resin in this one, from nose to mouth. Tried with Messa at the Old Line in 2014.


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