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Devils Backbone The Congo Pale Ale



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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A Belgian inspired pale ale that blends the traditional hoppy English IPAs with the layered yeast complexity of Belgian ales. From the heart of darkness, a pale ale of distinquished quality.

Formerly known as Belgian Congo Pale Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3210) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle, poured an orangish color with aromas of light hops, tropical fruit, banana, and some yeast. Flavors follow suit with light fruitiness in aftertaste, nice overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5953) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Sampled during CBC 2013. Orange pour with a small khaki head. Bready malt aroma, a hint of caramel, touches of hop and fruity yeast. Bready pale malts, fruity hops and esters, decent dry finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle from WIne Seller. Pours dark straw with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is bready pale malt, hops. Tastes pale malty, a bit bready, with assertive resiny hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2013
12oz bottle: Pours a clear pale golden with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a fresh floral hoppy nose with some lightly sweet pale malts. Starts with pretty good fullness and light effervescence with a lightly toasted sweet malts well-balanced with fresh grapefruity hops before a drier bittersweet finish. True to style and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1693) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 19, 2013
On tap 6 oz. sampler at The Bistro in Old Line Wine in Beltsville, MD. Clear amber gold with a very light haze, creamy off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of caramel, citrus and apricot. Sweet taste of spice, citrus, caramel, apricot and earthy herbal hops. Medium body and medium carbonation. This is certainly an unusual IPA. It has a little of the Belgian yeast spiciness, but is on the sweet side, fairly mild and not very complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Idk why people are rating this low because it is fantastic very smooth with a big malt backbone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2013
On draught at Brickhouse Tavern. The beer pours a clear golden color with a medium foamy white head that dissipates slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, hops and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of grassy hops, grapefruit and earthy yeast. The finish is mildly bitter with an herbal hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle->Trappist. Bright copper with faint white head. Yeast and fruit on the nose, overtaken by grassy hops and pepper. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (2657) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle at home. Pours a clear pale gold with a white head. Mild citrus hop aroma. Flavors of grass and grapefruit. Crisp slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle. Amber with a short, white head. Aroma is rather yeast laden and fruity with soft floral notes and grass. Taste is fruity, grassy and floral with more yeast notes, light spiciness and sweet malt. Some grain and bread notes as well. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a strong, dense carbonation. Finishes with more grass, citrus notes, yeast, toasted malt, candied fruit and flowers.

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