Devils Backbone The Horror
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Black and super hoppy. Hints of roasted malts combine with resinous hop excess in this black take on an IPA. Brewed with five different hops and five different malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (7495) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2016
32oz growler from Norm’s pours a murky deep brown with some lacing off white head. Nose is a bit odd for the style, the malt is there with bread crust and grist, there’s a bit of a cheap orange juice note, a little bit of candy, some light hop. Fairly mild. Flavor has chewy grains and bread, some brown sugar, more of that cheap OJ, some berry maybe or red grape. Quite muddled all around. Needs tweaking.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TylerGreenDC (794) - - DEC 19, 2015
Draft. Aroma of grapefruit and, um, sweaty socks. Eww. Nice lace. Flavors of orange, pink grapefruit, cocoa and dark chocolate. Some faint mocha/coffee on the finish. A completely winning black IPA. (Rating slightly manufactured given aroma stank.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2066) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2015
On tap at the brewery 12/5/15. Flavors of heavy pine, grapefruit peel, toasted malt. Hints of coffee. Delicious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Deep black. Thin cream head. Faint sweet aroma. Taste is pleasantly bitter, sweet, roasted malts. Great grainy backbone. Super quaffable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1820) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Draft at the brewpub The IPA poured a an ink black with a frothy tan head with lacing. There was hops and roasted malts, coffee detected quickly on the nose. This is tasty Black IPA with grapefruit as a common flavor. The medium body ale had light carbonation. Sneaky bitterness builds quietly, finishing the sip with an exceptional clean, dry swallow.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HellesBunny666 (243) - Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Hints of roasted malts and coffee notes, caramel, toffee, nutty. Dry. Lighter body, smooth and crisp. Toasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (2084) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Roasty coffee, woody, and chocolatey aromas. Deep, dark red-black with a mostly lasting thin tan head. Dry, roasty, bitter, savory, a touch of dried, raisiny fruit as it finishes. Medium-full bodied, pretty clean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5788) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Black/brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is roasted malt and resiny hops. Light sweet malt start with a nice bitter finish. Medium bodied beer with good carbonation. solid bipa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11791) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Served on draft at the brewpub. Nice name. Pours a clear dark brown color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of big citrus and resin hops with brown malts. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts and citrus hops. Medium bodied.

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