RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This pale bronze beer is medium in body with intense hop flavor and aroma. Our IPA is brewed in the style of the west coast with robust hop character coming from American grown varieties of hops. IPAs are amongst the most popular craft brewed beers as they have moderate strength and tons of flavor. This is not your Grandfathers beer! 5.9% alcohol by volume, 60 IBUs

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
tillmac62 (721) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2017
BOD 11/14/16. Slightly hazy light amber pour - similar to a fairly new copper penny. World class head volume, lacing and retention. Outstanding nose of mixed hops covering nearly the whole range. Intensity is moderate but complexity and balance are superb. Light citrus (orange, a touch of zest, subdued grapefruit), tropical (light mango and even lighter pineapple), soft pine and a touch of both grass and herbs. Dank is the only main missing trait. Medium bodied with a smooth texture with a touch of slick oiliness. World class carbonation / body balance. The middle a rousing perky effervescence that roils through to the finely bubbled prickly finish. The flavor profile is good but does not live up to the potential of the nose. Flavor separation is muted with soft flavors arriving first (citrus, tropical) and the middle being grassy and herbal. Bitterness is light for the style and is well balanced with a light bready sweetness in the middle. The heavier flavors (zest, pine) arrive as the sweetness fades towards the finish. The finish is a slow fade of zest and pine. A residual bitterness remains that is mostly zest. The lingering finish provides the highest level of bitterness, which is moderate.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ffaoe (745) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2017
light hoppy aroma. gold and clear in color with light head. taste is hop forward and piney but short lived, taste fades quickly. very blah

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (8547) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2017
3/13/17. 12oz bottle from Publix. Clear golden orange pour with a small khaki head. Light floral and grainy aroma, old skool. Same on the flavor - old skool American IPA. Floral, grainy, meh. Not awful at least.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (1111) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2017
On tap at Oceanaire Seafood Room, Washington DC on 09-Mar-2017. Clear golden amber colour with a medium sized white head. Aroma of sweet malt, citrus and pine. Medium body and carbonation. Taste of biscuit malt, caramel, orange-peel and grapefruit. Lightly hopped and bittersweet finish. OK, but nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
eRock_2013 (458) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Excited to sample another Devils Backbone brew, although this one was not a personal favorite. On tap, poured a nice deep orange copper appearance, with a strong piney hop aroma. Up front seems to be predominantly a lot of hoppy bitterness, resin and grapefruit notes, not as much malty balance. True to the West Coast style i suppose, so I cant fault it for that. Pleasant round medium-bodied texture, with a hefty hop resin finish. Not bad but seemed excessively bitter overall and not enough maltiness as other more complex and balance IPAs, at least for my personal preference. Would be willing to try it again though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (2972) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 10, 2017
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark orange with small off-white foamy head, orange peel aroma, medium carbonation, medium bitter taste with orange peel flavor, thin body, long bitter finish. Nice West Coast style IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzuriel (2138) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Appearance: Bright copper. Finger of white foam. Nearly clear Nose: light malt sweetness. Medium to strong aroma of citrus and tropical fruit hops. Taste: sweet caramel with good hop presence. Orange, mango and pineapple. Body: medium light. Active. Parting thoughts: A pretty solid, if by the numbers IPA. Above average.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rex_Remes (200) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - DEC 30, 2016
(12oz bottle, North Carolina) AROMA: good hop notes with some warmth/caramel, butter. APPEARANCE: medium color, orange-ish Amber, not overly dark, medium-light head, some residual clinginess. TASTE: citrus peel, barrel/wood, hint of soap, PALATE: lightly oily, smooth at first, significant bitterness without being over the top, dry finish, lingers a bit. OVERALL: not bad. Belongs in the high-end IPA group, but slightly less complex. Missing that something special (other than the butter/caramel) but an enjoyable brew..

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1837) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Gold pour. Lightly fruity and peachy aroma, flavor of citrus and peach with a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (874) - - DEC 9, 2016
Shared bottle after babysitting. This is a perfectly passable IPA. Just feeling a bit over the style. Has all the right elements- good floral/citrus/ grapefruit hop notes and a decently bitter finish. Caramel dominates. Somewhat malty and seems like higher ABV than it actually is. Fine. Just a bit boring.


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