In this beer blog, we are going to get into the second brew from my beer trade. It is a brewery, who is Devil’s Backbone Company, made it on my blog but during a live blogging at the Savor in DC. I was pretty impressed with their beers so I went out for a beer hunt for more of their brews. I found out that I had to trade for them. We are going to sample their Eight Point India Pale Ale. This brewery was opened in 2008 in the mountains of Roseland, Virginia. They opened another brewery in 2012 in Lexington, Virginia. They have won several metals for their beers. They brew several different beer styles. Let us get into this India Pale Ale.
It has a clear copper color with a white constant white head on this India Pale Ale. The smell has earthy watery to citrus notes. The taste is carbonated earthy notes to slight citrus notes with a dry hop finish for the aftertaste. It is a pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.dbbrewingcompany.com):
A cornucopia of hop varieties imparts a floral-citrus aroma and a crisp bitterness to this medium-bodied ale. Concocted from Pilsen and a dash of Caramel malts, this burnished-golden brew has a sweet malt backbone for balance. IBUs – 60, ABV – 5.9%
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Ending, I had their Congo BPA at Savor and I never stop looking for their beers. I had a total of two of their beers so far I am not disappointed. I love the heavy hop bite of citrus and yet it is drinkable beer in any season. I believe the aftertaste is what makes this beer. I normally do not like the dry hop finish but in this case I do. It makes you comes back for more of this great liquid. This is a great craft IPA. It is in my top five of IPA’s that I cannot get in my market. They did a great job design every segment of this beer. If you are able to get hold of this brew, I highly recommend it. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser