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Scoresheets for Devils Backbone Brewing Co Eight Point IPA

14B American IPA

Average Score / 50
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Judge: Brian Robbins (b-robbins@comcast.net)
Judge Qualification: Rank Pending
Entry ID: 08874746
Style: 14B American IPA
Beer Info:
Descriptors: Grassy
Bottle Inspection: All Good
Bottle Comments:

Aroma:
Low bready cracker malt. Moderate piney hop aroma with low herbal and citrus hop notes. Clean, no obvious fermentation esters or phenols. No diacetyk.
6 / 12

Appearance:
Gold with an orange tinge, very clear. Dull mousy white head of fine bubbles. Persistent, laces the glass.
3 / 3

Flavor:
Low crackery bready malt, very low light caramel sweetness. Moderate piney resinous hop flavor with low herbal and citrus notes. Moderate hop bitterness, firmly balanced towards hops,
Resinous bitterness persists into the finish. Very faint fruitiness reminiscent of peach or pear as it warms.
12 / 20

Mouthfeel:
Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly creamy. No astringency. Faint alcohol warmth.
4 / 5

Overall:
A very good beer. Pleasant, enjoyable, well brewed and generally to style. Hop aroma and flavor could be higher. Consider additional whirlpool hops post boil, or additional dry hopping.
7 / 10

Total Score: 32 / 50

Style Accuracy: 4 / 5
Technical Merit: 4 / 5
Intangibles: 3 / 5


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