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Review: 4 Devils Backbone IPAs, 2022 Relaunch

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Devils Spine, primarily based in Roseland, Virginia, has relaunched its household of 4 IPAs, “with each re-released classics and new favorites with a brand new face.” That face consists of DB’s new IPA mascot: “Buck Custom,” which is a cartoon deer that wears sun shades and a visor.

Let’s dig in to the complete lineup, which can also be out there in a Selection Pack that options all 4 expressions.

Devils Spine Juicy Magic Juicy IPA – A traditional juicy: Boldly tropical however not overdone, this beer fastidiously navigates the road between candy pineapple and citrus notes and a extra conventional, hoppy bitterness (courtesy of Simcoe, Hallertau Blanc, Citra, and Mosaic hops). Crisp physique on the entire, however rounded sufficient in order that it sticks to the roof of your mouth lengthy sufficient to let issues develop. It’s by no means overly fruity but light-handed with its bitterness, making for a pleasant train in stability in a class that usually lacks it. 7% abv. A-

Devils Spine Cyborg Mind Juice Dank IPA – I’ve had a “dank” brew or two earlier than, however this providing — made with seven hops varieties — pays comparatively modest lip service to its dankness. A fruit-forward hazy, its dominant flavors are a mix of citrus and tropical — although largely lemony citrus — earlier than the hops kick in. Make no mistake, there’s loads of west coast-style punch right here, a cool earthiness that evokes forest flooring and contemporary herbs, however it doesn’t fairly elevate itself to “dank.” That stated, I find it irresistible: Surprisingly well-balanced, creamy, and crushable from begin to end, with a lingering trace of thyme. 7% abv. A- 

Devils Spine 8 Level American IPA – This American IPA (which incorporates malt and wheat) drinks like one thing between a British IPA and a beer, boldly bitter however backed up with a malty, wealthy physique that actually rounds issues out on the palate. It’s a bit on the earthy aspect, however it all works nicely sufficient at giving the beer a woodsy, autumnal high quality that’s amply soothing. 6.2% abv. B

Devils Spine 16 Level Imperial IPA – The massive weapons come out with this Imperial, which is appropriately burly and rounded with out fairly turning into syrupy. Densely candy with resinous citrus notes, the bitterness is appropriately pushy at occasions however well-integrated into the expertise, with hints of maple syrup and a few apricot notes giving the beer a little bit of a singular raise on the end. 9.1% abv. A-

$19 per 12-pack (every or selection) / dbbrewingcompany.com

Devils Spine Cyborg Mind Juice Dank IPA

$19

Score


9.0/10

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