Wednesday, October 29, 2014
White Stag, Devil's Backbone's new wheat IPA, pours a cloudy brown/orange with little head. The aroma is a nice combination of sweet malt and citrus hops. A little bit of bred, a little banana, too. The flavor doesn’t quite deliver on the aroma. Not much balance. A strong, medicinal bitter finish dominates. Little else to mention. I have had eight or ten of Devil's Backbone's beers now, and still haven't had one I like more than their year-round Eight Point IPA offering. Devil's Backbone does best when they play it right down the middle. I think that's what they should keep doing.