Saturday, April 18, 2015
16 Point is the DIPA version of 8 Point by Devil's Backbone. Because of it's proximity, I refer to the brewery as the brewery in my back yard. This the best thing I’ve had yet from Devil’s Backbone, and it's a beer I’d happily recommend to fans of the style. This beer pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a head that fades to a ring around the rim. The aroma is grapefruit, a little pine, a little grass... all hops, all very crisp. The flavor brings buttery malt to the back of the tongue, while the hops stay very forward, very aggressive. The close isn't a bit watery. Water on the back of the tongue has been my principle complaint with just about everything Devil's Backbone has turned out. I have no such complaint, here. Well done, DB. You've made this Virginia boy proud. 16 Point is exactly right.