Devils Back­bone Striped Bass

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - American Pale Ale -

LOC: Rose­land, Vir­ginia ABV: 5.2% | IBUS: 32 | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“Golden in color with a light body and pleas­ant hops bou­quet of tra­di­tional no­ble Ger­man hops blended with the in­tense cit­rus of Amer­i­can hops va­ri­eties. When you’re in a boat or sim­ply en­joy­ing a meal of fresh seafood, this beer is meant to en­hance the bounty of the bay!”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Mild earthy hops, al­most turnip-like. Grainy malt char­ac­ter, grassy hops, and a strange tart, al­most musty, aroma that grows on you over time, for some rea­son. As it starts to warm up, a nice bread char­ac­ter ap­pears, and the beer com­pletely changes.” Fla­vor: “Nice lightly toasted malt char­ac­ter paired with grassy, cit­rus hops notes and lin­ger­ing light fruit on the fin­ish. Well-balanced on the fin­ish, which leaves a lin­ger­ing soft bit­ter­ness with fruity notes from the malt and hops. Mod­er­ate car­bon­a­tion.” Over­all: “Aroma and fla­vor are very dif­fer­ent. A dis­tinc­tive, al­most weird, beer that is hard to put a fin­ger on but grows on you over time. The malt body is dry with nice fruit qual­i­ties on the fin­ish. The hop­ping adds a spicy/pine char­ac­ter.”

AROMA: 10 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 17 MOUTH­FEEL: 3 OVER­ALL: 8 83

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