Southern Passion

Virginia
United States
Southern Passion, Devils Backbone Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
80
Aroma:
14 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

It’s not often we make a beer that reminds you of the tropics, so we’re pretty fired up about this one. Southern Passion hops, straight from sub-tropical lands of South Africa, harmonize with malts like Pilsner, Vienna, CaraHell, Acidulated, Golden Naked Oats, and Malted Wheat to give you some sunshine — in liquid form. Bust out the ukulele and enjoy the mellow, crisp, citrus and passion fruit notes this of this smooth and groovy lager.

Profile

ABV: 
4.2%
IBUs: 
26
Hops: 
Southern Passion
Malts: 
Pilsner, Vienna, CaraHell, Acidulated Malt, Golden Naked Oats, Malted Wheat
Judges Review 
Dan Martich's picture
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
14 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Southern Passion by Devils Backbone Brewing Co. is being evaluated as an International Pale Ale (Category 2A) from the 2015 BJCP guidelines.

This beer poured with a deep golden color, with excellent clarity, and a very thick mousse-like white head that had long persistence. A very inviting and beautiful sight to see.

The aroma had a light malt sweetness, resembling a corn-like character, with a very light amount of spicy/floral hops. A dry crisp quality about it reminded me of Asahi Super Dry beer, a commercial example of the style. Light grapefruit notes emerge as it sits in the glass while spicy hops develop once roused.

Low grainy malt notes, no cracker or bready, yet has a hint of sweetness. A moderately low sharp bitterness, and a dry flavor comes through here as well. Balanced with a soft dry finish while a light slickness was perceived on the roof of the palate.

A good beer with not much in the way of awakening the palate; it isn’t unpleasant, just not resulting in anything interesting. A beer for introducing someone to craft beer or the international pale lager style.

Brewery Introduction

One might say the spark for the idea behind the brewery happened in 1992 with a visit to Cortina, Italy. Founders, Steve and Heidi Crandall were on a ski trip and were introduced to a German beer called Weihenstephan. This first real “craft” beer experience started a trend in the Crandall... Read More

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