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Tiger Bite IPA - Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant

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Reviews: 11
Hads: 24
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 7.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: marc77 on 09-07-2002

Midwest Style IPA's tend to have more malt flavor and sweetness than the drier East Coast IPA's, but less hop bitterness than West Coast offerings. The hop flavor and aroma are in abundance and usually favor the old school hop varieties such as the C-hops; Cascade, Centennial, and Chinook. The yeast is most often a clean American variety or an English strain that's not too fruity.
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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 24
Photo of BeerWithMike
2.65/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sampled in a 4 ounce glass while at the brewery/restaurant on May 31st, 2014 while in Topeka, Kansas for the weekend. Made some notes while sampling. Alcohol content is 7.2% (ABV) and 48 IBU's.

Served at the table so I didn't see the actual pour. The color is amber and darker than many IPA's. A small head was seen with some spotty lacing. The aroma is LOTS of different hops as to be excepted. The taste is the same with a slight nutty finish that is bitter from the hops. Not a fan of IPA's due to the extra hoppy bitter finish. (532 characters)

Photo of PrivateEquity
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours amber for an IPA. Very little head leaves room for improvement

S - Strong hop bouquet.

T - Nice balance from the malt to mix with the hops. Floral with some nuttiness. Some sweetness.

M - Mouthfeel is great. Good carbonation and smooth drinkability

D - Very drinkable IPA. Good balance with malts.

O - Nice solid, balanced IPA. Very drinkable. Not a super interesting IPA. (388 characters)

Photo of birchstick
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light amber color with a small head that leaves a lot of lacing behind. Smells is of pungent hops with earthiness and some onions. Taste starts with some caramel malts that give way to a lot of grapefruit and earthy flavors. Really nice hop profile. Mouthfeel is super creamy and smooth, almost cask like. Overall, this is a pretty solid IPA. Hoppy as an IPA should be - not as balanced as others I have had but it worked for me. (443 characters)

Photo of hopstradamus
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A. Pours a bright, golden-orange color that catches the light. Reasonably clean looking with just the slightest haze. Not overly carbonated, but there is a small off-white head.

S. The aroma is resiny-pine and toffee. the hops seem to be cascade and something else that I cannot place. No noticeable yeast aromas in the nose.

T. Grassy and dry pine hop taste up front, sweet caramel malt character through the middle, and sharp hop bitterness in the finish.

M. Medium mouthfeel with little carbonation. There is an astringent quality in the middle that almost accentuates the bitterness of the hops.

D. Very drinkable, not overwhelmingly delicious but quite solid nonetheless.

A big thanks to my sister who despite being a starving college student, always manages to bring home something delicious from Blind Tiger. (822 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub in August 2009. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate orange color with a bit of a white head. The nose is fairly faint but brings some citrus and line hops along with a bit of pale malt. The taste accentuates the hops a bit more and adds in a bit of caramel flavor. Feel is medium with good carbonation. Not a great IPA, but decent enough. (363 characters)

Photo of nrbw23
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a thin cream colored head. Head leaves scattered lacing.

S- A nice bold hop smell (floral, pine, and citrus). Could also pick up some caramel malts in the back ground.

T- Citrus and pine hits me first. My first thought was wow this one's pretty bitter. Then a nice backbone of caramel malts comes in and balances things out pretty well.

M- Medium in body and lower on the carbonation side of things.

D- It was pretty easy to drink. Not the best I've had but pretty solid. (522 characters)

Photo of Goliath
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper color with a half inch off white head. Decent retention and some weak lacing.

The aroma is pretty nice. You can tell it will have a nice balance. It's got a nice citrus note, with a bit of caramel.

The taste is pretty good. A big sappy pine with a touch of citrus really hit you up front. A nice malt presence rounds out the back end. The taste is quite interesting and fairly unique which I'm impressed with. As I continued to drink I picked up a big soapy quality which really hurt the experience. Oh well I guess.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and lightly carbonated. It's also slightly syrupy.

Drinkability is high. It's a tasty IPA, certainly not the best IPA I've had but impressive for a KS brewpub that's for sure. (744 characters)

Photo of zeff80
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured a amber color with a lot of carbonation and a small, thin, white head. Didn't leave much in the lace department.

S - It smelled very grassy and hoppy. It was a very strong nose of Amarillo and Cascade hops.

T - Very bitter with a strong hop flavor. It overpowers the malt taste.

M - It was crisp and clean. A medium-bodied beer.

D - It wasn't bad. It was so hoppy it almost seemed like a DIPA. However, it was almost too bitter. (443 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a ruby orange hue with a thin cream colored head leaves scattered lacing decent appearance seems to have a low carbonation after it's trip all the way from Kansas. Aroma: Strong hop bouqet, hops express floral, pine, and slightly earthy tones caramel malts to balance give off slight underlying fruit notes not bad at all seems very enticing just by the hop profile. Taste: Is full on evenly balanced for a great tasting and drinkable IPA, bitterness is moderate not so aggressive but it let's you know the hops are there flavors come of with a bit of citrus and pine with nutty edge from the roasted caramel malts works well altogether. Not the most amazing IPA but very solid and nothing to be ashamed of shows extreme promise for the brewing scene in Kansas. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied slightly resinous low carbonation sort of sticks to the palate nice. Drinkability: Excellent definitely growler worthy, I'm very glad that I just didn't get a bottle of this brew much more effective at stealing you over when you have a whole 64oz. of it. Thanks to Marc77 for the sample. (1,092 characters)

Photo of beernut7
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice red-gold color with a thin white lace on the glass. The aroma is very spicy which introduces the very spicy fruity hop flavor profile. The spiciness is supported well by a good malt base. An aggressive bitterness lingers through the finish. very nice brew. (265 characters)

Photo of marc77
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slight hazy copper hue. Head settles quickly into a thin layer. Aroma of medium caramel malt sweetness, mild biscuit and a citrusy hop nose with hints of pine. Moderate hop bitterness upfront quickly yields to assertive caramel sweetness. Orange citrus, slightly soapy hop flavor. Devoid of esters due to a neutral yeast strain. Moderate body, w/ a dextrinous, slick, somewhat oily mouthfeel. Finishes with biscuit and caramel sweetness lingering. With more hop bitterness and perhaps a stronger malt backbone Tiger bite would be excellent. (540 characters)

Tiger Bite IPA from Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant
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