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First Bite Pale Ale - Spider Bite Beer Company

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First Bite Pale AleFirst Bite Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

57 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spider Bite Beer Company
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gmann on 11-16-2011)
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RHB33

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-17-2014 22:25:11 | More by RHB33
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-11-2014 22:54:21 | More by SkinniePost
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pour is transparent copper with yellowish white bubbly head. Nose is light, pine and rust with a note of grain. Taste is light also, faint grain, piney hop and a faint citrus. Strong carbonation and a light body. Slick on the palate and a bit watery.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 23:55:25 | More by cpetrone84
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csmartin6

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-19-2014 15:18:15 | More by csmartin6
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ThatsThatDude

New York

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-06-2014 17:37:52 | More by ThatsThatDude
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CHickman

New York

3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very cloudy brown yellow color with sediment floating in it and an insanely huge 2-3 finger foamy beige head that burst out of the bottle and didn’t budge and faded extremely slowly, so slow that I could run my finger through it a few minutes later; it left great foamy lacing clinging to the sides.

Smells of strong piney hops up front, followed by grapefruit, toasted grains, biscuit, caramel, yeast, floral hops and mild spices; get hints of tea leaf or dry hops and very earthy notes mixed with bread and citrus sweetness.

Tastes of piney hops, citrus hops, lemon zest, sweet malt, biscuit, mild grapefruit, toasted grains, caramel, wheat bread or a whole wheat cracker, floral hops, tea leaf (or even weed), and mild spices; very nice balance as the hops are strong and sweet but the malt balance adds an almost buttery toast flavor that limits the bitterness.

Mouthfeel is average to almost heavy with pretty active carbonation, the body is medium and chewy for a pale ale, and the finish while hoppy and sweet is not too bitter and ends buttery and grainy with a lingering hop sweetness like it was dry hopped.

I can’t believe it took me so long to get and enjoy this local beer, as I’m very impressed and feel like I could drink this anytime and anywhere. A very nice APA and one that I’m glad is local to me so I can always get it fresh.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 05:06:09 | More by CHickman
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bsm80x

New York

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

09-25-2013 20:32:27 | More by bsm80x
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-05-2013 03:49:44 | More by LJWalker
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hungryhungryhippos

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-01-2013 23:35:37 | More by hungryhungryhippos
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark amber. Calm and mature pine tones on the nose. Flavor is not quite what you'd expect for the style. Very east coast in interpretation and execution. Earthy and "darker". Not the loud and boisterous west coast style stuff many people are looking for. Nice enough though.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 03:08:34 | More by RblWthACoz
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-09-2013 18:45:41 | More by rorjets
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socon67

New York

3.14/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Light amber pour with a decent head of foam. Some lacing, and slight carbonation.

S - Pale malts seem to be a bit too sweet. There is a hoppy smell but I found it a bit off.

T - Light flavors of grain and a crisp hoppy finish. Just not enjoying the residual sweetness that almost seems like its off.

M - Light feel, some carbonation, and easy to have a few.

O - Fun to try local, but just not one I'd look for again.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 01:03:26 | More by socon67
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acp21178

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-17-2013 23:30:36 | More by acp21178
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MJsGhost

New York

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

07-07-2013 18:14:37 | More by MJsGhost
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-28-2013 22:20:35 | More by st9647v3
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-04-2013 16:51:55 | More by ygtbsm94
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.36/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Copprr body. Big off white head and excellent retention. Pretty clear.

Smell - Lemony and kinda offensive hop aroma. A bit of chemical notes. Pine sol.

Taste - Strong pine hop. The chemical flavor comes back with a vengeance. Bitter. Grainy.

Mouthfeel - Bitter and lemony. Well carbonated. Lots of off flavors.

Overall - This is all over the place. The hops are unpleasant.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 23:55:54 | More by Alieniloquium
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nmatros

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-19-2013 21:36:50 | More by nmatros
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

05-13-2013 23:53:17 | More by jenray
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Bieniek30

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-11-2013 12:37:09 | More by Bieniek30
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-08-2013 18:31:06 | More by BMart
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-07-2013 03:31:32 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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gshackles

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-06-2013 03:20:07 | More by gshackles
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koopa

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-31-2013 22:07:52 | More by koopa
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PsilohsaiBiN

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-28-2013 21:59:55 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
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First Bite Pale Ale from Spider Bite Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.