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10-9 Bike Messenger Appreciation IPA - Spiteful Brewing

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rainblows on 10-03-2013

October 9th marks bike messenger appreciation day, so raise a class of this IPA brewed and dry hopped with El Dorado and a pinch of Citra hops. These people are overworked and underpaid as they bike through anything that Mother Nature brings, delivering packages on time. What is better than a half-hour delivery service when it's crunch time? So next time you see a messenger racing through a yellow light, get the hell out of the way!
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Poured from a bomber into a stemmed glass. This is batch #164.

Appearance: Pours an interesting clear, peach color and gives a couple fingers of dense white head that slowly fade, leaving lacing on the glass. Definitely the most transparent imperial IPA I've seen - has an interesting look to it. (4.75)

Smell: Big peach, honey, malts, pear, with some floral hops in the background. Pleasant and fairly balanced. (4.25)

Taste: Peach, honey, sweet cereal malts, resin, pineapple, mango. None of the flavors are too dominant - this is pretty well balanced. Finishes a tad bitter but plenty crisp, despite the sweetness in the flavor profile. (4)

Mouth-feel: Fairly thick body with low carbonation. Smooth finish for the ABV. (4)

Overall: This is a nice, full bodied, big IPA. Well balanced between the malts and the hops, and very drinkable for its size. Somewhere in between a session and a slow sipper. Here's to the bike messengers! (4)

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Appearance: Pours with a solid finger of head. Medium amount of active carbonation in glass. Bright orange color.

Smell: Pine and straw jump right out of the glass. Juicy tropical fruits provide a very solid body. Grounded tones of hay, prairie grass, and bitter hops continued to come in waves.

Taste: Bright bouquet of tropical fruits hit the palate right away. Mangos, watermelon, melons, kiwis, and mandarin oranges. The pine and straw earthiness is detected more so on the back end of the brew. Sweet fruity finish with medium hop dryness.

Mouthfeel: Outstandingly soft and sweet on the palate. Hop bitterness is definitely more sweet then bitter. Dangerously drinkable. Fruity tingle on the palate throughout.

Overall: The El Dorado and Citra hops create a fruity bright experience that is rivaled by few. One of my favorite DIPAs to date. Masterfully done by Spiteful.

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