10-9 Bike Messenger Appreciation IPA - Spiteful Brewing
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3.94/5 rDev -6%
A: Clear light orange. Almost topaz-colored. Thinner head leaving light lacing on the glass.
S: Smells of fruity and sweet hops. Tropical fruit smells from the citra hops are accompanied by a very sweet scent.
T: Get the citra hop flavors right away. Tropical fruit, slightly piney, and a nice bitterness. The sweetness follows it. It's sweeter than the typical malt sweetness you get from IIPAs. I have never had el dorado hops, but I am guessing that is contributing to the sweet flavor I'm getting.
M: Lighter than I expected based on the flavors. Mostly smooth, but it does have a very slight stickiness. I got a small amount of alcohol heat at the end, but not nearly as much as the 10.9% label suggests.
O: This is a pretty solid IIPA. I will be buying another one at some point. Definitely worth trying if you can.
I'm loving the newer spiteful beers. I think they are really getting in a groove with their batches, and I look forward to trying more.
10-05-2013 20:14:43 | More by awakeavast
4.41/5 rDev +5.3%
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.
11-03-2013 19:45:39 | More by KFBR392
4.3/5 rDev +2.6%
Poured in a Tulip glass from a 22oz bomber.
I love my local Chicago microbreweries, and this one didnt dissapoint.
Appearance - Hazy orange, with a thick head that gathered in the tulip flare. Lacing was consistent throughout, and left a nice resinous dew on the glassware
Smell - this was the least impressionable especially for a DIPA, hint of citrus and grapefruit aromas, not alot, not what i like either. It was there but not at the levels that make it special.
Taste - Piney bitter, with the grapefruit tatsy goods coming through - not a "hop bomb", a solid amount of bitterness at the finish. Very drinkable for a DIPA, not overly bitter but really tasty. No malt whatsoever in this, which is what i prefer.
Mouthfeel- i would say a buttery feel - creamy in the body, felt thicker than i expected
An outstanding beer, my first from Spiteful. This is a beer that would be good for the novice DIPA drinker. Not overly hoppy, drinkable and one i enjoyed.
10-09-2013 03:34:59 | More by carmike813
3.45/5 rDev -17.7%
bomber into a tulip. batch 61
Pours a pale golden color with a nice head. A bit lighter in appearance than most IPAs. The smell is massively sweet and dominated by citra hops. Tons of tropical fruit on the nose. The taste is just overpowering with the sweetness for me, pineapple and banana flavors and a ton of citra hops. Full bodied, mild carbonation.
Overall this is an incredibly sweet beer that im just not a fan of. My first offering from spiteful that i didnt love. Drain poor for me
10-23-2013 23:40:16 | More by Axnjxn
4.09/5 rDev -2.4%
Pours clear light amber in color with a good 1 finger white foamy head.
Smell has big juicy citrus hops foreword along with a small presence of honeydew and other melon like hop aromas. Hops are cut slightly with a decent alcohol presence. Malt is light and slightly grainy.
Taste is hop forward with citrus and pine the most notable. There is a somewhat strong alcohol presence that cuts into the hops before a big bitterness. Malt is very faint and grainy.
Mouthfeel is surprisingly thick for the look and aroma. Lots of hoppy oil give this a moderate to heavy body, Lots of bitterness and a very slight dry finish.
10-06-2013 22:35:19 | More by Fcolle2
10-9 Bike Messenger Appreciation IPA from Spiteful Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.