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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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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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.

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10-9 Bike Messenger Appreciation IPA from Spiteful Brewing
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