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Spiteful IPA - Spiteful Brewing

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Spiteful IPASpiteful IPA

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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spiteful Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: OttoBomb on 01-16-2014

Current can (2014) says:
"A delightful India Pale Ale brewed with Amarillo hops."

This IPA is short and sweet:

A wonderful India Pale Ale

Brewed with El Dorado hops.
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Photo of tim007007
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Raj
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy orange with sticky off white head. Smells great - orange peel, grapefruit with some sweetness. Taste juicy hop, grass, orange marmalade from the amarillo, some malt presence but overall pretty bitter. Easy drinking, well carbonated, dry enough to want to take another sip. Overall a really well made IPA, and based on the price and 6pk cans, will be a go-to for me.

Photo of BranchDavidian
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PHBoiler
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nicely balanced juicy and bitter IPA that showcases the Amarillo hop. Fresh as can be straight from the can. Great pricepoint. Citrusy nose leads right into the grapefruit and orange peel notes. Crushable and well made.

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kodt
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevanb
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, brewed with Amarillo hops, poured into a Lagunitas mason jar.

The beer pours a hazy copper orange color, a few bubbles rising to the top of the glass where a thick, soapy finger and a half of white head that has very nice retention and yields a massive wall of lace. The aroma is bitter, with nice earthy and piney hops and grapefruit peel, though there is some definite juicy citrus and grassiness with a hint of honey malt. The flavors are right in line, plenty of bitter and juicy hops, grapefruit, pine, juicy orange citrus, grassy hop spice and biscuit and honey malt. The mouthfeel is nice, very dry, coating, abrasive carbonation that finishes easily.

Verdict: A very nice IPA from Spiteful, refreshing, quaffable and effortlessly simple. It serves it's purpose very well, showcasing the Amarillo hop very well and for the price of $8.99 for a fresh 6 pack, this is hard to turn down.

Photo of Damian74Shensky
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buttermilk
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of feeger22
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of uwmgdman
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JeltMaaj
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KnowYourCraft
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shredder83
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Norseman
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jaywalsh20
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Tanger112
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of bellbw
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a Duvel tulip.

A. A hazy, carmel/honey colored beer with a 2 finger head. Perfect ring of lacing around the glass.

S. Big biscuity aroma with a mild touch of pine and herbs. Just a slight amount of citrus that I only got after some beer stuck to my nose.

T. Backs up the aroma but much more balanced. Much more fruity and juicy "almost a taste of banana or pear and a little plum" in the mouth and slightly piney. Just enough bitterness at the backbone to let you know it's an IPA. Delicious and quite independent from the normal citrusy/grapefruit taste in IPA/APA's. A welcome difference.

F. Medium bodied with a lingering mild crispness.

O. Yum! Delicious and fruity yet differentiates itself from many IPA/APA's out there. Looks great with some nice lacing and just enough bitterness. Very enjoyable and I will be looking forward to getting this again. Though it's odd the smell and taste don't agree, it just tastes great and I can get passsed that.

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Spiteful IPA from Spiteful Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.