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Spiteful IPA - Spiteful Brewing

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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.44%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: OttoBomb on 01-16-2014)
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Photo of joe1510
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Can

Wil, again, handed me a couple of these the other day because he's a generous dude. Thanks, generous dude! An overenthusiastic pour on my part added a lot of haze to the apricot orange body making it quite muddy. A fingers worth of pure white foam sits atop the surface like whipped cream with no inclination of disappearing. The lace is soft and wants to coat every inch of glass.

El Dorado is an interesting hop, in my opinion. Of the few beers I've had that use El Dorado I've always gotten soft, buttery banana as a component. Herbal qualities are present with a hard to identify but enjoyable citrus kick. If I was forced to pick out specific citrus qualities they would lean mostly toward orange, pineapple, and under ripe mango. The banana quality faintly reminds me of banana Now n' Laters. All of that sits atop a caramel and graham crackery malt base.

The flavor profile is more expressive than the nose. Citrus is more in the forefront with orange and pineapple leaving fingerprints. Pale, sugar cookie malt runs middle to end with a drizzle of caramel. Herbal happiness, bordering on earthy, pack a little punch mid-palate. The finish is orange jammy and resinous making for a very unique hop profile. This IPA really grows on me as I drink.

The body weighs in at medium with coronation that adds a velvety feel. This beer flows like silk. Bitterness doesn't seem like much upfront but with each successive drink grows, eventually becoming assertive and jowl numbing. Dryness hits quickly on the swallow accentuating that bitterness.

Again, El Dorado is a very unique hop. It's very different from the more common varietals with citrus, herbal, and banana notes, though mild banana. The malt base is pale and allows the hop profile to shine, Drinkability is high. The cans can be enjoyed on the go. Spiteful does it right yet again.

joe1510, May 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.3/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.08/5  rDev -23.6%

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Photo of rudzud
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice slightly hazy golden hue with a one finger white head that faded to leave a thin halo.

S - Aromas of bright amarillo hops, good tropical notes, nice pineapple, faint bitterness. Very pleasant.

T - Taste is not quite as good as the nose. Much more malts here, the tropical notes are very faded, though there are some light light grapefruit and citrus. Light bitter finish. Really falls flat.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, slightly thin feeling.

O - Overall, the nose was really pleasant but the taste was just a bit too malty. And the mouthfeel was a bit thin.

Serving Type: Can

rudzud, Oct 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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Spiteful IPA from Spiteful Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.