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Spiteful IPA - Spiteful Brewing

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Spiteful IPASpiteful IPA

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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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Reviews by BeerMeFitz:
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

BeerMeFitz, Jan 20, 2014
More User Reviews:
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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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

77apm, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

HeyYoMar, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

mrjedi299, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

schmidtmattsays, Sep 03, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -23.6%

Renegawam, Oct 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Kmlund, Oct 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Jaycase, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

sahd-1, Jun 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

beersdmf17, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

NRo, May 29, 2014
Photo of emerge077
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange, plentiful foam, seafoam lacing in the glass. Lasting surface coverage.

Pungent hoppy aroma, leafy greens, citrusy orange and tangerine with a pleasant light undercurrent of pale malt sweetness.

Bitter orange peel, light pale malt sweetness, tangerine pulp. Dry aftertaste, lingering light bitterness and pale malt flavors. Very clean and sessionable. Go-to beer for sure.

emerge077, Feb 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

blue-dream, Nov 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

enelson, Mar 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

gtermi, Sep 10, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can shared by stillmatic2232. Thanks man!

Pours a hazy orange, with a 3/4 inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells fairly citrusy, lots of orange, mango, and pineapple, with some pine in the background.

There's only a small amount of lingering bitterness here, the hop flavor runs much more towards sweeter juicier hop flavors, with some underlying dank/herbal/pine/grassy flavors as well. But the flavor profile definitely favors citrus. Very little malt flavor here, slightly crackery, I'd wager.

Light to medium bodied, very crisp clean mouthfeel to this IPA. Flavors are well defined, with a slight amount of lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation.

Another great IPA, this was a solid night for IPAs for sure.

GreesyFizeek, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

DangleBerries, May 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

MrPlayboy, Sep 05, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Cloudy yellow orange, some carbonation and a one finger head that lingers.

S-Some nice cirtus and lemon notes, tad bit of wheat as well. Tropical hops.

T-Starts with nice citrus/tropical notes. Had a bit of wheat and malt to it as well, but the hops are still there. Ends with a nice bitterness and mild earthy notes.

M-lighter, semi crisp finish, not much carbonation.

O-First time knowingly drinking a beer with El Dorado hops, rather good.

rlee1390, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Inglewood, Mar 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

teamwiggum, Mar 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

teledeluxe, Mar 20, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +2.2%

Canada_Dan, Jul 06, 2014
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Spiteful IPA from Spiteful Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.