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Burning Bridges - Spiteful Brewing

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 8.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spiteful Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 01-14-2013)
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Reviews by dlello2:
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4.69/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22oz bottle. I've tasted a few ounces of this twice. This will be my first time with a decent pour.

A - Dark and thick for a brown. Fine-bubbled khaki head fades quickly. More reminiscent of a porter than a brown. Bleh, how are you supposed to rate appearance on .25 intervals--this one's great I guess!

S - Hoppy, then roasty, then hoppy. Finally some caramel/toffee. Right up my alley.

T - Whoa, burnt toast, roast, bitter deliciousness. Thinking 3 Floyds' Snow Weasel. Nice dark chocolate in the middle with just a hint of citrus. Something about the lingering coffee and hops make the beer taste fresh--a characteristic that I'd think would hold up to the test of time. A really enjoyable flavor.

M - Medium to thick body for the style. Lots of carbonation, but creamy. I like it. Very hoppy, but still balanced

O - Well, this beer can't get much better for me. Perhaps there are some palates that won't agree, but as a hoppy porter kind of guy I love this. Looking forward to more out of these guys. Thanks Spiteful!

dlello2, Jan 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Zonian1, May 01, 2013
Photo of timc100
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Handwritten batch 10

A: Rich, dark brown with a foamy/pillowy orange tinged beige - great retention and lacing.

S: Super interesting. Rich lightly roasted, heavily toasted creamy caramel/toffee notes. Big grapefruit and slight pineapple astringency - great profile.

T: So damn smooth and delicious. Sweet, toasted caramel and bready malts, some chocolate as well. Substantial hop bitterness - citrus, slight pine, slighter resin. Super delicious

P: Inredibly smooth. Medium to full body. Very soft carbonation, possibly too much so.

O: Fantastic beer. Easily the most interesting brown ale's I've ever had

timc100, Mar 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

blindpiggie, Jul 28, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch #10

Poured into a tulip glass, there's a dense head of tan foam the forms quickly and lasts for awhile. leaving behind plenty of lace in it's wake. Brownish black color, doesn't reflect much if any light.

Toasty aroma, chocolate malt is present, dry unsweetened bakers chocolate. Not much of a distinctive hop aroma.

Light toasted cereal aftertaste, moderate hop bitterness. Light florals and dried citrus peel hop character ride underneath the primary malty flavors. Fairly dry in the finish, medium bodied with a smooth carb level. Overall it's decent. Aptly named, knowing some of the background.

emerge077, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of buschbeer
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1 PINT 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a mug

A - This is about as dark as a brown ale can be. When held to the light I get faint amber highlights. There is about half a mug of tan head.

S - The smell is grain, molasses, and chocolate. There are a few wafts of citrus.

T - The taste has some remnants of a once hoppy beer. I taste some orange and a little citrus. The main flavors are from the malt. I get wonderful roasted grain and chocolate malt.

M - Medium to full

O - This is a flavorful brown ale. Unfortunately, I held on to it past its prime as far as the hops go, but the malt bill is delicious. I am really enjoying this beer. This is my first Spiteful beer, and I will definitely seek out more of their offerings.

buschbeer, Jul 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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Nachos4two, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I've had it on good authority that the burning of bridges is not the greatest tactic in the world... Anyway, this stuff pours a very dark black-brown topped by over a finger of sandy tan foam. The nose comprises leafy greens, roasted malts, mild Cameroon tobacco, and dark chocolate. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some mild citrus rinds. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a pretty nice hoppy brown ale, one that actually seems to showcase a good number of the different hops varietals involved (though others just get drowned out by the malt) and achieves a pleasant balance. Not bad.

TMoney2591, Jan 14, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle is marked Batch 10

A- pours a rich, brown, cola color with a 2 finger beige head. Very low lacing. Head lasts for a good part of the drink

S- slight. A bit of sweet malts and chocolate malts. Some roasted notes as well.

T- nicely complex. Bread, toast and chocolate notes followed by a strong bitter hops presence. Citrus notes mixed in as well.

M- medium with medium finish. The grapefruit hop prevented lingers on the tail

O- a nicely complex brown ale

mecummins, Mar 31, 2013
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Burning Bridges from Spiteful Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.