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Burning Bridges - Spiteful Brewing

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 8.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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:
Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 01-14-2013

Need some fermented anger management? Burning Bridges, a happy American Brown Ale, hits your taste buds with generous portions of Horizon, Falconer's Flight 7C's, and Cascade hops. Amber and chocolate malt provide the moral fortitude to balance these angry hops. However, when you inevitably do burn bridges, at least you still have this beer to help ease the consequences.
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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 8
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
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!

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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

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch 10. Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into my Half Acre snifter.

A - Pours a very dark brown that is pretty much impenetrable by light. A nice one a half finger frothy head. Incredible retention & consistency of bubble size.

S - Hops & nuts. Roasted notes pair well with a grassy hop character. Some nice bitter chocolate.

T - Nice roasted & toasted notes to begin, with a piney hop presence to balance. A bit of a boozy presence at the very end. Reminds me of a nice porter.

M - Great creamy mouthfeel, with superior drinkability.

O - Very impressive job here from a new brewery. A very interesting take on a brown ale. Do not hesitate to pick this up.

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4.11/5  rDev 0%
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.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Burning Bridges from Spiteful Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.