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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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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

elevatedgreens, Sep 13, 2013
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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
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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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

NSK79, Feb 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

jmtpi, Jun 17, 2013
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powz87, Jun 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

hoptician, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of wyatt13
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

wyatt13, Apr 09, 2013
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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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4/5  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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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Burning Bridges from Spiteful Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.