Bitter Biker - Spiteful Brewing
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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Florida9:
4.11/5 rDev +7%
A: Deep rusty orange in color. Clear. Forms a moderate sized very off-white head that is very stable and leaves a good bit of lacing on the way down.
S: Aroma is full on citrus. Orange, grapefruit, orange blossom, and a bit of citrus rind.
T: Taste is more of the same. Mildly sweet citrus, with orange rind, and grapefruit dominating. Some very mild caramel malts. This one is fairly high with the IBU's and is unapologetically bitter resulting in a good bit of resiny pine on the finish
M: On the heavier side of medium. Aggressively bitter. Appropriate carbonation.
O: I liked this beer. It's aggressive and in your face with a strong dose of both bitterness and good ole American hops. But, while I wouldn't call it balanced, there is enough malty sweetness to keep it from becoming too lopsided.
03-05-2013 23:26:23 | More by Florida9
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev +1.6%
(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a clear slightly dense deep aged copper body with a bubbly light beige head that last a good bit.
S- The new sneakers aroma blends with pithy hops and a slightly sweaty earthy quality that turns into a buttery toast aroma as it opens.
T- The big bitterness stings the tongue and lingers for a good bit after each sip. There is a light toasted dry malt flavor that turns a bit more caramel when it opens and some buttery diacetyl follows. Some minty and pine qualities to the hops come through as it warms but the bitter dandelion milk hops still bite after each sip.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with no real alcohol heat but it does have a bit of a slippery texture as it opens.
O- The big pithy sweaty beer has a bit too much bitterness without much hop flavor or aroma and not enough malt support. There are some sweaty, buttery flavors that are off but they don’t detract from the bitterness.
04-09-2013 15:30:01 | More by rhoadsrage
3.9/5 rDev +1.6%
A: Really nice looking. Dark amber/blood orange, off white head that sticks around for days. Pretty sticky retention
S: Interesting. A kind of metallic note (don't know how else to describe it) that I got off hopslam this year in a bad way, and what I get off all no-coast IPA's in a good way - so I'm assuming a concentrated astringency and resin. It doesn't do much for it but take away. There is a sweet biscuit and melon character that comes through. Very bitter, concentrated grapefruit oil and not-very-sticky resin.
T: Again interesting. This is only their second batch of this, and I assume it will get better each time. The concentrated metallic astringency, as I have labeled it, dominates. There is more citrus and tropical hop fruitiness. There is a really nice astringent tropical fruit kick at the end. Very resinous and sticky.
P: Very smooth, a little thin, chewy at the finish.
O: Nice DIPA. I love ghost biker pale and can imagine this being a great beer, however, at the moment it is a little messy. Looking forward to future batches.
05-06-2013 21:22:04 | More by timc100
3.64/5 rDev -5.2%
Bright high clarity orange, lots of creamy foam that leaves behind some sticky lacing in the glass. Pretty good coverage, a skim stays across the surface after half the glass.
Floral, sandalwood, dried citrus peel aroma.
Super bitter, aspirin and alcohol, somewhat abrasive and astringent with little to no sweetness. Leafy, vegetal greenery, bitter arugula and dandelion, though the minor hop flavors are overshadowed a little by the rough feel.
As a Chicago bike commuter, I can appreciate the label and name of the beer, although it's probably not one i'll seek out again.
02-12-2013 01:53:46 | More by emerge077
Bitter Biker from Spiteful Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.