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Bitter Biker - Spiteful Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

84 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.4%


Brewed by:
Spiteful Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 02-11-2013)
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Not sure why, but I think of my old pog collection when I look at this label. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear salmon-copper (that's a new one) topped by a finger of cream-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, pine sap, peach flesh, timid caramel, and a hint of eucalyptus. The taste brings in more of the same, focusing on the bitter rinds of the aforementioned fruits instead of the bright flesh. A lingering sense of citrus-y chlorophyll keeps an extended vigil throughout the aftertaste, producing an almost medicinal flavor in the process. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a solid DIPA, though the bitterness was overdone a bit, especially considering the fruity promises made by the smell. Still, I wouldn't necessarily be averse to another somewhere down the line.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 05:48:52 | More by TMoney2591
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Bitter Biker from Spiteful Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.