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Bitter Biker - Spiteful Brewing

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very good

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

bmurray10, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

BRD14, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

PeterOrlando92, May 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

HopAttack3, May 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

EROCK75, May 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

durlta, May 08, 2013
Photo of timc100
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Batch 24

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.

timc100, May 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

SalukiAlum, Apr 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

oldvines, Apr 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

stevegoz, Apr 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

buck1futter, Apr 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

DooshBagalow, Apr 09, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch #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.

rhoadsrage, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

auggie, Apr 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

BeerOps, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of KFBR392
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark orange color that borders on a light red amber. Low carbonation overall. Head only got to about a finger at the most on the pour.

Smell: a nice balance of sweet hops and heavy syrup. The brightness of the hops seems to jump out more, but a thick maple syrup, malt, toffee, and caramel undertone is very prevalent. A touch of spices and alcohol can be found as well.

Taste: The front is a very light and sugary sweet hop kiss. This rolls directly into a hard hop bitterness with a very solid malt backbone. Has a completely saturated citrus flavor, carbonation feel is low due to overpowering citrus. Sticky pine and leafy greens linger around for a very long time after drinking. The alcohol warms up the back end of this beer quite a bit as well.

Mouthfeel: Dry with a little more alcohol burn then one would hope. There is some sweet hops and molasses hang around which make up for it.

Overall: The Chicagoland area seems to be producing quite a few high quality IPAs right now. You can include this beer in that category and seems to be just a tick off being an elite IPA

KFBR392, Apr 02, 2013
Bitter Biker from Spiteful Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.