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Ghost Bike Pale Ale - Spiteful Brewing

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Ghost Bike Pale AleGhost Bike Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 7.87%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spiteful Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 03-09-2013)
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09-02-2013 03:09:43 | More by RMelyon
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

05-29-2013 23:46:41 | More by Texasfan549
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-02-2013 21:46:40 | More by DooshBagalow
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brewskis

Indiana

3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark golden orange color with a finger length head that goes away slowly and leaves a ring of lacing. Moderate carbonation coming off the glass. Smells of tangerine, grass, floral, grapefruit, and a sweet and doughy breadiness. Taste starts with some grapefruit and tangerine. Moderate sweetness from the beginning. The middle brings more maltiness. Biscuit and carmel come into play along with more grapefruit, as well as lemon and now more like orange zest rather than tangerine. Taste finishes with a lot of orange zest, grapefruit, some lemon, some pine, sweet carmel, and a biscuitiness. Not too astringent on the finish, as the citrus flavors dominate and last on the palate; however it is pretty dry. Pretty well balanced as well. Medium body with a creamy and sticky mouthfeel. More like an IPA than a pale ale. Not too bad.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 23:45:50 | More by brewskis
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Florida9

Illinois

3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Dull shade of amber. Forms a rather sizable, bubbly, and stable white head. Light lacing.

S: Aroma is mostly citrus, grapefruit, and some light pale malt.

T: Taste is decent, but fairly simplistic. Light pale malts, then more grapefruit, a little light citrus zest. There is more than a bit of earthiness on the back end, then there is a dry, earthy astringency on the finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium. Dry. Medium carbonation. Moderate, but persistent, bitterness.

O: A decent APA, though one that is probably pushing into the IPA portion of the spectrum. That said, it is a fairly average APA, with not a whole lot to set it apart from the pack. If it were available in 6 packs at a reasonable price, I would probably buy it again, but can't justify buying another one of these in bomber format at current prices.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 22:24:32 | More by Florida9
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I've never noticed one of these ghost bikes in the City before, but, then again, I'm never paying all that much attention to my surroundings down there... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear straw topped by over a finger of lightly cream-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, tangerine zest, light lime peel, and a soft backbone of sweet biscuit. Things are decidedly hoppy, yet somewhat restrained and balanced, sure not to blast the nostrils with too much. The taste holds notes of slightly-funky lemon peel, dark-and-spicy-and-earthy greens (very tobacco-like), sweet biscuit, light honey, and a splash of grapefruit rind. Those tobacco greens seem to wanna be remembered forever, leaving behind a strong, lingering bitterness throughout the finish and aftertaste. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a nice pale ale, though the exquisite promise of the smell is never truly fulfilled. Still, it's solid enough to warrant another go, should the opportunity arise.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 20:37:31 | More by TMoney2591
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Illinois

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3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz, Bottled 3/12/13
The Bruery tulip

A: Hazy bright yellow color. Clears up as I drink. Bright white layer of head. Leaving sticky lacing. Good carbonation. Pretty beer.

S: Citrus: lemon and bright orange rind. Maybe a little a little pine. Light malt sweetness.

T: Tip of the tongue, little pine and good citrus. Getting lemon and orange rind. Some herbal biscuit malt sweetness. Lingers on palate. Some dryness.

M: Light to medium bodied.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 13:25:36 | More by inlimbo77
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Ghost Bike Pale Ale from Spiteful Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.