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Alley Time - Spiteful Brewing

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Alley Time
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87
very good

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.23%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Spiteful Brewing visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 07-20-2013)
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

07-24-2013 22:31:06 | More by Thorpe429
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

08-21-2013 01:05:56 | More by jaydoc
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-28-2013 17:05:44 | More by spycow
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emerge077

Illinois

3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bright pale gold body, streaming carb trails visible, ample head of white foam. Some soapy arcs of drippy lacing form in the glass, and there's a steady skim on the surface after a few sips.

Aromas of candied orange peel, woody vines, cat pee (the name seems to be an allusion to where bike messengers go to relieve themselves).

Very light and somewhat crisp, big citrus in the form of candied orange peel again, firm resiny bitterness that sticks in the teeth a little bit. Some trace pale malts and possibly wheat in the background. Some lingering hop flavor, could use a touch more to really shine. Light enough to be an APA,hopped to an IPA level. Nice and drinkable, seems like a session beer until the abv creeps up. Solid Simcoe APA.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 00:44:22 | More by emerge077
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-05-2013 19:07:04 | More by InspectorBob
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

09-27-2013 23:27:03 | More by enelson
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bomber into a DFH tulip shaped pint glass. Batch 39 hand written on side.

Pours a cloudy copper with a nice inch+ white frothy head. The smell is very hoppy and big on citrus notes. Wouldnt guess this was a pale from the nose. The taste is intriguing. Good amount of hops presence at first but its also malty. I get hints of citrus, lemon and pine. More like an IPA than a pale, or maybe in between. Its reminiscent of a toned down zombie dust to me... so high praise. Very easy drinking, i took a few big sips back to back to try and pin point the exact flavors in this.

Definitely recommended, a real treat.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 23:46:45 | More by Axnjxn
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Florida9

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy light copper in color. Forms a moderate sized fluffy white head. Excellent retention and lots of lacing.

S: Aroma has a light sweetness. Lighter citrus notes, some pine, and a bit of earthiness.. Despite this being a single hop beer, the aroma is not tell-tale Simcoe.

T: Taste is lighter than expected, though this is supposed to be an APA. Lighter caramel malts. A touch of sweetness. Orange rind, grapefruit, and a bit of pine. Finish is earthy and watery.

M: On the lighter side of medium. Restrained bitterness. Appropriate carbonation. Feels a bit thin, though.

O: This beer is listed as an APA. The bottle calls it an APA. But, the ABV is in the area of an IPA. And while I understand this beer is supposed to be an APA, it just comes off as feeling more like an underpowered IPA than a strong APA. It's not bad. Actually, I quite like it. But at this price point, it's not something I'd be willing to bother with again.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 22:18:10 | More by Florida9
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-02-2014 17:11:09 | More by Whiskeydeez
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: dirty yellow shiny, finger white head,
stunning lacing

S: lemon grass/peel, biscuit malt

T: lemon peel, mild grassy, creamy malt,
long mild bitter finish

M: med/creamy body, oily + sticky mouth

O: What a treat! Interesting APA offering.
Will get again and again.

DELIGHTFUL; PICK UP A BOTTLE!

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 21:02:48 | More by BeerLover99
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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Germany

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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jklecko2

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Illinois

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Illinois

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Illinois

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New York

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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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Alley Time from Spiteful Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.