Spiffy Britches | Mother's Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Mother's Brewing Company
Missouri, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Fancy Pants

Far too fancy to settle for its original moniker, Spiffy Britches sports a hoppy and slightly malty character. Our medium-bodied Belgian Style IPA is fermented with an abbey yeast, and a big ol' helping of fresh harvested Australian Galaxy hops gives this show stealer a pleasant bitter finish.

72 IBU

Added by zeff80 on 10-04-2013

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 42
Reviews by russpowell:
Photo of russpowell
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was happy to find this on draft in Joplin, MO, but now time to get a little more in depth...

No freshness dating, come on Mother's!

Pours an effervescent & ever so-slightly hazed amber with 3 fingers of eggshell colored head. Hazes a bit more on the bottle drain, great head retention & even better lacing

S: Pineapple, grapefruit peel (pink) & grassiness, plus pineapple, some breadyness late to the game

T: Grapefruit pith, grassiness, a hint of mintyness & some yeasty bite up front. A touch of breadyness, blends with mintyness & grapefruit pith, plus a touch of herbal hops & leafiness as this warms, plus a bit of pear. Finishes with much grapefruit & pineapple with a touch of breadyness

MF: Medium bodied, delicate carbonation, nice balance

Drinks really easy, seemed like there was more citrus pop in the draft version, but both have their merits. American slant here in the vein of let's say tank7 for Saisons, another winner from your Mom from Springfield, MO! To me, this a DIPA with a Belgian Slant, but no matter how you slice it, lovely...

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Photo of cmwilliq
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- pours an amberish, yellow color with a small off white head. Very little lacing.
S- nice smells of biscuity malt, Belgian yeast and some spiciness.
T- maltiness with some sweetness from the yeast. A little citrusy finish.
M- medium mouthfeel with a bit of alcohol burn.
O- nice example of BSPA. Not the best, but nice.

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Photo of tyalan
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.54/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerEffects
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of steelerhog
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Wonderful brew for a cool night with a pipe.

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Photo of THSdrummer
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with two fingers of off-white head. Head foams up quickly with strong retention and lacing. Aroma is full of spicy and earthy hops, with a strong biscuity, bready malt presence. Flavor profile is spicy, earthy, floral hops, and biscuity and bready malts. Malt presence is strong, but it helps bolster the hops nicely. Mouth feel is thick and filling, with a grainy, pleasant texture. Overall, a huge IPA from Mother's. Between the thick feel and the spicy hops, this beer carries a lot of weight.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of AndyEdgar
3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of crazyfoMostout
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cardsfan
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of JSchock7
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of PeakedInHighSchool
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Braseltonage
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of zeff80
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of snansel
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Jasonpossible
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Boca-X
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Goosehunter75
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a bright golden with a slight haze. It has a 2 finger offwhite head with very good retention and nice lacing

S - Aromas of grapefruit, grass, and pine. There is a nice malty background as well

T - Very tasty. Lots of grapefruit and grass tastes up front. I am also detecting apples and raisins.

M - Good thick beer. Warms the palate and the bitterness lingers. Great mouth feel

T - Very good beer. Nice aroma, good and thick. Id call it a perfect winter IPA. Has a nice warming effect. It is different tasting than most IPAs on the market also

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Photo of Bsetz
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of DrumKid003
4/5  rDev 0%

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Spiffy Britches from Mother's Brewing Company
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