Eye Be Use | Spider Bite Beer Company

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56 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spider Bite Beer Company
New York, United States
spiderbitebeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pours a golden yellow color and crammed full of hops. It starts with a citrus and dank hop aroma that follows through to the flavor. While malt may bring up the finish you won’t soon forget about the hops. When you need IBU’s ask for it by name.

Added by plaid75 on 10-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
14.99%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of biboergosum
3.21/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle, with a whole new IPA-themed punny name, at least to me.

This beer pours a slightly glassy, medium bronzed amber colour, with one chubby finger of puffy, rocky, and moderately bubbly off-white head, which leaves some solid rock face lace around the glass as things quickly abate.

It smells of stale orange and red grapefruit rinds, grainy pale malt, a twinge of hot caramel, Pine-Sol, and further warm alcohol esters. The taste is bready, doughy caramel malt, cotton candy, sugary orange wedges, piney car air freshener, earthy and woodsy hops, and a rather untamed metallic and medicinal booziness.

The bubbles are adequate in their supportive and somewhat frothy ventures, the body medium-light in weight, and so-so smooth, the proclaimed hops apparently wasting their time here (along with the wild-ass booze) to make things just a bit more miserable. It finishes sweet, unhinged, and untethered - the differentiation within available upon request.

Yeah, upon first whiff, my mind was set, and not to be changed by what came after - Phenol-Rama 2015! There is a decent enough DIPA under all that sideshow, bad homebrew-esque crap flitting about, but you'd hardly know it. Anyways, one of the poorer versions of the style that I've had the displeasure of paying north of 10 bucks for, of late.

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3.24/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.37/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.44/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.44/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Pours out amber with a decent nose of citrus fruit, hops and sugars.

The drinking is a sweet sugar and booze bomb to the palate. A booze and bitter finish follows with more sweet malts. The mouth feel is rather heavy and sticky. Major booze bomb and not overly impressed. Bottled 9/1/14 in MA.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tsp247
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Sammy
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev -8%

Photo of nmann08
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Eye Be Use from Spider Bite Beer Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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