10-9 Bike Messenger Appreciation IPA | Spiteful Brewing

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54 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spiteful Brewing
Illinois, United States
spitefulbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
October 9th marks bike messenger appreciation day, so raise a class of this IPA brewed and dry hopped with El Dorado and a pinch of Citra hops. These people are overworked and underpaid as they bike through anything that Mother Nature brings, delivering packages on time. What is better than a half-hour delivery service when it's crunch time? So next time you see a messenger racing through a yellow light, get the hell out of the way!

Added by Rainblows on 10-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
9
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
9.44%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Supergenou
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Batch #466 tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pt 6 oz bottle on September 18, 2016. Look is orange gold blend with a thick white head and some sticky lacing. Smell and taste is citrus and some melon. Feel is medium in body with some heat from the high abv.

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Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of novamat
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled early September 2016. Pours fairly clear the color of gold with a hint of orange. Plenty of white head that settles slowly and leaves a lot of lacing. Smell is fruits, primarily citrus and overripe melon. Taste is more melon and citrus with hints of alcohol, which is not unexpected considering this beer is nearly 11% ABV. I find this to be a bit more bitter and dry compared to other DIPA offerings in the market, but this is consistent with my experience Spiteful's other DIPAs. Mouth feel is smooth with well balanced carbonation. Overall a pretty good effort from Spiteful, not the best of what they've put out, but definitely drinkable.

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Photo of badmotorgrunge
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kidzord
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Norvelljeff
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CotterEU
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Like a orange creamsicle

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Photo of gregcordle
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of martinfletwood
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gotti311
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of jdimento
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CityofWind_brew
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roger85
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of JackieAnton
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of AndyEdgar
3/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of bdelonj13
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Resuin
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a stemmed glass. This is batch #164.

Appearance: Pours an interesting clear, peach color and gives a couple fingers of dense white head that slowly fade, leaving lacing on the glass. Definitely the most transparent imperial IPA I've seen - has an interesting look to it. (4.75)

Smell: Big peach, honey, malts, pear, with some floral hops in the background. Pleasant and fairly balanced. (4.25)

Taste: Peach, honey, sweet cereal malts, resin, pineapple, mango. None of the flavors are too dominant - this is pretty well balanced. Finishes a tad bitter but plenty crisp, despite the sweetness in the flavor profile. (4)

Mouth-feel: Fairly thick body with low carbonation. Smooth finish for the ABV. (4)

Overall: This is a nice, full bodied, big IPA. Well balanced between the malts and the hops, and very drinkable for its size. Somewhere in between a session and a slow sipper. Here's to the bike messengers! (4)

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of SeanBond
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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10-9 Bike Messenger Appreciation IPA from Spiteful Brewing
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