10-9 Bike Messenger Appreciation IPA
Spiteful Brewing

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From:
Spiteful Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
ABV:
10.9%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 9.09%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
47
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 17, 2018
Added:
Oct 03, 2013
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  2
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Notes: 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!
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Rated: 4.07 by npendres from Wisconsin

Nov 17, 2018
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Reviewed by ChicagoJ from Illinois

4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
10/14/18 (Chicago): $8.82 10 oz draft pour at Spiteful Brewing. Pale clear yellow pour into flute glass, solid carbonation, puffy white head, minimal lacing. Nice solid hops aroma. Bitter hops taste, firm very dry clean crisp mouth feel and finish. Straight up excellent double IPA!
Nov 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.96 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Feb 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.01 by Supergenou from Canada (QC)

Oct 10, 2016
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
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.
Sep 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by dannycohen62 from Illinois

Sep 18, 2016
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Reviewed by novamat from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
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.
Sep 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by badmotorgrunge from Illinois

Sep 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by kidzord from Illinois

Sep 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by aussiebeer from Illinois

Nov 18, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by Norvelljeff from Iowa

Oct 26, 2015
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Rated by CotterEU from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Like a orange creamsicle
Oct 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.27 by gregcordle from Ohio

Oct 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.24 by martinfletwood from Iowa

Sep 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.1 by Gotti311 from Wisconsin

Sep 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by jdimento from Texas

Sep 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by CityofWind_brew from Illinois

Sep 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by Roger85 from Illinois

Oct 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by JackieAnton from Illinois

Oct 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by lloydboss from Illinois

Oct 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by duobob from Illinois

Oct 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by AndyEdgar from Illinois

Oct 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4.52 by bdelonj13 from Illinois

Oct 04, 2014
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Reviewed by Resuin from Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
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)
Oct 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by brandoman63 from Illinois

Oct 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by vermilcj from Ohio

Sep 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by SeanBond from Illinois

Sep 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by spycow from Illinois

Sep 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois

Sep 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by alexm1309 from Illinois

Sep 27, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by BeerNDoggerel from Illinois

Sep 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by rudylaw from Illinois

Sep 19, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by illinikap from Illinois

Sep 18, 2014
 
Rated: 4.52 by DRush11

Aug 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by JohnnyNicks from Illinois

Mar 04, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Inglewood from Illinois

Feb 23, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by MacQ32 from South Carolina

Jan 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by jbtheman from New York

Dec 01, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by NappyB from Illinois

Nov 22, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by GABrew from Georgia

Nov 06, 2013
10-9 Bike Messenger Appreciation IPA from Spiteful Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 57 ratings