Fat Badger | Spiteful Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

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Added by rogercorridor on 10-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,216
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
26
pDev:
9.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours with a light to medium body. A murky dirty pond water brown color to this brew. Light head on the pour and no retention while drinking.

Smell: the front is a very sweet nutty malt aroma. A very solid crisp piney hop body is present as well. The centennial hops and bright malt pair together extremely well. Accents of caramel, molasses, butterscotch, and oak jump out at the drinker.

Taste: the hops jump out right away. Pine and resin are felt first with some light fruity hop accents backing it up. The malt presence picks up in the middle of this beer but this is no doubt dominated by the hops. The pleasant earthiness left behind on the palate long after drinking.

Mouthfeel: chewy and easy going. Medium bodied carbonation felt on the palate.

Overall: I'm glad I finally decided to try this brew. Hop forward like most of spitefuls brews but this one is a winner. All the major players in this beer combine together well.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Unibroue tulip glass

A: All beer is beautiful, this one has a great soft head, even from a rather gentle pour. Very dark amber color, lets very little light through.

S: A lot hoppier than I expected. Pines and honey I want to say.

T: Tastes great, a little bitter hop up front and then a soft sweetness takes over and all but the faintest bitterness remains. I want to say hints of molasses, but in truth, I don't actually know what molasses tastes like.

M: Soft carbonation, medium to rich body, goes down smooth.

O: not much to say other than DAMN, thats a good beer. For the price, its hard to find any faults. $10 a 6pk, it might be up there with Anti-hero for the best bang for your buck 6 pack in Chicago.

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2.8/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Seems this is going to be an unpopular opinion. I think that this beer would have been far better had the not fallen into the all-too-common American craft brewer trend of putting a bunch of american hops into it. Irish ales are good beers, and when I saw a locally brewed one, I got excited. It does have some of the hallmarks, which I liked: toasty flavors, a little bit of roastiness, dry overall. Its drinkability was highly detracted from by the higher bitterness. Also, the flavor of centennial hops do not combine well with roastiness. Does this sound like a one-note review? Well, it was a one-note beer.

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Fat Badger from Spiteful Brewing
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 26 ratings