Spiteful IPA | Spiteful Brewing

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Spiteful IPASpiteful IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Current can (2014) says:
"A delightful India Pale Ale brewed with Amarillo hops."

This IPA is short and sweet:

A wonderful India Pale Ale

Brewed with El Dorado hops.

Added by OttoBomb on 01-16-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
239
Reviews:
27
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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Photo of brentk56
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a two finger head that leaves strands of lacing behind

Smell: Shortbread malt, tropical fruit and a hint of grapefruit citrus

Taste: Tropical fruit flavors of mango and pineapple protrude, with pink grapefruit developing in the middle; a layer of shortbread underpins but never intrudes while the citrusy bitterness lingers into the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: I have been pleased with the Spiteful beer or two that I have tasted in the past and this one continues the trend

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Photo of Eman17
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Taste: complex hops of Juicy bitter, citrus, piney, tropical, dry notes. Mild fermented grain nose, some floral notes. Bright Gold, slightly unfiltered, with a white head and some lace. Medium body, 60 IBUs

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Photo of cbcrunch
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eric_T_07
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CSO
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris912
3.15/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexManiacDrunkard
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is almost a session IPA for my taste, light-medium body, bright gold and a only a finger of off-white foam that goes away fast.

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Photo of mush
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
3.52/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VABA
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mostly clear blonde color with some slight haze. Tall, webby head of 3 fingers, gradually receding to a thin ring and leaving tons of lace behind.

Aromas of sweet bread and malts, with tropical notes of mango, papaya, and passion fruit.

Flavor is bitter to start, but follows with a polite sweetbread and notes of mango and citrus. The fruit notes are muted but they are there. Pine stabs in and out and it ends on a cracker finish.

Feel is creamy and semy dry.

A nice IPA that I'll be glad to keep finishing.

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Photo of FBarber
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark opaque orange tinged brown. One of the darkest colored IPAs I've seen. Frothy two finger white head.

Smell has lots of pineapple aromas initially. Other aromas of orange, lemon, pine, wood, bark are noted as the beer warms. The aromas are all very earthy in the way that other IPAs are tropical. Definite malty backbone noted in the aroma.

Taste follows the nose with a earthy array of orange, orange rind, lemon, grass, pine, oak, and wood. Nice caramel malt backbone gives some underlying depth to the beer. Overall there is an almost tea like nature to the flavors. Very earthy and refreshing reminiscent of black tea. Bitter finish with some sweetness throughout.

Medium carbonation provides an initial momentary tingle. Feel is light, bit sweet and thick on the tongue with a coating finish in the mouth.

Overall an interesting IPA from Spiteful. Certainly unique. Definitely a must try.

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Photo of Maryobeerian
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1424IpA
3.37/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of terence
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of larryarms847
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a deep and slightly rusty gold with subtle orange hues and a finger of off-white foam.

Grassy and slightly pine resin character, juicy orange and lemony citrus fruit, and a nice slightly toasty and slightly sweet caramel malt backbone.

Orange, grapefruit, and lemony citrus fruit notes with a good amount of resin, pine, and grass, encompassed in a solid caramel malt sweetness.

Light-medium bodied, medium carbonation, prickly carbonation, and perfect bitter bite.

Overall, a solid go-to IPA from Spiteful here.

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Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puftdank
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of M_chav
3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RichH55
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 fl oz. can, no canned on date or freshness information. My second canned offering from Spiteful Brewing, acquired a single can as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - A deep golden honeyed body, apt carbonation, with one finger of frothy white head that lingers to a fluffy ring, with some scattered soapy lacing. Looks very nice.

S - Aroma of fresh, earthy, leafy, floral, grassy, spicy Amarillo hop character, with some earthy bready malt. Creamy, with a bit of spicy herbal horseradish type hop aroma that I sometimes detect. Smells fresh and appealing.

T - Taste follows the nose: crisp, creamy, fresh, floral Amarillo hops. Earthy, herbal, piney, resinous, & bitter. Notes of mango, passion fruit, clementine orange. Lingering hop resin / bitterness.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, creamy. Medium-bodied, and easy-drinking stuff. Sticky, fruity, dank, resinous, & bitter hop finish lingers. Beckons the palate for another sip.

Overall, an excellent Amarillo hopped IPA from Spiteful. Tasty, drinkable, and sessionable stuff even. Would go good with summer weather and bbq.

Spiteful Brewing Spiteful IPA -----4/5.

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