Diggable IPA | Spiteful Brewing

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3.93/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by lanciloti on 02-18-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,860
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
38
pDev:
8.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eppCOS
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid IPA here - and on the reasonable ABV side too at 6%. Good color, aromas, and taste, and strongly leans to the pine-grass, with some tropical fruits in the background. Good, but not exceptional, mouth feel on this one. Well done IPA - an all around hitter that will appeal to most folks.

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Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewskis
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours an unfiltered, murky burnt orange with a golden hue. Looks like a New England-style IPA.

Smell consists of candied and juicy mango, pineapple, papaya, grapefruit, and tangerine. Slight pine in the background. Very sweet and somewhat nutty malt presence.

Taste takes a 180 on the aroma. Pine is more at the forefront with a background of juicy tropical (mango, pineapple, papaya) and citrus fruits (grapefruit and tangerine). The juicy fruits start to come through more as it warms. A slight yeastiness to it as well. A much dryer finish than anticipated.

Medium body with a somewhat creamy and oily mouthfeel.

If the taste on this was more in line with the juicy and fruity aroma, I would like this even more. Nevertheless, a very good IPA that is definitely diggable as the title says.

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Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dohm179
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours a hazy orange like pulpy orange juice with minimal head that sticks around for half a pint
Smell: Citrus fruit, Orange, grapefruit, Citra definitely makes itself known
Taste: Orange, Mango, Citrus matches smell nicely. Substantial flavor for such a light IPA that leaves you wanting more.
Feel: Light and pleasant. Cloying stickiness really brings beer up a notch.

Overall: Crushable but still flavorful. Dare I say this is perfect summer can drinking. Here's hoping this becomes a more regular offering. Worth seeking out, especially if you want flavor without ABV. Cheers to Spiteful!

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3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimmyAloysius
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schmidtmattsays
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Warlocks-Passage
4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sahd-1
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Joel12
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RMelyon
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brn9000
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of poster83nutbag
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of JackieAnton
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of mrjedi299
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of PatB1987
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.75/5  rDev -30%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of JasonR1975
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of mresendiz
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of KFBR392
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours with a big heavy of fluffy white head of about two and a half fingers. Sticky lacing left behind with each sip. The color with a golden yellow with accents of orange. Active carbonation is a touch low.

Smell: Candied sweet sugars and tropical fruits all over the front of this one. The malts certainly take a back seat but come off with a slight nuttiness which plays well with the bright hop profile. Light piney bitterness is picked up on the back end.

Taste: Piney hop bitterness hits right away. A little surprising after the aroma. Earth, grass, and rustic hop notes open up on the body. Some of those brighter tropical fruits pop through on the body but are not a major player. Malts have a darker caramelized sugary flavor with some toffee as well. The finish is lingering wave after wave of bitter pine, really quite unrelenting.

Mouthfeel: Dry and bitter. Interesting combination of earth and sweetness in this brew. Carbonation is a touch bright.

Overall: Really surprised how different the aroma and taste are but yeah, I dig. I would have no hesitation recommending this one for someone looking for a big time hop fix. This feels like a much bigger brew then 6% abv. Good stuff.

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Diggable IPA from Spiteful Brewing
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 38 ratings