Lunch Beer Luke | Spiteful Brewing

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Spiteful Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 19
Photo of corby112
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with straw/hay edges and a two finger pillowy foam cap that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention, taking a while to settle and costing the glass with sheets of soapy lacing on the way down.

Dank floral hop aroma with sticky resins and strong earthy character. Fresh cut grass along with pine needle and kind bud. The earthier notes are countered by subtle tropical/citrus fruit sweetness. Hints of melon, grapefruit, pineapple and lemon peel but it's mostly just dank and earth with a pale biscuit malt backbone. Bread, biscuit subtle touches of light fruit. Nice earthy grassy hop presence with delicate malts in the nose but could use a bit more tropical sweetness.

Full body with a blast of dank, earthy bitterness that dominates the palate, lingering over the sweeter hop notes and pale malt backbone into a bone dry, boozy finish. Dry and bitter with sticky pine needle/sap, spruce tip, grass, straw and hay. Tongue-scrapingly bitter up front but thankfully some sweeter citrus/tropical notes come through mid palate to balance things out. Some melon and pineapple with juicy ruby red grapefruit, anti and zesty lemon pith. Pale malt backbone with bread, biscuit and faint caramel sweetness. Slight boozy heat in the finish but overall the ABV is nicely masked. Very aggressively hopped and somewhat lacking in balance, slightly hurting drinkability. Still, this beer is a really flavorful monster of a hop bomb.

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Photo of emerge077
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Aaron for sharing, quick review from notes.

Bright saturated orange, compact head of fluffy white foam that sticks around for the duration of the glass, leaving behind flecks of spotty lace all around the edges. High clarity level with rising carb trails visible.

Aroma was fresh and fairly pungent, green grass and light citrusy orange hop notes.

Taste was moderately bitter, clean and lightly malty in the middle with some resiny citrus up front. Drying finish with a lingering ample bitterness. Feel was light to medium, fairly easy to drink. A good DIPA, maybe not their all-time best but it's pretty solid.

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Photo of KFBR392
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured with about half a finger of head which dissipated quickly to only the edges of the glass. Light orange color which is clear and transparent. Light sticky lacing left behind at each level. Low active carbonation for the style.

Smell: Potent pine hop tones mesh well with soft fruits. Fruits continue to roll into the body bringing waves of grapefruit, mangos, and tangerines. Caramelized sweet malt backbone really pulls the aroma together and takes it to the next level.

Taste: Soft fruits of kiwis, pineapple, and mangos hit the palate first. Tropical airy fruits continue to open up into the body. Toward the back end a bitter pine hop profile picks up considerably. That pine lingers into the finish and wins out over what is left of the fruit hop profile.

Mouthfeel: Drinkability is top notch for the style. Carbonation mixed with uber freshness makes for a soft, airy hop profile on the palate.

Overall: This is some well done DIPA right here. I was told the hops are Citra and Centennial or Citra and Cascade. I would lean toward the second of those options, but either way if you love your fruity bright hops this is a brew for you.

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Lunch Beer Luke from Spiteful Brewing
4.13 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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