Working For The Weekend
Spiteful Brewing

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From:
Spiteful Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,658
ABV:
7.9%
Score:
91
Ranked #8,120
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 7.64%
Ratings:
272
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 17, 2022
Added:
Sep 26, 2014
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  34
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: It’s never more than five days to the finish line, but this delightful Double IPA will keep you there in spirit all week long. Bright, citrusy, and tropical aroma. Tangerine and mango flavors are supported by a biscuity backbone.

HOPS: Centennial, Citra, Mosaic

MALT: Marris Otter, Special Roast
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3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 17, 2022
 
4.15 by Mxsluis from Michigan on Dec 18, 2021
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3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Gold in color with great clarity. There’s a fingernail of dishwater white on top. Moderate lacing. The aroma is of lime and citrus hops. I’m tasting lime, citrus, and lemon hops with some light crackery malt. The mouth is sticky, crisp, and refreshing.

Nov 12, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by TedHead from Illinois

Pretty standard non hazy IPA copper color with a fluffy white head. It smells like pine and tangerine with hints of tropical fruit and a touch of dankness. The taste to me is almost like mangoes soaked in syrup from canned Mandarin oranges. It's got a satisfying bitter finish and goes down very easily. A great non hazy DIPA.

Aug 11, 2021
 
4.51 by simonrgilbert57 from California on Jul 03, 2021
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3.59/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the can, it pours an amber color with a white head and leaves lacing as you enjoy it. Scent is citrusy with malty undertones. Taste is citrusy with some bitterness.

Jun 07, 2021
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3.11/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by jecro from Illinois

Easy drinking but overall not very impressive. Would drink again but not going out of my way.

Dec 08, 2020
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3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ChicagoJoe from Illinois

Bought direct from the brewery. Poured from the can straight into a pint glass. Light copper color. Can see through the glass. Bubbly white head quickly gives way to some lacing. Hop flavor including notes of pine. The carbonation adds some crispness and makes it refreshing, while hiding the slightly higher 7.9% ABV. Will definitely drink again.

Jun 21, 2020
 
3.79 by stanale from Illinois on May 22, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jrpapajcik from Illinois

From the can at home.

Apr 08, 2020
 
3.85 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Feb 15, 2020
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4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Hondo from Nevada

Clears the highest bar. My standard is Pliny the Elder. It makes me forget I can’t get Pliny in Illinois.

Feb 06, 2020
 
3.75 by BltByKrmn from New York on Jan 22, 2020
 
2.95 by GClarkage from California on Sep 18, 2019
 
4.06 by jchanley from Illinois on Jul 30, 2019
 
4.21 by 98green from Michigan on Jul 05, 2019
 
4 by Azpittil57 from Arizona on Jun 07, 2019
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3.59/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by ChicagoJ from Illinois

5/26/19 (Chicago): $11.06 four 16 oz cans purchased from Binny's Niles 5/26/19, canned 4/2/19, poured into standard pint glass. Light clear copper blond pour, mild carbonation, light white head leaves lacing. Nice pine and citrus hops aroma. Dry hops taste, pine grassy, slight bitterness. Firm mouth feel, dry and bitter, leaves after taste, mild carbonation remains. Overall good offering.

May 27, 2019
 
4.35 by Noahallen23 from Illinois on May 24, 2019
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3.59/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by bcaputo99 from Florida

Disappointed with this DIPA. I found it to be over balanced with a boozy/malty flavor. Not much flavor or complexity here.

May 14, 2019
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3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Beerbadger55 from Wisconsin

Picked this up at Binny’s in Schaumburg while in town last week, canned on 1.3.19. Some citrus on the front end, a lot of malt on the finish. It’s definitely not a juice bomb, more west coast style in my opinion. It’s a pretty good DIPA, glad I took a chance on a 4 pack.

Feb 17, 2019
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4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Chiefy770 from Illinois

Poured from a 1pint can into an IPA glass
Canned on 12/06/2018

Look:
Clear copper / orange body. A shorter-than-usual head formed, quickly collapsed, and left a sparse amount of soapy lacing.

Smell:
Sweet citrus. Orange peel. Touch of pine. Whiffs of caramel from the malts broke through, creating a sweet essence all around. In short, tropical fruit contained by a strong, sweet malty backbone.

Taste:
Mild grapefruit notes hit the tongue first. Secondary notes consisted of: orange peel, mango, and a slightly earthy tone of pine. Sweet caramel was all I tasted from the malts. While the hops were tame by DIPA standards, there was definitely nothing small about the flavor profile.

Mouthfeel:
Moderate carbonation with a crisp finish.

Overall:
I really liked this DIPA from Spiteful. It is indeed hop-forward, but there is enough of a presence from the malts to keep this from being a hop-bomb.

Sidenote: Excellent label artwork - definitely at the top of my list!

Feb 09, 2019
 
3.75 by Nurt20 from Illinois on Jan 26, 2019
 
4.04 by c014572 from Illinois on Jan 22, 2019
 
3.75 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Jan 06, 2019
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3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by barnzy78 from Illinois

16oz can, date stamped "09/25/18 PAC4EVR". Copper colored DIPA with a thick and foamy off-white head. Zesty citrus aroma with tropical fruit and caramel malt. Bold flavors consist of zesty orange & grapefruit, pine, mango, caramel, honey, and bready malt. Full resinous body, ample carbonation, dry & bitter finish. I had this once before and I liked it - glad to have it again. It's very good.

Nov 14, 2018
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4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BigMac59 from Texas

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Somewhere between a straw and honey color.
Aroma is awesome, a lovely citrusy hoppy smell.
The first taste was awesome. The website mentions the Mosaic and Citra hops. Well, two of my favorites, that explains why I like it.
A very nice mouthfeel.
Overall a great DIPA.

Nov 06, 2018
 
3.9 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Oct 16, 2018
 
3.75 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Sep 08, 2018
 
4.17 by jgarvis from Illinois on Sep 01, 2018
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3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Sammy from Canada (ON)

on tap at the source. good drinkability while meeting the style. some lace. good malt backing and not much palate erasure. A bit under for a DIPA but still enjoyable beer.

Aug 09, 2018
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3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

On-draught @ Spiteful:

High C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

Jul 22, 2018
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4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

A - Clear golden orange body, moderate white head, minimal lacing.

S - Strong nose of stone fruit, mostly peach, with just a hint of pine.

T - Folows the nose, bright fruit, peach and plum, pungent resin and pine, moderate bitter finish.

M - Brisk open, mild carbonation and clean dry finish.

O - Delicious. A big DIPA that does not go overboard and is the better for it.

Jul 20, 2018
 
3.73 by robotic_being from Florida on Jul 18, 2018
 
4.49 by JDizzle from Indiana on Jul 04, 2018
 
4.25 by adam36 from Illinois on Jun 12, 2018
 
4.13 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Jun 10, 2018
 
4.1 by rjd722 from Maryland on Jun 07, 2018
 
4.44 by Chilmer from Iowa on May 25, 2018
 
4.25 by jtransel from Illinois on May 24, 2018
Working For The Weekend from Spiteful Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 272 ratings