Bitter Biker | Spiteful Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cyclists beware! This city is a minefield: potholes, ruthless cabbies, pedestrians texting - and a headwind from hell. Arm yourself! This Double India Pale Ale was brewed for you. Loaded with Zythos, Columbus, and Falconer's Flight 7c's hops. Bitter Biker is our homage to the trials of the year-round biker. Ride Safe, stay bitter, and watch out for oblivious fools!

Added by TMoney2591 on 02-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
103
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
9.69%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
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A: Deep rusty orange in color. Clear. Forms a moderate sized very off-white head that is very stable and leaves a good bit of lacing on the way down.

S: Aroma is full on citrus. Orange, grapefruit, orange blossom, and a bit of citrus rind.

T: Taste is more of the same. Mildly sweet citrus, with orange rind, and grapefruit dominating. Some very mild caramel malts. This one is fairly high with the IBU's and is unapologetically bitter resulting in a good bit of resiny pine on the finish

M: On the heavier side of medium. Aggressively bitter. Appropriate carbonation.

O: I liked this beer. It's aggressive and in your face with a strong dose of both bitterness and good ole American hops. But, while I wouldn't call it balanced, there is enough malty sweetness to keep it from becoming too lopsided.

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Appearance: Pours a glowing bright orange with a touch of haziness. Two fingers of light and frothy foam.

Smell: First thing I get right off the bat is a big and distinct aroma of strawberries. I've never gotten that in a beer before. Quite nice. There's also some biscuit malts, and a little mango.

Taste: Some big bold bitterness here. Mainly resinous pine and something that reminds me of black licorice. There's also a bit of spice in the finish. A bit leafy as well. Alcohol isn't detectable until the beer has significantly warmed.

Mouthfeel: This stuff coats your tongue something fierce, although not really unpleasantly so. Slightly heavier body than your typical double IPA. Fairly well carbonated and prickly on the tongue.

Bitter Biker definitely lives up to its name but I didn't think that this one went overboard on the bitterness, as others have mentioned. I really enjoyed the unique strawberry notes in the aroma and I thought the flavor was interesting as well. I was also pleasantly surprised at how tasty this one remained well after it had warmed. It mellowed out really nicely and went down smooth, even with the alcohol making an appearance in the finish.

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Bitter Biker from Spiteful Brewing
3.82 out of 5 based on 103 ratings.
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