Bitter Biker | Spiteful Brewing

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Bitter BikerBitter Biker

Brewed by:
Spiteful Brewing
Illinois, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer is true to the name! Bitter but wonderful! A awesome hop aroma from the Columbus and a great caramel end taste to help balance it all out! It's strong but great. I was fortunate to have this brewery a few ocks from me and had this the day after it was canned! Extremely fresh!!! I must admit thought! The full flavor came out in my opinion about a week or so later! Overall great beer for hop heads and bitter bikers alike. Cheers!!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle pouring into a pint glass

Batch 55, dated 9-26-13

A- Pours incredibly hazy orange color. Not much of an off white head.

S- Doesn't smell like its only a month old. A dark fruit tone an overly ripened fruits. A sugary malt backbone.

T- A more balanced IPA then I expected. The sugary sweet and caramel flavored backbone really offsets the bitterness and adds good feel to the beer. The beer is bitter and hoppy, but it does seem the hops have died off slightly. There is still a bit of onion, pine, lime. A more herbal and astringent hop flavor.

M- Bitter, but well balanced and a nice feel.

O- Decent enough for a DIPA, although mine is fairly young it has the hop flavoring of an aged IPA. Oh well, give it a shot,

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