jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared by jtclockwork-22 bottle-offwhite-gold. A-orange/spice/herbal. T-orange zest marmalade/candy, 2nd lt/med malt. Lots of tingle, minimal carbonation. Close but 2 or 3 minor areas to improve.
jtclockwork (6254) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared at Johnís house. Pours light gold with white head. Nose and taste of orange candy, hop oils, alcohol, orange zest and alcohol soaked bread. Sweet and a bit off. Medium body. Low carbonation.
Ready4Aheady (22) - New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber courtesy of a trade, cloudy straw yellow, thin lacy foam, distinct aroma of strawberries and cream, flavors of hops and more strawberry, mild bitter and malty finish, can hardly tell its 10+% alcohol.... initially too sweet and fruity ... but growing on me, distinct and delicious!
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in my GI IPA tulip: Pours an lazy hazy golden hue with a rocky fading head with spotty lacework. The nose is very juicy with tropical and citrus. Some biscuity and bready malt and a pinch of light crystal malts. Mild mineral and metallic vapours as well. As expected this is NOT a hop bomb but something more akin to a Triple IPA where the sweetness is like candied fruit versus the caramel or toffee notes of a barleywine. Lightly dank, earthy, and even a hint of sea salt. The mouth feel is moderately heavy but the nicely hidden alcohol kept it mostly clean. Way too drinkable for 10+% brew... woof.
I gotta tell ya, Spiteful is starting to win me over. A few duds but more than often they surprise me with the brashful and enjoyable nature of the brews.
crossovert (5692) - Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2013 Golden pour, foamy white head that quickly dissipates with alittle lacing.. The smell is nice, grapefruit mostly. Typical Spiteful malt scent which is a bit like nougat. Flavor is acidic with the hops, malts bring a sweet icing like flavor. Hops are fruity with a stong hint of candied orange. It is sweet and hoppy, a typical triple ipa if not on the sweeter side of things. I would have liked a tad more bitterness.