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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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Donít fight it, Spite It! October 9th marks bike messenger appreciation day, so raise a class of this IPA brewed and dry hopped with El Dorado and a pinch of Citra hops. These people are overworked and underpaid as they bike through anything that Mother Nature brings, delivering packages on time. What is better than a half-hour delivery service when itís crunch time? So next time you see a messenger racing through a yellow light, get the hell out of the way!


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ready4Aheady (37) - New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013
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!


4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (947) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Spiteful has become one of my favorite breweries in Chicago. They hit a home run with their new spiteful ipa. It is new and not on rate beer. The el dorado hopps has now become my fav. Nice and bitte an citruscy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jtclockwork (7898) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5943) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (6928) - Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2013
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.


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