jmagnus87 (2029) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber poured into a shaker. Pours a hazy dark copper wuth a half finger if off-white head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops with a decent toffee backbone. Taste is mwdium bitter and light sweet. Pine and citrus with toffee. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Lively carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, very good. Another spiteful brew that i could drink every day.
beastiefan2k (2194) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz cheapo poured into a mini Duvel tulip. Pours a dark red with a strong medium head. Very very hazy. First THIS is NOT an Irish Ale, its a hoppy red, close to an imperial red. Aroma is hop heavy with some dusty vegetal malts. Some caramel maltiness coming out as well, I don’t like caramel and hops. Hops are a bit fruit punch, I could like the hops but the malts stink, muddle up the aroma and the flavor. The hop flavor is a bit strong while the caramel is a lot less. Low bitterness and not very well attenuated. A nicely fuller mouthfeel with soft carbonation, maybe the best part of the beer. First rater said it best "it is about as Irish as frosted Lucky Charms and that bar soap."
kermis (3652) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From can. Pours hazy brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, citrus, caramel and grain. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.
rubbishystuff (1688) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An IPA and a Irish ale had a baby and it got its color and a little bit of roasted flavor from the Irish side and the rest is IPA. I liked but it in a way it was too much. Serving: Bottle
HonkeyBra (2857) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Funny label, and I like the name. Pours a rich red color. Aroma of centennial hops, toasted caramel malt. Flavor is hoppy, rich, lots of caramel and toasted malt. Medium bodied. Finishes on a nice hop hop not. Not a world beater, but a very nice beer.
jtclockwork (6220) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours light brown with off white head. Nose and taste of peach skin, toasted caramel malt, grass, light citrus zest and light bread. Mouth feel is a little thin - Lighter bodied.
crossovert (5635) - Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kind of liek an irish dipa. Has some rigid malt notes but also a good bit of hops.
ryecatcher (539) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours a murky tarnished-penny brownish color, medium off-white head with okay retention, crazy lacing. Nose is malt and peachy/piney hops. Mouth is pretty dry, malt forward then a hoppy profile as listed above, then the malt comes back with some caramel notes, then some oakish astringency on the back end, finishes rather suddenly. This tastes and looks a lot like several other beers I’ve had from other brewers recently (including their pals at PW’s and 18th Street) and while I did enjoy it, I’m not sure what sets defines this as an ’Irish’ ale... it is about as Irish as frosted Lucky Charms and that bar soap. Sláinte all the same to Spiteful anyways. They do some good beers.