Barnoloid (386) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Can pour. Malt and burnt caramel flavors mix along with a fairly dominant hop profile. Very decent. Would be great on cask pour. jjgmd (2313) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Shared with Zach, pours an amber red color with a medium head. Nose is sweet and malty. Taste is sweet and well balanced between the hops and malt, with plenty of caramel. Finish is sweet with caramel ending. Quaff Score 6 / 10 zgaier (1979) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bomber, nice bottle artwork as always with Spiteful. Pours a red brown with a tan head and aroma of hops and malt. Taste is toffee, pine, hoppy, grapefruit, bready notes along with malt and caramel leading to a malty finish. Niko100 (3014) - Chicago, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Murky brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel/toffee, & some fruit; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, hops, and fruit; Pretty decent. cubs (10745) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Blind tasting @ home. Hazy rust orange appearance with a cream colored head. Spicy hops in the nose with toasted / caramel malts and a slight chemical / pesticide note. Moderate plus sweetness. Moderate bitterness. Peppermint / mint / spruce flavor. Spicy hops. Dull wood taste. Tastes like a hoppy red ale. Bleh.
Homer321 (5255) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Can thanks to frank. Honey malt sweetness in the nose. A little toffee and nougat. Light brown with off white, large head. Sweet malt up front then a touch of chocolate comes through mid palate. Slightly tart in the finish. Decent. Frank (4265) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Spiteful brewer number one: Hey let’s make an amber with a bunch of American hops and call it an Irish ale for no good reason.
Christpuncher (3215) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Spiteful brewer number two: OK.
Seriously though, why call this an Irish ale? Are Irish ales flying off the shelf or something? This resembles neither anything traditionally brewed in Ireland nor the typical American beer that claims to be such a thing. The thing is is actually a good American amber so there’s really no need that I can see to call it anything else. My only real complaint is the muddy orange color but other than that this is a nice hoppy brew with a song malt backbone. It is maybe a little sweet for my tastes but it is at least a flavorful sweetness and it is kept in hand well enough by bitterness in the finish that it does not cloy. I guess I am probably putting too much into a name and it does say right on the can that it has Centennial hops in it so, you know, fair enough. I soul just rather the brewer call it what it is.
A very hoppy ale out if spiteful Nice and fruity with a bitter finish. Smelks citruscy and had this one at home.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Pours a very murky orangish brown with some floaties inside and a small white head. Floral hops on the nose, dark fruits, caramel, burnt toast, and light citrus notes. Nice burnt toasty malt on the nose, plums and cherries, toffee, orange rind and pineapple. Really nice balance of malt and hops, tasty. jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2013
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.