Another installment in Spiteful Brewing’s Wiener series this is Networking is for Wieners, a Double IPA brewed with passion fruit. I have been super impressed with Spiteful lately and am always happy to pick up their latest beers, and I am usually happy that I did! Networking is for Wieners comes in at 9.2% ABV.
Appearance: Hazy light copper color with a 1 finger head. Solid lacing. Great label art.
Nose: Big tropical fruit nose. Lots of passion fruit, mango, pineapple and some citrus. The passion fruit comes through nicely and complements the fruity hop characteristics of the nose really well. The nose of this beer is super dank, a highlight for sure.
Taste/Mouth: Great fruity hop notes just like the nose. Dank and sticky fruit flavors with great passion fruit accents which make for a super drinkable tasty Double IPA. Alcohol is well masked and it finishes sticky but super clean. One of the better tasting doubles with a fruit addition I have had for sure.
Price/Availability: Around $7 for a bomber and I grabbed it the first time it was brewed but it will be a rotating beer.
Overall: A really great offering here from Spiteful and the Wiener series. This may be the highlight of the series thus far. Really great use of a fruit addition in the passion fruit (I don’t say that often), it isn’t overwhelming and doesn’t make the beer too sweet or syrupy it really helps to accent the hop flavors and make for an enjoyable drinking experience. Dank tropical fruit nose and a taste that follows closely, yes please.