Sunday, July 16, 2017
First Bite Pale Ale
My Miami friends brought me a few Long Island beers from a recent trip up north. Spider
Bite Beer Company's First Bite Pale Ale is the one I'm checking out today. Simple label with an angry spider crawling on a hop cone.
The beer is named "First Bite" because it was the first beer the Spider Bite team brewed together. 5.5% alcohol. 30 IBU.
Caramel and lightly hoppy aroma. Caramel forward on the flavors too. Crackers are also prevalent, but a medicinal hoppy takeover comes next. Sourdough, spicy, leafy, pithy bitterness. Balance was OK, same as the beer, tough in a world of awesome pale ales.