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Superior Trail IPA - Fitger's Brewhouse

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Superior Trail IPA
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BA SCORE
88
very good

22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 6.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fitger's Brewhouse visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ZAP on 05-16-2008)
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Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-30-2014 03:27:41 | More by XmnwildX12
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TooGood

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-12-2014 13:52:04 | More by TooGood
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jera1350

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-09-2014 00:29:20 | More by jera1350
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Richardbcoffin

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-29-2014 12:34:52 | More by Richardbcoffin
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-21-2013 05:41:55 | More by Hopsiam14
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GrizXTKEX519

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-20-2013 20:11:17 | More by GrizXTKEX519
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-19-2013 01:23:40 | More by Jeffrey2310
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2013-06-15 in Duluth, MN at Fitger's (from tasting notes). Note this is not the normal Superior Trail IPA since it was done in cask with mangos.

A - Hazy dark peach wih a 1-finger white head and good lacing.

S - Dank. BIG mango. Light pine and hop floral. Very aromatic.

T - Hop forward. Mango flesh. Quite bitter. Light roast. Finishes much like it starts with some mango flesh yielding to lingering bitterness. Dry not sweet.

M - Medium body and light carbonation. Creamy, resinous, prickly.

O - Very nice. Tons of mango and plenty bitter.

Serving type: cask

07-21-2013 15:06:26 | More by Tucquan
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-11-2013 21:21:07 | More by Localdrinklax
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MinnesotaMan


4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-29-2013 18:21:20 | More by MinnesotaMan
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elcrawl

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-15-2013 19:54:14 | More by elcrawl
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NuclearDolphin

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Clear Golden Color with a 2 finger head with some decent lacing. No carbonation to speak of after the first 30 seconds.

Smell - Piney & Citrus Hops, Grapefruits, Orange Peels, Toffee, and Malts. Very Piney Smelling IPA, how appropriate considering it's from the North Shore. Very rich smell nonetheless

Taste - Piney Hops, Resin, Grapefruit, and Malts. Very Rich Piney and Resiny flavors, perhaps a little too much so.

Mouthfeel - It's light and has no carbonation to speak of. Feels a bit watery but easy to drink nonetheless.

Overall - Despite some flavor imbalances, this is a solid IPA. Worth checking out if you're in the Duluth area!

Serving type: growler

12-31-2012 01:07:39 | More by NuclearDolphin
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bscalt

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-06-2012 22:22:13 | More by bscalt
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ArfArf

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

10-29-2012 13:29:59 | More by ArfArf
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Cooper

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-16-2012 00:31:50 | More by Cooper
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herman77

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Crystal clear light orange/dark yellow with a small white head. Good lacing/

S: Sweet oranges, citrus and a bit of pine hops. A bit of tropical fruit too.

T: Fairly bright and citrus hops up front. Some sweet fruity and orange flavors as well. Decent malt backbone comes next, still finishes fairly bitter.

M: A bit on the thinner side. Average, yet softer carbonation. Feels slick.

D: Pretty good drinkability for an IPA. Pretty solid, but not as good as there El Nino.

Serving type: growler

05-29-2012 01:37:21 | More by herman77
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Fitger's BrewHouse Superior Trail IPA.

Clear, apricot/amber appearance, smallish white head.

Mild hoppy aromatics, fruit, mellow, s little herbal none too bitter. I like it, nice enough.

Taste: Nice and gentle hop presence greets the palate at first, dazzles the tongue, and slowly fades back. Then the malt takes over, it's medium and smooth, with hop spice keeping pace on top. Bright and sunny, with plenty of malt character. Good mid-range IPA, no match for their El Nino, which I put in the upper echelon.

Serving type: growler

05-22-2012 03:01:00 | More by feloniousmonk
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MplsMel


4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-08-2012 22:58:07 | More by MplsMel
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-20-2012 03:12:37 | More by bigbeers84
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wallrock

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-23-2011 16:18:27 | More by wallrock
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mwilbur

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from growler into pint glass. From 7/6/11 tasting notes.
A: Pours a slightly hazy sunset yellow-orange with 1/2 inch white head. Some lacing.
S: Very aromatic. Loads of sharp pine, pineapple, and citrus hops. Hint of honey and floral note.
T: Very sharp and bitter hops. A bit much for me, but hopheads would rejoice.
M: Very sharp and bitter hop feel. Light-medium body (drinks heavier than ABV). Mildly soft and oily too.
D: Very enjoyable, but the high hop content limits the drinkability for me. A nice summer brew.

Serving type: growler

07-09-2011 05:08:33 | More by mwilbur
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ZAP

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Deep golden color..../1/8 inch soft white head.

S-Big pine element....also some sweet mandarin oranges and pink grapefruit.

T-No shortage of hops in this one. Begins with a sweeter citrus hop flavor...then a grapefruit rind element takes over and finally a rough edgy pine hoppiness...Malt balances nicely and makes this a nice hoppy drinker.

M-Medium bodied...feels substantial.

D-It's easy to take these great IPA's from Fitger's for granted. This is an IPA with a lot of things going for it. It really has about three dimensions to its hoppiness...perhaps a little rough around the edges overall but if you like hops you should like this one. Reminds me a little of Masala Mama from Town Hall actually.

Serving type: growler

05-16-2008 04:23:08 | More by ZAP
Superior Trail IPA from Fitger's Brewhouse
88 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.