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Sweet Child Of Vine - Fulton Beer

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82
good

384 Ratings
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Ratings: 384
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.68%
Wants: 10
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fulton Beer visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Generous quantities of Simcoe and Glacier hops are added throughout the boil. Then, late in fermentation, we infuse the Sweet Child with another dose of Glaciers, imparting a bouquet of hop aroma that veritably bursts forth upon serving.

6.4% ABV
69 IBUs
15.8 Plato
12.5 SRM

(Beer added by: hardy008 on 02-20-2010)
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Schlais, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

MikeyRiles, May 25, 2013
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3.66/5  rDev +1.4%

Trying a bottle of Sweet Child Of Vine...like the name! This beer pours clear copper with rich white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The smell is true to English Style IPA...more of a bitter hop with hints of malt. The taste is slightly sweet yet bitter. The malt base really works well with the hops. The mouthfeel is medium to light in body with decent cabonation. Overall it is not a bad beer....relatively easy drinking.

WoodBrew, May 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

NSK79, May 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

NodakEric, May 18, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev +0.6%

Good lawnmower beer. Not overly hopped. Sweet smooth non offensive. 6.4% abv hidden and non filling. Good food beer: Asian, pizza. Not an outstanding brew but very drinkable. I've run out of things to say about this beer but must keep reviewing to save this to my memory banks.

brodericksloth, May 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

davemathews68, May 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Fargrow, Apr 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

tuckerlikesbeer, Apr 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

trymucham, Apr 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

AmandaSchaefer, Apr 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

JohnSnowNW, Apr 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

acurtis, Apr 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

djrn2, Apr 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

1Nrwyscotch, Apr 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

MEGAawesomeLAUREN, Mar 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Mervjahn, Mar 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

MNBeer1017, Mar 30, 2013
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1.51/5  rDev -58.2%

Dark brown, cloudy, minimal/no head. Had on tap in Minneapolis at multiple locations over last two weeks (March '13).

Heavy malt, very lightly hopped for an IPA. As others have said, a more "balanced" IPA, with malt foregrounded and a hint of hops more suited to a lighter style of beer. Easy drinker, more like a session beer than an IPA despite the high alcohol content.

Notable cloudy with yeasty "off" taste. Noticed at different locations (I stopped ordering SC after my second bad one in March, but tried a friend's at a third location and it too tasted wonky). Had an off, belgian-y flavor of wild yeast or other production mishap. I originally attributed it to dirty glassware or "stale beer in the lines", but three bad experiences proved this false.

Sweet Child has varied widely in consistency since its inception — sometimes not tasting like the same beer from month to month.

While I prefer some of the other local Minnesota IPAs to (normal) Sweet Child — notably Surly Furious and Town Hall Masala Mama — I would add Fulton to the mix occasionally when I wanted a maltier, less hoppy IPA. But widely distributing a beer this far off the mark is seriously not cool — Fulton has lost me as a customer.

ThreeFloyds, Mar 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

litheum94, Mar 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Herky21, Mar 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

MAbeerNE1, Mar 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

optimator705, Mar 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Salix, Mar 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

PieOhMy, Mar 05, 2013
Sweet Child Of Vine from Fulton Beer
82 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.