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Sweet Child Of Vine - Fulton Beer

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353 Ratings
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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.68%
Wants: 9
Gots: 30 | 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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10-01-2012 02:28:25 | More by MN_Beerticker
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10-01-2012 01:59:49 | More by t0rin0
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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10%

09-29-2012 22:30:34 | More by mnphish
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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.9%

09-29-2012 04:32:15 | More by NilocRellim
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at Mill City Tavern, in Minneapolis airport into a shaker pint.

A thin one centimeter tan head presented, cask like bubbles in appearance. Body is a dull and opaque amber orange. Some nice white rising pinhead carbonation in places, crawls slowly.

Nose is very mellow soft malts and hop. Jammy marmalade and citrus, but subtle and subdued. Light brown sugar.

Taste is very full bodied. Good caramel and sweet malt sense,not sticky. Mouthfeel is nice and rich. Chewy. Hop angle plays on English bitter marmalade and sweet orange. Some herbal tea like action on the finish, pekoe orange. Lingering sweetness with a good bitter balance.

Overall a very memorable English IPA. Like this umami thick and rich sweetness and hop bitter.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2012 19:00:24 | More by smakawhat
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barongearmu

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10%

09-16-2012 23:46:57 | More by barongearmu
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-12-2012 23:24:11 | More by buckywarren
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abuss2

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +10.8%

09-05-2012 02:11:49 | More by abuss2
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bbadger

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10%

08-25-2012 21:39:19 | More by bbadger
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-15-2012 05:21:22 | More by danthehopslamman
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drh1382

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.8%

08-14-2012 17:21:06 | More by drh1382
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Doyle

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.8%

08-05-2012 03:36:23 | More by Doyle
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Greggy

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice 1.5 finger head over a gorgeous amber body. Thick lacing is prevalent.

S- Nice malty backbone, resinous hops, notes of almost maple syrup backed by light pine. Earthy and balanced.

T- Starts out with a nice malty backbone, backed by some great earthy hops. Very clean transitioning into a nice long dry finish.

M- Nice light carbonation really blends nice with this silky body.

O- A very nice English IPA. Exactly what it should be, balanced with earthy hops showing through.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 02:25:06 | More by Greggy
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ryancl

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

08-02-2012 21:32:26 | More by ryancl
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Kenai4

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.8%

08-01-2012 23:35:11 | More by Kenai4
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womencantsail

California

2.98/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The pour is sort of a dark amber color with a white head. Quite malty and sweet with minimal hop aroma. A hint of floral hops and maybe a touch of citrus peel. The flavor is similarly lacking in the hop department. Bread and toffee are the prominent flavors with a little caramel, too. Mild floral hop flavor and very little in the way of bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 21:53:39 | More by womencantsail
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Minnesota

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Minnesota

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Minnesota

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07-13-2012 06:02:12 | More by SaxmanRick
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap a few months ago at The Muddy Pig and from what I remember it was good. Saw it at my local beer store and decided to give it a formal review. Sadly not as good as my memory of it on-tap. Poured a bottle vigorously into a tumbler, resulting in a decent three finger head that dissipated quickly but left nice lacing.

Appearance: Light brown/caramel color.

Aroma: Nice. Hint of hops/malt, some spices.

Taste: Good balance of hops and malt. Not much for bitterness. The spices are all in the aftertaste. Some fruit notes in there.

Mouthfeel: Slightly sharp at first then smoothes out nicely. Medium drinkability. Dries out your mouth a bit (which is normal for the style).

Final Thoughts: As far as English IPA's go, it's not bad. There's more spice in this brew than others of the same category. It's almost a hybrid beer: wheat and IPA. I'd probably go for it on-tap but not again in the bottle. I also noticed that with every sip the taste seemed to be a less satisfying. However, if you are a big fan of English IPA's and want a bit of a change from the everyday beer, then go for this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 05:35:43 | More by JamesMN
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Sweet Child Of Vine from Fulton Beer
82 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.