Size 7 - Steel Toe Brewing
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Reviews by brewdoc75:
4.1/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Golden in color with orange hues. Crystal clear. Stronger carbonation for the style. Nice, bright white head with good lace.
S: Nice hop profile with grassy, citrus, and grapefruit notes. A hint of pine as well. Subtle malt sweetness.
T: Beautiful balance of citrus, grassy, and piney hops. The malts are very supportive, adding a nice balancing backbone. Very well balanced. Impressive.
M: Light-medium bodied. Crisp. Slightly sticky finish from the hops.
O: This was a really solid IPA. The combination of great flavor and balance made incredibly drinkable. It doesn't surpass my all time favorite (Odell IPA), but it is damn close. The growler was gone before I knew it. I'm looking forward to other offerings from this brewery.
Serving type: growler
09-08-2011 01:00:37 | More by brewdoc75
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4.43/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
22 oz. bottle acquired through the BPL Fantasy BIF with Zeledonia, who sent an awesome box. Poured into a Samuel Smith imperial pint glass.
A- A normal pour created a 1-finger, off-white head. The body was a hazy, burnt orange. The head settles out to a thin film, leaving nice sticky spots on the glass. A second pour and the stick is even more significant.
S- Quite fresh and hoppy. I get a lot of citrus and hints of pine. Malt backbone brings a lot of balance wit sugary and bready aromas. Everything magnifies with a little warmth.
T- Bold and balanced, as in "there's a ton of everything." Hops are lemony and slightly piney. Malts are cracker-like. There's a hoppy finish that's a touch aspirin-like (not necessarily in a bad way, just a touch biting).
M- Full bodied. Slight hoppy bite. Moderate carbonation tries to keep up.
O- A very solid IPA. While really hoppy, it's pretty well balanced by a solid grain bill. I'd put it up there with my favorites, Two Hearted, Founders, Short's, ect. Obtained through a trade with Zeledonia, I'd buy it if it was available in my market.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2014 01:33:04 | More by GRPunk
Size 7 from Steel Toe Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.