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Size 7 - Steel Toe Brewing

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BA SCORE
92
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390 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 61
Gots: 47 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Steel Toe Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jera1350 on 09-03-2011)
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mnstorm99

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4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler poured into my Summit Unchained Rastal Pint glass.

Beautiful golden pour with a nice think single finger head that laces the glass as if to say "I was here". Clarity is brilliant.

IPA aroma of grass, grapefruit and tangerines up front as it should be. Not a huge malt aroma, which I am ok with in an IPA, but I do detect just a touch of bread.

Flavor is first and foremost hops, this one is spot on as well. Grassy gives way to a touch more pine and the grapefruit dominates the tangerines in the taste, but the malt starts to show a bit with a very nice clean breadiness as well as a slight touch of carmel/honey. No bitter aftertaste, which is a very nice surprise.

Mouthfeel is the only "slight" notch here as it is just a touch over carbonated (not Rush River over carb though), and with the pine flavor it does leave a slight tickle on your tongue (maybe not the worst thing).

This is one of the more drinkable IPA's I have had in quite a while with a smootness that I haven't had in a while (from some of the newer IPA's on the market) I will probably try to keep some in my fridge once it is more readily available.

Serving type: growler

09-19-2011 19:36:30 | More by mnstorm99
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Size 7 from Steel Toe Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.