Size 7 - Steel Toe Brewing
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4.95/5 rDev +19.6%
This beer pours a clear ruby-bronze color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into a nice cap of foam that sticks around awhile. The aroma is very strong. Passion fruit, mandarin oranges, flowers, and pine resin. Everything I would want to find in the aroma of an IPA. The taste is similar to the aroma in that it is a nice balance of citrus, floral, and herbal hops. The bitterness isn't strong during the sip, but makes itself noticed in an abrasive manner in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a silky texture. Overall, this is one of the best IPAs I've ever tasted. It straddles the boarder between IPA and DIPA in that in has the body of an IPA and the impact of a DIPA. I can see this becoming a regular in my refrigerator. I only wish it were available in six-pack form.
10-10-2011 23:42:26 | More by KarlHungus
4.93/5 rDev +19.1%
a very clear crisp gold pour with two fingers of foamy white head and great mounts of lacing. smells of hops galore! hints of honey, grapefruit, garlic, earth aromas... this smells like brewday (which it is). an initial earthy bitterness followed by a sweet grassy hoppy outburst on the palate. this beer is outstanding.. orangey grapefruit citrus notes, piney bitterness, fresh cut flower taste.. this has every single aspect of a hop one can hope for.. with a sweet backbone of caramel or honey. a medium bodied ipa with a nice creaminess to it - definitely a heavy one.
overall: this is the best BOTTLED ipa i have ever tasted. the smell is great, the appearance is immaculate.. and the mouthfeel is perfect. why is nobody circle jerking this one yet??
04-09-2012 18:55:44 | More by facundoCNB
4.78/5 rDev +15.5%
Brand new brewery in my backyard and ohhh boy! I’ve had samples of 3 of their 4 initial offerings and they are all solid. Size 7 is beyond solid. It’s a REALLY good IPA. Really good. Look out Masala, you have new competition in town!
Appearance- Pours a hazy orange yellowish with a decent half finger bright white head that although looks soft and fuzzy, it fizzles away quickly. Nary a cap or collar is left and obviously no lacing.
Smell- Maybe it’s just the shear freshness but this bad boy smells delightful. Chalked full of fresh citrusy fruitiness. Tons of pineapple, mango, peach and grapefruit. Crazy smelling as it’s so fresh there’s an insane fruity intensity you rarely get (unless the brewery is basically next door). This is west coast through and through as I don’t get any maltiness what-so-ever.
Taste- Much like the nose. Starts with a light fruity bitterness that is clean and very pleasant. It’s extremely fruity and pretty damned tropical as the beer is loaded with mango and pineapple goodness. Maybe a touch of pine and something almost apple like mixes in but for the most part it’s very tropical. A TOUCH of caramel malt mixes in but it’s how I like it; almost nonexistent. A teeny weenie amount of alcohol sneaks in towards the finish but it’s very light.
Mouthfeel- Slightly warming but fairly nice body with a medium feel and medium carbonation.
Drinkability- I really love this beer a lot. It’s our own super West Coastish IPA right here in Minneapolis. Super fresh and fruity with off the charts drinkability. I’ve enjoyed the shit out of every sip. Can’t wait to see what else these guys do.
10-02-2011 22:37:38 | More by younger35
4.75/5 rDev +14.7%
Poured this 22 oz. brown bottle into a Sierra Nevada hops glass. No date. The body was a pretty, light copper color. A frothy fawn head left a heavy lacing.
The smell was piney. Wow, vivid pine cone aroma. A lil' bit of soapy smell too.
The taste was so clean and drinkable. Grapefruit pith, herbal, organic hoppiness. Just enough sweetness, very flavorful. Tropical fruit. So much flavor! Spicy drying finish. Simple. Solid. Perfectly imbalanced and they brag about that on the label.
The mouthfeel was thinner than expected. Lazy nucleation demonstrated the mild carbonation. Highly recommended! My kind of IPA.
03-25-2012 23:36:07 | More by Cresant
Size 7 from Steel Toe Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.