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Size 7 - Steel Toe Brewing

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Ratings: 487
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 63
Gots: 67 | FT: 4
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Steel Toe Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: jera1350 on 09-03-2011

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to DC55110 for throwing this in as an extra in a recent trade. I've had my eye on this ever since the brewery opened.

A - Crystal clear golden pour that puts up a frothy white head. Color and clarity are just gorgeous.

S - Really striking nose. A great blend of pine, melon, and bready malt character--very clean pine scent alongside of the melon that strikes me as especially appealing. Some alchohol heat in the background, and citrus character asserts itself as the glass warms.

T - Pine and resiny hop flavors dominate, along with some citrus flavors and just an inkling of breadiness from the malt coming through. As the glass warms, I'm getting some more earthy and spicy hop character, but this might simply be a function of palate fatigue. Firm bitterness in the finish and a subtle heat from the alcohol. Perhaps less hop flavor than nose suggested, but the flavors are clean and assertive. Absolutely wonderful.

M - Bone dry, but steady carbonation and sweetness and heat from the alcohol help round it out. Flawless IIPA.

O - Just a fantastic beer, and I'm really happy to have tried it at last. In fact, this is the beer I keep waiting for someone to make readily available on the East Coast--a beautifully clean, bone-dry IIPA. Always stoked when a new brew exceeds local hype (as a Minnesotan, this is said with wink and a nod to many friends back home). Acquire and enjoy without delay. Cheers!

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I really like this....top notch west coast style IPA that reminds me of O'Dell in style....it is tremendously flavorful and not just a bitter hop bomb....

A-regal gold....nice lacing

S-Very hop forward....grapefruit like citrus...also a real healthy dose of floral/piney hop notes.

T-First thing that hits me is the tasty malt backing. Blends perfectly with the hops used. Almost a cookie dough like malt dimension....hops are oily and leave a nice lingering unsweetened grapefruit bitterness...a bit of garlic on the taste but very light...guessing Citra hops are a part of this as the garlic is not real big like Summit hops give off..

M-Perfect carbonation....body is medium to full....nice dry finish...

O-I'd call this Minnesota's best IPA...I'm not a huge fan of Masala Mama or even Fitger's one....Furious is fine but I'd buy this one over that although they are kind of different beasts...

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From the Steel Toe Website:

While the size of the boot might be a bit small, the intensity of the hop flavor and aroma in Size 7 more than makes up for it. We take prodigious amounts of hops and add them any chance we get to this Northwest style IPA. If you ever call Size 7 balanced we’ll kick you where it hurts (in the hop sack). 77 IBU's.

Glad to welcome another new local brewery!

Pours a slightly hazed golden orange with a very tall head of sandy foam that has nice retention and leaves gobs of lacing all around the glass.

Smells great. Very fresh hop smell with more grassy notes than citrus. Getting some mango and apricot in there as well. Pungent and fresh.

This is a really in your face IPA. Hop forward by far! The flavor mirrors the nose pretty well. Getting plenty of bitterness. Grapefruit, mango and apricot to go along with the lesser grassy notes here. I would say the grapefruit is pretty dominant here. A light fruity sweetness as well.

From juicy up front to dry at the back. Clean finish and quite smooth. The carbonation is soft and compliments the body.

I have to say that this is a very impressive start for Steel Toe. This is a big and bitter IPA that no hophead should be disappointed with. I would absolutely have this IPA again and I see a bright future ahead for this new brewery.

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Size 7 from Steel Toe Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.