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Size 7 - Steel Toe Brewing

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434 Ratings
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Ratings: 434
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 62
Gots: 56 | FT: 5
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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

mattmarka1, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of thatoneguymike
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

thatoneguymike, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of st9647v3
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

st9647v3, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of morimech
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a West Coast IPA in every way. Pours a clear amber color with a nice two finger head that had excellant retention. The head slowly settled to a thick cap. Not surpising is the large amount of sticky lacing left down the glass.

Hops dominate the aroma with hints of grapefruit and pine. I also pick up some floral notes. Malt and alcohol is not detected.

Huge hop blast flavor. More grapefruit and citrus than pine. Malt is barely detectable and it also makes this beer dry. Bitterness is high and is accentuated by the dryness. A little alcohol flavor in the finish. Bitter hops linger in the aftertaste.

One thing I have been impressed with in every beer from this brewery, is the mouthfeel. Wonderful carbonation and smooth texture. This one is a little bit more lively than their other bottled beer, but fits perfectly with the flavor.

Beer sort of reminds me of Green Flash West Coast IPA. Pure hop flavor. Consuming a couple days after bottling probably doesn't hurt either. Definately worth seeking out if you are a lover of hops. Get rid of the bombers!

morimech, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev -3.4%

warnerry, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of Florida9
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very clear orange-amber in color. Forms a moderate sized off-white head that leaves some respectable lacing.

S: A mix of pale malts, orange, grapefruit, and citrusy hops.

T: Starts off with a mild caramel malt sweetness. Then some grapefruit and pine. Finish with a moderate bitterness.

M: On the lighter side of medium. Moderate bitterness. Medium carbonation.

O: A decent, easy drinking, respectable IPA. Not overly exciting, but still a well made grapefruit and pine IPA.

Florida9, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of Whiskeydeez
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Whiskeydeez, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

millerbuffoon, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of StJamesGate
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy dark honey with loose white froth.
Sticky pine resin and flower nose - sickly sweet.
Clover honey on toast with juicy resiny, nectar, hops.
Apricot and pineapple salsa finish and compote linger.
Medium, chewy, bit of oil.

Sweet and old school - no citrus or melon. Almost cloying, could be cleaner. Busy. Fruitens as it warms, but still mushy.

StJamesGate, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -3.4%

stereosforgeeks, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of andrenaline
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

andrenaline, May 25, 2014
Photo of birchstick
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - pours a nice amber color with a 1 finger head

N - nose is piney with some citrus hops and caramel malts

T - A barrage of citrus hops open this up. The hops subside a little to give way to caramel and cereal malts (more caramel than cereal). Ends with a ton of sticky, piney hop resin that lingers on the finish.

M - medium body with perfect carbonation

D - really solid IPA here. Lots of bold, bitter hops with a solid malt backbone. Big thanks to Nils for sending this my way - I have never heard of this beer or brewery before and was pleasantly surprised. Recommended!

birchstick, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev -3.4%

threedaggers, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of jera1350
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

jera1350, Sep 03, 2011
Photo of homebrew311
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Pours a clear golden with white head that retains nicely. Nose is very aromatic with heavy floral hops, resinous notes paired with bread and honey. The flavor has a nice herbal hoppy flavor up front with pungent floral notes through out. There is Just the right amount of malt sweetness and bread notes to round out the flavor of this beer with a moderate to high level of bitterness. Mouthfeel is moderate. Overall, a delicious IPA.

homebrew311, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -27.5%

jenray, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of Hanzo
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Hanzo, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Kurmaraja, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of garymuchow
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up at Liquor Barrel.
Unique spicy hop aroma with some sweetness, and citrus and holding a firm malt background. Haven't quite had this kind of spiciness - seems close to a yeast creation, but I don't think it is - cinnamon and herbal. Nice
Very clear with a darker amber with brownish/gold and orange. Smallish head settles out in short time but lacing reminds you of where the beer has been.
Reasonably complex with some of the spiciness in the flavor. A few shots of excessive hop oil quality, but it isn't too frequent - but frequent enough, esp. as it warms. Bitterness is balanced all right and finishes forever.
Surprised on the thinness. It isn't too much, just not what I expected. Carbonated more towards the flatter side.
This is good, but it's not great. Nice to have them around in this recent explosion of MN breweries.

garymuchow, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of Rutager
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for this second bottle after I broke the first one, Steasy66!

Appearance. Pours a hazy gold-amber with a finger of thick cream coloured head that leaves some pretty lace behind.

Smell. Caramel and honey, dank oily hops with some candied citrus fruits and a little bit of cedar.

Taste. Nice oily hops again with sweet caramel malts backing it all up. Good amount of bitter oily citrus rinds but the fairly big malty base keeps things quite drinkable.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, below medium carbonation.

Overall. Great stuff. Would be in my regular rotation if it was available around these parts.

Rutager, Oct 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

TX-Badger, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by stillmatic2232, thanks man.

Pours a hazy golden orange, with a 2 inch head, and some good lacing down the glass.

Smells line strong pine sap, some citrus, and a good amount of caramel malt.

The taste is similar. A grapefruit and pine bite hits the palate first- this IPA has a really nice hop bite to it. The malt is a bit more present than I would've expected- a bit toasty and caramelly. Really great taste here.

Medium bodied, crisp mouthfeel, lingering bitterness, low carbonation. This one is quite drinkable.

This one was completely off my radar. I always love trying beers I've never heard of, and this one was a good surprise.

GreesyFizeek, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to LaCoursiere for this beer.

A: Pours out a crystal clear, totally translucent gold with only a thin ring of white head along the top of the beer.

S: The scents in this beer are nice mix of pine and citrus. I'd love to say that there is a nice balance of hops and malts, but this beer is all hops in the nose.

T: This beer actually starts off with a nice sweet malt kick, and then it turns on the pine. It's seriously like licking a pine tree. There is a bit of grapefruit in the finish and another touch of sweetness.

M: Medium bodied beer. This beer starts off wet and finishes dry. The flavors of this beer linger on the palate for a bit. This is any easy drinking brew.

O: I think this beer is pretty damn good. It's huge pine is a bit off-putting at first, but I'm liking it more and more as I drink it.

trxxpaxxs, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of thewimperoo
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

thewimperoo, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of vermilcj
4/5  rDev -3.4%

vermilcj, Oct 13, 2014
Size 7 from Steel Toe Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.