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Size 7 - Steel Toe Brewing

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BA SCORE
92
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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

alexsergio, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Mdog
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Crystal clear gold, nice carbonation bubbles, big rocky head.

Smell: Lots of citrus, citrus rind, underlying sweetness.

Taste: Starts sweet, then gives a nice citrus flavor. Not bitter. Orange pith.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat light, easy drinker.

Overall: I finally got to try some Steel Toe beers when I went to Minneapolis for a concert. Enjoyed them a lot, so went back to pick up some bottles. Size 7 is another great Minnesota IPA, nicely sweet with plenty of hop goodness. Definitely worth picking up if you're in the area.

Mdog, Feb 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Revenant, Feb 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

t0rin0, Feb 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

adamcarlson28, Feb 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

iL0VEbeer, Feb 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

millelacsmark, Jan 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

warnerry, Jan 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

GeezLynn, Jan 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

arniepnminne, Jan 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

aasimon, Jan 18, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

one of the better straight up american india pale ales ive had in recent memory (which admittedly may not be all that long). first beer ive tried from these guys as well, very impressive. pours light amber in color letting plenty of light through, but still a tad blurry. a rich and foamy white lace crown rests on top and doesnt go anywhere. the nose is sticky and bitter, resinous, very piney, like good ganga. flavor is only a little more balanced by a coppery pale malt, this is still a hop beast. it tastes like a freshly milled pine board rubbed down with a fresh poblano pepper. theres no heat, but there is some capsicum element present that i have to imagine is a product of whatever hops were used here. bitter and pungent, but still drinkable with a medium body made lighter by airy carbonation and a velvety soft texture. the bitterness in the finish lasts a long while and reminds me how good this was. should have got two bombers!

StonedTrippin, Jan 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

slavall, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Stevedore, Jan 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

sjanowiak, Jan 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

bluetrevian, Jan 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

vobr0002, Dec 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Djsaturn1, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Justin_Neff
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another bottle purchased from France 44 while on business trip to Minny - yes, drank in the Hotel room. Poured in the Surly pint glass, also purchased from France 44.

A: I'm not sure I've ever seen anything like this. The clarity is unreal. I feel like I am looking at golden-colored water. The lacing on the glass is nice and a small layer remains on the head of the brew throughout the drink. The first 5 appearance I've given.

S: Hop-nasty. A little malt, a little pine, and a ton of citrus. This is awesome. The only reason this isn't a 5 is because I had to stick my face way into the glass to get a strong whiff. Smell fantastic, but isn't particularly strong.

T: This one isn't "well balanced" and that's awesome. Not malty at all. This is how I like my IPA's to taste. I want a lot of hops and a little malt. Buttery, piney for sure, I think it's amarillo hops, and citrus taste. There is almost a pineapple presence, but definitely some grapefruit.

M: Light body, creamy, medium carbonation.

O: I feel like people often say "this is for hop head's", but this truly IS FOR HOP HEAD'S! I really, REALLY like this one. As mentioned earlier, I like IPA's that aren't well balanced and the hops outshine the malt. Well this one fits the bill.

Justin_Neff, Dec 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

ssimpson89, Dec 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

JeepCop, Dec 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

stealth, Dec 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

NickSMpls, Dec 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

tuckerlikesbeer, Nov 29, 2012
Size 7 from Steel Toe Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.