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Size 7 - Steel Toe Brewing

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

419 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 419
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 62
Gots: 52 | 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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Photo of Steasy66
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Steasy66, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of surlytwinsfan
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

surlytwinsfan, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of Cooper
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Cooper, Apr 14, 2012
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 LaCoursiere
4/5  rDev -3.4%

LaCoursiere, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of pierceska
4/5  rDev -3.4%

pierceska, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of cpetrone84
3.3/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pour is transparent light orange with a tight off white head and big lace. The nose offers a sweet malt base and assertive resinous hop aroma. Sticky orange peel with a touch of musk. The taste is heavily balance with a sticky caramel malt, piney resinous hop, and faint citrus. Strong bitterness in the finish that only lingers for a moment. Highly carbonated, prickly finish and syrupy body. Don't know how fresh but tastes a touch stale.

cpetrone84, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
4.93/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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??

facundoCNB, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of millerbuffoon
4/5  rDev -3.4%

millerbuffoon, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of 3Hops
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

3Hops, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of Jakers90
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Jakers90, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of mdimeglio
4/5  rDev -3.4%

mdimeglio, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear copper pour, nice 1" white head on the top. Not much for lacing or retention. Aroma most impactful is that of Cascade hops, imparting the quality of grapefruit.

The usual caramel in the malt body, sturdy enough. Not overly done or woody, not simply a beer dropping mad bitterness, there are discernable green hop tones in it while maintaining a very nice dryness to the beer that allows the C hops to keep rockin'. A pretty solid IPA, that there's umpteen examples that taste eerily familiar. If it ain't broke don't fix it. Steel Toe delivers a good ipa, following the lead of many trailblazers years and decades before it.

Would definitely drink again. Seems affordably priced, thank you to the generous trader who threw this in.

Beerandraiderfan, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of Cresant
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Cresant, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of thewimperoo
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

thewimperoo, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of jjanega08
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

So happy I found this. No freshness dating on the bottle.

A= Pours a deep yellow color almost orange with a nice looking light yellow colored head on it taht is a nice finger and a half high and holds nice retention and lacing on the glass.

S= The smell is very floral. A little quieter than I expected on the nose. Mostly just a bright floral smell.

T= Again the taste is bright floral without much of a malty backbone on it. The hops aren't overly bitter and crazy just a bright floral flavor.

M= Great body. Nice medium to low carbonation which I prefer in an IPA.

O= This is a top notch IPA for such a small brewery. They did well on this I can't wait to try some of their other offerings. Not the most intense IPA on the market and not the craziest but it's damn good.

jjanega08, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of eorwar
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

eorwar, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Duff27, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of ChadQuest
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Body is a straw golden color that is clear,lasting finger of head.
The aroma is composed of a myriad of the notes you normally find in Ipas, ranging from pine notes through grapefruit citrus notes. The citrus notes are more prominent, and the malt isn't too strong, both how a ipa should be.
Flavor wise the malt takes a back seat and lets the hops come out, leaving a crisp citrus bite, notably of grapefruit, that finishes clean. Digging it.

This is a good IPA from the Twin Market.

ChadQuest, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of DarthGuitarHero
4/5  rDev -3.4%

DarthGuitarHero, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Humulus85
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Humulus85, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of MITCHELLMPLS
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

MITCHELLMPLS, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of Schlais
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Schlais, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of Kaydogg
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Kaydogg, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of ratty918
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Apperance: Probably one of the clearest pale ales I have seen with abold gold hue. White head roughly 3/4 to an inch high

Smell: Great citrus and flowery aroma from the intense hopping.

Taste: A great hop taste with smooth malt a nice citrus finish

Mouthfeel: Starts smooth and finishes slightly bitter but not uber harsh, carbonation is medium

ratty918, Feb 18, 2012
Size 7 from Steel Toe Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 419 ratings.