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Size 7 - Steel Toe Brewing

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

432 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 432
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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Photo of augustgarage
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a shaker pint.

Clear orange peel liquid capped by a faint ivory surface slick. The collar pearls up leaving a soapy ring of lace in its wake. Decent retention.

Pungent hop aromatics suggest oranges, apricots, and a hint of pineapple. Light honey in the nose as well.

Pine and grapefruit on the palate - peppery herbaceous hops permeate the flavor profile leading into a crisp dry finish. Moderate bitterness is offset by a low key pale malt backbone.

Creamy yet prickly mouth-feel, light bodied yet appropriately oily.

Well crafted version of the style...and at $5/bomber, a good value as well. Were this more widely available I think it would be more sought after.

augustgarage, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of zenwatts
4/5  rDev -3.4%

zenwatts, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of jlogan7
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

jlogan7, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of Rau71
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Rau71, May 25, 2012
Photo of mtrog313
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

mtrog313, May 19, 2012
Photo of Steimie
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Steimie, May 16, 2012
Photo of dtx00
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

dtx00, May 12, 2012
Photo of thebouch01
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

thebouch01, May 12, 2012
Photo of bsp77
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Nice orangish gold with decent off-white head and slight lacing.

Smell: Citrus (orange predominately, some grapefruit and tropical notes), some spiciness and toasted malt.

Taste: Similar to the aroma, this is very citrusy, with grapefruit, orange and a tropical tanginess. There is an expected toasted malt backing, with a spicy and pine-like finish.

Feel: Soft and creamy body with moderate carbonation. Finish is quite dry, as expected and desired.

Overall: This is a fairly prototypical IPA, but done exceptionally well. Nice job. Great to have another quality IPA made in MN.

bsp77, May 11, 2012
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle enjoyed on 4.29.12. Thanks johnsaulrubio

A - Pours a hazy, light orange with smaller cream-colored head. Good retention.

S - Very citrusy, oranges, lemon, grapefruit.

T - The citrus hits you first, followed by some bitter grass.

D - Good carbonation and average body.

O - A nice citrus-pine 1-2 punch.

HuskyinPDX, May 10, 2012
Photo of brentk56
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A great looker, with the clear amber liquid capped by a huge whipped egg white head; terrific retention and lacing

Smell: Both the malt and the hops deliver on the aromatics, rotating between honey-drizzled graham crackers and pink grapefruit

Taste: What was captured in the aroma is delivered on the palate, with the honey and graham cracker flavors hitting the tastebuds first, followed in rapid succession by the pink grapefruit; by mid-palate, the flavors grow increasingly bitter and piney, with the hops dominating the finish, though the malt still hangs around underneath

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Normally, I like my IPAs to be a bit more attenuated, with the malt being less assertive, but the malt profile of this beer is so interesting and delicious that I warmed up easily to the impact that it had on this brew

brentk56, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of motorhed
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

motorhed, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Mealhouse
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Mealhouse, Apr 15, 2012
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
Size 7 from Steel Toe Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.