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Size 7 - Steel Toe Brewing

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BA SCORE
92
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390 Ratings
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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 61
Gots: 47 | FT: 6
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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psychotia

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

02-11-2012 01:52:20 | More by psychotia
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Kenai4

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +20.5%

02-05-2012 17:45:27 | More by Kenai4
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bstyle

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-29-2012 02:11:08 | More by bstyle
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Size 7 because it's 7%? Bottle thanks to spycow.

A - Amber colored beer with a bit of red in it. Nice sized beige head that left behind some good lace.

S - Sweeter side here, with tropical fruits and sugar. It's more malty than you would expect, although there is the citrus and grapefruit hops that are present.

T - Hops and malts, mostly starting out as citrus and sweeter and finishing up more piney and bitter. Not bad.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a little bit of booze in there.

O - Pretty big for a single IPA. It's good but not great. I like it and would drink it again but there's many other offerings out there I'd go for first.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 23:04:39 | More by AgentZero
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iadler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a translucent amber with a two finger head that leaves some spots of lacing behind. 

S- Juicy grapefruit, pine needles, orange zest, floral notes and a hint of tropical fruits 

T- Fresh ruby red grapefruit, orange zest, floral notes, dried apricot, hint of caramel malt and pine resin at the finish. 

M- medium carbonation and body with a oily mouthfeel that finishes bitter.

O- A really nice ipa from a new brewery and a great steal at less than $5. Looking forward to trying more of their offerings. 

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 06:42:50 | More by iadler
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a stemless globe.

Thanks to hannydawg for sharing this bottle!

When Gregg tells me to try a really good IPA, I tend to listen... This one pours a clear brass topped by a finger of cream-white foam. The nose comprises leek, light-colored greens ("tch, you still need chlorophyll?"), and caramel. The hops could have become strident if not kept in balancing check by the caramel. The taste brings in more of the same, with a bit of pine resin dripping in for good measure, further cutting the abrasive nature of the hops (the leek character, in particular). The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a thick-ish feel, and a dry finish. Overall, a nice IPA, but one whose hop profile just didn't work for me. It's not everyday I disagree with hanny on nice IPAs, but this is definitely one of them. It's not bad, don't get me wrong, but not one I'd really wanna have again real soon...

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 04:30:56 | More by TMoney2591
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to brydeen. 22oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.

Pours an excellent, clear, bright copper color. Like a brand new shiny penny. The head reaches about a finger and a half or so but I suspect that might be because that's all the room that is left in the glass. The foam thins out fairly quickly leaving a nice off white cap. Nice lacing clings to the glass with each sip.

The nose is pretty hoppy right off the bat, but it's not overpowering. Nice citrus hops, mostly grapefruit along with some lemon, mix with some floral hops are they are balanced somewhat with a sweet malt character. There is some pine present as well but it's pretty subtle.

I'm not sure if my nose is off today or if this is how the beer always tastes but the pine is considerably more present in the taste. In fact, it's the dominant flavor. The citrus that was in the nose is here (the floral hops aren't) as is the nice malt sweetness. The pine is back at the finish, providing a nice, dry bitterness.

Medium body with medium carbonation. Very crisp with a nice dry finish.

This is a really good IPA. The label says something about not calling this beer balanced, any while it's not all that balanced in general, it is relative to style. Either way this beer is really good.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 02:29:39 | More by ms11781
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ballenc

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +20.5%

01-09-2012 00:23:40 | More by ballenc
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siradmiralnelson

Iowa

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into globe glass. Thanks to Jesse for hooking this one up.

A. Poured a 2 finger head. Thick lacing. Good retention. Color is dark orange with some amber hues.

S. Nice hop aroma. Pine and citrus hop aroma. Not a whole lot of malt detected beneath the prevalent hops. Pretty nice grapefruit aroma.

T. Great tasting IPA. Really kind of a unique flavor for me. Mostly all of the taste is hop flavor, but really not very bitter at all. Grapefruit and citrus flavors. Very easy drinking.

M. Medium bodied. Nice mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

O. From the Steel Toe website "If you ever call Size 7 balanced we’ll kick you where it hurts (in the hop sack)". This IPA is a nice showcase for hop flavor without alot of bitterness which leaves a very easy drinking IPA. Not a whole lot of malt flavor going on at all with this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 23:24:35 | More by siradmiralnelson
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this as part of the Blind BIF, courtesy of JohnPPutz

Blind Reveiw #2

BEFORE
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A - Pours a brilliant transparant gold with a 1" foam crown that is stubborn as all hell. Over a minute has passed, and it's receded less than half that amount. 4.0

S - My goodness. This is a fabulous IPA. I just know it. Nose is heavy on grapefruit, and citrus in general. Virtually no pine element, and a lovely hops balance. This is a great smelling brew. 4.5

T - Here we go... Interesting. This is a very mild IPA. Perhaps a "hoppy" pale ale? This is very smooth. Grapefruit, mild citrus, pine showing through for the first time. I'm liking this. 4.5

M - This is delightful. Everything plays so nicely in this beer. The malt is very light indeed, which is good, because malty beers, even on the finish, aren't my bag. 4.0

O - Like I said, I know this is an IPA, and a find one at that. The question is, which one. My shipper is from IL and has undoubtedly read my wants and my reviews. 4.0

I'm going to take a stab at a Three Floyds brew. Dreadnaught or Arctic Panzer Wolf.

Survey says???

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Steel Toe Brewing Size 7 IPA. Instant permanwant. Seriously. I could have never guessed this, because I've never had it. The fact that I thought of it along the lines of two FFF IPA's that I've had, and loved, speaks volumes. You're on fuckin' fire, John. My goodness.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 02:43:50 | More by Retail1LO
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jmpizzo

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-06-2012 02:45:20 | More by jmpizzo
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aliving1

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +20.5%

01-03-2012 04:26:58 | More by aliving1
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MasterSki

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Chris (Spycow). Served in a Hair of the Dog tulip.

A - A creamy thin white foam settles to a wispy cap, thick collar, and minimal lacing. Transparent dark golden body.

S - Surprisingly malt forward, with tropical fruits, icing sugar, pine, and a slight alcohol note that is uncharacteristic of a single IPA. Solid, but doesn't really wow me.

T - Taste is also fairly balanced, with brown sugar malts and citrus hops mingling mid-palate and then yielding to a piney and fairly intense bitter finish.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry finish, and a touch of warming alcohol.

D - I guess I was expecting a knockout here after seeing this on the "Top New Beers" list for a while. Not real problems, but this is just a nice, balanced IPA without any major flaws. Pretty easy to drink. I've always found the Twin Cities to be a microcosm of the East Coast/West Coast divide in the US, and this beer is consistent with that impression. Not sure of the freshness on this bottle, but I'd be willing to try it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 02:19:54 | More by MasterSki
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herman77

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-03-2012 01:57:01 | More by herman77
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 01:34:19 | More by trxxpaxxs
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Penguin3200

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really happy to have this new brew available right down the road! Poured from a growler picked up tonight. Pours dark amber and clear as day? Interesting. Carbonation is balanced but not over the top. Huge citrus nose with press pine sprigs tickling the senses. Taste is resinous and hoppy with the pine bite and a good malty backbone. Right there with furious and masala, if just below. Can't wait to send to my cali trustee for a review for the west.

Cheers
,
Bill

Serving type: growler

12-31-2011 02:58:01 | More by Penguin3200
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brydeen

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-30-2011 12:31:55 | More by brydeen
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SummitVA

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
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!

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 01:08:32 | More by SummitVA
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Gtreid

Florida

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into my bruery tulip.

A: Clear copper color. The pour dropped a big two finger head that left tons of sticky lace.

A: big hop aroma with notes of grapefruit and pine needles. A strong caramel malt backbone gives it some balance.

T: I get the caramel malt off the bat followed by the huge hop presence. Citrus starts off the hop explosion and it finishes with the flavor of sucking on fresh pine cones. The pine really is quite amazing. It finishes bitter as it should.

M: Medium body with the perfect amount of carbonation.

O: This is a very fine brew. I'll bet, when super fresh, this would be at the top of my list in terms of hoppy brews. As it is, it has faded a bit, but still a must try for all you hop heads.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 22:04:30 | More by Gtreid
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SeeKpzl8

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +20.5%

12-25-2011 02:04:58 | More by SeeKpzl8
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle is beautiful with a pale amber copper colored hue flowing with an off white beige head going on. Aroma is super citrus with grapefruit and other big boasting hop loads coming through. The flavor is awesome with citrus, creamy notes of malts. More hops implode into citrus hop bursts, it goes down very smooth with sugar coated hops, each flavor adds to the pine citrus hop flavors. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with even flowing carbonation on the hop palate. Mouthfeel is citrus sugar coated with even hop oils rolling off of the catbonation, overall I love this style of beer the type of beer that I want to experience the real thing with.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 19:59:52 | More by WVbeergeek
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-22-2011 01:40:42 | More by HoistinBrews
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-19-2011 20:04:06 | More by doucmehu
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to MBrausen for sending this one my way just so I could tick it! Shared this one with the NoDa Brewing crew awhile in celebration of their grand opening that weekend. Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. A vibrant yellow-orange with a one finger pure white head that subsided to half a finger slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, pine, fresh cut grass, subtle citrus, subtle citrus hop, and pine hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, pine, grass, pine hop, subtle citrus, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. I was really surprised by this one as I wasn't expecting too much from it. Granted I had never tried it, so I guess I should judge a book by its cover. Lots of earth characteristics going on in this one, however, it was quite smooth and well balanced compared to most brews with these same characteristics. Definitely worth trying if you get the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 17:58:15 | More by thagr81us
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tbeq00

California

5/5  rDev +20.5%

12-12-2011 18:20:31 | More by tbeq00
Size 7 from Steel Toe Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.