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Rainmaker - Steel Toe Brewing

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very good

181 Ratings
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 8
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Steel Toe Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jera1350 on 10-18-2011)
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

Yulles, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

gdhawley, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

Ejayz, Mar 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

longsinmn, Jul 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

BBnum3, Nov 14, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +19%

billhelm, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of KarlHungus
4.65/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a clear ruby color. The head is a solid inch of reddish-white foam that recedes slowly into nice lacing. The aroma is of grapefruit, oranges, caramel, and toffee. The taste is slightly maltier than the aroma, but there is still a strong hop presence. There is also a solid bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a silky texture, and fine moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a very good red ale that I can see becoming a regular for me. I like how it is on the hoppier side for a red ale, but still doesn't cross over into IPA territory.

KarlHungus, Nov 05, 2011
Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Spicy, herbal hops dominate the nose with citrus and caramel malts. Pours reddish chestnut with a slight haze under a lacy 2” off-white foam cap. Attacks with a rich, malty palate with anise to cola spice, citrus and orange that lead to a grapefruit rind bitter finish. A very creamy big bodied beer that finishes surprisingly well balanced

pat61, Oct 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

bigbeers84, Oct 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

FreshmanPour77, Jan 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

aliving1, Jan 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Seefeldt, Jan 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

bhayle, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

NickSMpls, Aug 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

AnalogErik, Jul 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

bradner, Jul 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Catlin, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of jera1350
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From Steel Toe:

When you find yourself parched, Rainmaker brings refreshment. Brewed with caramel and dark roasted malts then doused with a torrent of hops, this double red is sure to please, no dancing required.

Color: Copper
Alcohol content by volume: 6.5%
International Bitterness Units: 65

A clear and deep amber body with a creamy head of dark tan foam that leaves sticky curtains of lacing down the entire glass. Just an awesome two finger thick streak of crystalline lace that clings to the glass the entire time.

Robust and fresh hops provide plenty of citrus along with some earthy notes. Sweet malt to back things up.

This is one hopped up red ale. Lots of hop complexity as well. Getting bitter grapefruit with other citrus notes, some spicy hops as well. Good deal of bitterness and the malt only adds a touch of sweetness. The hops do the shining here though.

The carbonation is so creamy and soft. The overall feel is quite smooth. I would put this in the medium bodied category.

Just another great beer from Steel Toe. This red ale fits right alongside the Size 7 for West Coast hop inspired beers. This is one of the better ones I've had in this style and it's due in large part to the awesome hop profile. Easy to say that I will grab this one again.

jera1350, Oct 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

ChopsMeister, Mar 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

pisomojado8, Jul 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

dragomni, Sep 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Kenai4, Feb 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

psychotia, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Steel Toe Rainmaker Double Red Ale, 6.5 % ABV. Brewed and bottled by Steel Toe Brewing, St. Louis Park, Minnesota. "When you find yourself parched, Rainmaker brings refreshment. Brewed with caramel and dark roasted malts then doused with a torrent of hops, this double red is sure to please, no dancing required."

Beautifully burnished crimson coloring, nearly opaque, under a full 1/2 inch cream-toned head, long lasting. Looks great.

Aromatics are outstanding, billowing out far afar, an utterly enriching and invigorating blend of hops and malt. Ripe fruit, citrus, prickly pine, a little apple and cherry, all spill forth. Absolutely inviting.

Taste: Past the lips, On the tongue, and down the throat, it is all that and more. Refreshment first of all, followed by wave after wave of deliciousness. Hops are on top, with caramel malt and cocoa flavors emerging at their heels. Delicate bitter bite nips at the tastebuds with each new sip, sweet malt providing smoothness and succor on the way down.

This reminds me of a milder Surly Furious. That's a good sign that I like it. Ah, this is nice stuff. Deee-lish.

feloniousmonk, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of Greggy
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a tan head over a deep crystal clear red body. Decent lacing.

S- Deep pine, grapefruit, orange, deep caramel, toffee and biscuit.

T- Wow. Huge crack right off the bat off orange, marmalade, pine and grapefruit and caramel and then transitions into a hoppier dry finish with ample hop oils lingering long into the finish.

M- Appropriate carbonation. Great finish.

D- Overall, a great beer and pretty drinkable.

Greggy, Nov 11, 2011
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Rainmaker from Steel Toe Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.