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Rainmaker - Steel Toe Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 9
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
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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Ratings: 166 | Reviews: 45 | Display Reviews Only:
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

08-23-2013 14:51:10 | More by MattXT
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

08-21-2013 00:05:57 | More by NickSMpls
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Oboogie

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-14-2013 20:17:25 | More by Oboogie
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-14-2013 18:51:50 | More by ahbithwabm
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maltyb

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-01-2013 18:12:33 | More by maltyb
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DB31

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-27-2013 21:49:54 | More by DB31
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-25-2013 14:29:24 | More by AnalogErik
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a clean deep amber/mahogany in color with 2 fingers of creme colored head which dissipated slowly leaving behind intense amounts of sticky lacing. the smell is of sweet caramel, lots of citrusy and piney hops, herbal hops.. hops hops hops! a tea like flavor up front, very sweet and malty, getting a nice herbal bitterness, some grapefruit flavor, this is a very nice amber ale. lingering bitterness dies off as soon as you get the next sip, but then comes back stronger!

a medium bodied beer with a creamy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. a very nice offering, once again, from steel toe.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 00:43:29 | More by facundoCNB
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stpjames

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-24-2013 18:20:44 | More by stpjames
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pisomojado8

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-21-2013 01:01:27 | More by pisomojado8
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nogophers

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-21-2013 01:00:10 | More by nogophers
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Ragnarok88

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6%

07-11-2013 17:30:39 | More by Ragnarok88
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HardWater

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-08-2013 14:27:17 | More by HardWater
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CoryR

Oregon

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-06-2013 04:01:38 | More by CoryR
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ryancl

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-08-2013 02:39:27 | More by ryancl
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MNPikey

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-07-2013 21:26:33 | More by MNPikey
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-04-2013 23:16:35 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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Coldsnack

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-01-2013 17:01:59 | More by Coldsnack
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TheKOshow

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-29-2013 12:42:48 | More by TheKOshow
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dmadsen

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Ward 6 St Paul. Good amber.

This style is a moving target for me. From the Bell's amber, to Nordeast, to this, there is an immense amount of variation. The menu said "double red ale" so, I'll go with that

Deep red, nearly brown. Very nice color. Thin head, could have been the pour. Bar staff seemed focused in throwing out the volume.

Great caramel malt flavor. Nice body to the beer. Full mouthfeel. Strong alcohol finish. Very nice hop. On the red ales sometimes, things get too fruity. This was a nice bitter finish.

Had a Reuben. Excellent pairing.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2013 04:15:42 | More by dmadsen
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e30todamax

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-26-2013 03:29:56 | More by e30todamax
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TWHartman

Minnesota

3.41/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark red, almost purple, thick tan head with nice retention, it is very nice looking

S- Caramel malt, earthy and medicinal hop aroma

T- Similar to smell but with more medicinal finish, caramel flavor gives way to a clean, medicinal hop bitterness that lingers pleasantly

M- I think it is a bit thin for a "double" anything, but it is okay. Not quite as chewy as I would like

O- A nice beer, I generally don't like these medicinal finish beers, but this is very nice. I would drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 23:35:39 | More by TWHartman
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KWMiles

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-17-2013 23:18:19 | More by KWMiles
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iHeartMNBeer

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-17-2013 21:50:29 | More by iHeartMNBeer
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Mdog

Minnesota

3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a beautiful reddish purple with a big head.

Smell: Moderate citrus aroma.

Taste: Mostly dark fruits with an earthy hop presence.

Overall: I think my bottle may have been a little old. When I've had this on tap it had more of a citrus hop presence to go along with the dark fruit flavors. Maybe when I get a newer bottle or have it on tap again I will re-review. Even like this it is still better than your usual red ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 01:15:51 | More by Mdog
Rainmaker from Steel Toe Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.