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Size 11 - Steel Toe Brewing

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BA SCORE
92
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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 38
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Steel Toe Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jera1350 on 02-26-2012)
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Reviews by mnstorm99:
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mnstorm99

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -12.8%

As a Steel Toe lover, I came away just a little bit disappointed with this beer.
It pours a beautiful clear amber with a wonderful off white head that never goes away.
The nose also does not disappoint with just a touch of malt to balance a huge citrus and papaya hop aroma.
Taste is where I get a little lost. Hops come to the forefront with mostly the papaya and melons, and a good balanced malt flavor as well. But, this thing finishes with an oxidized aftertaste that I am having a hard time getting past.
Mouthful is full, but dry enough to let you know it's an IPA.
This beer is drinkable, and very close to a top DIPA. Unfortunately, it just misses the mark for me.

02-29-2012 02:51:13 | More by mnstorm99
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

03-19-2014 22:11:37 | More by DaftPatrick
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Mora2000

Texas

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%

Thanks to Pawola22 for sending me this bottle.

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of pine and orange notes, with a little bit of resin and some biscuit malt. The flavor is similar, being dominated by pine and resin notes from the hops. There is also some biscuit and toffee, as well as a medium amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

05-17-2012 04:44:49 | More by Mora2000
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-20-2013 05:21:21 | More by jaminjohnson
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-10-2012 13:52:23 | More by bpfrush
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warmbier804

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-13-2013 03:15:43 | More by warmbier804
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.59/5  rDev +11.1%

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Surly Darkness Chalice. 2013 bottle.

Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head which recede into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A big and rich aroma of hops with lots of citrus, earthy, and spicy hints. Big juicy and oily smell of hops with earthy, floral, and citrus hints. Hints of grass and dank pine resin spice. Citrus fruit hints of grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, mango, pineapple, apricot, papaya, melon, and lemon. Solid sweet malty background with hints of caramel, toffee, grain, biscuit, and yeast. Also some hints of candied sugar. A very big and juicy hop forward aroma. Quite good.

Taste: Follows the nose quite well, a huge lush and juicy taste of hops with citrus, pine, and grassy notes. Big citrus hop presence with juicy notes of ripe grapefruit, orange peel, mango, tangerine, pineapple, papaya, apricot, lemon, and melon. Spicy notes with some dank pine resin hops. Also some floral and grassy notes. Hops are pretty fresh, bitter, oily, and drying. Solid malt backing with notes of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, and yeast. Taste is very hop forward and nicely thick and juicy. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and fairly thick with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, oily, bitter, and pretty drying. Alcohol is hidden behind the assault of hops.

Overall: A great imperial IPA. A juiced up version of an already very good IPA from this young brewery. Steel Toe knocks it out of the park again.

05-26-2013 06:55:42 | More by MattyG85
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

07-30-2013 11:17:30 | More by Cynic-ale
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Timmuh


4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-17-2012 01:08:45 | More by Timmuh
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roostor07

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-27-2013 15:36:02 | More by roostor07
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Shawner

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-26-2014 20:18:15 | More by Shawner
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switzer

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

06-02-2013 15:48:36 | More by switzer
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andrew8626

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +15%

03-18-2013 04:52:35 | More by andrew8626
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MADPolo

Alabama

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-03-2013 15:05:11 | More by MADPolo
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Cooper

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-14-2012 02:15:01 | More by Cooper
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huskermike12

Iowa

3/5  rDev -27.4%

07-03-2013 18:40:54 | More by huskermike12
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-06-2013 01:32:50 | More by Gonzoillini
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djschnabel

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +15%

03-08-2012 01:37:09 | More by djschnabel
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-04-2012 02:44:17 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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Sinatra716

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

01-20-2014 08:05:56 | More by Sinatra716
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stpjames

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

07-24-2013 18:21:26 | More by stpjames
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morimech

Minnesota

4.7/5  rDev +13.8%

2014 Version: Getting back to the good times with this beer. The melon attributes are not really as expressive as the original version, instead we get some good floral, tropical fruit, and then melon aromas and flavors. Also does not seem as harsh as 2013. Much easier to drink. I would put this between 2013 and 2012's.

2013 version: Not nearly as impressive as last years edition. Now Size 11 is very close to Devil Dancer which is unfortunate. Gone are the melon aromas and flavors, and in their place is straight citrus. Seems much more bitter without the great hop flavors. Very hot and boozy as well. I would rate this years significantly lower.

A 750ml bottle picked up at the brewery yesterday.

Pours a reddish copper color with one finger of head that held on for a nice length of time before settling to a thin cap. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left on the glass.

Fairly unique aroma comes with this beer. I pick out honeydew, cantaloupe, with a little citrus. No sign of the alcohol.

Melon bomb. A Size 11 right up the backside. Massive amount of honeydew hits the tongue along with the 111 IBUs of bitterness. There is a little dankness near the end. It has a little sweetness from the malt but otherwise hop/bitter dominate. Some warmth in the finish but the whopping 11% ABV is not otherwise tasted. Impressive and very interesting flavor.

Another fine mouthfeel from this brewer. He has it together when it comes to carbonation and texture. Medium bodied.

Hard to compare this to another beer. I suppose Devil Dancer is the closest thing in IBUs and ABV. Devil Dancer could not carry these Size 11s. Maybe not as sublimly executed as Pliny but it is a close contest. One glass and I am feeling fine. Cannot wait till next year for Size 11 to show itself again.

03-04-2012 18:49:26 | More by morimech
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

07-07-2013 10:17:36 | More by GRG1313
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StarRaptor

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-28-2012 23:16:45 | More by StarRaptor
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cgrz

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

01-20-2014 09:44:08 | More by cgrz
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Size 11 from Steel Toe Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.