Size 11 - Steel Toe Brewing

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BA SCORE
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42 Reviews
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Reviews: 42
Hads: 239
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 41
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
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Steel Toe Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: jera1350 on 02-26-2012

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Reviews: 42 | Hads: 239
Reviews by mnstorm99:
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3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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. (672 characters)

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Mora2000
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (397 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of MattyG85
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (1,583 characters)

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4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Size 11 from Steel Toe Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.