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Size 11 - Steel Toe Brewing

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

182 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 38
Gots: 16 | 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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younger35

Minnesota

4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had to run down to the brewery last weekend and snag a bottle of this. I loved Size 7 so much no way was this slipping by. Drank from my Harriet Brewing nonic pint glass.

$11

Appearance- Pours a crystal clear copper orange with a nice big off-white frothy head. I’d say about 11SRM. A nice cap and collar remains the entire beer along with plenty of lacing.
Smell- The first thing that hits the nostrils is actually malt. A light touch of burnt sugars clearly come through along with a fair amount of alcohol. I’d say about 11% worth. The hops are fairly earthy with the usual suspects – pine and grass. As the beer warms the citrusy fruitiness really starts to show. Cantaloupe, passion fruit, peach and fleeting whiffs of pineapple. Definitely gets better as it warms.
Taste- Starts with a nice bitter bite and a light bit of alcohol warming (I’d say about 11% worth of warming). Definitely fruity with plenty of bitter grapefruit and papaya. The beer is just dripping with bitter hoppy goodness. There is a bit of candied Red Vine thing going on as the malt does lend a fair amount of sweetness behind everything. The melon qualities tend to fade as the beer warms and some more of the earthy/grassy tones dominate. The finish is bitter and nice.
Mouthfeel- Full bodied and juicy with a nice aggressive bite of carbonation. Great mouthfeel.
Drinkability- Big, bold, bitter and beautifully delicious. As it warms it really sort of moves into Barleywine territory but remains just fruity enough keep it a Double IPA. The whole 750mL was plenty but I really didn’t have much problem putting it down. Tasty beer, glad I grabbed a bottle!

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 03:03:38 | More by younger35
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Size 11 from Steel Toe Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.