Size 11 - Steel Toe Brewing
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Reviews by younger35:
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.
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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District of Columbia
3.76/5 rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Thanks to kbutler1 for tossing this in our trade as an extra.
The beer is dark amber with approx. one inch of head. The aroma is of tropical fruits, caramel malts, candied citrus, hints of pine, alcohol. A big, robust beer. hop forward with a sturdy malt presence. Alcohol is there, but not obtrusive. Slightly sweet throughout with mild bitterness. Pretty good.
Serving type: bottle
04-30-2014 16:35:36 | More by Huhzubendah
Size 11 from Steel Toe Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.