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Size 11 - Steel Toe Brewing

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
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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Ctrauty

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-30-2013 02:05:21 | More by Ctrauty
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CCutch

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-29-2013 17:00:29 | More by CCutch
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TheKOshow

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-29-2013 12:41:09 | More by TheKOshow
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sort of a ruby/caramel color body with a big, sticky set of carb... tons of lace, plenty of soapy legs.

Citric and earthy hop aromas blend nicely with a sturdy caramel malt backbone. Not a hop bomb by any means... smells pretty well constructed, good sense of balance without any aggressive booze character.

This one has been described to me as both a barleywine and a "melon bomb." I don't really find either to be true as far as the palate is concerned. There's a decent amount of fruity hop flavor, namely citrus and banana. The malts, again, provide plenty of support. The booze isn't quite as well integrated as the nose would suggest... that said, it's nothing overwhelming.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 01:04:33 | More by yamar68
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joh02034

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -63.7%

05-27-2013 23:18:43 | More by joh02034
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roostor07

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

05-27-2013 02:44:08 | More by MinnTwins
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Revenant

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-26-2013 22:44:02 | More by Revenant
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Oregon

5/5  rDev +21.1%

05-25-2013 23:30:15 | More by nescientia
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PieOhMy

Minnesota

4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into snifter

A Dark transparent copper. Slight film and lacing around glass.

S Very floral. Orange peel. Piney. A little sweet malty and buttery too.

T Malt and booze up front. Bitter pine resin kicks in. This is followed by a nice fruity zest. Citric. Peppery and bitter aftertaste.

M Some carbonation, but rather oily. Has an unexpected crisp finish.

O This one will knock you on your ass. It's pretty overpowering, but still refreshing. It's bitter, really bitter, but it's not entirely unbalanced. There is some sweetness and plenty of malts backing this up. The alcohol isn't hiding though. Really good.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 05:02:35 | More by PieOhMy
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

05-24-2013 13:44:11 | More by MNBeer1017
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Bildo

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-24-2013 13:08:42 | More by Bildo
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KWMiles

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-22-2013 15:46:57 | More by KWMiles
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emerge077

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 release: Dried mango and papaya flavors, slick and resiny, very fresh and hoppy. When fresh its better than Devil Dancer, imho. Scores up across the board.

3-24-2012:
Bright and saturated copper orange color, nice clarity, copious light tan foam that froths up to the rim of the glass and slowly settles, leaving behind arcs of drippy lacing in the glass. Over time the skim fades to a ring around the edges.

Sweet and fruity aroma, somewhat suggestive of cantaloupe or melon. Some caramel malt sweetness there also as it warms up.

Fruity citrus rind and resiny pine bitterness, smooth cantaloupe notes with a dry bitter finish that lingers nicely. A warming spicy note from the 11% abv, though it's not too overt in the taste. It's got a nice smoothness with a medium body and low carbonation, sort of a sticky nectar thing happening. Overall a nice DIPA that i'd recommend to hopheads for sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 13:33:56 | More by emerge077
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yokken

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-20-2013 21:36:10 | More by yokken
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Mdog

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clear amber, good head.

Smell: Piney, citrus, sweetness.

Taste: Nicely sweet, then strong citrus and pineapple flavors.

Feel: Moderately heavy feel.

Overall: I finally got to try Size 11. Picked up a couple bottles at the brewery on the release day. It's a very tasty double IPA, listed as a triple IPA on the label. Not overly bitter or too sweet, just a big beer with a nice balance of sweetness and hop flavor. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 20:53:46 | More by Mdog
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SortaAmbivalent

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +21.1%

05-18-2013 22:24:36 | More by SortaAmbivalent
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-18-2013 22:16:06 | More by HoistinBrews
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-18-2013 17:14:01 | More by Jslay013
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-18-2013 15:01:36 | More by josephwa
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GarretD

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-17-2013 02:57:59 | More by GarretD
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andrew8626

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +15%

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

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +9%

03-02-2013 01:42:56 | More by Ejayz
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popery

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

02-27-2013 03:08:27 | More by popery
Size 11 from Steel Toe Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.