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Day Tripper - Indeed Brewing Company

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449 Ratings
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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 40
Gots: 54 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Regionally grown American pale malt is blended with rich European malt to produce a lighter bodied beer, bright in color, with a taut white head. Then there are the hops - four pounds per barrel to be exact. Willamettes, Cascades, CTZ, and Summits give this brew a citrus punch and spicy character.

45 IBU

(Beer added by: sacrelicio on 08-14-2012)
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

12oz can from Justdoit1234 (thank you!). Canned 09/05/14. Served in a Terrapin goblet.

Pours pale amber straw with a finger and a half white head that lingers, leaving some healthy clumps of lace.

A nice, simple nose of citrus, grass and vague sweetness.

Taste follows the nose. Oranges, cracker, grassy, herbal mint and a mild spice. There is a pronounced bitterness but not too much.

Light body with frisky carbonation. The finish sits bitter on the tongue. Orange peel, mint and cracker.

Day Tripper is a solidly constructed pale ale. A healthy dose of hops on a subtly sweet malty base with dangerous drinkability in a can?! Can't go wrong here.

ThickNStout, Yesterday at 01:35 AM
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4.2/5  rDev +4.7%

jrnyc, Sunday at 10:41 PM
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Dbrulet, Sunday at 08:59 PM
Photo of Taybeh
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%

A: Vigorous pour from a can, produces decent head that holds for a minute and dissipates before too long. Beautiful apricot color.
S: Holy Dank Tropical fruit. Wow...delicious.
T: Follows the nose...dank bitterness comes in waves, sweet and pineapple and other tropical fruits in the middle, then more dank bitterness. This is the boss. Nice bite to the hops, but not overwhelming. There is some crackery malt there, too.
M: Just about the right carbonation. Refreshing and invites easy drinking.

Overall: A really great beer. A staple in my fridge that I really never seem to get tired of, and I often reach for instead of Furious. Hard to think it isn't an IPA (though when I've tasted alongside of their Let it Ride, it makes sense). Comparable to Daisy Cutter, though that is a little more dry to me and this has more ripe fruit.

Taybeh, Saturday at 02:32 PM
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

BeerSnobRobinson, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

MaximumYuks, Oct 16, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -3.2%

pjkelley82, Oct 15, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -18.2%

LeeW, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of brentk56
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours out a hazy amber color with a two inch head that leaves a few strands of lace

Smell: Dank tones along with tropical fruit

Taste: After a hint of biscuity malt, the hops take over, bringing dank piney flavors; in the middle, the tropical fruit comes through, with papaya being the most prominent element; bitterness builds, into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A refreshing APA (verging on an IPA) that is nice and dry, like I prefer the style to be

Thanks, DaftPatrick, for the opportunity

brentk56, Oct 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

AdmiralOzone, Oct 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

jwat, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

BuckettOfBeer, Oct 08, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +2.7%

pkkosmatka, Oct 05, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +0.7%

Malone47, Oct 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Docrock, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of joe1510
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz Can
$10.99 6-Pack
Keyport Liquors - Superior, WI

Canned 9/8/14

Day Tripper is a goldenrod libation when backlit and takes on the color of apricot when not. Moderate haze permeates the body with a couple floaties because I got a little overzealous on the pour. A soapy white head rises to a finger, falls slowly to a cap and leaves behind some humpbacked lacing on its way down.

The nose on this beer is flat out glorious. Big notes of perfectly ripe pineapple are vibrant up front. Apricot and papaya follow closely behind. A soft green herbalness runs the periphery and pine brings up the rear. Those tropical fruits dominate and I'm digging it. A crackery malt base lays a welcomed foundation and just enough sugar.

Damn, this is a delicious beer! It's not quite as vibrant as the nose but it's not far off and still brighter than 95% of pales on the market. Big ripe pineapple notes, again, kick it off. Sweet papaya and apricot notes hit in the middle before pine combines with pineapple on the swallow. Crackery malt again adds the base. Jammy notes pop up here and there. This beer is like crack to me.

The body weighs in at medium with a velvety luxuriousness. Carbonation runs right in the middle of the spectrum. It's easy drinking and smooth with a soft bitterness that lingers long after each drink. A touch of residual sweetness balances it well and keeps it easy drinking. This beer goes down dangerously fast.

Day Tripper is one of my favorite pale ales on the planet. I honestly can't get enough of this beer. It's juicy, pine-y, a little bitter, and ridiculously drinkable. I would love to see this available around Chicagoland but in the time being I will stick to Daisy Cutter.

joe1510, Oct 04, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -5.2%

BigAl18, Oct 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

secondtoughest, Sep 30, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%

Koebele, Sep 30, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -7%

kbrown, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

rxthree, Sep 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Woodman70, Sep 26, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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Day Tripper from Indeed Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.