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Day Tripper - Indeed Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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320 Ratings
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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%


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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powermn

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've had alot of beer over about 3 decades and have had many favorites, that are still around - but the past 2 years or so, this is consistently my favorite and 'go to' beer. Very consistent taste and flavor (not to be assumed in a small brewery). On tap and in can are reasonably similar - I usually prefer the former but not necessarily so with Day Tripper. What a blend of hops, flavor and mild sourness. Go guys - Indeed Day Tripper is a winner!

Serving type: can

04-08-2013 03:21:04 | More by powermn
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TCMike

Minnesota

4.59/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Produced a 1.5 finger, white head. Left a little lacing. The beer color is a hazy, honey color.

The aroma is of citrus, hops, and bread.

The taste is similar, but with some light sweetness, and a little bit of piney hops. Medium mouth-feel, and carbonation.

Excellent APA! Easy drinking. Perfect hop balance for the style. One of my favorite local brews.

Serving type: can

02-26-2013 21:05:23 | More by TCMike
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caskstrength

Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

At the taproom, a great place to have a beer and congregate with others.

Pours light golden yellow. Nice pale ale or ipa look with good carbonation.

Smells are crisp pine with supporting citrus. My favorite friends, hanging together as they often do. Some earthy dankness, fresh hop vibes here too.

Tastes are abrasively bright and bitter. A pale ale hop assault. Not a lot of juicy depth, more of a pithy attack. I love it, but I can see others finding it too much. But this review will not be considering others. Some of that earthy fresh hop character continues and is welcome. Lots of flavor for only 5.4%.

Mouthfeel is dry and biting, with some sticky resin, smackingly delicious. Palates beware.

Yes! Finally a MN IPA (pale ale my arse) that I'll be choosing over Furious. Under 10 bucks for a 6 pack of cans (dated) is awesome as well.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2012 00:53:31 | More by caskstrength
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful glittering golden hue, slightly hazed, under a full flush of white foam.

Aroma: fresh, zesty, brimming with hops, bubbling over with citrus and pine, a vibrant, pithy nose, plumb with lemon and grapefruit.

Taste: Here's where it's getting good. We start with a slap of hops and a tickle of malt, and it never, ever quits. A fierce blast that tempers some in time, with malt succulent, soft, and supple, keeping the ground level, delivering a modicum of sweetness, providing a minimum of balance. Good and hoppy this one (though not out of bounds), and a remarkable drinker. Certainly a sessioner, with the continuing reward of hoppy goodness on the tongue.

Medium bodied, with a long, hoppy finish. The bitterness is high, and ever-present, and coupled with the malt flavor, it provide deliciousness. This is such an excellent pale ale, I'm finding it almost perfect. There's not a thing lacking, not a bit wrong, nothing to dishonor this ale. Like I said, these guys will have a hit on their hands.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 03:43:05 | More by feloniousmonk
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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Have had several times on tap; reviewing from can.

A: Beautiful foamy, persistent head that takes forever to recede. Looks like either a nitro pour or beer drawn from a beer engine. Fantastic. An extra half-point for one of the best-looking cans anywhere.

S: Hops dominate malt on the nose. Citrus and pine, plenty of grapefruit, maybe a hint of passionfruit. Smells great.

T: One word: balance. As hoppy as it is, this is clearly not an IPA. The bitterness is held in check, despite what the aroma seems to promise.

M: As expected from a beer of this style and strength, it is neither thin, nor heavy.

O: This was the first beer I tried from Indeed, and it is one I will keep going back to. For a hop lover, it is ridiculously easy to drink several of these at a time. This will become one of the beers I routinely bring to other BAs when travelling.

Serving type: can

10-18-2012 04:42:10 | More by DaveAnderson
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dirtylou

Washington

4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz CAN, courtesy of @DaveAnderson

appearance: nice artistic can design - served in a lakefront shaker pint, straw-orange body, thick fluffy white head with some sticky lace

smell: fresh citrus hops, grassy, tangerine

taste: this is really good stuff - very similar to something i've had before but can't put my finger on. Lemon rind, tangerine, fresh citrus bouquet, toasted cracker-malt, grass, notes of pine resin

mouthfeel: moderately high carbonation, oily, dry lightly bitter finish

overall: very solid APA

Serving type: can

11-11-2012 00:48:25 | More by dirtylou
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argock

Virginia

4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz can into an oversized wineglass. Canned on 02/18/13 on the bottom of the can. SIngle purchased by my brother Greg at a local Minneapolis bottle shop for $1.99.

A: Clean nearly clear bright amber with 2-finger off-white big-bubbled head with good retention and clumpy lines of lacing.

S: Big hoppy aroma with grapefruit and pine, a little bit of resin, and a nice floral note to boot. The maltiness is also pretty characterful with crackery, bready aromas. Hops win out but it's reasonably close.

T: The flavor is a great reflection of the aroma with grapefruit and pine leading the way with more resiny bitterness than in the aroma and a moderate floral note as well. The malt component is bready, slightly sweet caramel, and a light crackery component. The hops and malt are worked together very well. This beer was the best one I tried on my week off, up against the entire Odell lineup and Surly Abrasive Ale.

M: THe body is medium with moderate carbonation. No astringency.

O: Indeed has hit a home run with Daytripper - it hits all the hops and malt notes with great balance and an intensity I don't find in a lot of APAs. Great job by Indeed and a must-try.

Serving type: can

04-08-2013 03:22:24 | More by argock
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AndyP612

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at The Blue Door Pub in St. Paul and reviewed from notes.

A- Slightly murk in appearance with a light amber.

S- Subtle, delicate citrus hop nose.

T- Slight hoppy bite, very subtle hop spice.

M- Light feel yet fluffy finishes slightly dry.

O- This is a great session ale and a fantastic revival of the Minnesota pale as I get bored with Summit EPA. From the can artwork to the bottom of the pint, just a great ale. Cheers.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2013 02:14:27 | More by AndyP612
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic new Minneapolis pale ale. Devised and brewed by former Town Hall brewer Josh Bischoff, this very bitter pale ale is reminiscent of some of Town Hall's rotating pale ales, but with a much more bitter, hop-forward attack. I detect heavy Simcoe additions, with distinct gooseberry and catty aromas and flavors, combined with citrus and pine flavors from possible Amarillo and Cascade additions. Very resinous with hop oils coating and tantalizing the tongue. A true winner in every way, I also made a delicious vinaigrette dressing with a heavy dose of this beer, making the dressing sublime.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 03:44:04 | More by sacrelicio
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from can into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Rich gold with nice white head, leaving minor lacing.

Smell: Citrusy, tropical and spicy. Don't smell much malt.

Taste: Extremely dried out toast and caramel malt base, with some graininess. Hops are huge for an APA, with grapefruit, orange, pine, spice and some light tropical notes. Finish is very bitter for an APA.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, with a light, firm and crisp body. Finish is exceedingly dry, borderline sour. Perfect mouthfeel for the style - I wish more APAs nailed it this well.

Overall: Finally, a high quality year round APA from MN. I hope this is a massive success, and becomes the Furious of APAs. Of course, some may say this is really just a slightly lower abv IPA.

Serving type: can

10-12-2012 22:00:24 | More by bsp77
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ZAP

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a full flavored assertive apa. Seconds after popping the top on the can a fresh burst of hops emmenates throrough the air. Pine, grapefruit, some biscuity malt, and a hint of onion.

The "onion" was the first thing I noticed on the taste and before I looked at the hop bill I figured "Summit" was the culprit...and it was....but the nice thing is after that first note it disappeared as the grapefruit, and pine flavors really asserted themselves strongly.

Finishes with an unsweetened grapefruit type of bitterness. Body and carbonation are about perfect. Very well done. Take the Summit out and use Amarillo or Simcoe and I think it would be one of my favorites. As is this is one of the more fuller flavored and assertive apa's around.

Serving type: can

11-01-2012 04:08:47 | More by ZAP
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. can into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Canned on 10/20/2012.

Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with lots of rising bubbles. A solid three fingers of white head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A really nice hop forward aroma. Big hints of citrus fruits including oranges, grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, passion fruit, and lemon. Also some spicy and dank pine resin hops and a little grass. Some some pale malts along with hints of caramel, biscuit, and cracker. Its the hops that really shine here and are as vibrant as a fresh IPA would be. A ripe and really good aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints, a big hoppy taste with lots of citrus fruit esters and pine. Strong taste of citrus grapefruit, orange, pineapple, tangerine, lemon, and passion fruit. A surprisingly dank taste of pine resin spice and earthy grass. A bitter but fairly clean hop profile. In the background are some bready malts with notes of caramel, biscuit, and cracker. The hops are pretty dominate here as well. A very good juicy taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and somewhat sticky. Bitter, crisp, and clean with a very drying finish.

Overall: A really good Pale Ale from this new brewery. Very boldly hopped but still clean and easy drinking.

Serving type: can

11-02-2012 06:28:45 | More by MattyG85
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mjryan

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not sampled but rather fully drank and immensely enjoyed. Calling Day Tripper hoppy isn't really doing it justice. It's an absolute fracking hop bomb! Pale in appearance with head and stuff. Dank, resinous pine and citrus hops, and hops and hops. Mind blowing, pure RAW hops. We don't need no stinking malts. Boy do the hops carry into the flavour. I mean, my God, what are they thinking? Like chewing on a bloody hop pellet. Hop love, no! It's hop sex. Dirty hop sex. Yikes. Hops don't provide alcohol, so I guess without the malt this beer wouldn't be beer. So, I'm glad they added malt. Call me if you can actually taste it though. I can't find it. Oh yeah, it's bitter as well. A mean bitter, but it apologizes and buys you a Happy Meal after it slaps you around. Dry, clean and wicked hoppy. You want something else?

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2012 01:01:30 | More by mjryan
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On cast at Town Hall Tap. The beer arrives a clear orange color with a thick white head that lingers until the beer is gone leaving nice rings of lacing along the sides of the glass. The aroma is of passion fruit, tangerines, grapefruit, a hint of pineapple, and a nice whiff of grass in the background. The taste is bitingly bitter. Almost too bitter as it seems to get in the way of the rest of the flavor. There are some nice tropical fruit tones, but they are hard to pick up due to the bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a silky texture, and appropriately mild carbonation. Overall, this is a pretty good beer. I actually liked it better on tap as the flavor was much more well rounded, but I will certainly try it again on cask.

Serving type: cask

09-07-2012 18:13:50 | More by KarlHungus
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Can from eawolff99. Served in a Chicago Craft Beer Week pint glass. Six-pack dated 10/08/12.

A - Pours with a half-finger of white foam that settles to a solid cap. Transparent golden body with a few stray bubbles making their way to the top.

S - Aroma is pretty excellent, with a melange of tropical fruits, juicy citrus, dank, and a hint of onion. Nice sugary malt backdrop that balances but doesn't supersede the hoppy goodness.

T - Taste is also pretty nice, with a mix of pine and zesty citrus, icing sugar malt, and a hint of tropical fruits. Bitterness is moderate and surprisingly intense for a pale ale, but it never gets fatiguing. Lots of flavor for only 5.4%.

M - Carbonation is too high for my tastes, even after letting the beer settle for a bit. Super resinous and oily texture, medium body, and not as dry as I'd like.

D - Aside from the middling feel, this stuff is great. I put down a 12oz can in record time, and I'm looking forward to working me way through the rest of the six-pack. Indeed Brewing appears to be legit. (Upon further research, the head brewer produced a number of hoppy pale ales at Town Hall. This doesn't surprise me at all).

Serving type: can

11-02-2012 03:13:44 | More by MasterSki
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle from the brewery. Stamped "filled Sep 6th, 2012". Deep golden with two fingers of white foam. Sheets of lacing. Smell is quite a bit more muted than the tap offering, is this due to the four weeks since filling? Faint citrus and grassy, lightly malty. Taste is nicely bitter and crisp with equal elements of orange-grapefruit citrus pith, grass and herbal hop flavor. Good malt backbone moderates hop bitterness without adding sweetness. Excellent carbonation with a crisp, juicy mouthfeel. Dry moderately bitter finish. Very flavorful, moderate bitterness, quite enjoyable, although I enjoyed the fresher flavor and aroma of the tap offering(s) even more, and therefore plan on visiting the taphouse from time to time.

1/12/13 Update: Cans are widely available here now for the past several months. And this is a go to for me. Packed with tropical taste, nice bitterness, well crafted.. Very tasty. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 03:03:14 | More by JackieTH
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a can at Four Firkins and poured it into a Hennepin goblet. Damn this is tasty. The aroma has a huge, juicy hit off the bat with lighter toasted, resinous perfume. The flavor follows with more of the juicy citrus punch. There are hints of pine, light pepper, and red licorice, with a dry grapefruit finish. The body is a touch lighter than a lot of pale ales, but it's by no mean watery. It's drinkable, yet very rich in flavor. This is a hell of a pale ale. It reminds me of my favorite IPAs like Blind Pig, Southern Tier 2X IPA Find some.

Serving type: can

11-20-2012 23:33:35 | More by tempest
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared by Steve. I do love me some Minnesota. Need to get up there more often. Any who...the beer looks like a light hoppy beer. Seriously, who cares. That's not a question. Hoppy and light. Really tasty. Light in body. Mild bitterness. Good citrus quality in both the nose and flavor. Hooray beer. Nice cans baby.

Serving type: can

03-09-2013 04:18:53 | More by Huhzubendah
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can served chilled into a goblet.

Dy Tripper is a pale golden amber with a slightly hazy appearance. It has tight white head with good retention and some sticky lace.

Aroma is pleasantly hoppy with great citrus notes. It's more hoppy than most pale ales but maybe not quite as much as a good IPA.

Flavor is surprisingly bitter for a pale ale. It has initial sweetness but has a great bitter bite from middle to end. The hops are fresh and citrusy with a hint of grass.

Mouthfeel is medium light in body and nicely carbonated. Bitterness is more in line with an IPA but malts are that of a pale ale. This leads to a slightly out of balance pale ale but most hop heads won't mind.

Overall an excellent beer, whatever style you want to call it.

Serving type: can

02-20-2014 01:20:50 | More by GilGarp
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emerge077

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review #2900
Can holder dated 5-08 on the six pack.

Hazy brassy orange body, sticky thick foam that leaves behind plenty of lacing in the glass, so much so it resembles a snow globe. Lasting coverage.

Hoppy grassy aroma, dank and a little funky from the fresh hops, bitter dandelion greens and pale malt. Flavors of pale malt and bitter green hoppiness, it has a nice bite to it. Light bodied and flavorful. Biscuit aftertaste with some dry greenery intermingled.

This beer reminded me a bit of a ubiquitous local favorite, Daisy Cutter.

Serving type: can

05-25-2013 03:19:02 | More by emerge077
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Mdog

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy orange, good head.

Smell: Strong citrus rind aroma.

Taste: Tingly, quite bitter, lots of citrus rind dryness. Hint of sweetness underneath. Moderate body.

Overall: I'm impressed with my first Indeed beer. Very solid APA here, seems to have the bitterness of a bigger beer while not getting too heavy. I like the cans too. Could be a good year round beer, I'd pick this if it was head to head with Summit's pale ale at a bar.

Serving type: can

12-09-2012 01:08:33 | More by Mdog
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

DAY TRIPPAAA

Beige head. Rock solid lace. Color is a clear copper gold.

Taste profile is in your face goodness. A big citrus burst up front. Very tropical. Lots of grapefruit. Maybe a hint of pineapple. Nice malt backbone to even things out a bit. A little bready malts. Kind of reminds me of a malt profile in an English ale for some reason.

Bitter with a nice body. Very smooth. Ends a little sticky.

Overall, this is a fantastic beer. I am happy to have this in the TC. Very flavorful and very drinkable. BAM! Get some of this!

Serving type: can

02-01-2013 00:13:56 | More by mothman
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Durge

Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A slightly hazed radiant amber colored pale ale with a very generous, dense white foam on top and luscious lacing. The aroma offers purposeful citrus hops and doughy yeast bread. Nice. The flavor is similar with a quick bright bite of orange rind and thick spicy bread, lemon edges and a little coriander. There's a little hay grass and a touch of yeasty pine. Complex but generally a hop hitter of a pale ale. It's medium bodied with a tingly, refreshing carbonation but there's a bit of an aqueous undertone to the feel so it drinks pretty easily. Very pleasing if you like the extra bitter pale ale.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2013 02:33:54 | More by Durge
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jjanega08

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 10/20/12

A= Pours a nice looking light amber color with a thick two finger sexy white head on it that holds great retention and some nice lacing.

S= Smells immediatly like some nice polleny hops. It has a very fresh sort of aroma. Almost a peppery hop aroma to it. The malt backbone is a little hidden in the aroma but I'm not too upset this smells very very fresh.

T= The taste is again very polleny and hoppy. The taste comes through with a little bit of a onion flavor from the hops. I forget which of the hops is oniony but they for sure use that one. The malt backbone is a nice light sweetness that comes in and plays with the hops a little.

M= This is very very well carbonated.

O= This is a very impressive beer for such a young brewery. While the hop choice is a little oniony this is a very well crafted beer. Of the new breweries that have popped up in the state as of late these guys and Steel Toe seem to be the real deal to me. Check this beer out for sure.

Serving type: can

10-30-2012 04:59:02 | More by jjanega08
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TheQuietMan22

Iowa

4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. The color is hazy amber with a caramel tint. A finger of eggshell-colored, buttery head left a solid skim on the top and a thick ring around the edge.

Smell: It offers a nice dose of citrus and a little tropical fruit: grapefruit, tangerine, mango, and maybe a touch of pineapple. Underneath is a nice malt foundation, too: lightly toasted malts, caramel, and toffee. Pine resin and a touch of cattiness emerge late.

Taste: The bitterness is on the strong side for a pale ale and the flavors are very aggressive. It is relatively catty for a pale ale, too, but I like it. Tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, and orange peel. The malt base from the aroma is also present: lightly toasted malts, caramel, and a little toffee. The tail offers pine resin and catty pungency, which linger on the taste buds along with the lightly bitter bite.

Drinkability: This is a solid brew that offers a lot of flavor. Though not necessarily a “trip,” it is pretty aggressive for a pale ale.

Serving type: can

09-03-2013 03:06:27 | More by TheQuietMan22
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Day Tripper from Indeed Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.