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Day Tripper - Indeed Brewing Company

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Reviews: 90
Hads: 575
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 43
Gots: 99 | FT: 6
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Indeed Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: sacrelicio on 08-14-2012

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
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Photo of powermn
4.7/5  rDev +16%
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!

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Photo of TCMike
4.57/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

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Photo of caskstrength
4.54/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the brewery and several places around town. Also had from a bottle and can.
L: Pours brilliant gold, very rocky persistent 2” white foam cap. S: Floral herbal hops, spice light malt in the background.
T: Starts full and malty, a touch sweet, and then the hops burst out, some orange, citrus, no grapefruit rind. Dries on the finish.
F: Creamy, soft in the mouth, medium body.
O: Very pleasant, hoppy pale ale.

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Photo of DaveAnderson
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
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

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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Photo of argock
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

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Photo of AndyP612
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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Photo of sacrelicio
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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Photo of bsp77
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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Photo of ZAP
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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Photo of mjryan
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
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?

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Photo of Ri0
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can (canned on 4/17/14) into a Bell's tulip.

A - Dark rusty orange color with big 3 finger off white head. Thick collar and excellent plush lacing.

S - Good notes of citrus, grapefruit, pine, caramel and bred.

T - Bready with some caramel sweetness that transforms into a hop whallup on the palate. Not as citrusy, but there are notes of pine and grapefruit. Classic west coast style with a good malt backbone.

M - Medium to light body with good carbonation and a bitter, resinous finish.

O - Terrific canned IPA that is very west coast in style with the hops and malts that are used. Easy drinker with great flavor.

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Photo of joe1510
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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Photo of TheFizzinator
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear light golden color, with massive amounts of head. Smells of grapefruit, pineapple, and candied citrus fruits. The grapefruit taste is up and front on the tongue with the pineapple and melds into a giant melon rind bitterness and the finish melds into a resiny spruce type character. A lightly bodied with some nice carbonation.

Just a very well executed pale ale with plenty of flavors and plenty of punch.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
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).

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Photo of tempest
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Photo of JackieTH
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of GilGarp
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of Mdog
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of dfried
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is just a great all around brew and has become one of my go to beers. Orangish light amber color and white head. Some floral notes and quite a bit of citrus in the aroma and flavor from the hops but the character some describe as "onion-like" from Summit hops adds a special sharpness, vibrancy, and crispness to the hop flavors that I love. Additions of some moderately toasted malts to the grain bill adds an extra dimension to the flavor which keeps the beer interesting. Alcohol is low enough and the beer is dry enough to provide for a high level of drink-ability.

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