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Day Tripper | Indeed Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

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

Added by sacrelicio on 08-14-2012

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Photo of olelion
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Nice golden color with a slight caramel hue. Slightly translucent due to the wheat.
S- Bursting with Grapefruit and Tropical Fruit smells, slightly piney.
T- Nice citrusy and fruit flavors with a pronounced pine taste. Not quite as much flavor as there is aroma. Medium bitterness that lingers with the flavor.
M- Fairly heavily carbonated, but with a more medium body feel. With the carbonation and citrusy/fruity flavors and aromas, I would've like to have a lighter body.
O-Good summer pale ale

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Photo of spacecake9
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy, cloudy, murky orange with a 1 inch head that settles quickly to a cap.
S - Aroma is not strong, Earthy and a little pine.
T - Malt and and bitterness start up front and carry thru. Citrus - maybe mango - is present but this is not a juicy, citrus bomb.
M - Medium mouth feel and carbonation.
O - One of my favorite APA's. Very drinkable, And low ABV means you can have a few.

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Photo of MACrist
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: A hazy burnt orange/amber. 2 fingers of off white creamy head. Hold a flash light up to it and I can see quite a bit of small bubbles rising. Leaves some nice lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Floral, mango, pineapple, pine, citrus, nice sweetness to it.
TASTE: Bitterness up front carries all the way to the back and builds over the course of drinking this beer. Nice blast of sweetness mid palate/ citrus, then the bitterness comes back. Mostly some citrus rind, slightly astringent, a little mango.
FEEL: Nice medium carbonation. Quite dry from start to finish.
OVERALL: Impressed with the nose. The flavor was kind of two note. Above average beer.

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Photo of Rockjocknroll
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy golden with plentiful head; great lacing.
S: Hop resin, earth and grass, a little malty fruit and cheese
T: A lot more earthy flavor, nice hops on the back end...just sticky enough to linger for a while with a bit of peppery spice alongside the resin.
M: More viscous than expected with bright carbonation.
O: Very nice, even thought the can is a little old. Would definitely drink again given the chance to have a really fresh one! Thanks, Jesse!

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Photo of Cannibalgasm
3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. can.

A: Pours a murky amber orange color with some visible carbonation. Head is one and a half fingers of foamy slightly off white color. Head retains well and leaves some very nice lacing.

S: Citrusy fruit aromas of orange peel, and apricot. Also is very herbal hop forward with grassy, and pine like hops. There is a slightly honey sweet aroma as well. Pretty dank with lots of hops, smells closer to an IPA.

T: Flavors of citrus, orange and grapefruit mostly. Then some herbal spice, sweet malts, and lots of pine like hops. Has a lot of bitterness to it and is not as balanced as you would hope for a Pale Ale. Much like the nose suggests closer to an IPA.

M: Light bodied, with a moderately high amount of carbonation. Slick and slightly oily. Has a lingering bitterness and finishes hop heavy.

O: Not a bad brew by any means but not anything special. I like my pale ales to be nice and balanced and this is just a hop bomb. Closer to an average IPA in my opinion. A good beer for you if you like hoppy bitter pale ales.

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Photo of ta_hagen
4.81/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hoppy Hoppy Hoppy... Bomb for this pale ale. This is currently my favorite indeed beer. It has a great taste that even non-IPA friends enjoy. Not too thick like other IPAs but a smooth thickness. Piney, citric-bitterness, hint of floral, and hint of honey and dry finish. A must have for summer beer.

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Photo of VashonGuy
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is definitely closer to an IPA than an APA, as far as I'm concerned. And that's just fine by me. It's full of hoppy goodness (I've had IPAs with a tamer hop profile). There's a good bit of malt as well. Day Tripper is nicely balanced, and easy to drink. It's not very bitter. A very well crafted and interesting beer.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a soft hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that died off fairly quickly. Lacing was few and far between, but messy where it did appear.
The smell started with some piney hops bursting into a big citrusy punch of hops. Light caramel malts do show themselves.
The taste was mainly sweet with a light bitterness that's somewhat grassy yet citrusy to ride in underneath. Light malts are there as well.
The mouthfeel was about a light on the body with a decent sessionable feel around it. Carbonation felt right as an APA.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good APA. I'd have it again if I could trade for it. Good stuff

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a rich straw with an expansive head. The aroma leads with a strong pine note, followed by mango and passionfruit. The tropical fruits come through more in the flavor, pairing well with the pine and hint or caramel. The mouthfeel is halfway between thick and thin, and only slightly astringent. Overall I feel like this is a solid, dry, American pale. Hop foward, plently of bitterness - just what I am looking for in a solid, everyday pale ale.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

maybe my least favorite of the beers i had from indeed on this trip. its not a bad beer at all, but for me fell way more into the ipa category than the american pale. it reminds me of something anchor would make, like the liberty ale, with a richer bolder grain base and body, and then hopped to high heaven with a focus on bitterness. its less european and less well refined than most anchor beers ive had, but thats what comes to mind. the hops are astounding in this, good, but almost overdosed, like a shot of pine cleaner in the mouth, its almost burning on certain parts of the tongue, and the bitterness lasts a long time, i can even feel it going down. i do not dislike it, but its way intense, and even seems a little spicy as a result, just a lot of hops here with no real balance to check them, slow drinking for me. i like the flavors though, its the feel that suffers most i think from this, but i can see the appeal, very northwestern, and will please the guy who cant get enough hops. i personally thought it was the least appealing of indeeds lineup, but still a worthy brew if you like to blur the line between pale and ipa.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Day tripper pours a hazy golden color with a small lacing head. Big fresh hop aroma. Taste is hoppy, earthy and spicey. Nice body good flavors. Overall not bad.

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Photo of maedhros09
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Hazy golden amber with 2-3 fingers off-white head. Good retention, leaves a bit of lacing
Smell: sweet citrus, dank/weedy
Look: moderately sweet maltiness, citrusy, lightly tart, bittersweet finish.
Feel: medium body, moderate to light carbonation; pretty smooth.

Overall: I think of this as kind of an ipa-light - not a session ipa, but a lower abv full flavored ipa. Although bitterness is pretty moderate there is tons of ipa-like hops character and the malt provides a perfect balance.

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Photo of BryGuyFlyGuy
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is currently my favorite. It has a great taste that even non-IPA friends enjoy. Not too thick like other IPAs but a smooth thickness. Piney, citrisy-bitterness, hint of floral, and hint of honey. Lingering taste in your mouth that leaves you wanting more. Great with dinner or just low key hang out beer.

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Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint with dinner while visiting the States. Nice fruity pine on the nose with some sweet citrus notes. Flavour profile is much the same boasting a solid pine and sweet citrus flavors alongside a mild bitter finish. Caramel malts linger with citrus rind. A tasty brew, easily sessioned and something I will definitely seek out again.

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Photo of pagriley
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into snifter, about 6 weeks old.

L - pours slightly hazy copper / orange with fluffy white head and heavy lacing
S - Grapefruit, honey malts
T - Honey sweetness with some pine and astringent bitterness - almost an English style IPA
F - Heavier feel for a pale. Nice chewy malts with fine velvet carb

Overall a borderline English IPA cross over, but very nice. Not a quaffer of a pale ale, but a dinner time sipper that I am greatly enjoying

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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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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Found this at Four Firkins in Minneapolis. I didn't notice at the store that the can was a bit past date--about two weeks past, as of today. We'll see how she held up. Poured the 12 oz can right from the fridge into my pint glass.

L: Pours a light honey amber with about a half-inch of eggshell head that drops pretty quickly and leaves a film that sticks around and leaves a bit of cling. Moderate visible carbonation in this crystal-clear brew.

S: Bright, fruity nose, with particular notes of apricot and citrus rind. Some other grassy hop notes above a cracker malt underside. Very pleasant and relatively assertive aroma.

T: Not nearly as much fruit in the taste as there was in the bouquet. A subdued apricot/stone fruit flavor and some more assertive grapefruit rind over dry cracker malts. There's actually much more of the bitter rind flavor throughout the taste on this one. Even at the front, you begin to get that hop bitter at the sides and back of the tongue. The middle continues the grapefruit rind theme, with a bit of spicy/peppery quality coming through. The back end is hoppy all the way, with grapefruit rind leaving quite a bit of bitter.

F: On the lighter side of medium-bodied, it feels a bit watery, but not to its detriment. Bright, smooth, effervescent, and decidedly bitter in turns. Clean-finishing, but not without bringing the bitter first.

O: I'm a big fan of Indeed's brews, particularly their Let It Ride IPA. This one is somewhat reminiscent, in that it brings very big bright hop flavors all the way through the taste. With a relatively low ABV, this one drinks like bigger beers while remaining pretty easy to put away. Have to try to find this one fresher.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

First tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 ounce can on May 29, 2015. Tasted again in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz can on June 17, 2015. Notes of grapefruit, marmalade and dank hops.

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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 mtomlins
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Pushkinwow for the can.

Pours copper in color with 2+ fingers of dense, creamy head with good retention and lots of lacing. The smell is mild but tasty featuring toasted malt, bread and pine and citrus hops. The taste is powerfully hoppy with pine tar and spicy American bittering hops and balanced with a nice malt backbone. The mouthfeel is smooth and round with good carbonation and very easy to drink. Overall, I was impressed by the full flavor of this lower ABV beer; I checked the can a few times to verify it.

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Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A very tasty, very hoppy, that's a rich mellow-golden color but hardly mellow in flavor. A bright, though very light, aroma—coupled with the aforementioned mellow-gold, almost browned-butter appearance—don't really prepare one for the blast of hops that follow: there's a lot of bite, with elements of grapefruit pith and nasturtium, all of which is dusted with notes of freshly-cut summertime grass. The biggest issue, however, is that all these nice notes are very ephemeral: the hops are potent, expand in strength with every moment in the mouth, and eventually reach a bittering pitch that predominates, derailing a lot of the complexity of this APA.

Don't get me wrong: it's a good pale ale—a bit more than the standard-issue hop-blast, but unfortunately a bit less than the paragon of this hyper-hoppy APA sub-style (which I would say is Daisy Cutter). But it's maybe not *quite* "outstanding".

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Photo of rab53
3.22/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pale semi-cloudy yellow like an American Pale Wheat Ale.
Going in blind, I thought this tasted like a watery "session IPA". Sort of bland.
Mouth-feel was decent. Just nothing here to get excited about.

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Photo of ThickNStout
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

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Photo of Taybeh
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

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Photo of brentk56
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
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

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Day Tripper from Indeed Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.