Day Tripper - Indeed Brewing Company
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3.94/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to mnbearsfan for the extra.
A: Clear medium amber body with a bit of dark sediment and an inch of dense, creamy tan head that settles slowly and leaves nice lace. Quite good.
S: Balanced between sweet caramel malt and citrusy hops. Grapefruit and mango are prominent, with some herbal qualities as well. Very nice.
T: Follows the nose, with some additional tropical notes of pineapple and mango. Definitely on the sweet side, but in a nice vanilla-and-fruit kind of way. Moderate bitterness and a clean finish. Extremely tasty.
M: Smooth, soft medium body with ultra-fine carbonation. Great.
O: This was a really, really enjoyable APA. Enough hops to be interesting, enough balance to be thoroughly drinkable. This was my first Indeed beer, and I'll be sure to look for more the next time I'm in MN.
Serving type: can
09-24-2013 03:22:33 | More by woosterbill
3.9/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to maximum12 for this one... he must know that I'm a sucker for canned pale ales. Half in the glass; the rest stays in the can for consumption. Half-murky, the color of the copper pipes in your basement, only a little dirtier and darker. A nice, creamy foam slowly settles on tap and leaves some impressive sheeting all along the glass as it transcends.
If the beer is half as good as the song... well, it'll be a doozy then. The aroma starts things off right, with a swift kick of pungent hops; lightly ashy and a bit herbal with some botanical-like citrus peel and deep grapefruit flesh wafting in the background somewhere. Leafy as well as fruity and even a bit juicy. Nice citric and spice mix, and good robustness for a mere pale ale.
The first sip stings with a much more abundant bitterness than the nose suggested; nearly tongue scraping and probably venturing into IPA levels of IBUs, but I'm okay with that. Herbaceous with lots of leaves topped with fresh, white pepper. Fresh and wet hops are colliding against all walls of my palate with each sip.
Citric notes are abundant as well, more so in a pith, peel, and bitter-inducing sense and not so much the "juicy sweet" sense as the nose may have previously led on with, but as I said, I don't have a problem with it. The bitterness isn't forcing me away, rather it's keeping things interesting. Understated malt, a touch of toast in the finish without much sweetness... in my opinion, that's how a pale ale/IPA is done.
Crisp, wet, and sparky finish; thin-medium bodied with tight, ample carbonation. Very surprised by this dark horse, here. Didn't see it coming at all. Listed as a pale ale, and while it may not be quite as drinkable or balanced as most pale ales (it's pushing the IPA boundaries), it's still tasty nonetheless, and even better because it's available in cans.
Serving type: can
09-23-2013 03:34:42 | More by tectactoe
4.2/5 rDev +4.7%
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
4.16/5 rDev +3.7%
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
4.01/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Gotta thank Todd in bringing over this plus Surly offerings from Minneapolis this week while I'm semi-stranded in Indiana. Poured out of a 12oz can into a pint glass. No freshness date.
Pours a golden pale color with a little amount of frothy white head that, while not very large, sticks around for a surprisingly good long while. Carbonation is quite good and lots of bubbles make themselves present. Slightly sticky and bready looking. Very simple, but quite appealing.
The aroma is a cascade of citrus focused hops, providing lots of fruitiness and slight earthiness at the finish. Orange peel, lemon peel, grapefruit peel, and dried apricots and pine needles. All of the fruits do not smell juicy, but rather dry and zesty, to refreshing and breezy results. There's a cracked barley flavor that resmbles sugar cane and light toffee. Not super present or anything flavor-wise, but it's delightful.
The flavor is, on the other hand, a burst of fresh squeezed citrus fruits combined with a bready and earthy sweetness. After every sip, this tasted the equivalent of fresh squeezed grapefruit or orange juice, with the same soured and citrusy properties, as well as the same dry finish and fruity aftertaste. The malts provide notes of light honey and bready sweetness, with earthy golden cereal grains that provide a backbone for the initial zest. Very, very flavorful stuff, and with the well carbonated and creamy feel, this is fantastically refreshing.
As far as session pale ales go in this country, this is excellent stuff. Very zesty, flavorful, and the feel similar to fresh squeezed juice is astonishing, especially considering the number of IBUs on this. I want to see more beers like this to fill up my fridge. Highly recommended a try for those with wrecked palates from hoppier offerings at this point.
Serving type: can
08-22-2013 15:52:18 | More by magictacosinus
Day Tripper from Indeed Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.