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Day Tripper - Indeed Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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315 Ratings
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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%


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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yamar68

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

What a pretty pale ale... murky honey gold body stuffed from top to bottom with steady beading and capped off with a creamy, lasting finger of eggshell froth.

Citric hops translate nicely on the nose... some fresh biscuit malts, semi-sweet and semi-bitter. Still can't get over this head though...

Mmm... nice orange zest, grapefruit, toasty grains, a lasting fruity bitterness, dry grassy flavors... nice.

I could certainly see this one sneaking into my regular lineup.

Serving type: can

03-28-2013 22:36:53 | More by yamar68
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n2185

North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a moderately hazy orange-gold with three fingers of white head that fades into a thin cap with decent lacing.

S: Citrusy hops on the nose with notes of pineapple, grapefruit, mango, and apricots. There are some more subtle piney notes toward the finish. Smells quite nice.

T: The flavor is a bit more earthy with grapefruit, citrus rind, and resiny pine dominating. Finishes moderately bitter.

M: medium body and carbonation, this beer is a bit oily feeling, but avoids being watery. Could use a bit more carbonation.

O: A good pale ale overall, though I think it is more of a low abv IPA than a pale ale because it's hoppy as hell--more so than many IPA's I've had. It smells quite good, though I wish the flavors reflected the aromas. Still, quite enjoyable.

Serving type: can

03-21-2013 23:47:18 | More by n2185
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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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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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mnphish

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

the 100th review of daytripper.
12oz can with extremely psychedelic artwork.
Pours a dark yellow orange, looks like an IPA. Sticky, semi-resinous lacing.
Smells of citrus & lemon hops.
Tastes extremely citrusy, hints of grapefruit, & pine. Extremely heady hops, very bitter with a slight malt backbone.
Light body - highly drinkable at 5.5%
Will buy again, love drinking these from the can. The west coast influence is obviously evident.

Serving type: can

02-28-2013 05:49:50 | More by mnphish
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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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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very hazy orange color with some visible effervescence quickly escaping the bottom of the glass and ascending towards a one finger off-white frothy head.

Aroma: A fair amount of earthy/citrusy hops with a touch of grapefruit. Almost a rye malt thing going on as well with a bit of pepper in the nose.

Taste: Nice hop bite up front with a bit of pineapple flavor and some earthy/piney character. The initial bitterness increases slightly and then gets washed away in the second half. The 45 IBUs listed on the can sound about right. Like in the aroma there is a bit of white pepper in the flavor. Pretty light on the malt which makes this a hop forward Pale Ale (no problem there). During the finish there is a moment where I really get the west coast flavor that they were going for but it doesn't last nearly long enough. At 5.4% ABV it is just a little watery but definitely within the realm of where it should be style wise.

Mouthfeel: Just under medium in body with smooth carbonation but a bit of a rough feel due to the peppery flavor. Average drinkability and easily sessionable if Pale Ales are your thing.

Final Thoughts: A decent beer from a relatively new brewery on the scene, Day Tripper delivers on bitterness and a mix of flavors that have moments of succulence. I'd be interested to try Indeed's version of a West Coast IPA. Would I drink it again? No, cool artwork on the can though.

Serving type: can

02-23-2013 04:28:56 | More by JamesMN
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer exits the can an orange-amber color with a decent cap of foam above which left modest lacing. The aroma is fairly strong. Grapefruit mixes with a tinge of pine. The hops start and finish the experience. Malt does penetrate through during the center. Caramel and biscuit flavors provide some balance, but I would like to see the components meld together a little more smoothly. Overall a nice brew.

Serving type: can

02-08-2013 02:52:27 | More by BeardedBoffin
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can from a phenomenal BA poured into my virgin Hill Farmstead tulip (from the same BA) -

A: Pours a darker gold than I expected; chill-hazed dark orange with a smallish white head and decent lacing.

S: Pretty hoppy aroma; pungent tropical fruit bowl with undertones of citrus, dank orange and grapefruit...hints of pine and an herbal component as well. Crisp, crackery biscuit malt underneath that.

T: More of a crisp, smooth malt taste with piney, herbal hoppiness. Grapefruit, blood orange...and dank. Semi-dry finish.

MF: Standard fare for an APA, appropriately bodied with moderate carbonation; not distracting or too thin.

O: A pretty drinkable APA with a very nice nose IMO. Would prefer more hoppiness on the palate but its not an IPA - I know that. Good beer.

Serving type: can

02-04-2013 15:27:04 | More by Scotchboy
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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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Keyportnick

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can served in a snifter

A- pours a golden amber/ copper color. Head is a finger and a half with a slight of white tint.

S- floral notes followed by earthy and grassy pine. Slight touch of sweet malt

T- Carmel malt and earthy hops. Very well done on the hop profile for being on the grassy /earthy side

M- medium body with a medium/high carbonation. Coats the mouth and has a smooth very slight bitter finish.

O- first beer I've tried from indeed. Very well done. It's a change up from those big citrus fruity hop bombs. Would like to try out more from indeed.

Serving type: can

01-13-2013 21:42:17 | More by Keyportnick
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zeff80

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with orange highlights. It had a one-finger head of off-white foam that left thin rings of lace.

S - It smelled of citrus and grapefruit with some toasty notes.

T - It tasted of citrus, grapefruit, caramel and toast. A nice bitterness adds just enough punch.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a really good canned APA. My second brew from Indeed was quite tasty.

Serving type: can

01-07-2013 02:05:09 | More by zeff80
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hoppytobehere

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can, no date stamp as far as I can tell.

A: Very hazy, dull golden body. Thin head but retention is excellent. Great looking Pale Ale.

S: Pretty nice hop aroma for a pale ale. Citrus and lemon notes.

T: Delicious hop flavor. Can says "West Coast inspired" and I won't argue with that. Decently balanced. Dry finish.

M: Medium-bodied, a little sticky. Easy to drink. Good levels of carbonation.

O: Very nice beer, and I love small breweries that can.

Serving type: can

01-03-2013 00:09:59 | More by hoppytobehere
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - copper amber hue with thin white head, decent retention, slightly opaque.

S - I get a lot of spicy scent and a little floral.

T - lots of spice, lots of bitterness, floral taste and a little piney. In my opinion doesn't work super well together for a pale, but not bad.

M - thin but a bit smooth. Well carbonated.

O - for someone who likes a spicy pale ale with a lot of bitterness. To me it's not what I would look for with this style but it's very unique.

Serving type: can

12-29-2012 02:31:14 | More by josephwa
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tewaris

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Haven't had the pleasure of drinking it out of a can, yet. Amber hued with some haze, looks the part. Pungent hops with grassy & weedy notes, just the hop profile I like. The malt base is light and the beer comes forward as aggressively hopped while it's really not all that high on IBUs.

Tastes old school in many ways --- without the insanely tropical hop profile everyone seems to be chasing these days and I am just fine with it. This is definitely one of my top 5 new beers of the year and my fridge will certainly see the cans on a semi regular basis.

4.5, 4, 4, 4, 4.5

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2012 08:18:44 | More by tewaris
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jera1350

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a gold color with a one finger head of soft looking foam that is pale sand colored.

The nose is filled with hops offering up piney and citrusy notes. Grapefruit, orange, lemon.

The taste is almost pure hops. Mild malty backbone to give the hops some sweetness. Big hoppy bite with more citrus than the nose. A bit of onion from the hops, but not a lot. Getting mostly grapefruit, especially at the end. More IPA than pale ale.

Crisp, bitter and smooth. Lighter end of medium body, soft carbonation.

A west coast pale ale that I am having trouble separating from a west coast IPA. So hoppy and good, who cares. Easily the hoppiest pale ale I've had. Terrific beer from a terrific local brewery.

Serving type: can

12-20-2012 14:44:12 | More by jera1350
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange marmalade color with a two finger off white head with good retention and a lot of lacing. The aroma has grapefruit, citrus zest, tangerines, and pine.

There is plenty of grapefruit and citrus zest in the flavor, along with pine, grapefruit pith, and little to no malt. Wow. Nice bitterness for this beer, but it isn't overwhelmingly bitter. Just a lot of nice citrus and pine flavor.

Medium bodied, resinous, with average carbonation and long bitter finish. This is a nice bitter beer, that doesn't go to far with the bitterness, but goes right to the edge. A very nice beer.

Serving type: can

12-20-2012 02:28:20 | More by hardy008
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

the beer pours a straw yellow with almost no head. the nose is sweet with a big punch of citrus to the face. the taste is juicy, dripping, hoppy bitterness that is reminiscent of sucking on a grapefruit rind. The mouhfeel incrediby bitter with relatively little sweetness as a buffer. it's definitely a citrus (grapefruit) forward IPA that has guts for a canned IPA. I'd definitely try this beet in the future.

Serving type: can

12-16-2012 04:28:50 | More by ThePorterSorter
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zac16125

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Day Tripper Pale Ale
12oz can into a pint glass
no born on date
love the name, and the can

Thanks to haveanother1 for sending this over in a trade.

A: Pours a hazy golden orange, with a huge 2.5 fingers width of light khaki colored head. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

S: Really nice aroma here. Strong citrus notes, followed by big dank, resinous characters. A touch of sweet malts as well.

T: Very unique taste, almost minty. Lots of spice, rather herbaceous, a good amount of bitterness. Really not much citrus characters and almost none of the sweetness that was on the nose.

M/D: Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation, good drinkability.

O: Overall, not a bad beer. Great aroma, which the taste doesnt quite live up to. Very unique flavor though, and certainly worth a try.

Serving type: can

12-11-2012 02:20:13 | More by zac16125
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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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herman77

Minnesota

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

A: Very cloudy orange/dark yellow with a bubbly white head. A few floaties.

S: Very hop forward. Lots of sweet citrus hops, ripe grapefruit. A bit tropical. Some bready malts punching through the backend.

T: Lots of hop, pretty bitter for a APA, but not overwhelmingly bitter. Citrus, and pine hops dominate. Fairly spicy hops, a bit too much for my liking. Somewhat resinous. No sweetness or fruitiness to be found in the hop or malt profile other than dry citrus. Some bready/cracker like malts near the finish. Dry finish that lasts fairly long and bitter.

M: medium body. Average carbonation. Feels a bit slick.

O: Pretty good. Average drinkability considering the style and abv. Wish it tasted more like it smells.

Serving type: can

12-08-2012 00:20:05 | More by herman77
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morimech

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light amber color with a slight chill haze. One finger of head forms and quickly settles to a thin skim of suds. Just a few specks of lacing is left down the glass. Certainly not the most impressive pale ale out there.

Really hoppy aroma that is dank with some citrus hints. Some bready malt sneaks its way past the hop aromas.

Definately West Coast inspired. Hops dominate the flavor. Hints of citrus, pine, and a deep dankness. Quite bitter and any sweetness from the malt hardly makes an impact.

I feel the beer could use more carbonation to cut through the bitterness. It is chewy for a beer with this ABV. A trade off of sorts.

Not as impressive as Indeed's great Midnight Ryder. The drinkability is just not here. Too bitter and one dimensional for my tastes. Definately for lovers of West Coast type of pale ales.

Serving type: can

12-02-2012 18:01:12 | More by morimech
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted 22 November 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours a medium orangey amber, not exactly pale, but pale-ish. Clear all the way through, which lets me see the big column of bubbles rushing up. One finger of off-white head, decent retention and lacing.

Smell is smooth and hoppy. Hops are really resinous, a bit of pine, and a touch floral. Supportive malts, providing a great base. Nothing sticks out, no sharp edges, just a really nice hoppy pale ale.

Taste is the low point. Mostly bland, with a hit of bitter topped with spice. Quite spicy, actually. I'm not sure exactly what else I want from it, but it's not doing it for me. Malts feel thin, just not enough. Needs more flavor other than the soft bitter.

Mouthfeel is fine. Medium-light body, enough carbonation. No problems, no standout.

This is the least impressive of Indeed's beers that I've had, but it's still pretty good. A smooth hoppy pale ale, nicely balanced and not overly bitter. Needs more flavor, IMO.

Serving type: can

12-01-2012 07:00:12 | More by zeledonia
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very fresh and good can obtained by John. Citrus hop aroma, yet well tamed. Cloudy orange and lacey. A big IBU and yet a very good ornage, tangerine, grapefruit taste and drinkability. A good examle of a pale that used to be called an IPA(if not a DIPA by some) .Recommended.

Serving type: can

11-28-2012 04:40:39 | More by Sammy
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kojevergas

Texas

3.15/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 fl oz aluminum can served into a Dick's Last Resort hefeweissbier glass in me sister's gaff in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Reviewed live. Acquired at the Four Firkins as part of a mixed sixer. Expectations are above average given its current ratings. 5.4% ABV confirmed.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger head of beige colour, nice thickness, nice cream, and good retention. Body colour is a transparent pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Fresh citrus ester hops, pine hops, clean pale malts, and some dry hop bitterness. A mild strength aroma. No yeast or alcohol is detectable.

T: Floral and grassy hops, some pine, citrus, and hop bitterness. Clean pale malt foundation. No yeast or alcohol comes through. Pretty simple. Decently balanced. I like it.

Mf: Smooth but slightly coarse on the climax, wet, well carbonated, and of good thickness. Suits the flavours decently. Even a bit buttery.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. That said, it's a bit mundane for the style. I wouldn't get it again, but I look forward to trying more beers from this brewery. A pedestrian but pleasant pale ale.

C+

Serving type: can

11-26-2012 00:25:50 | More by kojevergas
Day Tripper from Indeed Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.