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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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Reviews: 102 | Ratings: 615
Photo of 1sophrosyne1
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can sealed on 6/30/14 into an IPA glass and enjoyed over 25 minutes with and without pizza, salad, and wings.

The appearance is a rather hazy amber-cream that supports a thick cap of matching texture. Retention is good; thick sheets of lacing and stubborn islands on top make the head a part of the drinking experience deep into the glass.
Pine resin is powerful in the nose, accompanied by nice round fruit--honeydew, and papaya sprayed with lime. There's clover in there, too, dusted with pollen and sawdust. So much going on for an APA, but a bit imbalanced. With warming, it starts to smell more like yellow cake with blood-orange icing.
On the tongue, it starts almost toasty and smoky, then narrows down to a salted biscuit austerity before getting halfway through. Lemon zest pairs with the carbonation to open a late space for chewy hop oils to slide out from under pineapple and fade into a tart, dry finish. Higher temperature brings out too much tar, early and persistent in the flavor--so keep it cool and quaff unless you have barbecue or good fish to eat alongside.
In the mouth, it feels clean, rather juicy, and just nicely livened by the bubbles. Astringent on the tongue and hard palate; doesn't linger much anywhere else. With all those hops and possibilities for emergent flavor, I want it to hold on more...but then I remember I'm drinking a 5.4% APA and I simply reach for another smooth mouthful.
Eventually, I get beaten down by the bitterness of the aftertaste without food. But, it's a great match for eats that have any residual sugar or savory grill flavor. And on its own, it's still quite a creation--bursting with hops, layered with enough interesting flavor essences that I keep reaching for the glass. Although it wears a different label, I'd add this to my list of favorite session IPAs.

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Photo of MNAle
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice aroma, not overpowering, very nice overall. Just the right amount of hop bitterness for a pale ale. Well balanced. I enjoyed this one a lot. Somewhat hard to find, though. Would buy it again.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
2.99/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

If this is an APA then I'm Cookie Monster. This beer is hop heavy for any style and waaay too much for a pale ale.

Light copper color, mostly clear. Soapy head, nice lacing

Aroma is loaded with hops. Just shy of resin. Pine. Some citrus. Rustic vine. No malt to speak of

Flavor. Flavor? Not much underneath the massive hop bite. Pine and bitter orange peel.

This beer has far too much bite for its own good. It hides the flavor, but maybe that is the point.
To style this beer fails. Overall, it's a hop bomb with no balance

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy lemon-amber with snowy trailers.
Stunning resin, papaya, pine sap and flower nectar nose.
Lean and salty Italian breadstick with huge lemon zest, nettle, Seville orange rind, and nectar hops.
Sugared grapefruit and pineapple end and severe bitter linger.
Clean, light more than medium, bone dry, slight cling.

Willamettes, Cascades, CTZ and Summits

Some fruit, some juice, but ultimately a clobberingly (for the strength, and for 45 IBUs too, actually) bitter citrus fest. In a way it’s a minor miracle that they managed to pack this amount of hops into a 5-ish% beer, and if I were looked for a true IPA at low ABV, this would be it. But at the same time, if I’m looking for 5% beer, do I want something this harsh? Doesn’t show the deft balance of Let It Ride, and so is a bit of a letdown (especially after that nose) that way.

An IPA in APA's clothing.

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Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Inch thick head. Golden orange color. Great lacing.

Smell - fruity citrus up front. nice biscuit finish.

Taste - maltiness up front and then lots of bitterness. not much citrus in between and then a nice malty finish

Mouthfeel - quite crisp and bitter

Overall - pretty decent pale ale and glad I got to try it.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can (canned on 4/17/14) into a Bell's tulip. The beer is a murky burnt orange color with about a finger of off-white head. The nose has hints of grapefruit, marmalade, fresh toast, and a touch of bready sweetness.

Medium-light body with a firm feel and a balanced flavor. Some toast and marmalade notes up front and a nice hop explosion at mid-palate providing a nice rye-like spiciness that lingers a bit on the finish. Not as citrusy as I hoped it would be. More of an amarillo- or cascade-like hoppiness. Still, very refreshing and appetizing.

Very nice beer. Reminds me a bit of Sierra Nevada's classic Pale Ale, but with a slightly more pronounced malt backbone. Not my favorite style, but darn tasty.

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

Beautiful hazy golden orange with a white, persistent, soft head. Great retention and lacing.

Grapefruit and spicy hop profile in the nose with som biscuit.

Really bitter. Grapefruit, fusel spice, and buttery.

Crisp and dry mouthfeel. Soft light body.

A very pleasant surprise. I'd never heard of this brewery and caught this one at the airport, paired it with mahi tacos with a jalepeno salsa. Easily drinkable and quenched a hop craving.

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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 koutkid41
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Small half-finger of white foam that fade somewhat quick. Hazy golden color.

S: Light dankness that has a candied mango, tangerine type aroma and slight onion in the background. Very sweet fruity aroma with a sturdy caramel backbone and maybe some breadiness. Very pleasing.

T: Upfront a burned kind of breadiness. Then fades into a caramel and fruity citrus appears. Then some pine appears and fade. A little different, nice.

M: Nice carbonation, medium body.

O: Really nice pale ale, glad to have tried this one. I would say this was a nice gateway beer into Indeed Brewing.

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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 KFBR392
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: brownish amber color. Light head of about half a finger on the pour and was present while drinking. Below average active carbonation in the glass while drinking.

Smell: The front is airy, floral hops. Tropical fruits mesh with with a slightly nutty malt body. Accents of caramel and toffee added by the malt as well. The hop tones have a bubblegum sweetness that is very inviting and refreshing.

Taste: Semi-sweet malt presence with some piney bitter hop tones picked up on the front. More of the lighter floral hop tones pick up in the body and toward the back end. Sticky, resinous malt wears on the palate throughout drinking and provides a full body. The finish is continuing bold malt and some medium bodied bitter hops.

Mouthfeel: Heavier on the mouthfeel then the aroma would lead you to believe. Thick malt layers the palate. Hops bite throughout.

Overall: A hoppy pale ale but definitely keeps itself in the realm of being a pale ale with a big malt presence. Takes a toll on the palate though, certainly not the easiest drinking pale in the business.

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Photo of beagle75
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a goblet.

A: Hazy, light amber color with one finger of white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass and prolific yeast particles hang suspended throughout the column.

S: Grapefruit is the dominant quality, although some biscuit is also detectable. Very clean, with plenty of volatile hops oils.

T: Begins dry, with bright mixed citrus hops aromatics and fairly soft and refined pale malt. Acidity is assertive, yet well-matched to the bright fruity qualities. The middle sees the emergence of herbaceous spice and restrained crystal or Belgian aromatic malt chewiness. Bitterness is strong for the style in the finish, with ale esters that linger on the palate.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly resinous and acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer comes across as a dry-hopped Sierra Nevada pale ale might. Assertive but predictable, this APA is what West Coast-style IPAs were striving for some time in the past.

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Photo of shadetree67
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - A hazy orange / amber color. Strong pour yielded a 1/2 finger head which dissipated quickly. While drinking there was no lacing

Smell - Tangerine / Orange rind and slight pale malts.

Taste - This is a bit more hoppy and bitter than your run of the mill APA. Orange marmalade and pine. Light malt in the background. Finish is rather bitter

Mouthfeel - Medium Body / Medium Carbonation. Dry Finish

Overall - This is a tasty offering from Indeed but it is more like an IPA than an APA.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: My cousin Sam
Price: N/A
Purchased: Received it on Nov. 4, 2013
Consumed: Nov. 5, 2013
Misc.: Canned on May 27, 2013

Poured a caramel orange hazy color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy white head. Lots of sporadic spiderweb lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention as well.

Smelled a potent whiff of fresh hops up front. Initially reminded me of a Stone Ruination IPA or a Lagunitas IPA. Specifically got citrus hops (grapefruit, tangerine and some lemon), floral hops, buttery caramel malts, wet Cascade hops and resin hops. Much more like an IPA than a pale ale.

Tasted more like a pale ale than an IPA, albeit still bitter. Got buttery caramel malts, lemon grass, resin hops, earthy, grainy, honey wheat and bitter floral hops.

Medium-to-light body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, bitter finish.

Not a bad beer and I’m grateful for the opportunity to try it. I’d definitely have it again.

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Photo of woosterbill
3.93/5  rDev -3%
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.

Cheers!

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Photo of tectactoe
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of Durge
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of magictacosinus
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of evanackerman
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can, a slightly hazy gold, decent head. Aroma is citrus fruit. Taste is grapefruit with a bit of pine and a mild bready malt, flavor profile is dominated by the hops but it is not overpowering, tastes more like a normal IPA than a pale. Does not overwhelm the palate and would be good for repeated consumption. Glad to see more craft beers showing up in cans, I hope this trend continues.

Overall, a very enjoyable session ale, but a bit overpriced, maybe it was just the store I went to but it was over $10.00 for a six pack. Would buy again if at a lower price point. I liked it enough that I will try others by Indeed.

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Photo of alexgash
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can.

Mostly clear medium copper body. Nice finger of dense, whipped, light beige head. Good lacing and retention. Toffee, sugary fruits, and toasted malts. Piny, orange-ish, slightly grassy hop aromas.

Toasted malts up front. Hop bitterness picks up quickly, though. Orange marmalade, pine, and grassy, spicy hop flavors dominate. Toffeeish malt fills in and provides a nice, mildly sweet backbone. Good balance with a very tasty hop profile. Dryish finish. Peppery, bitter hops linger. Medium bodied with a slightly slick feel. Very drinkable and appetizing APA. Impressed.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big thanks to Cyclone8 for sending this one down! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. can into a Westbrook pint glass.

A: Pours a copper color with some hints of orange; hazy, with some hop material floaters in suspension. A thin, dense off-white head and not a lot of visible carbonation.

S: Citrus and some grassy hops, malt sweetness and a bit of pine resin bitter.

T: Starts with bright citrus (orange and grapefruit) flavors and more significant malt presence than expected for style. Resin, floral and grass hops also show up, and the hop flavors culminate in significantly more bitterness than expected for an APA, with bitter pine and grapefruit rind lasting after the swallow.

M: Medium to full-bodied for style, somewhat below average carbonation sensation. More alcohol heat than expected for style, although far from hot.

O: A tasty IPA in a can, but this one seems like it's continuing the trend of making an IPA, labeling it a Pale Ale and expecting people to love it. Still, it's a good beer. As a side note - the side of the can says 45 IBU, but it really seems higher than that on the tongue. Scores reflect some penalty for what I consider to be style issues.

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Photo of dbriesemeister
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

Look - Totally opaque, deep black color, limited head or lacing

Smell - roasted coffee and sweet brown sugar notes, smoky aroma

Taste - roasted coffee flavors, some hop bitterness (no trace of the brown sugar)

Feel - light to medium bodied, crisp carbonation, some lingering maltiness

Overall - excellent version of an American Black Ale

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Photo of nickapalooza86
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clearish orange color with a half finger of white head

Smell has hints of orange, spice, gingerbread??(I assume from malt), grapefruit and light pine

Taste is very hop forward, spicy citrus, bittering pine and maybe even bit to much for my liking of a APA, flavor of biting into a lime, light bready malt in the back

Mouthfeel is light to medium with a good amount of carbonation, very dry in the end

Well I would certainly grab this from time to time if available in WI, I can not get in across the border where I buy my MN beer, must be Twin Cities only at this point.... But this is much more session IPA then APA. Much more bitter and drying then I would think of most APAs.

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Day Tripper from Indeed Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.