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Day Tripper - Indeed Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

499 Ratings
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Ratings: 499
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%
Wants: 40
Gots: 68 | FT: 3
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:
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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4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
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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4.16/5  rDev +4%
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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3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
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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3/5  rDev -25%

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3.84/5  rDev -4%
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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4.12/5  rDev +3%
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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3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Day Tripper from Indeed Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 499 ratings.