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Day Tripper - Indeed Brewing Company

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Reviews: 89
Hads: 569
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 7.37%
Wants: 42
Gots: 97 | FT: 6
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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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Reviews: 89 | Hads: 569
Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
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. (1,087 characters)

Photo of magictacosinus
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
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. (1,820 characters)

Photo of evanackerman
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
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. (636 characters)

Photo of alexgash
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
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. (584 characters)

Photo of macrosmatic
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
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. (1,186 characters)

Photo of dbriesemeister
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
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 (367 characters)

Photo of nickapalooza86
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
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. (690 characters)

Photo of mhksuccess
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into 3FFF teku glass
pours amber/golden with a nice think head
smell is piney hops
taste is crisp hoppy and smooth also coming to mind is
how easily drinkable this one is and with this ABV it
a light easy drinker you could do in the afternoon for a BBQ
although I found it to have a little metallic taste to the backend
overall is was pretty good (368 characters)

Photo of garymuchow
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Marked May 17 canning date.
Quite fresh and pleasing hop aroma with a sweet fruit and citrus aroma.
Nice off-white fairly dense head caps a cloudy gold/orange amber.
Enjoyable mouthful of hoppy goodness. Not as sweet or fruity as the aroma. Prominent bitterenss fills the mouth from a pretty early start to the rather long finish. Firm malt support.
I've used Summit hops in homebrewing and sometimes they can give of a vegetal or garlic taste and I do pick that up here. It's not too strong, but for me it is a bit distracting.
Very soft mouthfeel.
Solid. Can't say I'd recommend, but certainly try one if interested or offered. (631 characters)

Photo of MacQ32
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a medium hazy golden orange with a solid finger of near white head, ok retention, great lacing.

S - Definitely smells pretty "dank". Lots of citrusy bitterness with some decent spicy pine notes.

T - Very dry piney bitterness, some light citrus fruit flavors come through after the initial bite. The dry, bitter, and sweet fruit aftertaste leave my mouth watering a bit. A little lacking in depth

M - Incredibly refreshing/drinkable. Medium/lighter bodied with decent carbonation.

O - Pretty tasty, kind of a little too one dimensional - dry refreshing bitterness, lacks depth IMO (593 characters)

Photo of emerge077
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review #2900
Can holder dated 5-08 on the six pack.

Hazy brassy orange body, sticky thick foam that leaves behind plenty of lacing in the glass, so much so it resembles a snow globe. Lasting coverage.

Hoppy grassy aroma, dank and a little funky from the fresh hops, bitter dandelion greens and pale malt. Flavors of pale malt and bitter green hoppiness, it has a nice bite to it. Light bodied and flavorful. Biscuit aftertaste with some dry greenery intermingled.

This beer reminded me a bit of a ubiquitous local favorite, Daisy Cutter. (541 characters)

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can opened on 5.14.13

A - Pours a hazy darker orange with a large light tan foamy head with great retention.

S - Hoppy strong oranges, some spices, pine.

T - Orange and a touch of some hop bitter spice. Improves a bit as it warmed a touch.

D - Thin with good carbonation.

O - Hoppy pale with lots of orange and hop spice. Solid beer. (339 characters)

Photo of jimmah120
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

12oz can, no date

malty and hoppy, malty and hoppy. very bready, with a blast of dank pine. this is a beer i would have hated when i was younger. bitter, but not overly so, mostly a lingering bitter aftertaste.

the next time i go fishing, this needs to be in my cooler (270 characters)

Photo of argock
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz can into an oversized wineglass. Canned on 02/18/13 on the bottom of the can. SIngle purchased by my brother Greg at a local Minneapolis bottle shop for $1.99.

A: Clean nearly clear bright amber with 2-finger off-white big-bubbled head with good retention and clumpy lines of lacing.

S: Big hoppy aroma with grapefruit and pine, a little bit of resin, and a nice floral note to boot. The maltiness is also pretty characterful with crackery, bready aromas. Hops win out but it's reasonably close.

T: The flavor is a great reflection of the aroma with grapefruit and pine leading the way with more resiny bitterness than in the aroma and a moderate floral note as well. The malt component is bready, slightly sweet caramel, and a light crackery component. The hops and malt are worked together very well. This beer was the best one I tried on my week off, up against the entire Odell lineup and Surly Abrasive Ale.

M: THe body is medium with moderate carbonation. No astringency.

O: Indeed has hit a home run with Daytripper - it hits all the hops and malt notes with great balance and an intensity I don't find in a lot of APAs. Great job by Indeed and a must-try. (1,187 characters)

Photo of powermn
4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've had alot of beer over about 3 decades and have had many favorites, that are still around - but the past 2 years or so, this is consistently my favorite and 'go to' beer. Very consistent taste and flavor (not to be assumed in a small brewery). On tap and in can are reasonably similar - I usually prefer the former but not necessarily so with Day Tripper. What a blend of hops, flavor and mild sourness. Go guys - Indeed Day Tripper is a winner! (449 characters)

Photo of TWHartman
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- coppery, honey-like, a bit hazy, nice creamy head, falls back into beer and leaves a good amount of lace

S- dominated by citrus, slight spice

T- bitter citrus, like grapefruit, light crisp malt finish

M- not chewy, but the citrus taste lingers on pleasantly

This is one of those great "all-arounder" beers, this will be nice to drink with fish or spicy food, or just to kick back. Also seems like you could drink it under any situation. (444 characters)

Photo of yamar68
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
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. (473 characters)

Photo of n2185
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
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. (773 characters)

Photo of AndyP612
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
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. (441 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
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. (314 characters)

Photo of mnphish
4.11/5  rDev +1%
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. (437 characters)

Photo of TCMike
4.57/5  rDev +12.3%
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. (357 characters)

Photo of JamesMN
3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
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. (1,416 characters)

Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
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. (402 characters)

Photo of Scotchboy
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
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. (777 characters)

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