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Day Tripper - Indeed Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

420 Ratings
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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 37
Gots: 48 | FT: 2
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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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

WYVYRN527, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

AgentZero, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of dirtylou
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz CAN, courtesy of @DaveAnderson

appearance: nice artistic can design - served in a lakefront shaker pint, straw-orange body, thick fluffy white head with some sticky lace

smell: fresh citrus hops, grassy, tangerine

taste: this is really good stuff - very similar to something i've had before but can't put my finger on. Lemon rind, tangerine, fresh citrus bouquet, toasted cracker-malt, grass, notes of pine resin

mouthfeel: moderately high carbonation, oily, dry lightly bitter finish

overall: very solid APA

dirtylou, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

abuss2, Nov 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

warnerry, Nov 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

drh1382, Nov 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

Samwhyz, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of ABIGOSIB
1.5/5  rDev -62.5%

ABIGOSIB, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of MattyG85
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. can into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Canned on 10/20/2012.

Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with lots of rising bubbles. A solid three fingers of white head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A really nice hop forward aroma. Big hints of citrus fruits including oranges, grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, passion fruit, and lemon. Also some spicy and dank pine resin hops and a little grass. Some some pale malts along with hints of caramel, biscuit, and cracker. Its the hops that really shine here and are as vibrant as a fresh IPA would be. A ripe and really good aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints, a big hoppy taste with lots of citrus fruit esters and pine. Strong taste of citrus grapefruit, orange, pineapple, tangerine, lemon, and passion fruit. A surprisingly dank taste of pine resin spice and earthy grass. A bitter but fairly clean hop profile. In the background are some bready malts with notes of caramel, biscuit, and cracker. The hops are pretty dominate here as well. A very good juicy taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and somewhat sticky. Bitter, crisp, and clean with a very drying finish.

Overall: A really good Pale Ale from this new brewery. Very boldly hopped but still clean and easy drinking.

MattyG85, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Can from eawolff99. Served in a Chicago Craft Beer Week pint glass. Six-pack dated 10/08/12.

A - Pours with a half-finger of white foam that settles to a solid cap. Transparent golden body with a few stray bubbles making their way to the top.

S - Aroma is pretty excellent, with a melange of tropical fruits, juicy citrus, dank, and a hint of onion. Nice sugary malt backdrop that balances but doesn't supersede the hoppy goodness.

T - Taste is also pretty nice, with a mix of pine and zesty citrus, icing sugar malt, and a hint of tropical fruits. Bitterness is moderate and surprisingly intense for a pale ale, but it never gets fatiguing. Lots of flavor for only 5.4%.

M - Carbonation is too high for my tastes, even after letting the beer settle for a bit. Super resinous and oily texture, medium body, and not as dry as I'd like.

D - Aside from the middling feel, this stuff is great. I put down a 12oz can in record time, and I'm looking forward to working me way through the rest of the six-pack. Indeed Brewing appears to be legit. (Upon further research, the head brewer produced a number of hoppy pale ales at Town Hall. This doesn't surprise me at all).

MasterSki, Nov 02, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a full flavored assertive apa. Seconds after popping the top on the can a fresh burst of hops emmenates throrough the air. Pine, grapefruit, some biscuity malt, and a hint of onion.

The "onion" was the first thing I noticed on the taste and before I looked at the hop bill I figured "Summit" was the culprit...and it was....but the nice thing is after that first note it disappeared as the grapefruit, and pine flavors really asserted themselves strongly.

Finishes with an unsweetened grapefruit type of bitterness. Body and carbonation are about perfect. Very well done. Take the Summit out and use Amarillo or Simcoe and I think it would be one of my favorites. As is this is one of the more fuller flavored and assertive apa's around.

ZAP, Nov 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

JJWIGHT, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of jjanega08
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 10/20/12

A= Pours a nice looking light amber color with a thick two finger sexy white head on it that holds great retention and some nice lacing.

S= Smells immediatly like some nice polleny hops. It has a very fresh sort of aroma. Almost a peppery hop aroma to it. The malt backbone is a little hidden in the aroma but I'm not too upset this smells very very fresh.

T= The taste is again very polleny and hoppy. The taste comes through with a little bit of a onion flavor from the hops. I forget which of the hops is oniony but they for sure use that one. The malt backbone is a nice light sweetness that comes in and plays with the hops a little.

M= This is very very well carbonated.

O= This is a very impressive beer for such a young brewery. While the hop choice is a little oniony this is a very well crafted beer. Of the new breweries that have popped up in the state as of late these guys and Steel Toe seem to be the real deal to me. Check this beer out for sure.

jjanega08, Oct 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

johnemac, Oct 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

Mealhouse, Oct 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev 0%

plumcrazyfx, Oct 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25%

Revenant, Oct 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Seefeldt, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of CaptCleveland
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, no dating, received as an extra from awesome MN BA trader Schlais.

Pale, golden elixir poured into SA glass. One-finger, white head dissipates to thin ring at periphery. Scattered lacing coats the sides.

Very nice aroma of pine, tangerines, resinous hops.

Smooth piny hops, grapefruit with the back end loaded with a nice mild, dank aftertaste.

Medium body, well carbonated, sticky.

Pleasantly surprised by this delicious APA. Certainly sessionable with the low ABV. This is a nice "go to" brew for any hop head.

CaptCleveland, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of DaveAnderson
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Have had several times on tap; reviewing from can.

A: Beautiful foamy, persistent head that takes forever to recede. Looks like either a nitro pour or beer drawn from a beer engine. Fantastic. An extra half-point for one of the best-looking cans anywhere.

S: Hops dominate malt on the nose. Citrus and pine, plenty of grapefruit, maybe a hint of passionfruit. Smells great.

T: One word: balance. As hoppy as it is, this is clearly not an IPA. The bitterness is held in check, despite what the aroma seems to promise.

M: As expected from a beer of this style and strength, it is neither thin, nor heavy.

O: This was the first beer I tried from Indeed, and it is one I will keep going back to. For a hop lover, it is ridiculously easy to drink several of these at a time. This will become one of the beers I routinely bring to other BAs when travelling.

DaveAnderson, Oct 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

runfoodrun, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of caskstrength
4.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

At the taproom, a great place to have a beer and congregate with others.

Pours light golden yellow. Nice pale ale or ipa look with good carbonation.

Smells are crisp pine with supporting citrus. My favorite friends, hanging together as they often do. Some earthy dankness, fresh hop vibes here too.

Tastes are abrasively bright and bitter. A pale ale hop assault. Not a lot of juicy depth, more of a pithy attack. I love it, but I can see others finding it too much. But this review will not be considering others. Some of that earthy fresh hop character continues and is welcome. Lots of flavor for only 5.4%.

Mouthfeel is dry and biting, with some sticky resin, smackingly delicious. Palates beware.

Yes! Finally a MN IPA (pale ale my arse) that I'll be choosing over Furious. Under 10 bucks for a 6 pack of cans (dated) is awesome as well.

caskstrength, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of bsp77
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from can into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Rich gold with nice white head, leaving minor lacing.

Smell: Citrusy, tropical and spicy. Don't smell much malt.

Taste: Extremely dried out toast and caramel malt base, with some graininess. Hops are huge for an APA, with grapefruit, orange, pine, spice and some light tropical notes. Finish is very bitter for an APA.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, with a light, firm and crisp body. Finish is exceedingly dry, borderline sour. Perfect mouthfeel for the style - I wish more APAs nailed it this well.

Overall: Finally, a high quality year round APA from MN. I hope this is a massive success, and becomes the Furious of APAs. Of course, some may say this is really just a slightly lower abv IPA.

bsp77, Oct 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

olmane, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of JackieTH
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle from the brewery. Stamped "filled Sep 6th, 2012". Deep golden with two fingers of white foam. Sheets of lacing. Smell is quite a bit more muted than the tap offering, is this due to the four weeks since filling? Faint citrus and grassy, lightly malty. Taste is nicely bitter and crisp with equal elements of orange-grapefruit citrus pith, grass and herbal hop flavor. Good malt backbone moderates hop bitterness without adding sweetness. Excellent carbonation with a crisp, juicy mouthfeel. Dry moderately bitter finish. Very flavorful, moderate bitterness, quite enjoyable, although I enjoyed the fresher flavor and aroma of the tap offering(s) even more, and therefore plan on visiting the taphouse from time to time.

1/12/13 Update: Cans are widely available here now for the past several months. And this is a go to for me. Packed with tropical taste, nice bitterness, well crafted.. Very tasty. Highly recommended.

JackieTH, Oct 09, 2012
Day Tripper from Indeed Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.