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Day Tripper - Indeed Brewing Company

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97 Reviews
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Reviews: 97
Hads: 590
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 24.2%
Wants: 43
Gots: 101 | FT: 5
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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Reviews: 97 | Hads: 590
Photo of jimmah120
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
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

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Photo of argock
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

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Photo of powermn
4.7/5  rDev +16%
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!

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Photo of TWHartman
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of yamar68
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of n2185
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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Photo of AndyP612
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of mnphish
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of TCMike
4.57/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

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Photo of JamesMN
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

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Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of Scotchboy
4.01/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of mothman
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


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!

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Photo of Keyportnick
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev -2%
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.

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Photo of hoppytobehere
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of josephwa
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of tewaris
4.13/5  rDev +2%
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

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Photo of jera1350
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of hardy008
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.17/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of zac16125
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

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Photo of Mdog
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of herman77
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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Day Tripper from Indeed Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.