Superior Trail IPA | Fitger's Brewhouse

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Fitger's Brewhouse
Minnesota, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ZAP on 05-16-2008

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 39
Photo of Tucquan
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2013-06-15 in Duluth, MN at Fitger's (from tasting notes). Note this is not the normal Superior Trail IPA since it was done in cask with mangos.

A - Hazy dark peach wih a 1-finger white head and good lacing.

S - Dank. BIG mango. Light pine and hop floral. Very aromatic.

T - Hop forward. Mango flesh. Quite bitter. Light roast. Finishes much like it starts with some mango flesh yielding to lingering bitterness. Dry not sweet.

M - Medium body and light carbonation. Creamy, resinous, prickly.

O - Very nice. Tons of mango and plenty bitter.

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Photo of NuclearDolphin
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Clear Golden Color with a 2 finger head with some decent lacing. No carbonation to speak of after the first 30 seconds.

Smell - Piney & Citrus Hops, Grapefruits, Orange Peels, Toffee, and Malts. Very Piney Smelling IPA, how appropriate considering it's from the North Shore. Very rich smell nonetheless

Taste - Piney Hops, Resin, Grapefruit, and Malts. Very Rich Piney and Resiny flavors, perhaps a little too much so.

Mouthfeel - It's light and has no carbonation to speak of. Feels a bit watery but easy to drink nonetheless.

Overall - Despite some flavor imbalances, this is a solid IPA. Worth checking out if you're in the Duluth area!

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Photo of herman77
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Crystal clear light orange/dark yellow with a small white head. Good lacing/

S: Sweet oranges, citrus and a bit of pine hops. A bit of tropical fruit too.

T: Fairly bright and citrus hops up front. Some sweet fruity and orange flavors as well. Decent malt backbone comes next, still finishes fairly bitter.

M: A bit on the thinner side. Average, yet softer carbonation. Feels slick.

D: Pretty good drinkability for an IPA. Pretty solid, but not as good as there El Nino.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Fitger's BrewHouse Superior Trail IPA.

Clear, apricot/amber appearance, smallish white head.

Mild hoppy aromatics, fruit, mellow, s little herbal none too bitter. I like it, nice enough.

Taste: Nice and gentle hop presence greets the palate at first, dazzles the tongue, and slowly fades back. Then the malt takes over, it's medium and smooth, with hop spice keeping pace on top. Bright and sunny, with plenty of malt character. Good mid-range IPA, no match for their El Nino, which I put in the upper echelon.

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Photo of mwilbur
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from growler into pint glass. From 7/6/11 tasting notes.
A: Pours a slightly hazy sunset yellow-orange with 1/2 inch white head. Some lacing.
S: Very aromatic. Loads of sharp pine, pineapple, and citrus hops. Hint of honey and floral note.
T: Very sharp and bitter hops. A bit much for me, but hopheads would rejoice.
M: Very sharp and bitter hop feel. Light-medium body (drinks heavier than ABV). Mildly soft and oily too.
D: Very enjoyable, but the high hop content limits the drinkability for me. A nice summer brew.

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Photo of ZAP
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Deep golden color..../1/8 inch soft white head.

S-Big pine element....also some sweet mandarin oranges and pink grapefruit.

T-No shortage of hops in this one. Begins with a sweeter citrus hop flavor...then a grapefruit rind element takes over and finally a rough edgy pine hoppiness...Malt balances nicely and makes this a nice hoppy drinker.

M-Medium bodied...feels substantial.

D-It's easy to take these great IPA's from Fitger's for granted. This is an IPA with a lot of things going for it. It really has about three dimensions to its hoppiness...perhaps a little rough around the edges overall but if you like hops you should like this one. Reminds me a little of Masala Mama from Town Hall actually.

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Superior Trail IPA from Fitger's Brewhouse
3.94 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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