Sweet Child Of Vine | Fulton Beer

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fulton Beer
Minnesota, United States
fultonbeer.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Generous quantities of Simcoe and Glacier hops are added throughout the boil. Then, late in fermentation, we infuse the Sweet Child with another dose of Glaciers, imparting a bouquet of hop aroma that veritably bursts forth upon serving.

6.4% ABV
69 IBUs
15.8 Plato
12.5 SRM

Added by hardy008 on 02-20-2010

BEER STATS
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#33,313
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
611
pDev:
14.05%
 
 
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14
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Photo of ian_graf
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dacrza1
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

DATE: October 4, 2018... OCCASION: no school tomorrow due to Dad's impending hernial surgery, so I I will prepare with a big hop promise... GLASSWARE: HopDevil nonick.... pours a rich amber brown with a steady stream of narrowly hidden bubbles that build a soapy, sudsy white blanket, complete with a thick webbing of lace that frames the nonick nicely--a handsome start... a thick haze of tea that blunts any citrus and go straight for the thick, dark, dank hops of a NE IPA... apple mash, fig leaf, and hearty malts make for a strong insinuation, even at 6.4%... its 69 IBUs is hardly detectable in its mouthfeel... a buzz exists in the teeth, while the strength is palpable, if not chewable... the oak, earthy assertive flavor due the glacier hops... this beer is oversized for its weight, with crushable ends and murky means... this is a beer that is sweet, almost like honey, with lilac and flowery accents peaking its flavor...the malts are also accountable, with a lightly baked feel... happy I picked this up at Wegman's, and a solid NE IPA approximation...

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Photo of DougsBrother
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frank_the_tankMN
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of qcghost
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bolio
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lockh099
4.24/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jerjo
4.07/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Noelito76
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fitzy84
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap at City Works in Minneapolis. The beer has a clear dark brown appearance with thick lacing. To me, the aromas appeared to be apricot and grapefruit but the taste dimension was more like sweet cherries. Very silky texture for the mouthfeel. Overall, not bad; really good flavor.

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Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, some tropical fruits. Taste is of bready malts, a bit of mango, mild bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Kahlerbock
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ffshore545
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eawolff99
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alexsergio
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of babaracas
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear red tinged orange with lots of fine sediment in suspension, one finger of off-white foam, spray of lace on the glass. Smell: vaguely fruity, pine, earth, floral, with caramel and bready notes. Taste: pine, citrus, peach, honey bread, a little toffee and more pine. Barely medium bodied, semi-sticky and hop dominated finish. English? Maaaaybe. There used to be plenty of east coast Simcoe(R) IPAs in this vein.
Canned 2018-01-23.

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Photo of TBDave
4.12/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a 16 oz single at Total Wine for $3.50. This is a well balanced IPA with a very pleasant bitter taste. It was really enjoyable and I look forward to having it again.

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Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear light amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high light beige head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of toasted and caramel malts are present in the nose along with notes of citrusy and grassy hops.
T: The taste has flavors of biscuit and toasted malts and finishes with a moderate amount of bitterness and hints of pears towards the finish.
M: It feels very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a good balance between the malts and hops, but the hops still seem to be stronger compared to other English IPAs.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Jeromedepot
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Happy New Cut a Single in Minneapolis, MN Beer Sunday (Week 668)!

As usual, I have a planned theme for today. Here in PA, we get distro from seemingly everywhere & it is tough to keep up with all of the newest releases. It is even more spectacular that they are coming to us in CANs for the furtherance of The CANQuest (tm). Let the fun CANtinue! 

From the CAN: "Northern India Pale Ale"; "Balanced, complex, and approachable: Where do we go now?"

An English IPA? Frilz? I sent the brewery a missive for CANification. I recently read some jagov vilifying other users for not rating to style, especially as it comes to AMLs. Okay, I am going to bear that in mind in CANducting this review. Cheers, pal!

I Crack!ed it open, but I have become skittish today in terms of my Glug. Some of their beers have caught me by surprise, so I am going with a nice, gentle Glug, especially since I had resolved to do this at the beginning of the year. The payoff was spectacular! Not only did it form a one-finger cap of foamy, tawny head with good retention, leaving behind nice lacing, but the color ... Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-plus quality clarity, allowing me to see into the future. I have to go to work tomorrow, so this will be my last for the day. Nose was very malt-forward, but earthy rather than sweet. Maybe the style is correct. I liked the way that the hops seemed to be giving it a rye-like spiciness, at least on the nose. Mouthfeel was medium, but the low carbonation made it slick & silky on the tongue. The taste was earthy, definitely not as bitter as an AIPA might be, so once more, I am thinking that its style may be correctly listed. It had a breadiness as well as a general earthiness, kind of like fresh dough beginning to rise, but the hops gave it a nice earthy spiciness that added to its flavor, enhancing, rather than overwhelming it. Finish was dry, but not gasping or bitter. Instead, it was like freshly baked bread with a light spiciness. I could see myself drinking this more often, especially with pizza. YMMV.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stakem
2.9/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pounder can appears clear copper with offwhite head.

Aroma is herbal and weedy with some sulfur, minerals/carbonics and grass with a touch of vegetal matter.

Taste has caramel malt grain, herbal hops, vegetal matter, grassy bitterness and fruity pulp finish.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. Its ok

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Photo of jaydoc
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Sweet Child Of Vine from Fulton Beer
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 611 ratings