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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,665
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
614
pDev:
14.01%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
152
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 614 |  Reviews: 110
Reviews by PieOhMy:
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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Photo of matcris
2.89/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

APPEARANCE: A darker amber. A little murky. Poured just a tiny bit of rapidly dissipating khaki head. Very small amount of carbonation. Definitely unfiltered, lots of floaties. Minor spotty lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Very mild pine, citrus and floral. Some sweet caramel malt.
TASTE: You get kind of non-descript bitterness mid palate that lasts, some maltiness, and just a very small amount of citrus pith.
FEEL: Average carbonation, just enough. Medium thin body. A little slick and then dry on the finish.
OVERALL: This is just to non descript in every way to stand out in the IPA lineup of the world. If mild taste, mild bitterness are your thing, then try it. Not horrible or OFF, just not much here to talk about.

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Photo of creepinjeeper
4.27/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can (courtesy of @Hop-Droppen-Roll) poured into a 3 Floyds pint glass.

Look - Rich amber in color. Fingerwidth head that settles into lacing; lacing that lingers.
Smell - Citrus, sweet biscuit
Taste - Sweetness cut by hoppy bitterness and biscuit finish. Hops seem to linger to end.
Feel - Creamy, slick and good carbonation.
Overall - Fan of the English IPA style. This one is a solid representation. Bully for Fulton!

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Fargrow
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of stakem
2.9/5  rDev -20.3%
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 brodericksloth
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good lawnmower beer. Not overly hopped. Sweet smooth non offensive. 6.4% abv hidden and non filling. Good food beer: Asian, pizza. Not an outstanding brew but very drinkable. I've run out of things to say about this beer but must keep reviewing to save this to my memory banks.

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Photo of kawilliams81
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Jester King pint.

A- pours golden with a 2 finger white head. Nice lacing coats half the glass.

S- toasted malts, floral and earthy hops.

T- spicy, caramel malts with nice earthy and pine bitterness.

M- medium body and carbonation. Nice and creamy. Very easy drinking.

O- very solid ipa. Reminds me of another ipa but I can't put my finger on it.

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Photo of TubaDan
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of kguard
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of NWer
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of PingBob
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of cmannes
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of eye_pea_eh
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Yulles
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Alpar
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of NappyB
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.34/5  rDev -63.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Came out pretty dark, a mix of brown and amber, decent 1" head on it. Wasn't really giving away how rough it would be. But then there was the first whiff. Whoa. Like the sawdust used when someone puked in elementary school with a spoiled butter glaze added to it. Nothing in the way of hops, made me think this was either/and infected with diacetyl already, but then I thought maybe it was like 99% glacier and 1% simcoe or who knows, it was a disturbing aroma for any beer, much less an ipa, the sweetest of all smelling beers.

Taste, just awful. No hops, nothing was discernable but a terrible mouthfeel unlike any appropriate beer, massive off flavor envelopes the entire drinking experience. I was only able to stomach about 2oz of this. It was awful. Judging from the taste of the beer, the other awful beers I've had in my lifetime, specifically infected ones, something went bad here. Puree a manilla folder, a little sawdust, vinegar, vegetable oil based margerine, and an unidentified beer, and that's what I got here.

Was really excited to try this beer, got it as an extra in a trade, but damn, this is Kennebunkport-esque in terms of bad for an ipa. The thing is, I've had numerous K-port ipas, and they're just bad, this beer, was infected, so hopefully I'll have another opportunity to have one of these under proper conditions.

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4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Benish
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wrycon
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Ruby copper in appearance. Dark, but not overly so. Not an incredible amount of nose - a lot of malt, some copper penny. Slightly tangy, slightly bitter to start. The roasted malt and hops co-mingle to no real remarkable effect. The beer's character lies in its 2nd half, where it melts into a semi-sweet velvet. The resiny hop notes shine and the whole package ends bitter, but full.

Like It? For the Most Part, Yeah

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Sweet Child Of Vine from Fulton Beer
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 614 ratings