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Sweet Child Of Vine | Fulton Beer

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3.63/5
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590 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#35,990
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
590
pDev:
14.33%
Bros Score:
3.84
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
143
Trade:
1
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Reviews by Wizzle32:
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4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of matcris
2.89/5  rDev -20.4%
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 +17.6%
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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Photo of Turbo
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Schlais
2/5  rDev -44.9%

Photo of MrHoonlee
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of wrycon
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
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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Photo of irrevjim
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from a bottle to a beer tulip (also on draft at Slippery's, Wabasha MN but reviewing the bottle
look; rusty amber caramel golden, 1" head with good retention, lacing and leaves a cover
smell; simcoe prevails but pepper and other spices, sugary caramel roasted malt, burnt pizza crust,
taste; the hops and spice lead off, caramel malt joins and stays to almost the finish, which is again a nice little kick of pine/grapefruit
feel; balanced carbonation, smooth and bitter
overall; I really liked this treatment of the hops and sweet bready malts, a big boy session ipa

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Photo of T6TurboMan
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of NWer
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

Photo of csmartin6
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of warnerry
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No bottle date to be found.

A - Pours a nice clear orange/copper with maybe one finger of off-white head. Not much lacing.

S - Biscuit malts, a bit of pine, pear and faint tropical fruit.

T - A bit of hops bite up front. It is somewhat subdued, but noticeable. Not sure how old the bottle is. Hops are nicely balanced by the biscuit malts. Finish is bitter with some pine.

M - Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium with a pleasant dry bitterness on the finish.

O - A decent IPA. Not a palate killer by any stretch, which works well for it, but there is a nice hop presence.

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Photo of TTripp725
3.02/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Deacon_psu
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Jason
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from brewery.

A hybrid English / American IPA. Tiny bubbled off-white lacing, great clarity shows off the tawny hue. Herbal piney hop nose with big aroma of caramel, rustic bread, yeast, and more orangey hop. Sooth and creamy, lush semi-chewy body. Ample bitterness, a perfect amount to balance out the malt and let me taste buds know it is an IPA. Packed with hop flavor and fresh grain in the finish.

Very enjoyable, a hell of a lot more interesting than the usual modern IPA.

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Photo of ryancl
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of SjConroy
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of bsp77
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed back in November 2009 but there was no listing for the brewery then, so I have held onto the review. Just remembered that I needed to enter it.

Poured from tap into Pint glass.

Appearance: Clear dark amber with moderate off-white head and nice lacing lines.

Smell: Nice hop aroma of pine and grapefruit and citrus, countered by toasted malts.

Taste: Very well balanced for an IPA. Nice hop taste of earth, floral notes, pine and grapefruit balanced by caramel and toasted malts. Ends slightly bitter - more spicy than bitter.

Feel: Relatively low carbonation, medium body with very dry finish (especially considering it is only somewhat bitter).

Drinkability: Very well balanced and easy to drink IPA. Great flavor overall but could use a little more personality. Just a touch too balanced (English) for my IPA tastes.

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Franziskaner
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Light brown in color with excellent clarity. There's a fingernail of white foam covers the majority of the top of the beer. Brussels lacing. The hop aroma is faint at best. There's little aroma. There's a faint hop flavor present but it is fairly balanced with the malt presence. The body is moderately carbonated and slightly sticky.

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Photo of pat61
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Reddish amber with a slight haze, 1” white foam collar.
S: Floral citrus nose.
T: Fruity light malts with citrus rind bitterness. Hop driven.
F: medium high carbonation, medium body
O: Fairly common in the Twin Cities – easy to order and easy to drink.

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Photo of MattyG85
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear amber orange with lots of rising bubbles. Solid four finger white foamy head with good retention and a fair amount of sticky lacing.

Smell: Some citrus and earthy pine hops with hints of grapefruit, orange, and some pine resin. Hops are noticeable but pretty subtle for a IPA. Decent background of bready caramel malts. Aroma is subdued but well balanced.

Taste: Hops are a little stronger in the taste. Citrus hops with notes of grapefruit and lots of orange. Hints of earthy pine resin. Solid malt backing with bready and mildly sweet caramel malts. Bitterness is pretty subdued which is expected with a English IPA. Pretty good balance.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very crisp and smooth.

Overall: A good take on a English IPA. Pretty well balanced with just enough hop flavor to keep it from becoming bland.

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Sweet Child Of Vine from Fulton Beer
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 590 ratings
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