Sweet Child Of Vine | Fulton Beer

BA SCORE
81
good
571 Ratings
Sweet Child Of VineSweet Child Of Vine
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
Ratings:
571
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
14.53%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
135
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 571 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of B-rett
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ipeters1017
3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Toynk
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmh21
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nothing that stands out here for me. Some earthy notes and some caramel malt, a very mild touch of citrus zest on the finish. It's an IPA because the label says so. Give me more hops...give me something that stands out.

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Photo of geeves
3.36/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Has a good amber color. But thats about all that impressed me. Not very hoppy or aromatic at all which made for a pretty bland IPA

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Photo of krl2112
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elec
4.09/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of morrowd3
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dms844
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, copper color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of slight sweet malt, earthy malt, slight tea, mustiness, hint of alcohol, hint of dark citrus, hint of candi sugar, and grass. Fits the style of an English IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight sweet malt, earthy malt, slight tea, mustiness, hint of alcohol, hint of dark citrus, hint of candi sugar, and grass. Overall, I have had numerous Minnesota IPA's lately and this one is unique. The complexity and the musty/grass flavors and aromas were interesting.

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3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ehhhhhhhh. Poured from can to tulip. Amber color, a few fingers of foam that dissolves to nothing. Have no idea what to say. It's okay. Not terrible, but nothing that stands out. Some earthy notes and some caramel malt, a touch of grapefruit zest on the finish.

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Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Icebrother
4.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Crepuscular
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bad_shaver
4.77/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IckyT2012
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jonbonfondle
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NappyB
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AleMan66
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I drank two of these straight from the bottle last weekend, so I wasn't able to see the color. Hands down, this is my favorite beer labeled as an IPA, probably because I'm not big into hoppy beers, and this one is lighter on the hops than most. The taste is very refreshing without being too citrusy.

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Photo of BeerGuy8315
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Some of Fulton's other brews are great, but I was fairly underwhelmed with this offering. Not much in the way of hop character in comparison to some of their other stuff. Everything about this one was just mediocre, so I'm not going to go in depth. Okay at best for me.

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Photo of corywalston
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

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Sweet Child Of Vine from Fulton Beer
3.58 out of 5 based on 571 ratings.
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